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Celebrating 75 Years of Travel Excellence

By January 18, 2023No Comments
Santa Barbara Travel Bureau is proud to announce its 75th Anniversary as a locally owned and operated travel agency, with offices in Montecito and Santa Barbara.  In honor of this landmark, a series of client appreciation events and giveaways are scheduled throughout the year.  The personalized customer service that our experienced travel advisors provide has led to loyal clients and it’s time to celebrate that relationship! Giving away round-trip tickets on Turkish Air last month, was just the beginning.  To continue thanking our valued clients, we are giving away two ski passes and two nights at the Viceroy Snowmass Aspen (keep reading for details) and next month- three nights in a Singita luxury African safari camp!To increase its breadth of offerings, the Travel Bureau has partnered with Global Travel Collection.  “The initial goal was to increase our ability to support clients in the television and film industry by expanding our multi-state and international ticketing capability”, notes David de L’Arbre, the company’s Chief Operating Officer.  “What we gained as an added benefit was an entire spectrum of enhanced hotel, car rental, cruise, and airline relationships that generate tremendous value for our all of our clients.” Santa Barbara Travel’s focus on customer service has been a core principle since the company was founded by Bertie de L’Arbre in 1947.  Over its 75 year history the company has evolved to meet the changing demands of travelers.   The importance of customer service and personal relationships with clients has become even more valuable as the travel landscape evolves.   “The internet has great deal of information but very little knowledge”, points out Charles de L’Arbre, Santa Barbara Travel’s CEO.  “As travel becomes increasingly global and the airline system more prone to delays and cancellations our role as travel advisors is even more important.   Unlike the airlines and travel sites we answer the phone and can offer the customer service solutions that our competitors can’t.”   Santa Barbara Travel Bureau has successfully delivered fabulous travel experiences for 75 years and plans to continue serving its clients with the same commitment to service that was the pillar of its creation.

Colorado offers limitless seasonal pleasures. From skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating in the winter to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the summer, there is no shortage of things to do in Aspen and Vail — no matter the season.VICEROY SNOWMASS

An Aspen Snowmass Luxury Resort

Whether you’re after a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride or a ski trip with the family, Viceroy Snowmass is your mountain destination in the Aspen area. The perfect place to progress from the bunny slopes to the double black diamond runs, the Viceroy Snowmass offers ski valet services to make for a seamless experience. Discover a newfound sense of connection — to the outdoors, each other, and yourself. It’s time for a truly uplifting getaway, surrounded by some of the country’s best skiing and snowboarding and the majestic peaks of Aspen Snowmass. Here at our luxury ski-in, ski-out resort in Snowmass, you can explore the local flavors of Colorado high country at local restaurants. Get in touch with inner peace at the spa, a sprawling 7,000-sq-ft. sanctuary. And relax in the spacious guestrooms — each of them a slice of modern luxury in the mountains. Come for the thrill of adventure, a quiet sanctuary, and to create lifelong memories.


Manor Vail Lodge is one of Vail’s original and iconic properties. This Vail Village resort and hotel features a peaceful yet convenient location with a variety of accommodations to meet your needs. With studio, one, two and three bedroom condominiums plus luxury penthouses, Manor Vail Lodge is ideal for families and groups looking to experience all that Vail has to offer.The full-service condominium property features all the amenities of a full service hotel, including two outdoor heated swimming pools, four hot tubs, a spa, fitness center, and The Fitz Bar & Restaurant. Located steps from Vail Village, Golden Peak ski area, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, and the Ford Amphitheater, Manor Vail Lodge is the complete package for Vail lodging.

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Santa Barbara Travel Bureau Client GiveawayWe would not be in business for 75 years without our clients!  As a local family owned business, we value customer service and the importance of relationships.  In partnership with the Viceroy Snowmass Hotel and in appreciation of our clients, we are giving away a luxury ski trip to Aspen!The first Santa Barbara Travel Bureau client to email wins a two-night stay at the Viceroy Snowmass luxury hotel along with two Aspen Mtn. ski passes! *Must have booked with Santa Barbara Travel Bureau within the past year to be eligible to win.