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Our culinary vacations have been designed to excite and surprise you with intimate wine and culinary experiences to iconic destinations on riverboats, cruise ships and on land. Many of our trips include exclusive, By-Invitation-Only experiences and amenities.
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Why we recommend River Cruising:
Incredible value with inclusive fares, including shore excursions and fine wine with dinner. The ships are small and intimate. Authentic experiences in smaller towns and villages. A great way to explore Europe, which continues to be the world's favorite vacation destination. An ultimate choice for discovering the hidden treasures of Russia, China, Egypt, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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While other companies sell cruises and other forms of travel, we focus exclusively on shore excursions. We utilize this expertise to select the highest quality shore excursions delivered by local experts in the most cost effective manner for our customers.
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About Haynie Travel
It all began in 1938 with Mildred and Gilmore Haynie, avid world travelers, who were aboard an Italian Line steamship sailing home to the U.S. following an extended tour of European countries.
Mr. and Mrs. Haynie were seated for dinner with the U.S. president of the Italian Line, and in discussing their travels Mrs. Haynie told her dining companions how difficult it was, living in a smaller mid-western city, to plan for their trips abroad.
The executive with the Italian Line suggested in response, that in order to make life easier for planning vacations, that it was possible to become appointed by his steamship company, and other travel providers, to provide representation and reservation services in those areas where such
services were, as of yet, unavailable.
Mildred Smith Haynie
Well, Mrs. Haynie thought this was such an intriguing idea, that she coaxed her husband Gilmore into staying over in New York City upon their disembarkation, and after visiting all of the major steamship, railway and airline companies along Fifth Avenue, that Haynie Travel, one of the first travel agencies in Indiana, was born.
Following their return home, Mrs. Haynie quickly set up shop in their home, and the business took off from there.
Mildred and Gilmore’s son, Kenneth G. Haynie, joined the fledgling business following his military service in World War II, which by this time had taken office space in downtown Evansville. This location was taken over by the city for redevelopment, and Mr. Haynie saw an opportunity to move the agency to the city’s fast growing east side, where after moving again in 1985, the travel service is located today, and run by Kenneth’s son Robert, who joined the business in 1979.
Although the travel industry is one that Mildred (deceased 1977) and her son Kenneth (deceased 2000) in many ways would hardly recognize, the business philosophy embraced from the very beginning is still most relevant in today’s marketplace.
Haynie Travel has been recognized by leading travel providers, and our clients for providing the following value added services with each and every booking:
TRUST - Hundreds of thousands (and counting!) of satisfied travelers served.
ACCOUNTABILITY - We’ve got your back before, during and after your trip, and our clients have free 24/7/365 emergency assistance available.
EXPERTISE - Our agents have traveled the world, and possess, on average over 20 years travel industry experience.
We appreciate your business, and will always do our utmost to ensure your complete satisfaction.