We’ve been a staple in the city of Berkeley for over 30 years, and we've now expanded to three locations across California. While others struggled or folded in recent times, we've thrived by consistently earning the trust of our clients and helping them navigate through the most challenging of times.
We began this chapter by adding energetic new ownership that brings decades of travel industry experience and a passion for delivering people safely and smoothly all around the world. But we haven’t lost our spirit and warm professionalism in the process.
We understand the desire to explore the world. Whether you are traveling with family or friends, planning a company getaway, or rewarding your team, we’ll help you forge an unforgettable path and go wherever you want to go.
“The partnership has been outstanding. They are professionals with excellent skills and an aptitude to lead in areas our team was weak. The Going Places team has excellent negotiating talent, and they work hard to understand the culture of our programs and to meet (and exceed!) our expectations. We look forward to a long partnership and highly recommend Going Places Travel. You’ll be impressed.” – Don K, VETS Events
“What is the first thing you should do when your company tasks you with organizing an offsite for 800 people in Mexico? Call Going Places! Kevin, Ting-Yi, and their team made a complex event with many moving parts and 'things that could go wrong' seem smooth and easy."– Jordan N, Fivetran
“Since 2005 Going Places has successfully managed our travel program with an average redemption rate of 84%, which makes this program one of the most utilized rewards in Yokohama’s associate dealer incentive program. Our dealers work hard for these program rewards and Going Places goes above and beyond to make sure they have a fun, seamless trip!"– Cami D, Yokohama
“I’ve been working with the Going Places Travel Team for over five years. They are fantastic with international and domestic trips, and have consistently provided me with an excellent combination of itineraries and reasonable prices. I’ve used them for family trips and large trips with more than 50 people. They're responsive, pleasant and very informed about travel in other countries."– Jon K, VETS Adventure Program
“Going Places has deep industry knowledge and expertise which proved irreplaceable when it came to managing 800 airfare itineraries, organizing rooming lists, and managing important relationships such as the hotel, resort, and site vendors. I particularly appreciated their professionalism and flexibility as my company was forced to pivot and adjust our timeline and expectations along the way. If your event requires a deep level of complexity and thoughtfulness, Going Places can get it done!"– Jordan N, Fivetran
“We have worked with the Going Places Travel Team since 2008 to assist with our VIP travel needs for over 125 meetings each year. They have freed up valuable time for our staff and make booking easy and efficient while following our corporate guidelines."– Heather S, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
“Over the years at Disney and ESPN, Going Places flawlessly managed our annual groups that ranged from 10–12 clients traveling to high profile sporting events to 40-50 clients to exotic adventures to places like Argentina, Thailand, French Polynesia, Ireland, etc. In addition to competitive/fair pricing, their attention to detail and sourcing of phenomenal local resources and DM partners in destinations makes them a clear choice for our incentive needs. When clients ask, 'How are you going to top yourself next year?' I just call Going Places."– Matt M, Locked On
We have the knowledge and experience to cut through the clutter to find you the best value. And our relationships and know-how mean we can always build the right plan.
When reality gets in the way of dreams, we have the gift of improvisation. We find inventive solutions to make sure all is not lost and you keep the dream alive.
We are constantly vetting new and trustworthy partners to add to our established relationships so you can reap the benefits when we partner with you.