Founded in 1955, Lake Forest Travel Bureau has always been recognized and acknowledged by the travel industry for its knowledge and client service. Lake Forest Travel is owned by Monica Varri, born in Spain and educated in Latin America and the US. She joined her mom, Helen Varri, Swiss born and educated, in the business as together they share the same passion and motivation to create outstanding travel experiences for their clients.
Lake Forest Travel Bureau was one the original founding members of Virtuoso, the world’s oldest and most prestigious leisure travel association. Less than 1% of America’s agencies are accepted for membership in Virtuoso. These select agencies must be able to offer clients extensive knowledge and wide-ranging experience on travel throughout the world. Virtuoso travel consultants create experiences not just trips or vacations.
Besides Virtuoso, Lake Forest Travel is also a member of Abercrombie and Kent 100 Club, a Preferred Partner of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a Bellini Club member of the Belmond Collection Hotels and Resorts, a Sofitel Preferred Step member, Hyatt Privé preferred agency, a Ritz Carlton Stars member, as well as a FAN agency of Mandarin Oriental.