About Us

Elite Travel is your best travel resource when researching, planning and booking your next trip!  Whether you are interested in corporate or leisure travel, groups or singles vacations, our experienced agents can help you find the right destination and vendor to meet your needs.

Our agents can meet with you personally to answer your questions, make recommendations, and be an advocate for you!  Online travel sites promise big deals but don't have resources for you to ask questions or call for more information.  Book your next trip with the experts and rest assured that your travel arrangements are in good hands!


Dede Arnold

Dede has 7 years as a travel agent plus 5 years as a flight attendant/IOE Instructor. She has a degree in Travel & Tourism with Business Accounting, along with a Communications Degree. Dede's widespread travel  experience makes her an ideal agent to plan a variety of tours and trips in the United States and internationally!

Dede lives outside of Freeport with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new destinations.

Here are some examples that Dede is a specialist in: Disney, AMResort Master Agent, Sandals, Apple Vacations, Legoland Florida, Club Med, Discovery Cove, Universal Studios, Marriott hotels/resorts, RIU resorts, Globus Tours to name a few. She loves to research new locations and has a passion for travel. She can be reached at the office at (815) 232-7777 or by e-mail 


Annette Schlichting

Hello, my name is Annette! I have been a Travel Agent for over 11 years. I, along with members of my family and friends, have been on many cruises and enjoy traveling.  With firsthand experience and extensive knowledge of cruising and traveling, I have all the right connections to talk to regarding your next ship-trip or Apple Vacation or any of your travel needs!  I work with all tour companies, hotels, and all cruise lines. In my free time, I live with my husband in Pearl City and enjoy spending time with my two children and my grandchildren.

Annette is a Cruise Specialist, Disney Specialist, AMResorts Master Agent, and Sandals Specialist.  I can be reached by cell phone (815) 291-4394 or by e-mail .