About Us

Advance Travel first opened its doors in 1993, and has been happily serving the Fort Wayne, Indiana community ever since. Experienced consultants at Advance Travel are well equipped to provide you with the best travel advice and planning services.

Alison Finco, CTC

Alison Alison opened Advance Travel in 1993 with 10 years experience. She is a graduate of IPFW and has lived in the Fort Wayne area for almost 40 years. Alison completed her CTC( Certified Travel Counselor) certification. She is the go-to agent for less main stream vacations with over 30 years of experience selling travel, but also extensive travel experience. She has been to many major tourist attractions around the world, including China, Cambodia, Peru, Galapagos, and Australia as well as 20+ times to Europe (Italy is a specialty) and 64 cruises.
Alison prefers appointments, and is available most days, some evenings and Saturdays.

Contact Alison Directly: (260) 486-7468

Mike Smith, Travel Consultant

mike-smith  Mike has been in the Travel business since 1995. He graduated with a degree in travel from Indiana Travel Academy in 1994. Mike has been a member of the Advance Travel team since 2002. Mike specializes in All-inclusive honeymoons, groups, and corporate travel. Mike has been on numerous cruises, and has traveled to Hawaii, Jamaica, Cancun, Riviera Maya, and many more. With a love of sports, Mike has also put together numerous trips to such big events like the Super Bowl and Rose Bowl. Mike has been doing travel for various members of the NFL since 1997. If you are looking for and all-inclusive getaway, a cruise, group travel, or if you need business travel, please call Mike Smith today.

Contact Mike Directly: (260) 486-0548

Debi King, Travel Consultant

Debi-King  Debi graduated with honors from the Boyd School of Travel and Business. She has been a member of the Advance Travel family for the past 7 years. Debi specializes in vacations to DisneyWorld and all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and Jamaica. She has visited the Bahamas, Barbados, Cancun, Cozumel, DisneyWorld, Jamaica and Hawaii. She loves taking all-inclusive trips with her husband and two children. Though she only works part-time she strives to give every client the customer service they deserve.

Cina Higgins-Phillips, Travel Consultant

cina-higgins  Cina joined our team at Advance Travel in 2013. Cina is a destination wedding specialist. Since starting at Advance Travel she has been to several all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean  and has experience booking  European travel.  Additionally, her love of Disney has taken her to Disney World nine times. Cina loves the outdoors and travels with her husband, son and two dogs to many adventurous destinations.