Donovan Travel


U.S. Top Ten Ranked Travel Company

• Our consultants average over 25 years of experience
• They're here for you before, during & after your travels

Donovan Travel is a full service travel agency that was established in 1972 and has been faithfully serving the travel needs of Southern New England ever since. 

When you need to travel, all you need to know is one name - Donovan Travel. As part of the network of Travel Leaders agents (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel), we provide a wealth of advantages that will save you time and money and create superior travel experiences.

The Travel Leaders name embodies our commitment to our vacation and business travel clients via a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Having already assisted millions of travelers, our strong roots – through our beginnings as Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates (which itself began as Ask Mr. Foster, North America’s first travel agency network established in 1888), TraveLeaders and Tzell Travel Group – have now joined together to form one of the industry’s fastest-growing and robust networks of travel agents.

Donovan Travel is one call or just a few mouse clicks away from bringing you or your company a world of excellent travel services. And nobody does it better than Donovan. Unlike other travel reservation options, we are in the forefront of technologies and resources. At Donovan, travel service is far more than a ticket.

Your Quickest Route to Dream Destinations.
Come in for a visit or give us a call. We'll listen carefully to what you want from your vacation, then we'll offer suggestions carefully matched to your personal preferences. No need to spend hours researching different hotels, flights or destinations. We've already done the work for you.

Get More For Your Money.
Many people think that they'll only find the best flights or vacation packages on their own. Not true!

As a Travel Leaders associate, we have special access to more packages, more low prices and flights you may not find elsewhere (such as charter flights). In addition, we offer traveler support before, during and after your trips.  With Donovan Travel you can plan and book your vacation at this Web site or you can pick up the phone or come in and see us.  However you want to book your dream vacation, we are available to you.

Travel Leaders has been assisting travelers for nearly 30 years through our nationwide independently owned and operated franchise locations affiliated with Travel Leaders Group – a leader in both leisure and business travel. Travel Leaders Group was recently again named among the Top 10 on the Travel Weekly Power List.

As professional travel agents, travel is our passion and our life work. It’s what we do all day every day. We have personally been to destinations worldwide, stayed at the resorts, sailed aboard the cruise ships and taken the off-the-beaten path tours, so we know what to recommend and what not to recommend to our clients. We have established relationships in the travel industry that enable us to offer you special offers and amenities you won’t find anywhere else—even online. We will be there for you if anything unexpected occurs on your trip. We have the education and the experience to ensure you enjoy exceptional travel experiences throughout your lifetime. Our promise to you…"When travel with us, you travel better.”

What makes us special?



We have the knowledge and experience to make your vacation dreams a reality.
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Personal Service

We go above and beyond to ensure your vacation exceeds all your expectations.


We save you time and money by cutting through the clutter to find the best value.

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Dedicated to helping our clients travel better, our experienced agents are passionate about sharing their industry knowledge and first-hand insights.


Dave Hodgkinson
Italy, Europe, LGBT, Ski, Safari,Group Travel
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Leisure Travel Specialist
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Corporate Travel Specialist

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We knew a Caribbean cruise would be an amazing vacation, but this truly exceeded our expectations. Traveling with a son with special needs, we were really concerned about accessibility, but we were taken care of from the moment we landed in Miami throughout our entire cruise. The attention to detail was incredible, our agent really thought of absolutely everything so we never had to worry about a thing. Being able to relax and seeing our son smile was worth every penny.

—Karen S.

If you’ve never used an agent before, I HIGHLY recommend starting now. We actually SAVED money and because our agent has VIP status with the cruise line, we ended up being upgraded to a suite on the opposite side of the ship so we had amazing views of the coast every single time we pulled into port. We should have been using an agent long ago. After sipping our coffee in our pajamas watching the sun rise over the Mediterranean from our veranda, we will never go back to booking on our own ever again.

—David J.

My husband and I really wanted to do a Mediterranean cruise for our honeymoon, but we really had no idea where to start and researching options was so overwhelming. We had never used an agent before, but we will never go back to trying to plan our own vacations after this. Our agent knew the perfect cruise right away. She arranged a three-day tour in Barcelona before we departed on our cruise and it couldn’t have been more perfect. From sending us all our documents in advance to staff knowing our names as soon as we showed up, our agent made it all so easy.

—Christine B.

I can’t recommend our agent enough!! We just returned from a two-week safari in Africa. We visited three countries with ten different stops like Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park and more. Considering all the planning that went into this trip for transfers and accommodations in each stop, our agent didn’t just pull it off, she made it a bucket list trip we will never forget. We couldn’t have done this without her and will definitely be using her again. We can’t wait to start planning our next trip!

—Rick H.

I’ve always wanted to have a destination wedding, but I never thought it would be possible. Our agent made that dream a reality and we got married on a picturesque secluded beach in Riviera Maya with enough of our budget left over to plan a separate honeymoon. I was SO impressed with everything she did. Not only did our agent get a special rate for our family members to stay at the same resort, she also surprised us with a special sunset catamaran cruise as a wedding gift and even sent little gifts for the bridal party! All the personal touches made it really special.

—Amanda C.


Matt has helped me for the past 5 years with travel plans. He goes above and beyond and is the most wonderful person to work with. He is so organized and prompt with all aspects of travel. My daughter and I just returned from a Scandanavian cruise with celebrity cruise line that Matt organized for us. It was the most wonderful trip and a lifetime dream.We just wanted you to know how outstanding Matt is. I already have him working on another trip for us for next year. I love his personality and his love for travel as well.You are very lucky to have him as an agent. So happy to have him help me with all of my travel needs! 

—Robin Dewey

Helene: Just a note to “Thank You” for all the hard work you put into making our vacation and cruise on the Serenade of the Seas (Panama Canal) so very special. You put it all together (like you always do) and made it so effortless for us.  You go above and beyond by making yourself available to all. We probably don’t say it enough; but it is appreciated. Looking forward to more travels….

-Jacqui Casavant and Joseph Matkowski

I have had the opportunity to use this travel service for many years.  Always professional, always kind and courteous, and always working for the best price and best travel experience possible for me.  Many times, even on weekends I get a call if they see a problem coming with weather or connections.  My primary contact is Leslie Parenteau, who does an awesome job, but even when she takes a well-deserved day off, any one of her co-workers picks up my travel plans and follows thru with any issues.   Awesome job by all and a pleasure to work with.

—Tom, Hexagon Metrology

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