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Birkmayer Travel

Birkmayer Travel has been serving the needs of savvy travelers in the Capital District and nationwide for over 100 years!



Meet the Team

Patrick Jones 

Patrick is our independent contractor, travel consultant and group specialist. He specializes in luxury groups and customized flexible independent travel experiences geared to individuals, couples, but mostly groups. After an early retirement in 2014, he started a new career in the travel industry and has done five Europe River Cruises, and hosted and led three of them in that time. In addition, he has packaged customed FIT land based tours in Scotland, Italy, Ireland, the Canadian Rockies and Alaska. 

For more information about this any upcoming trips, email him at

Candy Lent

Candy has over 30 years of world travel and sales experience. She can cover any and every aspect of travel needs and planning. Your dream vacation? She will make it come true.

Linda Brooks

Linda has been with Birkmayer travel since 1980. She specializes in domestic and international air tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations. She manages all of Birkmayer's corporate accounts. Need Travel Insurance? She can also help you with that!



About the Owner

Elana Glinert

Elana has been immersed in crafting expert travel packages since 1988 for multi-generational families, groups, honeymoons, guided and independent tours, cruises and river cruises. Whatever is on your bucket list, she can make it a reality for you.  She specializes in attention to detail and is not happy with the trip until you are. 

Her specialties are all inclusive resorts, river cruises, Israel and Egypt.