He has arrived in the United States in 1976, in pursuit of a career as a medical doctor. However, needed an outlet for his entrepreneurial spirit. Within a few short years, he initiated and partnered in several successful business ventures, including promotional products for the satellite communications industry, corporate and leisure travel, wholesale tour operation, conference planning and real estate development in the US and the Caribbean and publishing a book series which was in national distribution. Eitan Battat is the COO of Traveland Group Department and co- founder of Traveland, a full service travel management company, now celebrating its 40th year anniversary, has grown over the past years and now specialize in group travel and luxury cruises. Eitan has over 40 years experience in the hospitality industry.
In the past 12 months the group department assisted over 10,000 students, passengers and many families travel in groups, as well as individuals.
Phone: 203-929-6000 ext 223
Phone: 203-929-6000 ext 228
Shira has been a part of the Traveland team for more than 3 years. She is a certified lawyer in Israel with a master’s degree in business law.She is an experienced Strategic Director with more than 10 years of experience in the Project Management field.
Shira utilizes her expertise in setting and implementing the company’s business process and procedures which contributed to a simplified and easy to manage work flow who allowed the company’s growth and success. Consequently, the work flow created became the blue print for Traveland proprietary software. Shira continues to counsel Traveland on business strategy, organization development, employee incentives, training and workflow improvements.
Phone: 203-929-6000 ext 246
Kevin completed his BA in tourism, then worked with a tour operator specializing in tropical island tourism for several years before joining the team at Traveland to do what he knows best: travel to the Mediterranean, his original home. Kevin grew up in Southern France and moved to the US in 2014 to explore the American Dream. At Traveland, he appreciates that every group is different and comes with a different set of challenges.
Ally has been with Traveland for nearly two years. She loves that the job feels like a family and that every day is a new puzzle to solve. Allyson grew up in Fairfield, CT and has a cat who thinks she is a dog. She’s an avid hula hooper, and just got a passport, so is eager to begin exploring the world.
Sherryl has over ten years in the travel/air industry, and loves the industry and the people in it. Sherryl is from Trinidad originally, and grew up in Queens, NY for 16 years. She recently relocated to Connecticut, and loves the beautiful scenery, friendly atmosphere, and awesome local activities. She is glad to be a part of a fantastic team here at Traveland!
Gabriel (Gabe) is new to the travel industry, and looking forward to continuing to learn as much as he can in this new field of work! So far, he really enjoys interacting with clients and assisting in the group flights process. Gabe grew up in Connecticut and has always enjoyed the outdoors. In his free time, he tries to find new hiking locations, and has travelled independently around the UK and Iceland. When he’s not traveling or at Traveland, cooking is one of his favorite hobbies.
Judith Collins has over twenty years in the travel business, and five here at Traveland. She loves the challenge of the office, that it’s innovative, and thinking outside the box about travel. Judith has European roots, and has traveled to almost all the continents except Australia, which she has yet to explore! She is top LH group booking agent and you can talk to her about group negotiations, logistics and aviation.
Janet has over thirty years in the hospitality and travel industry, nearly two of those have been with Traveland. She has had a lifelong passion for the industry, in which she assists young travelers with their needs in order to meet their journeys and travel to the Holy Land. Creating and mentoring a dedicated team to assist spiritual individuals to make their dreams come true is more than a job for Janet, it’s a joy. Being in the industry, she loves to travel, and take nature photos along the way. Her travel bug has slowed down some since the arrival of her new grandson, but now she has a new favorite subject to photograph.
Rebecca has been in the travel industry for 22 years, and with Traveland for two of them. She likes that her work at Traveland, arranging individual tickets and working with Honeymoon Israel, is a constant challenge. Rebecca grew up in Vermont.
Janin Robinson is in her first year with Traveland. She loves the work environment, that she learns something new every day, and that she gets to work with college students. She was born in Germany and has also lived in Spain and Greece before moving to the USA. She loves to travel, and is very active, from swimming, to going to the gym, to riding her bike. She is a big beach lover!
Carla has been with Traveland nearly five years; beforehand she worked in engineering, and traveled personally as much as absolutely possible. She enjoys working with a great team at Traveland to provide clients with the best customer service. Personal attention is rare in our automated world, and Carla takes pride in Traveland’s ability to respond directly to the needs of our customers. She grew up at the base of the mountains in Colorado, but now has deep family roots in the Northeast. For Carla, faith, family, and friends are the most important and she volunteers as much as possible. She has a lifelong love for travel, especially exploring places of natural beauty on this incredible earth, with a camera in hand.
Rosemary has been with Traveland for two years, because she loves the atmosphere here. From the management’s family first outlook, and approach to focusing on learning opportunities, to her colleagues devoted interest in seeking knowledge and sharing it with one another, becoming the best at providing superior quality travel service to our clients, who become our family. Rosemary loves the rolling hills of the valleys of Connecticut where she grew up, as well as the warm sandy beaches in Bermuda and the Bahamas. She lives with her daughter, and their male tabby cat, Beujie Bear.
Karen has been in the corporate world for two years, coordinating travel logistics for branch representatives, and now works with Traveland’s accounting department. While she does find working in travel fascinating, it’s the people at Traveland that she works with that she enjoys even more. Karen and her husband enjoy traveling and making new friends, from Europe, to Africa, to the Caribbean, Mexico, and even Micronesia, where they got hooked on scuba diving! For them, experiences are always more important than ‘stuff.’
Tal has been with Traveland for 4 years and it is a 3rd generation employee in Traveland Family. Tal is responsible for creating Graphics and marketing materials for Traveland. Tal enjoys traveling to Italy to watch his favorite soccer team (Juventus) play. When he is not at work he can be found crafting any number of things and playing with his dog Toast.
Annette Valentin-Morales has been with Traveland for about half a year. She loves the challenge of the job. Previously, she has travelled within Puerto Rico and Mexico. When she’s not at Traveland, managing travel insurance, she loves to read and train her parrot to talk!