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Our Business, Our Lifestyle Vision

Destination Travel Services, Inc. is a boutique travel agency, who have been bringing exceptional quality and value to the Sterling, Illinois community since November 2005 when owner Avril Winkle founded the company. Avril and her team pride themselves in being able to custom-tailor a vacation to exactly what you're dreaming of, they work with a dedication to bring the best travel experiences possible to their customers, from leisure, corporate, groups, destination weddings, multigenerational, they can arrange the finest travel services possible. Destinations Travel Services has a reputation as a stellar award-winning travel agency, and they are confident that you will be impressed by their knowledge, passion and customer service.Whether you're picturing yourself relaxing on a pristine beach while drinking a mango margarita or you exploring a part of the world you've not crossed off your bucket list yet, they will be there to help you create a world of possibilities. 

We only make our recommendations based on our clients' needs—not our sales commissions, so you can rest assured that you'll only stay at places that you want to be and that meet our highest standards for fun, comfort, reliability, and safety. Making sure you are happy and taken care of is our top priority.

Our team may not be family by blood, but we are certainly family in spirit. And that family bond is just one of the reasons we are so successful—we are able to share our experiences with one another, bounce travel and entertainment ideas off each other, and have a great time whilst working together. 

While few can resist a tropical beach, Avril and her team at Destinations Travel Services encourages their customers to get out and explore a destination. There is more to travel than hitting the hot spots. It’s also about discovery!Traveling teaches us about life, culture, tradition, and about people, so let’s packs your bags and get traveling. We all know that traveling is amazing and always worth it, so make your next vacation memorable by contacting Destinations Travel Services Inc. We make good vacations great!

“Forget champagne and caviar – Taste the world instead!”– Hostelgeeks





Avril V Winkle 

Agency Owner

My clientele personally believe in the expertise I provide, how I provide it and the enormous benefits they receive from it. – Avril V Winkle – 


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Michelle Crump

Disney Specialist

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Veronica Machnicki

Travel Advisor


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Our People - We recognize our team members are our #1 asset.  We appreciate their passion for providing outstanding customer service.  We constantly strive to provide a rewarding and productive work environment for all.

Our Expertise - We take pride in our unparalleled travel knowledge and market intelligence as the leading destination specialist wholesaler within North America.

Our Reputation - We are proud of our consistent achievements as an award winning travel industry leader.  We conduct ourselves with the utmost integrity to be our clients most trusted source.

Our Relationships - We recognize that the core principle of 'mateship' is vital to our success and our team sustainability.  These long-standing and valued partnerships benefit our client's, our staff and destination partners.


Destinations Travel Services Inc designs travel for their local community including but not limited to, Sterling, Rock Falls, Dixon, Polo, Oregon, Byron, Prophetstown, Morrison, Amboy, Clinton, Fulton, Rockford, Dekalb, Rochelle, Aurora, Naperville Illinois


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