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"Hi Peter, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my trip to Portugal which was arranged by you and your company. I was so satisfied with everything you arranged and my trip was so much more than I expected. Thank you it was worth all the work you put into it, Portugal was beautiful.

Thanks"
-JC



Travel Insurance, Staten Island, NY

"Hi Peter, My plan was to write to you as soon as I got in this morning—but when I opened my email I had almost 400 emails to go through so there went that plan! Thanks for asking though—we had a great time!!!

I have been on Royal, Norwegian & Carnival in the past and out of all of them I think that Holland had the best food!! They really took their time in preparing it and presenting it—it was great! The ship was nice and the entertainment was very good—the weather held up for us too—although we had to skip the Grand Caymans and go to Nassau instead—but we really didn't run into any rocky weather.

It really was a great trip....

Thanks again!!"

- Marci
Long Island, NY


Domenico Tours Trade Magazine

1987 Sales Guide

Peter Fanizzi, Manager of Going Places Travel is quoted in the travel trade magazine:

Domenico tours Garners High Ratings Among Retail Partners

"Peter Fanizzi, manager of the 10 year-old going Places Travel and Entertainment Center in Staten Island,NY has been involved in the family-owned and -run business since his high schooldays….

"…We also get a substantial amount of inbound business. We work with the English language center at a local college, and, on a monthly basis, 150 to 200 foreign students come to us when they want to go on short trips. Often these students are on limited budgets, and with Domenico Tours, they can take advantage of a 3-day program to Boston, which includes the roundtrip transportation, hotel accommodations and sightseeing-for $169." He added that with reasonable rates such as this, the travel products offered by the company appeal to many inbound tourists.

In addition to the economoical advantage Domenico tours' programs provide, he pointed out, "Foreign travelers like being with American groups. They can get on a bus and they don't have to worry about being on their own.""
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Farrell Clinches the Top Spot

Daily News Article 11-1975


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Monsignor Farrell is No. 1 in New York City.
            The Lions earned that honor yesterday by winning a hard-fought 24-14 victory over neighboring Tottenville before 6,000 fans to complete an unbeaten season.

By winning, Farrell, tied once by Poly prep, edged PSAL champion Jefferson and runner-up New Dop to finish atop the News Top Ten.  

        Three first-half touchdowns for the Lions were enough for victory as the teams settled down to a defensive battle after intermission. Throughout the second half, Farrell’s tough defense and the punting of Steve Zangla kept the Pirates deep in their own territory.

            Zangla’s 47-yard boot late in the final quarter went dead on the Pirates two.

            A few plays later, Tottenville quarterback Tony Carchietta was rushed on a pass attempt and stepped out of the end zone for a safety.

            Tottenville kicked and Farrell ran out the clock.

            Farrell halfback Pete Fanizzi, who was injured in the third quarter, was the game’s MVP. Gary Cali was Tottenville’s MVP.

            Tottenville got on the board first when Carchietta combined with Cali on a 54-yard scoring bomb to cap a 66-yard drive with 4:29 left in the first period.   
    Farrell drove from its own 39 to the Pirates’ 26 but was topped. That’s when the Lions got a big break.

            On Tottenville’s first play from scrimmage, halfback Mike Kotula was hit at the line of scrimmage, the ball popping high into the air and defensive back John Wallace grabbed it and was gone to the races on a 26-yard TD jaunt. George Silvas’ kick made it 7-6 with 30 seconds left in the quarter.

            Early in the second session, Farrell marched 44 yards on seven plays and Bob Tetosa (Petosa) took it in on a quarterback sneak. Silvas’ kick made it 14-6. The big play was a 30-yard run to the three by Fanazzi (Fanizzi).

            Tottenville was jolted for three straight losses after the kickoff by Pete Tarangelo, Bob Belfino (Belfiore) and John Cameron and was forced to punt.

            On Farrell’s first play from the Tottenville 40, Petosa rolled left, hit Fanizzi in the flank and the talented halfback went all the way to score. He added a two-point conversion for a 22-6 edge.

            But the pirates didn’t quit and the combination of Carchietta and Cali put them back on the board again on a 60-yard pass play. Kotula's conversion made it 22-14 at halftime.

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MyGoingPlacesTravel.com Recognized By Staten Island Advance as 'Thriving'
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Our Trip to Italy and Sicily was the Most Memorable We Have Ever Been On

Thanks Again, Wanye and Lucy Norman

Wayne and Lucy Norman Thank Pete

Sent To: gptravel@aol.com
Date: 5/29/2008

Peter, our trip to Italy and Sicily was the most memorable we have ever been on.

The tour guide and driver were most professional and friendly. The group was very nice and absolutely no problems with anyone.

The food, the scenery were magnificent.

Everything went on perfect schedule, to the credit of Globus. The hotels and restaurants were absolutely tops.

One night in Selinente we had a 15-course seafood dinner overlooking the Mediterranean.

During the night one of the members got very sick. First thought was food poisoning, but no one else got sick. When we arrived in Taormina the tour guide, Flavia, rushed him to a hospital where he had to undergo immediate surgery. Seems he had a ruptured appendix and was full of peritonitis. But he had no usual symptoms of appendicitis. A few more hours untreated and he would have died.

She stayed up all night and took care of everything and made arrangements for his wife to stay behind. He was still in intensive care when we left. She actually saved his life. More kudos for Globus.

So, thanks for making this trip one we will never forget.

For our next trip the first stop will be MyGoingPlaces.

it will be our pleasure to recommend you to our family and friends.

Thanks again,

Wayne and Lucy Norman

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Going Places Travel Inc. the community travel specialist for the Staten Island and surrounding community for over 30 years. Our cruise specialists and tour specialists are known throughout Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey for their one-on-one attention to detail and service.
We are the official travel agency for the Staten Island Zoo. Find us on SIlive.com (Staten Island Live). (mygoingplacestravel.com)

We offer cheap vacations and cruises but our service is priceless. We are THE Staten Island cruise and vacation specialists! We specialize in cruises leaving from Bayonne NJ and New York City. If you are looking for cruises departing from NYC and arriving Florida, the Bahamas, Caribbean or Bermuda, call us. This is our backyard!

We’ve booked many customers on cruises departing from Bayonne New Jersey. We have Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC and Carnival cruises leaving / departing from New Jersey / New York. We have cruises leaving from New York and New Jersey all year long, every single month including Mediterranean cruises.


Seniors: we specialize in sending AARP groups on all kinds of wonderful outings many including stops in Atlantic City. We have a tremendous Senior following for our regularly scheduled Senior Specials. Keep a watch out… (mygoingplacestravel.com)


Honeymoons: Because we are a family business and we use our personal touch for all of our clients, we have sent so many couples on their most important vacation, their honeymoon. Trust us, we have done so many times before. But for you, we treat it as our only one. (mygoingplacestravel.com)


Anniversaries: We offer the most romantic cruises and/or land packages. Or… is it that Family vacation you’ve been thinking about for years? Let us offer you what we’ve learned over the last 30 years. We know what is good and what to avoid. (mygoingplacestravel.com)



Going Places Travel are Cruise vacation specialists. We offer special and discounted prices on all Cruise vacation packages, European plans and all-inclusive packages. We have the most affordable cruise and land packages on the market today. (mygoingplacestravel.com)


Looking for a luxury cruise or a luxury property? We know where they are, the popular and the remote. (mygoingplacestravel.com)

Or?

Looking for a cheap cruise deal? Or the most affordable price on a vacation? We offer THE best prices on all vacations.

We are Staten Island Cruises! We are Staten Island Tours!

We are your Staten Island/New York City Community travel professionals. (mygoingplacestravel.com). We are Going Places Cruises and Tours.


You can book a cruise or vacation online. Go to our homepage and see our travel partners that have the online booking engines. Royal Caribbean, Norwegian cruise line and Apple vacations. (mygoingplacestravel.com)


2008, 2009 and 2010 Cruises are available now. Book now for your best choice in cabins!

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Peter Meets with Butch Stewart

Chairman of Sandals and Air Jamaica

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Peter Fanizzi, owner of Going Places Travel, meets with Chairman of Sandals and Air Jamaica, Butch Stewart
Peter Fanizzi, owner of Going Places Travel, met Butch Stewart, the Chairman of Sandals Beach Resorts and Air Jamaica.

"Sending people via Air Jamaica is a priority for Going Places Travel. We believe that they continue do the right thing for our clients. They serve meals on board their beautiful new planes. They get the vacation started in a fashion we all know and love: 1st class all the way," said Peter in regards to his experiences with Air Jamaica.

Sandals, voted world's best 9 years in a row.

"Everyone that we send to Sandals falls in love with the resort. We've sent many honeymooners. In fact, it is one of our most valued honeymoon destinations. All you need to do is to go once to see why."

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Press Releases/Awards/Commendations

The Family behind the Technology

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Over the 30+ years that Going Places Travel Inc has been in existence, the PEOPLE of Going Places Travel Inc have won awards or have been quoted in industry documents, local newspapers and magazines. There have been times when a client has been so taken by the professional and personal attention they received that they took the time to write letters of thanks. We want to share these with you because we understand that through the internet, we do not get the opportunity to show you what we've achieved over the years. The information provided in these pages will help you get to know more closely who we are.

We are the family behind the technology.
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Letter from Department of the Navy
Staten Island Cricket Club
Adventure Travel
Congratulations from Guy Molinari
Shopping Mad
Staten Island Advance Article 2/23/97
Congratulations from Assemblyman Robert Straniere
Congratulations: President of Community National Bank
Special Report Staten Island Advance
Holland America Cruises Commendation
Bay Terrace father, daughter conquer Mount Kilimanjaro

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Reaching Africa's Roof

September 25, 2008

Stonehill senior Alexandra Fanizzi felt pushed to her limits during a climb up Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro over the summer. For days she had been nursing a pulled hamstring and to make matters worse- it started to rain.

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Small Business Development Center Award for Going Places Travel

Going Places Travel Wins Award for Outstanding Small Business

Small Business Development Center Presents Award For Outstanding Achievement to Going Places Travel
On June 8, 2004 at LiGreci's Staaten on Forest Avenue, Staten Island, Going Places Travel received an award for proving to be an Outstanding Small Business by the Small Business Development Center along with the New York State's SBDC.

This was in recognition of their ability to not just to survive after the 911 tragedy … BUT to improve it's business.

Going Places Travel, run by the Fanizzi Family since 1979 is proven to be an assest to the community of Staten Island and New York City.

Peter Fanizzi, graduate of Staten Island's Monsignor Farrell High School and University of Rhode Island, said upon receiving the award "I am very proud that Going Places Travel is recognized by the Small Business Administration as a profitable business and one that they put their trust in. We worked very hard over these past few years to make Going Places Travel the professional travel business that it is today with the dedicated staff that I have and the use of the web as a tool looking towards the future. I look towards the future with optimism and the desire to make Going Places Travel even stronger and broader."

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Testimonials

Going Places Travel Proud List of Testimonials

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Read the many testimonials given to MyGoingPlacesTravel over the years by our customers.

The best testimonial that we can receive is that you come back with your future travel plans and recommend us to your friends and families.

We are the family behind the technology.
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Marci from Long Island, NY Enjoyed my trip to Portugal" from JC Staten Island.

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The Perfect Vacation

Staten Island Advance 10/1999

awards

Going Places Travel Inc. the community travel specialist for the Staten Island and surrounding community for over 27 years. Our cruise specialists and tour specialists are known throughout Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey for their one-on-one attention to detail and service.
We are the official travel agency for the Staten Island Zoo. Find us on SIlive.com (Staten Island Live).

Seniors: we specialize in sending AARP groups on all kinds of wonderful outings many including stops in Atlantic City. We have a tremendous Senior following for our regularly scheduled Senior Specials. Keep a watch out…

We are Staten Island Cruises! We are Staten Island Tours!

We are your Staten Island/New York City Community travel professionals.

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Travel Partners
of Going Places Travel Inc.

Going Places Travel would like to extend our thanks to all of the vendors who support our travel and information sales efforts.

These companies, large and small, believe in us and know our work ethics and commitment to service.

Some have known us for the entire 27 years of service in the travel industry. Others are new partners. To all, we say thank you and we will continue to strive for perfection.

Thanks to:

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
MSC Cruises
Bermuda Department of Tourism
SuperClubs
A&M Business Machines
Walt Disney World Travel
Photographs & Memories
Mountaincreek Ski
Carnival Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Cunard Cruise Line
Grotto Bay Resort Bermuda
Celebrity Cruise Line
Mayflower Tours

If you are interested in becoming a travel partner and work with a company with a proven return on investment, click "I want more information" above and put a note to Pete.

It's a win/win opportunity.

Going Places Travel Inc. the community travel specialist for the Staten Island and surrounding community for over 27 years. Our cruise specialists and tour specialists are known throughout Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey for their one-on-one attention to detail and service.
We are the official travel agency for the Staten Island Zoo. Find us on SIlive.com (Staten Island Live).

Seniors: we specialize in sending AARP groups on all kinds of wonderful outings many including stops in Atlantic City. We have a tremendous Senior following for our regularly scheduled Senior Specials. Keep a watch out…

Honeymoons: Because we are a family business and we use our personal touch for all of our clients, we have sent so many couples on their most important vacation, their honeymoon. Trust us, we have done so many times before. But for you, we treat it as our only one.
Anniversaries: We offer the most romantic cruises and/or land packages. Or… is it that Family vacation you've been thinking about for years? Let us offer you what we've learned over the last 27 years. We know what is good and what to avoid.

Going Places Travel are Cruise vacation specialists. We offer special and discounted prices on all Cruise vacation packages, European plans and all-inclusive packages. We have the most affordable cruise and land packages on the market today.

Looking for a luxury cruise or a luxury property? We know where they are, the popular and the remote.
Or?
Looking for a cheap cruise deal…the most affordable price on a vacation? We offer the best prices on all vacations.

We are Staten Island Cruises! We are Staten Island Tours!

We are your Staten Island/New York City Community travel professionals.

You can book a cruise or vacation online. Go to our homepage and see our travel partners that have the online booking engines. Royal Caribbean, Norwegian cruise line and Apple vacations.

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Ria, Sonny & Pete

WINE COUNTRY USA NAPA AND SONOMA CALIFORNIA


WINE COUNTRY  USA

Napa and Sonoma wineries in California offer a most unique vacation.  The valley is a place that lets you do what you want … when you want … and it does not matter what schedule you are on.
Great food and great wine can be the key to a very successful vacation.

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We Had a GREAT Time in Alaska!

Thanks for All Of Your Help Going Places Travel

Hi Pete,

We had a GREAT time in Alaska!!! Everything was so beautiful and it didn't
rain all week! Just an amazing time!

I spoke with 2 friends of mine who are looking to take a cruise for their
honeymoon. I told them that I had someone that I recommend (you!).

Their names are Kate and Juan.
I will surely pass your info onto them.

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Wonderful experience with your company: Rosalynn from Texas

Another Success from Going Places Travel

We Had a Wonderful Time on the Cruise
A letter from Rosalynn from Texas after booking her cruise totally on the internet with Going Places Travel:

Hello,
I just wanted to tell you the cruise was relaxing and we had a wonderful time. We were a little nervous since we did everything online, but I have the experience with your company was smooth and wonderful experience with your company. We are planning to do more of our trips with you. We are already thinking of what we want to do for next year and believe me we will be getting in touch wiht you again. Thank you for everything.

Rosalynn.

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