With over 45 years experience in planning and executing perfect group experiences we provide a one-stop customer-focused approach.
Experts in specialty group and event management are rare in the travel field so, regardless of the size of your group, the nature of your conference or the scope of your event, we are here to coordinate your special project needs.
Organizing a group can be a tall order. From booking flights from around the country, getting the information to the right people, selecting the best accommodation, local transportation, and sites / meetings…. when all is said and done you still have to work within a budget.
At Worldwide Central Trips, regardless of whether you're looking for air travel, an incentive or group cruise, or a specialized study and leadership tour, Worldwide Central Trips has done it before, knows the best contacts to work with, and negotiates the best possible price on your behalf.
Whether your group consists of ten people or more than two hundred, whether you have a destination in mind or need the help of our highly trained travel experts to decide on a locale and make the travel plans, all you need to do is call.
We'll be happy to go over the possibilities, costs and requirements so that your next group trip will be one to remember.
You and your travel colleagues certainly have a lot of changes to deal with as everyone tries to figure out when to schedule international trips. I greatly appreciate your wisdom, patience and professionalism!
M.H. Fargo, North Dakota November 2020
Mathilde and Marco were excellent and exhibited great flexibility and amazing hospitality. We feel lucky to have traveled with them. When an agenda item fell through Mathilde was able to seamlessly arrange for another activity that added great value to the experience. I cannot commend them enough. We also appreciate you and Christina for your tremendous support, responsiveness, and willingness to answer any questions. Overall, communications were clear, concise, and warm. Thank you for such amazing customer service.
E.S., Little Rock, Arkansas October 2019
Things go well when you work with the best. :O)
B. A., Danville, Indiana September 2018
From beginning to end, Scott Allen’s work arranging International Study Seminars for the Washington AgForestry Leadership Program has been outstanding. Scott is thorough, knowledgeable and has tremendous contacts throughout the world. He is an excellent listener and his attention to detail makes travel once we are in country exceptional. Safety, an important consideration in a changing world, is always in the forefront of planning with Scott. AgForestry participants have had many thought-provoking international travel experiences based on his expertise. Scott Allen is definitely a 5 Star travel agent!
D. M. Spokane Valley, Washington, April 2018
India fulfilled our dreams and expectations of what I set out to achieve through this international experience. Full immersion into the culture is what I wanted for this class, and we had full immersion. Starting from day one to day 12, we were able to walk the streets, enter into homes and businesses and visit with the people one on one. Often the elder or owner would sit down and ask us to ask anything we wanted to know about their culture, their business, the people, the government - whatever was on our minds. The hospitality was amazing. From the Fish Market (everyone was out of their comfort zone to the Temple ceremony), we knew from day one that our tour guide Raj was going to take good care of us and give us a positive experience. Raj is probably the best tour guide I've ever had. Hospitality was amazing.
L. C. Rapid City, South Dakota, February 2018
Scott and the team at Frederick Travel are fabulous. This agency has access to a tremendous network of agents around the world and can design a trip suited to your needs. Our group wanted an agricultural focused tour of the jamon (dry cured ham) industry in Spain. Scott did an excellent job arranging hotels, domestic travel, meals, technical tours and local points of interest... all at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend their service to anyone looking to do group travel worldwide.
DJH, Raleigh, North Carolina - April 2017
Our experience in Thailand and Vietnam was outstanding Scott! The evaluations from the participants are very positive. They thought our experiences out of the city where we met local farmers, school children and community people were highlights. I would concur with that sentiment. Some of the locations that were highlights included Song Phuong Village (vegetable farm experience was incredible), Cao Phong area, Giang Mo Village, hydro phonic farm in Bangkok, Mekong River area, Tan Phong island, war remnants museum and the Chi Chi Tunnels area. I was SO APPRECIATIVE of how fast you were able to get the 10 of us from Fargo on another international flight to Asia! We will definitely work with you on our next international seminar in 2019 Scott. You understand so well what our objectives are for our international seminar and the networks you have across the globe put an itinerary together that meets those objectives – a GREAT combination!! You created another outstanding experience for us.
M. H., Fargo, North Dakota – March 2017
Your attention to detail (was) were excellent and I will contact you about future travel and recommend your service to friends.
D.G., Brookings, South Dakota - August 2016
Concerning the international visit to France, Belgium and Germany. Personally, I felt that the experience was a good one with a good mixture of culture, site seeing, Ag Policy, Corporate Ag and Agriculture Production. The visit to the Parliament, Bayer CropScience and Fertilizer Europe were highlights of the trip concerning agriculture policy, but the last visit to Georg and Leonie Kellerwessel was great! Also, the farm visits throughout the visit was very good!!! The best compliment I can pay your organization is that I would recommend your company to other cohorts like mine. Thank you for your professionalism and genuine support throughout this entire experience.
J.M., College Station, Texas - June 2016
The quality of programming and attention to detail that Scott Allen provides is second to none. From the moment we signed on we knew we were in good hands. Detailed trip guidelines, travel considerations, guides, and land programs were well-crafted and considered. Questions and/or changes were responded to often and with flexibility. It made planning for our large group travel of more than 50 youth much easier than it would have been. I would recommend Scott without reservation.
B. B., Kitchener - April 2016
The Thanks goes to you for helping to organize a great experience for our group. I truly appreciate the professional, timely, thorough way you work. It makes it so easy on our end. As a one person show, trying to manage our program needs, fundraising and donor relationships, and office operations – well, it is so wonderful to have trustworthy partner. Thank you.
B. A., Danville, Indiana - February 2016
Ready to depart Munich! Outstanding international seminar! You are the very best once again! Talk soon!
T. H, Omaha, NE - January 2016
Each year for the past eight years, Scott Allen has helped me set up a unique educational tour for a different group of agricultural professionals. For our program, this requires an inspection tour to find the right content in the countries to be visited as well as the logistics of the tour with 26 participants. Our tradition is to find uniquely challenging international experiences to places that are off the beaten track - and in some cases to places where no tour agencies have traveled. Under Scott's guidance, we have done exactly that. Our tours have taken us to 25 developing countries where we have had once-in-a-lifetime educational experiences. I have been told, "You certainly like a challenge", but during these demanding tours, Scott has provided guidance, connections to the right in-country agencies, air travel logistics, land content advice and has been a completely reliable resource to help us through the difficulties that can arise. We have followed Scott through a transition to a new agency because he is accommodating to my every request for the group as a whole, but also to each individual in our group including those who make deviations for additional travel at the end of our tour. Without reservations, I most highly recommend Scott Allen to anyone looking for a unique and challenging travel experience.
M. T., California State University, Fresno, CA - November 2015
Thanks Scott. LOVE the Savings. Sure appreciate all you have done to put together an outstanding agenda.
B.A., Danville, Indiana - June 2015
At this point, I don’t think I could, nor would I want to, plan and execute an international trip without you!!
H.C., Gainesville, Florida - June 2015
New York Class 15 Fellows travelled to South Africa February 1 – 11. To say we had an outstanding trip would be an understatement. Class evaluations of the experience have been overwhelmingly positive. Of special note, however, was that we were able to make some IAPAL connections even on the other side of the planet! One morning we had breakfast with the Maryland folks, who were also visiting SA around the same time. We used Scott Allen, for our overall arrangements, and as always, Scott’s service was excellent, he helped us stay within budget, and arranged for in-country services that were excellent.
L.V., Ithaca, New York - March 2015
As in the past, we worked very closely with Scott Allen, Waterloo, Ontario on all aspects of this tour. As you know, Scott has provided significant advice and support for our travel planning on a number of previous North American and International study tours and, again this time, he very ably assisted us in all aspects of our travel planning for this most recent International Study Tour to Chile and Argentina. His professional skills, his knowledge and his expertise and the service he and his staff provided to our organization and to our class members, before, during and following the travel was excellent! Scott does a GREAT job and understands our program(s) very well!
R.B., Guelph, Ontario - March 2015
I’m going to introduce you to my new best friend and tour operator extraordinaire! His name is Scott Allen. Scott came highly recommended to me through the ag leadership program — I can say pretty easily that Scott and his company probably plan well over 50% of all the international travel for our type of programs. There isn’t a country he hasn’t planned a trip for, he’s amazingly easy to work with and I can say that I am more than a satisfied customer! He did our trip to France, Belgium and the Netherlands for our last class and is doing Peru, Chile and Argentina for our current class next year. He also just completed Rochelle’s group’s trip to India last month. Ireland will be a piece of cake! He’s very open and easy to talk to and even if you didn’t use him for this trip, you’ll appreciate having him in your contact list!
H. C., Gainesville, Florida - August 2014
Thank you to Scott and Worldwide Central for an amazing group travel/study trip to China. It was my first time coordinating a group international trip and Scott made this experience effortless and enjoyable. He is a pleasure to work with. He created a trip of a lifetime that my group thoroughly enjoyed and accommodated all our special needs and requests. We appreciated his professionalism, his responsiveness and look forward to working with him again for future travel experiences.
A. C., Centennial, Colorado - March 2014
Scott Allen and Worldwide Central were wonderful to work with as we planned our international seminar to Brazil in January 2013. Scott listened to ideas of what we wanted RLND participants to experience during our seminar. Scott understood the Rural Leadership North Dakota (RLND) Program needs since he has worked with other statewide leadership programs that have a similar focus as RLND. Because of that experience, Scott shared timely ideas with us on how to enhance our travel experience along with meeting the objectives we had for the seminar. We had a pretty strict budget and Scott not only met our requirements in terms of what we wanted and needed to see and do in Brazil, he accomplished it in great fashion AND came in under our budget. We highly recommend Scott Allen and Worldwide Central as the company to work with for your travel planning needs.
M. H. and C. S., Fargo, North Dakota - May 2013
I could go on for much longer about how much we enjoyed our honeymoon. Needless to say, we would definitely go back there again. Thanks for everything and especially for being so responsive when we send you emails while were there. We were both saying how nice it was that when we emailed you to ask questions about flights or whatever that you got back to us with an answer right away. That kind of thing makes a huge difference when you’re in a completely different part of the world so thank you again.
J. W. and B. S, Cambridge, Ontario - July 2015
We received your congratulatory letter and email and I wanted to say thank you. I honestly can't explain how amazing our entire trip was! Everything from the wedding to the resort and even the weather was perfect and I felt like royalty for an entire week. I also can't thank you and the team at Worldwide Central for helping us organize this trip of a lifetime. It will never be forgotten.
RS & ML, Mayan Riviera Destination Wedding - April 2012
Thanks Scott! Always appreciate your timely responses, attention to detail and overall professionalism. Looking forward to our upcoming journey.
W.S., Lexington, Kentucky – July 2017
The trip was beyond expectations. Absolutely perfect. Rich and full and diverse and engaging at every turn. It was well organized, and seamless in the execution of each day's activities. The tour guide, Juan, was well-versed in the history and culture of Andalusia. He had such a pleasant manner and pace, while having substance in each comment and description of our surroundings. Thank you, too, for your part in organizing the trip. You must breathe a sigh of relief when we all get home safely and happily. I look forward to my next Scott/Charles adventure.
Bonnie, Kitchener, March 2017
Walkaway Treks Tour: Catalonia feedback!
What can I say, Scott? The trip was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We loved everything. Certainly nothing to complain about. It worked out perfectly to be picked up by the other hikers and Charles at the train station in Barcelona. Our guide Marco was excellent. We gave each other good workouts. He is quite an experienced guide but was not used to hiking every day!!! He could handle it because he is young. Actually he was wondering how our group of seniors would cope on this trip but we handled it well and without any negative incident!!! There were two rainy days so some parts of the trail were not too easy to navigate but it all worked out well. We just love Spain - the scenery, people, food, wine and the weather! What was most enjoyable was that we not only hiked but each day we had a cultural component. And of course we had the two half day walking tours of GIRONA and Barcelona. Scott, you organized this together with Charles perfectly. Glad we were able to be part of this group.
The Charles Whitlock groupies! Linda and Herminio, Kitchener, Ontario - October 2015
Thank you for your extremely efficient service and assistance in getting our national teams to their world championship destinations! Very much appreciated.
Curling Canada – February 2018
We sincerely appreciate the services you provide to our various national teams (and their entourage!) traveling the world… planes, trains, automobiles, hotels… you do it all and so very efficiently! I value our working relationship and look forward to working with you again next season! Next up will be our national mixed team traveling to Russia in October.
L. D., Orleans, Ontario - April 2016
Scott, you are a very important part of this team in winning a championship. Thanks, for all that you do for us.
G. C., Edmonton, Alberta - March 2015
Thanks for all your help with the arrangements. The hotel is perfect. Modest but clean and very close to the curling. We have walked every day. Great city to tour. I have thoroughly enjoyed the trip so far. Now if we can just win the gold tomorrow.......
J. K., Ottawa, Ontario - February 2015
Ireland was all we expected and more, we came away from the visit with enhanced feelings about the country, the people were friendly and welcoming, and the land picturesque. Overflowing with history, we couldn’t help coming away with some deeper perspective. The itinerary ran smoothly and without a hitch – we have you to thank for that, keep using the same contacts you are because it’s working well. We're grateful. Although this was our trip of a lifetime, a return to Ireland is not to be ruled out. While the Trad on the Prom was fantastic, we had hoped to see more traditional dance – I guess we expected to see more of this entrenched in their culture/routines. I think there is a national dance competition that we’ll have to research more about and see where it goes from there. Thank-you for all you’ve done to make our trip so memorable.
Scott & Annette, September 2019
Hello Scott! Thanks for the welcome home letter. Our Italian holiday was perfect, we loved every moment! All of the accommodations were wonderful. We loved Relais Borgo San Pietro. It was really a dream come true arriving there the first day! The personnel were so gracious, and added so much to our stay. The location was perfect from which to explore this area of Tuscany each day. Ahhh Tuscany Thanks!!! All of the other accommodations were wonderful too!! The beautiful two hotels in Florence were perfectly situated...Gosh we loved Florence! and Cinque Terre!! I guess that pretty much covers it all...we loved every moment! Even our tiny wee Fiat was so fun to navigate on the wee roadways (cow paths) oh and did I mention the food..... As always we do appreciate your recommendations and expertise.
Deb & Percy, September 2019
You were so much help during what would normally have been a stressful time for the both of us - so thank you! No negative feedback to provide you, only positive. I so so appreciated how quickly you got back to me in answering any questions I may have had as I do tend to get in my head and make things worse than they actually are.
The flight, transfers and resort were all amazing. Only one issue though..... the trip wasn't long enough! Haha! but all good things must come to an end. It just gives us the opportunity to be excited for future trips. You will be hearing from us. Thanks Scott!
Emma & Kyle, Kitchener March 2019
Hi Scott. So nice to get your welcome home message! I have to say we both have trouble finding the words to express what a truly wonderful Italy experience we have had. Lucca is a beautiful town, the Hotel Palazzo Alexander was a very quaint and lovely place to call home for the first 4 days. The train to Chiusi was a great fun experience- mostly locals. Then to Montefollonico for Cook in Tuscany. This little walled medieval town on top of a mountain is awesome! Total population inside and outside the wall is 450 people. The view of the valleys and distant mountains from our private terrace was outstanding. The itinerary they had planned for our group of 15 people was perfect. We cooked various Italian dishes each day, then ate what we cooked. I would recommend this Cook in Tuscany experience to anyone who likes the simple/rural life of Italy where we were able to watch the locals live their day. The hotel Gabriele D'Annunzio in Florence which you chose for us before flying home was perfect. It was in a quiet, lovely, green area of Florence, quiet which we thoroughly enjoyed after a busy several days. Thank you so so much for everything you did to make our dream trip come true.
Bob and Eunice, October 2017
Just a quick note to say thank YOU Scott once again for all you did to ensure our recent vacation trip to Puerto Vallarta was all we could want and more!!! Our room was perfect at the RIU Vallarta on the 9th floor with a great ocean view!! It was all that and MORE!!
Chris and Stephanie - May 2017
Just a quick note to say thank YOU Scott for all you did to ensure our recent vacation trip to Puerto Vallarta was AWESOME!!! There was plenty of sun/sand and cervasa! We really appreciate you doing all the booking/reservations for us. We LOVE just being able to call you with our "we'd like to go here" n' you do the rest! You must have had 'pull' at the RIU Palace Pacifico as we end up with not just a partial ocean view room, but one that we could enjoy the sunrise from our 5th floor room/balcony as well every morning. Can't wait to contact you in the Spring for our next holiday!
Chris and Stephanie - November 2016
We really appreciated all of your time preparing our trip, very organized and the upgrade to gold on the Rocky Mountaineer and the verandah suite was really appreciated. We liked everything...the bus, train and ship....meeting new people, the food, the shows, and as well as your $50 credit on board the ship, they gave each of us a $50 beverage gift card. It was a great trip but after 2 weeks we were ready to come home.
Bob and Bonnie, Hickson, Ontario - June 2014
Oh my gosh what a marvellous vacation we have had!!!! We sincerely thank you for all the hard work and extremely proficient planning that goes into making these holiday adventures of ours so enjoyable. This trip included many transfers and reservations in 4 different countries and while we are always aware that things can go awry no matter how much excellent planning occurs you will be happy to hear everything worked without a hitch!! We were met on time for all transfers by really wonderful people, all hotel reservations were accurate, car rental reservations as requested, ferry tickets to Morocco as reserved, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed every part of the vacation. Such adventures we had---In Morocco they gave us the option of staying in a traditional Riad instead of the modern hotel and we decided to go for it---what a treasure that was---unbelievable!! Loved every bit of Portugal and Gibraltar and the taste of Spain we had. The routes and hotel stops worked perfectly!
Deb and Percy, Guelph, Ontario - August 2013
... we had the best holiday!!! Every hotel was perfect, and all our travel arrangements worked out. The trains were a challenge with the bikes, but we did it! Biking in Austria was fabulous, even in Vienna. Czech was hilly and Prague difficult, so Michael got us a cab to the airport (I kissed his feet!). We couldn't have had a better time... we have great memories, and really loved St. Wolfgang and Ceske Krumlov. Thanks SO MUCH for all your planning, advice and arrangements - we are so grateful. We cycled over 500 km., but had great rest and touring days with lots of castles, art, and music - a wonderful holiday!!!
Joyce & Michael, Orangeville, Ontario - June 2012