Crowne + Ginger
Ryan is a proud member of the Chairman’s Royal Club with Sandals and Beaches Resorts.
Having this status with Sandals and Beaches Resorts is only given to the top select travel agents who have continuously produced results and showcased loyalty to the resort brand. His expertise with all the properties, along with his Groups Manager title at VIP Vacations, will ensure that your group is taken care of from beginning to paradise.
Ryan's Full Bio
For as far back as I can remember, traveling was a part of my family's priorities. By the time I was 16, I was an advanced scuba diver and had traveled to some of the most exotic areas of the world. As I grew older, I joined the high school choir and band and had the opportunity to travel with these groups. I will never forget singing at Disney World during the 'candlelight processional' and going to Disneyland in California with the band. Combining travel with my love for music was a perfect combination. My passion for music propelled me to get a BA in Music and I focused on Music Education at Muhlenberg College, where I graduated in 2010.
Following graduation, I had the pleasure of joining VIP Vacations in their student groups arena and was able to escort other marching bands and choirs. It became clear to me that working with students, sharing my travel experience and guiding them on group trips was the perfect career profession. VIP Vacations has escorted groups throughout the USA to major theme parks, Bowl Games, Music Festivals and Sporting events. VIP has had extensive experience with marching band trips to Dublin over St. Patrick's Day and arranged choirs to sing at the Vatican and tour Italy. VIP Vacations routinely provides day trips into NYC to see Broadway shows, participate in back stage classrooms, and enjoy NYC sightseeing. We work directly with Music in the Parks, Festivals of Music, Festivals At Sea, Rock the Boat and Disney Magic Music days --and offer many other adjudication opportunities.
I now manage our entire Groups department from our Student Groups to Destination Weddings. I love helping wedding couples fulfill their dream “I do” day and take pride in quick responses and excellent customer service!
Personally, I have been to Disney over 25 times and have traveled throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. Recently I have become a specialist for people wanting to getaway to Thailand, Italy, France, and a few other niche destinations. I have all the Pennsylvania Education clearances to work with students and regularly perform in community musicals. When I travel with students, there is an instant bond and I thoroughly enjoy watching them perform and cheering them on! I hope to provide the groups I work with the same wonderful memories that I have of performing, camaraderie, teamwork, and travel!
Another fabulous group trip! Thanks so much for coordinating 5 buses of 200+ middle school kids. Looking forward to next year's trip!
Dan Zettlemoyer, Nistchman Middle School Band/Orchestra Director
As you know, we're back from Jamaica and I just wanted to tell you we had a FABULOUS time!!!! Sandals is truly a 5 star resort! This was our second time back to Sandals Whitehouse, and we decided that whenever we want to do an all inclusive we will go back to Whitehouse again. We talked to many other guests there who have been to other Sandals, and without hesitation, all of them said Whitehouse was the best.
We know some people who want to go so we brought back lots of info and pictures for them to see. We will definitely have them contact you if they want to book.
So, thank you again for setting this up for us. We had a wonderful time!!!!
Andrea and Tom Trinchere - Easton, PA - Sandals Whitehouse
Olivia and Keith Askin - San Antonio, TX
Just wanted to thank you for another amazing VIP vacation! It’s nice to just show up and know everything is taken care of! We had a great (but exhausting) time! CJ absolutely loved the hotel and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Thanks again! We are looking forward to our next VIP Vacation!
Annette Wirth - Danielsville, PA
We had a great time at the El Dorado in Riviera Maya. The wedding was wonderful, the reception a great time, and the vacation incredible.
We would recommend the resort to others. All went well. Ryan, from VIP, would be our VIP.
Nancy and Jack DeLuca - North Easton, MA
Dear Ryan and Staff,
Your very capable assistance was evident in our first encounter with VIP Vacations, namely Ryan and his "Don’t worry about anything" attitude.
Now to the vacation itself , it couldn't have been more wonderful, in fact in describing this trip to friends and family we said if wonderful describes a great trip, then we had a “10 Times Wonderful “experience.
I've been telling anyone I speak to that if they get a chance to go to Jamaica definitely GO! Hoping to go back again when time and disposable income allow or try something NEW, in a just as exotic paradise that we found in Jamaica.
Thank You again for everthing you and your staff did to make our 40 anniversary trip such a memorable one.
Your Friends, James & Beverly Trenberth - Easton, PA
Hi Lauren and Ryan,
It's been almost two weeks since our wedding so this email might seem a little late, but please know Karl and I are still basking in the afterglow of what we consider to be the most amazing wedding ever! Seriously, I can't tell you enough how much we loved every moment of our wedding. From the location to the photographers to the DJ - it was everything I could have hoped for and more.
I owe you guys and the rest of the VIP team a lot of compliments and thanks for helping to make the big day a success. First, in helping guide us to the right destination for a February wedding and also for pointing us to El Dorado Royale. It was the perfect place to host our wedding, and we received feedback from our guests that it was not only a great wedding venue, but also an amazing vacation spot. I wouldn't be surprised if we have return guests to EDR.
Second, I want to thank you Lauren for helping me through the actual planning process. I tell everyone that when you get engaged, that somehow qualifies you to throw the biggest most expensive party of your life, and it can be daunting if you've never done it before. I didn't have a clear vision of what I wanted my wedding to be, but working with you and Claudia helped me nail it down, and it couldn't have turned out more beautifully.
I really appreciate the time you took to answer all my questions and make me feel better in general about planning a wedding from another country!
Finally, I want to thank Ryan and the rest of the VIP team for helping our guests book their accommodations and ensuring the "logistics" side of things were taken care of. I heard nothing but compliments from our guests about how easy it was working with VIP. As the bride, it was a huge relief knowing that my guests were in good hands.
Again - I appreciate everything, and I would definitely recommend VIP to any bride and groom considering a destination wedding.
PS. I got the beach wedding frame - how cute! When we get our pictures from Sarani, we will pick out the perfect picture to go in it, and put it some place special in our house! Thank you!
Courtney Blankinship - Centennial, CO