About the Owner

Hi! Welcome to Clarkstown Travel Services, Inc.   I am Carolyn Marra, agency owner for over 15 years!

My passion for the travel business started over 37 years ago when, as a secretary at a major corporation, I arranged trips for my bosses, all done without benefit of the internet! It was a terrific learning experience.

In 1983, I began my new career as an independent agent with Nanuet Travel in Rockland County. Once I started raising my children, I began working part-time at Clarkstown Travel Center. In 1999, I was fortunate for the opportunity to expand my knowledge and learn about group business at Clas Travel. 

After the 9/11 attacks, many agencies, were forced to close their doors.  This created another opportunity for me as I was then hired as a writer for Liberty Travel's in-house agent program. This experience rounded out my industry expertise and it became a great asset.

In the summer of 2003, Ellen Stein, Clarkstown Travel Center's owner, approached me about buying her business.  I seized the moment and fulfilled a lifelong dream of having my own agency. My new baby, Clarkstown Travel Services, Inc., was born in November 2003.

My technique for operating Clarkstown Travel is simple.  Combining my love of the business, my comprehensive knowledge and commitment to personal service, I am able to dedicate myself fully to giving my clients a range of excellent one-on-one professional service.

The industry has changed dramatically since I wrote my first airline ticket.  Although you can book your entire trip without leaving your living room, I will offer recommendations based on my personal travel experience and I will create a customized vacation for you and your family.  My clients are able to travel worry-free, knowing that in the event of any emergency I am just a text or phone call away.  

You are welcome to research and share your findings with me, so we can start planning your dream vacation.  Let's work together to turn your hard-earned vacation into a lifetime of memories!

Remember, Life is What Happens Between Vacations!!

---- Carolyn Marra