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Our Journey in the Travel Industry

More than four decades ago, John Przywara took a leap from the Dallas Police Vice Squad to organizing ski trips for fellow officers. This courageous move laid the foundation for his remarkable career in the travel industry. Alongside his partner, Shamali Przywara, they embarked on a shared journey that shaped the success of International Vacations, Inc.

John’s entrepreneurial spirit and dedication led him to build a thriving business even before International Vacations, Inc. In 1978, he established a company that quickly became a powerful force in the wholesale and consolidator sector. Renowned for excellence and innovation, it set the stage for their future endeavors.

Shamali, driven by her passion for travel and extensive industry experience, played a pivotal role in International Vacations, Inc.’s success. She started as a retail travel agent, specializing in cruises, Mexico, and Hawaii sales. Her unique perspective led her to become the VP of Sales, Marketing, and Product Development. In this role, she fostered strong relationships and drove significant growth.

In 2004, John and Shamali united their expertise to establish International Vacations, Inc. as a full-service host agency, empowering Independent Travel Agents to thrive. Today, International Vacations, Inc. stands as a respected name in the industry—a testament to the remarkable journey and collective efforts of John and Shamali Przywara. Their unwavering commitment and pioneering spirit continue to inspire Independent Travel Agents to achieve their full potential.

We are dedicated to shaping the future of travel by providing unparalleled opportunities for our Independent Travel Agents to succeed. Join us and let us help you thrive in the dynamic world of travel.

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A Focus on Empowerment and Specialization

At International Vacations, Inc., we’re proud to offer a departure from the traditional host agency model. Our Independent Travel Agents have the unique opportunity to embrace specialization and excel in the areas they are most passionate about. Instead of being limited to a one-size-fits-all approach, our agents can choose from a range of niche programs that align with their expertise and interests.

Whether you’re drawn to the excitement of cruise adventures, the art of crafting comprehensive travel packages, the intricacies of finding the perfect accommodations, or curating activities, we have a specialized program for you. 

We believe that by fostering expertise and passion, we can redefine the travel host agency experience and help you create extraordinary journeys for your clients. Join us at International Vacations, Inc. and experience a new level of empowerment and specialization in the dynamic travel industry. 

Recovering and Thriving in the Post-Pandemic Era

The travel industry is currently witnessing a remarkable resurgence as people eagerly embrace the freedom to explore the world once again. At International Vacations, Inc., we wholeheartedly recognize the immense opportunities this presents for aspiring Independent Travel Agents.

In today’s ever-changing landscape, the flexibility of working from anywhere has become increasingly desirable. Many individuals are seeking fulfilling careers that offer both financial independence and the ability to maintain a balanced lifestyle. That’s precisely where International Vacations, Inc. comes in.

By joining us, you become part of a dynamic community of Independent Travel Agents who have discovered the power of turning their passion for travel into a rewarding side hustle or full-time career. Our progressive outlook and commitment to innovation ensure that you stay ahead of the curve in this ever-evolving industry. With access to exclusive travel offers, valuable supplier relationships, and personalized service tools, you can effortlessly curate exceptional travel experiences for your clients.

Embrace the freedom of working on your terms and join us in shaping the future of travel. 

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Embrace Your Passion, Choose Your Niche, and Thrive in the Travel Industry


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