Billed as a “desert oasis near downtown Tucson,” the AAA Four-Diamond JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa does indeed live up to its name and reputation as one of Tucson’s premier destination resorts.
Amy Madson, of Madson & Associates, a Dream Vacations franchisee, wasn’t necessarily looking to become a travel advisor, although she had a feeling she’d probably be quite good at it after years of taking cruises and being ingrained in the planning process. It piqued her interest enough, though, that she spoke about it with her travel advisor at the time—some 20 years ago—and said, “You know, I’m thinking of trying this on a part-time [basis].” Her travel advisor’s response? “You’d be so good at it. I’d leave my clients with you right now because you know so much about the business.”