Meet Your Agent

2016 Travvy Awrd winner for Rising Star Travel Agent

Hello Travelers!

I’m Aurelio Giordano, owner and agent of Ace World Travel.

I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about myself and what inspired me create Ace World Travel.

Although many factors have influenced my wanderlust and passion for travel, 2 in particular stand out. Being a first-generation Italian-American, I grew up with strong ties to my family’s homeland, the language, culture, traditions, food, people, etc.   Also, being a native of one of New York City has allowed me to make connections to and from all over the globe, and, in turn, has inspired me to get out and explore it!

My excitement for travel goes way back. I remember being about 4 years old, and while driving with my family, getting excited about going either over a bridge or through a tunnel because there was a whole other land waiting on the other side.  I guess I’ve never really let go of that inner child explorer because after all these years, whether it’s a road trip on the I-95 or a plane ride to some exotic destination, I still get excited about the journey and what awaits when I get there.

Throughout my life my love for travel has been evident to those around me.  Whether it was a weekend getaway to the Caribbean with a handful of my best friends or a yearly trip to Six Flags Great Adventure with 5 carloads of cousins, I was always the planner.  Aside from my own personal experiences, travel has always been a part of my career.  I spent a decade in administrative services booking corporate travel all over the world for high profile executives.  Even at my 9-5, my cubicle was full of pictures and souvenirs of my trips and I was always saving up my vacation days and daydreaming about where I’d like to go next.

So how did I end up creating Ace World Travel?

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In September 2010, I was let go from my current employer.  That November, while waiting for an interview with an employment agency, I noticed a poster that said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life – Confucius.”  Being a big believer in signs, that really stuck with me.  

It ended up being up the main motivation for my 2011 New Year’s resolution, to make a career out of a passion of mine…travel immediately came to mind.  I knew that I didn’t want to just work for a hotel or cruise line or tour company.  Thinking back to my own travel experiences I thought, what did I want or need at that time that wasn’t there?  Quick answer, an easy booking and good customer service!

I instantly got flashbacks of trips I booked where after a whole day of working in front of a computer, I’d get home and had to spend another a hour or two comparison shopping on an overkill of websites, read other peoples’ subjective reviews, then have to speak to a customer service rep who’s just reading back to me the same hotel description I just read myself and not really having any personal knowledge of where I am going.  

I really wanted someone who would just listen to all the details of my trip, be knowledgeable, save me time and help me get the best possible value for my travels.  I’d get frustrated on why it was so much work to book a vacation and would say…”I wish I had someone to do this for me!”…and there it was, and off I went!  By the end of January 2011 I started towards the courses, training and accreditation I needed to accomplish my new career goal and on June 1, 2012 Ace World Travel was born.

So, there’s a little bit of my story and the history behind Ace World Travel.

I can’t wait to help you on your next travel adventure and look forward to making memories together for a long time to come!

Where would you like to make your next memory?

Contact me and we’ll get started today!