Palmer Vacations & Destination Planners

“Celebrating a Century” of professional service as the successor to Canton, Ohio’s original travel company, founded in 1905.

The company, known as Jacob Travel, was founded by William Jacob and was located in downtown Canton at 306 South Cherry Street. The primary business at the time was selling tickets for steamship travel from Europe to Ellis Island, New York and rail travel from New York to Canton, Ohio. The business continued to blossom and the company was relocated to the Landmark Building on the corner of Cherry and Tuscawaras Streets NE. Then in 1934 the travel agency moved once again to 150 Fourth St. NE and again in 1940 the business was relocated to the Courtland Hotel, still in downtown.

With the new airport being built on Lauby Road, business continued to grow and larger accommodations were necessary so the move to 128 Cleveland Avenue South in 1946. Once more a final move in 1969 was made to the new Cleve-Tusc. Building, also known as the William R. Day Building, at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Tuscarawas Street W, where it remained until 1996.

Floyd Breit, an employee of Eastern Airlines, left Eastern Airlines to join Jacob Travel. Some years later, in 1969, Mr. Breit purchased Jacob Travel from the Jacob family and renamed the business Breit Travel. He operated Breit Travel until early 1980 when he sold the business to Donna Palmer.

In 1990, the decision was made to open a second office on Everhard Road to accommodate the rapidly growing travel business. Eventually, the downtown Canton and Everhard Road locations were combined and relocated to 5366 Fulton Drive NW where our office remains today.  Donna Palmer was the owner of Palmer Vacations & Destination Planners from 1980 to 2020 when her daughter Lisa Palmer Shall began serving as owner / president.

In June of 2022, Palmer Vacations was acquired by All-Travel out of Los Angeles.  With the resources of All-Travel, Palmer Vacations will continue to serve the needs of our community for years to come.

Mustafa Saraclar

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Mustafa spends his days and nights researching, designing, promoting and escorting our group travel product, Upscale Excursions and Discovery Tours. He assists with training the Palmer Vacation staff in leisure travel knowledge as well as professional skills in sales and service.

Lisa Palmer Shall

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The time is right for me! After 40 years in the travel industry and after much consideration and reflection, I have made the decision to retire from my professional endeavors. While this is an exciting and bittersweet moment for me, it also presents an opportunity for me to thank you for your loyalty and trust over the years. Your support has been invaluable to me, and I will always be grateful for the relationships I have built with my clients. As I move on, Palmer Vacations has a great staff who is ready to step in and continue delivering the exceptional service you have come to expect. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine

Todd Langenek, CTA

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Todd has earned the Certified Travel Associate (CTA) designation from the Travel Institute. The CTA designation is conferred by the Travel Institute upon travel professionals who complete a rigorous certification program, demonstrate essential industry travel knowledge and experience, and maintain high standards of professionalism.

He has also earned the designation of Certified Golf Travel Specialist from The Travel Institute.

Being a golfer himself, he is familiar with all of the elements that go into making a great golf travel vacation.  He has experience planning golf travel domestically as well as international destinations in the Caribbean and Europe.

Whether you want a traditional vacation or a golf trip, Todd’s years of experience as a travel advisor will allow him to craft a memorable journey for you.

Michael Hughes

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Michael is a senior travel consultant at Palmer Vacations. He began his travel agent career in 1992. Michael has always loved travel and will never forget standing on the beach in Acapulco on his honeymoon, thinking that he wanted to work in the industry.

Whether it is a weekend getaway, luxury cruise or an exotic overseas destination, Michael loves all type of travel, including his favorite US destination – Las Vegas!

Michael loves sharing the excitement of travel with his clients. He cannot wait to help you book your next vacation!

Jordan Baker

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Jordan is very enthusiastic and loves everything about travel.

She enjoys planning active/adventure travel and all-inclusive beach vacations.

Jordan has traveled to many destinations around the globe and can’t wait to help you experience some of those same wonderful locations.

Kris Figinsky

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I started my love and passion for the travel industry back in 2005.

As a Travel Advisor, I enjoy planning vacations/experiences that are specific to each individual, whether it be a weekend getaway or an extended holiday paying attention to the must have details and suggesting things the client may not have previously thought about or knew was available.

I have been recognized for stellar professional customer relations, always putting the customer first and understanding their needs and concerns.

Julie Vaughan

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My love for all things travel has led me to a career as a travel advisor since 2016, booking all types of travel from all-inclusive, cruises, escorted tours and much more.

I am currently a senior travel advisor with Palmer Vacations, a division of All-Travel, and specialize in celebrations such as destination weddings, honeymoons, family reunions, milestone birthdays, Bachelor/bachelorette parties and even corporate incentive trips.

I have always been an explorer at heart and love immersing myself in the culture, people and new exotic destinations. I have traveled all over the US, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and most recently to Greece and Italy.

My advice to clients is to “TRAVEL NOW! Don’t wait, money returns with time, but time doesn’t!”