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Our mission: Create a travel experience you thought impossible

Essential Travel was founded in 2001. As Europeans living in North America, we possess a unique perspective that helps us anticipate your client’s travel desires.

Our speciality? Experiential travel steeped in culture, granting insiders’ views to destinations across Europe, America, North Africa, Middle-East and most recently Asia.

Unmatched Services Across Continents

At Essential Travel, our passion knows no bounds. Whether it’s the enchanting allure of Europe, the diverse landscapes of North America, or the mesmerizing traditions of Asia, our love for travel resonates in what we offer. As a full-service tour operator, we assist with a vast range of travel arrangements. Be it a simple airport transfer, a tailor-made vacation to Corsica, the National State Parks, or a cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto; and many more.

Why you should choose Essential Travel

A la carte

All itineraries are designed by a team who knows the unique characteristics of all destinations intimately, allowing us to create a one-of-a-kind travel to meet your needs.

Luxury range

We handle every destination as well as every component of the trip from transportation to luxury villas to shared or private tours including.

24/7 Support

We offer emergency assistance for your clients 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So your clients will never be alone if anything happens.

Our team

Magali Chisholm

Co-Founder & President

About Magali
Hailing from Eastern France, I have extensive travel experience across France, Corsica, and Europe. For six years, I ran “Voyages à Paris” which enabled me to provide immediate transportation quotes, and a refined touch. 

Beloved destinations
Amalfi Coast, Marquesas Island, New York 

Kim Chisholm

Co-Founder, Vice-President & Sales Executive

About Kim
Originally from Paris, I began at the French Government Tourist Office in New York in 1980 for 18 years. My extensive experience, knowledge, and passion for France make me a valuable addition to our team. 

Beloved destinations
Kyoto, Italy, Tahiti 

Raphaëlle Deleersnyder

Office Manager

About Raphaëlle
The office magician with a touch of French finesse! Hailing from the picturesque North of France, she now adds a Canadian twist to her joie de vivre.

Beloved destinations
Greece & Canada

Marion Cauchois

Reservation Manager

About Marion
As a Frenchwoman, I’ve realized my childhood dream of living in North America. Fluent in French, English, and Spanish, I find fulfillment in creating memorable journeys for others while eagerly dreaming of my next adventure. 

Beloved destinations
Alberta, Canada

Béatrice Carabin

Itinerary Designer

About Béatrice
Originally from Paris in France and now settled in Canada, I draw on my European knowledge and cheerful demeanor, to create unforgettable itineraries that linger in memory. 

Beloved destinations
Italy, Brazil, Guadeloupe

Fanny Vernière

Reservation Coordinator

About Fanny
Originally from Montpellier in France, I developed a passion for exploring diverse cultures during my year in Norway and travels across Europe. My greatest joy stems from bringing happiness to others through immersive cultural experiences. 

Beloved destinations
Norway, Canada, Sicily 

Jarold Gaillant

Reservation Coordinator

About Jarold
From a small town near Paris in France, the world of tourism is a fascination for me and has been a part of my life for 5 years. Providing customers with a remarkable experience and making them feel comfortable is important. 

Beloved destinations
Spain, Turkey, Italy, Portugal 

Keethanjali Rajeswaran

Travel Document Designer

About Keethanjali
I was born in Sri Lanka and moved to France during my studies. I love discovering and learning about new cultures. Now I am in Canada for a new adventure. What makes me happy in my job is making client’s travel dreams come true. 

Beloved destinations
South India, Marrakesh, Switzerland

Laurianne Fauquet

Reservation Coordinator

About Laurianne
My passion for languages and travels led me to turn it into a career. Being from France, I have experienced adventures in Asia and am now living in Canada. I am always excited about making clients’ dream travel a reality!

Beloved destinations
South Korea, China, United-Kingdom

Michela Iacono

Reservation Coordinator

About Michela
Italian by origin and Canadian by adoption, these two countries hold my heart. I love traveling, which led me to work in the travel industry. It fills me with joy to know that, thanks to my experience and work, our clients can enjoy the most fabulous trips!

Beloved destinations
Tromso, Sintra, Sossusvlei

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about ten affiliated freelancers all around the world.

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+1 514 285 8758 or +1 866 285 8758 (toll free)

We are always happy to help. Give us a call from Monday to Friday and 9AM to 5PM Eastern time.