Who we are and what we do
EMT is an Avanti Travel DBA. Behind brands and companies though, there are people and in our case people who really love to care about you, people whose #1 advantage is their affection to their duty.
Let us introduce them ...
in person ...
Miltos Vardalis, founder and owner of Avanti Travel. The EMT plan is a concept created by him after a vast experience in almost every part of Europe touring.
Pepi Marineli, one of our most experienced members in program planning and structure especially in Italy, place where she is still spending a lot of her working time.
George Dimopoulos, our IT responsible but with a good European travel back up also though young enough. Nederlands and Swiss are the main area of his skills.
Dora Vardali, the second generation in action already. Five years now she is in charge for tour-managers recruitment and new product planning..
George Lagionis, our Roma specialist. His traveling experience all over Italy is a ...dream of a lot of people even beyond tourism and of much older than his age !
Maria Dimopoulou, our France ...liason, spent there and especially in Paris more than 14years. However, her capabilities expand in surrounding countries too...
John Stathopoulos, one of our mostly experienced and highly qualified tour managers having spent a decade in Canada and Great Britain.
Panagiotis Dimodetis, great talent in what is called VIP service, multillingual and qualified with all these merits that a tour-manager must have.
... and in action
Where we started from...
It was 1961, when as a child then, me and my family made the first 15days-long all around central Europe tour on an 3-geared OPEL station wagon ! Comparing "then" & "now" nothing is the same, except, .the passion for travelling ! A family merit, a trend rather, which i fortunately inherited. Why fortunately ? Because in 1985, when i founded Avanti Travel, this trend proved to be the best weapon i ever had for the job i am dealing with... and i still use it !
Where are we now ...
My colleagues and me have made a team of tourism professionals on a medium size, flexible, functional, and easy-to be-controlled scheme. So, after a 34years long and always successful presence in European Tourism, we are very glad to present in the tourism market - and especially to the overseas travelers - a new idea, the EMT concept. New, but well tested during last years, it is fully ready now to provide potential Europe incoming travelers, with a modern traveling style for touring combinations that they never had.
Yes, to be honest, we have some. For instance, in order to keep immediate quality control on the services renderd to our clients, we exclude any intermediate that we can. So, when you book with us, it is us who will serve you, not another tour-operator, travel agency, etc. When we book hotels for our tours, at least one of our staff member has already stayed there in the past. When we want to prepare a new tour, a clientless tour will be made first and - if everything goes well - then we introduce it to the market. Last, but not least, we provide services with highly experienced and qualified persons, and we have always in mind that your smile is what really counts after all ...!