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At Nowak Tours, we pride ourselves on designing trips that are as enjoyable and carefree as possible for our travelers. We offer customized itineraries, so our travelers can enjoy a trip that meets all of their needs as well as their budget. Nearly all of our tours include a Company Tour Manager on each motor coach from departure to return, which allows your staff to maximize their time with their group members, leaving the logistics and trip details to us.

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Tour Manager of the Week: Lynette Marr - Nowak Tours
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8 May

Tour Manager of the Week: Lynette Marr

 

CONGRATS, LYNETTE! You’re Tour Manger of the week!

Lynette has been a Tour Manager at Nowak Tours since June 5, 2013. Prior to becoming a TM, she taught math, science, and social studies in her hometown of Orrville for 35 years. She also taught gifted and talented kids in the same subjects in grades 4-8. Her favorite destination to share with the students? Once again, DC. “Watching the eyes of first-time visitors to the city as they stand in front of the Lincoln Memorial and exclaim, “Wow, it’s sooo big!” is always a highlight of the trip. And no matter how many times I see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, it is always moving and inspiring.”

FUN FACTS!

Q: What is the funniest thing that has happened to you while on one of our tours?

A: The incident that was pretty amusing, at least for the group I was leading, involved being picked from the audience at a Blue Man Group performance in Chicago for the “Twinkie Date” skit. I spent 10 to 15 minutes on stage as the “date” for a dinner that included Twinkies, gifts, and a lot of laughs from the audience. Although I was mortified at being chosen, the experience was one of the highlights of my career as a tour manager!

Q: Do you have any advice for future Tour Managers?

A: Always act with confidence and kindness. Ask your guests for their input – it’s their trip and your job as a tour manager is to make it the best trip they have ever had! And treat your driver well. The relationship between the two of you is like a marriage – it takes both of you to make everything work!

Q: Any random thoughts or fun facts you would like to share?

A: I always love to stop at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. Because most of my travelers are from northern Ohio, I point out that of the eight nurses who died in Vietnam, the only one killed as a direct result of enemy fire was Sharon Ann Lane, who was from Canton, Ohio. A wing of Canton Aultman Hospital, where she worked, has been named after her. I also use the panel with her name to show students how to find a name on the Wall.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, Lynette!