MEET OUR STAFF
We are a full service receptive tour operator for the Midwest, and a custom tour planning operator for all the US and Canada. We are a proud member of TAP (Travel Alliance Partners) which gives us access to over 100 guaranteed departures all over the world. Our specialty is customizing that one of a kind, off the beaten path, outside the box itinerary that is exclusive to only your group. We pride ourselves on same day answers to your questions and quick proposal turn-around.
 
Kim Vance CEO,
Kim grew up in Hendersonville, TN. Getting into the tourism industry was a complete accident. She took a part time job as a front desk clerk while attending nursing school. At the time, she was a single mom and juggling school, a job and a son were too much. Nursing was always her passion until she had to make a decision on what path to take. It was then she realized her true passion was in the travel business. In 1998, Kirk, who she was dating wanted to move back to his hometown of Springfield, MO, so in April of 1998 the three moved to the Ozarks where Kirk and Kim married on New Year's Eve. Kim went to work for Flemming Tours as the sales director. She was with Flemming Tours for 12 years and then the opportunity was given to her to buy the company so she did in June of 2010, and Flemming tours became AdVance Tour & Travel. Kim and her husband are now empty nesters who love to travel, especially on cruises and to Nashville to spend time with their son, Brandon, Lisbeth and grandsons Phoenix and Thomas, and granddaughter Isabella.

Dele Opeifa - Outside Sales
Dele was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. He participated in music and sports programs during his high school years, and continued both into college. Dele earned his Bachelor's degree in Business administration and leadership from Southern Virginia University, where he was a member of the men's basketball team and of the universities premier a Cappella performing group. After earning his degree, Dele spent a year teaching high school leadership and public speaking before he began pursuing a music career. He now performs with the professional a cappella group, reVoiced, and travels the all over the country as well as internationally. His passion for travel and adventure also drives him to explore destinations in his free time. Dele does Outside sales for AdVance Tour & Travel when traveling with reVoiced.

 Suzanne Otec - Operations.
Suzanne was born in Windsor Missouri and then lived in many different states and cities before settling down in the South/Central Missouri area.  She spends all of her free time with her family and indulging in her many interests, which include camping, hiking, kayaking, hunter/jumper/dressage horseback riding and visiting as many new places as she can. She worked for 20+ years in Food/Beverage & Retail Customer Service before making a career change and going into the Dental Field and has worked the last 11 years as a Front Office Manager for a dental specialty office. She has a real passion for travel, seeing new places, new faces and new things. Suzanne works part time for AdVance Tour and Travel in operations.  Suzanne keeps the office running smoothly and loves taking on new challenges.

Barb Snell - Tour Coordinator

Barbara was born in Chicago, has lived in Los Angeles and many places in between. Previously in the Medical Office management arena, then a school teacher, she was looking for a change and a chance to do something different. We are thrilled to have her on board. She has said that travel has always been one of her passions, so she is thrilled to be able to incorporate that in a job. She often tells us how lucky she feels. Barbara loves the outdoors and doing anything outside. A quick trip down to Table Rock Lake happens often with family and friends. She also loves last minute plans and get-togethers and enjoys visiting with people and hearing their stories.

Noma Montgomery - Tour Guide

Noma was born in Carthage, Missouri but grew up in Springfield, Mo. She graduated from Parkview High School and Missouri State University where she met her husband, Kerry Montgomery. For a short time after graduating college, she lived in Kansas City and taught at Truman High School until returning to Springfield to be married. She and Kerry have two sons and four grandsons and they enjoy all the sporting events and activities the boys are involved in. Noma and Kerry love to travel, participate in church activities, and Kerry is an avid golfer. Working as a tour guide in Branson and all over the US for over 20 years has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of Noma’s life. She loves to be meet great new people on her journeys.
   
   

   
      
 

  

 
800-346-7706 ext 302
 

AdVance Tour and Travel
P.O. Box 489
Ozark, MO 65721
 

(417) 485-7445
(Fax) 877-926-8119

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 
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