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Travel to Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Africa and Beyond!2001 Artesia Blvd. – Suite 102
Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310-379-7600 Mon-Fri 7am – 6pm www.SpringboardVacations.com Owners: Ruth & Warren Grau
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
“Extraordinary Travel Experiences” are the specialty of this high end luxury travel agency; and upon entry into the offices of Springboard Vacations, ‘extraordinary’ begins to take form. Designed by Ruth Grau, the entrance (which doubles as a conference room) is classic simplicity with window treatments that hint at travel experiences to come. A staff of ten, work in open space with a windowed wall that seems to extend the office into the outdoor space.
Ruth and Warren Grau started Springboard Vacations in the spare bedroom of their Redondo Beach home in 2001. In 2004, they moved into offices in Manhattan Beach and relocated to the current location in 2010 – a 6 minute walk from their home.
The Graus are native Australians and brought extensive travel industry experience to their business: she as Vice President of Newmans South Pacific Vacations – a major tour operator – he as a district sales manager for Air New Zealand and Tourism Australia. Their passion for the travel business is obvious as Ruth stated: “We’re lucky we get to send people to nice parts of the world.”
Their collective expertise and experience inspired them to do something different: to offer travelers to Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Africa vacation experiences that were far from ordinary – unique, sophisticated escapes.
Springboard Vacations’ commitment to deliver authentic experiences, unique itineraries, value and service for clients drives their success. It has earned 18 national and international awards and international recognition and Springboard vacations have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post and the New York Times. Viewers of Good Morning America voted one of Springboard’s vacations the “Ultimate Family Vacation”.
Springboard Vacations’ client base is sprinkled with celebrities – singer Pink and husband Corey Hart, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Danny McBride and political figures; for example, Chairman Dave Camp of the United States House of Representatives Ways & Means Committees and US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.
High expectations abound with wealthy clientele and at Springboard, designing personal itineraries is a relished art form.