When Vincenzo Conenna founded Venus Travel in 1968, hard work and excellent customer service were instilled as core company values. Venus Travel still subscribes to those values today, making it our priority to ensure attention to detail in every booking, so you don’t have to. We have been lucky to serve customers nationwide, take a look at the experiences our clients have shared.


I absolutely loved working with John! A very easy and simple process. You can definitely trust Venus travel with booking your next trip. This is my first time working with a travel agency and I highly recommend it. Great process and great people!
— Rossana Abate. January 3, 2019

My girlfriend called Venus Travel for a trip to Poland and the next day we had the best prices on the market and the tickets in our hand. He gave us tickets 30% lower than online. I highly recommend working with John and definitely trust this company. Great experience!
— Peter Mierkowski. January 3, 2019

On a recent trip we booked with John/Venus Travel. He went above and beyond to ensue that we had a successful and safe trip. You cannot find service like that booking online. Thanks John.
— Francesco Luigi Pisello. December 28, 2018

A very trustworthy person. He spends time with you and goes above to meet my expectations. He was able to get the best rate to go to Italy. I will recommend him to anyone that is looking to travel.
— Giuseppe Fiduccia. December 16, 2018

John, thank you for all your hard work to make our honeymoon perfect! The resort was nothing short of beautiful with absolutely incredible service! Pat and I cannot wait to return to Excellence! You made all of this so easy for us and so enjoyable.
— Carly Stoller Dalton‎. December 13, 2018

Thank you John for the excellent customer service
— Nick Sanchez. December 6, 2018

I have a big shot out for Venus Travel!!!

Good travel agencies are almost extinct but based on my recent experience I have found one: Thank God for Venus Travel!

I am a first generation Italian from Bari, currently living in Dallas, but having spent a good portion of my life in Chicago, I consider it my home away from home. I recently decided to take my step-son to Italy and found myself in need of a travel agent. I remembered everyone talking about Venus Travel in Chicago and I reached out to John C…he right away made me feel like part of his family and that is very important!

John made the whole process seem simple. The booking was so easy. All I had to do was tell John where and when I was going to Italy and in less than 24 hours, he sent me a proposed itinerary with accommodations and all I had to do was tell him how many nights I would be staying at each city and which hotel. Next he confirmed and finalized the itinerary before booking the flight. There were no headaches or worries, John did all the heavy lifting.

Thank you so much, John! Venus Travel, you’re the best!
— Anna Liberio. December 4, 2018

Thank you so much John, for everything! My family had the best experience and we have memories to last a lifetime. We couldn’t have done this without you!! Grazie!!
— Desiree Versetto Alonzo. November 11, 2018

A big Shout-out to John Conenna aka Mr. Venus Travel.
John, I want to thank you for coming through on making it happen. Your suggestions and expertise has made my son and I plan to travel via Lufthansa to Italy with no problem whatsoever...couldn’t ask for a better travel agency. Best of luck in your continuous success !!!
— John Abbinante‎. November 9, 2018

Anyone looking for a perfect holiday? Look no further than Venus Travel. Just returned from a complicated trip to Greece- trains/planes/boats/multiple hotels/connections. John did a seamless job- not one hitch. Never more relaxing. Can’t wait for the next adventure. Thank you John!!
— Ken Lazzara‎. November 8, 2018

Another amazing trip planned, organized and delivered by John Conenna from Venus Travel! From airfare, hotels, trains, to hotel and airport transfers, John executed it flawlessly! Thank you John! 😊♥️
— Giuseppe Forbici, Joe & Rosa Stanfa. October 13, 2018

Prior to coming to Venus Travel, I had tons of misconceptions regarding the travel agency industry. However, they all melted away rather quickly.
Not only did my fiancée and I save a ton of money by going with John Conenna and Venus Travel, we also had a “man on the ground” back in the U.S. who could handle all of the trip logistics while we were on vacation in Positano.

John Conenna is extremely underrated as a travel agent. He was available when we needed him and he had complete control of every situation, despite being half a world away.

Will I go to Venus Travel again? Odds are, I’ll work with John on every vacation I take for the rest of my life.
If you are booking a trip and trying to use any of the countless online tools, my advice is this: “Don’t do that. Call John Conenna!
— Rick Young. September 25, 2018

John was so pleasant to work with! He had everything ready for us so we didn’t have to worry about a single thing. Definitely makes the travel experience a breeze! Highly recommend using Venus Travel for all your vacation needs.
— Joanne Nicole Gugliuzza. August 17, 2018

John is amazing!!! My family and I have worked with him for years. He’s always been a pleasure to work with and goes above and beyond! We just returned from an unforgettable trip to Italy. John, thank you for all your recommendations on sites to visit and places to stay!!!
Can’t wait to plan our next getaway
— Caterina Renghini. August 17, 2018

John thank you for everything! It was a pleasure to work with you from beginning to end. Our Italy trip was amazing thanks to your expert planning and organization. The tours you had us on were great and your hotel choices were right on point for our family. We had a blast and were sad to leave. Until next time!
— Jennifer Catomy Cassata. August 14, 2018

Thanks John, for being available 24/7 to straighten out the issues I caused during this time. I should have listened to you, but I did not and then you came to the rescue. Many thanks also, for connecting me with local people after hours to try to help me out. You provided unsurpassed personalized service, simply the best!
— MarchElla Lostumbo. July 29, 2018

Thanks John Connena!!! We had a great vacations in Mykonos/Santorini, Greece!!!
— Gigi Javier Eres‎. July 21, 2018

Without giving it any thought I decided one evening to book a 2 week stay at the Hilton Sorrento Palace, 3 weeks prior to departure. Then reality set in when I discovered how difficult it was to book a flight. Enter Venus Travel and my new friend John C. His agency is 5 minutes away from where I was staying. We walked in and within 20 minutes we had the perfect flight and 3 exciting day tours in Sorrento. I live in Las Vegas but I will always be booking my trips through Venus Travel with John😁
— Rowena Cheely. July 18, 2018

John has been taking care of my parent’s travel to Italy for years! He always delivers personalized service and finds the best prices on flights. He is a valued and trusted friend, who is always easy to reach and provides A+ customer service. Tanti Grazie!!!!
— Lisa Zaffina-Brooks. July 14, 2018

John has gone above and beyond to help us plan our trips! Even when our trips are last minute and we only give him a two week notice! Sorry about that John! :) Last summer he planned an incredible trip to Italy for my husband and I that could not have gone any better! Today, we walked in just with a few questions about our next destination and right away he greeted us with a smile and welcomed us right in. Immediately he went over airfare, hotels, and transportation and found us the best deals. Can’t wait to take our next trip thanks to Venus Travel!
— Maggie Gadk. July 11, 2018

For the second time, John has helped us plan a flawless trip to Italy. First it was Southern Italy, this time Northern Italy. The entire trip without a hitch! Thanks again...can’t wait for the next one!
— Karen Corriero. July 3, 2018

Venus Travel is an outstanding travel agency,
and John is a joy to work with! He goes out of his way to provide you with the best travel experience possible. I’ve been going to him since 2002, and enjoyed absolutely fabulous tours of Europe. Venus Travel covers the glob,-anywhere you want to go, John is an expert. If you want a superior trip, go to Venus Travel. See your vacation dreams come true!
— Carolyn C. Paprocki. July 1, 2018

Thank you, John, for all your help in making our stay in Paris so wonderful! The Balmoral Hotel was in a great location and we had a phenomenal time - within walking distance to so much!
— Nancy Panzarella Konrath‎. June 28, 2018

Thanks, John, for all the help planning this dream trip! Venus Travel doesn’t disappoint!! So many memories already and we’re not even halfway through.
— Carl Krzystofczyk & Christine Krzystofczyk. June 15, 2018

As my trip to Italy is coming to an end, I am reflecting on all of the amazing things my son and I have experienced. I can not thank John enough for making this a spectacular experience. Every single detail was taken care of and even in my forgetful moments, John was there for us every step of the way.... Thank you again from the bottom of my heart, these are memories that we will have forever!!
— MaryJo DiDomenico. June 6, 2018

5 stars. John will pick up the phone 24/7. The best.
— Maxymilian Robert Bujalski. June 7, 2018

Just got back from an amazing trip to Italy thanks to Venus Travel. John was available at any time of the day to answer any questions we might have had. Would recommend booking through him for your future trip!! Thanks again!
— Angela Lollino. June 6, 2018

If you’re looking to travel, you need to go no further than Venus Travel. Family owned for many years owner John is the best in the business.

He will bend over backwards to make sure your vacation is amazing. Years in the business is a statement in itself. You want great service and a more than fair price , Venus Travel is the one you go with.
— Bob C. June 5, 2018

Credible and caring travel agent. A true professional.
— Don Ciochon. June 1, 2018

Professionalità e cortesia!!!
— ariarosaria Sarnataro. May 31, 2018

Awesome people! Very professional, highly recommended! 😁
— connie Arcaro-Marotta. May 31, 2018

John planned a 16 day trip through Italy and not one thing went wrong. Excellent planning by Venus Travel.
— John Hansen. May 31, 2018

Working with John at Venus Travel was wonderful; I would never go to another agent or agency! My fiancé and I thought we had found a deal online for airline tickets for our vacation to Italy (despite a 22-hour layover). With 10 minutes of giving John this information, he got on the phone and saved us over $500.00 on our tickets, got us better seats AND a 1-hour layover. He also arranged a transportation service to pick us up and drop us off from and to the airport. John was very attentive and flexible while working with us to plan this trip, and he was always available whenever we had a question or a request. Currently, we are planning our destination wedding through John at Venus Travel and we couldn’t be happier with his dedication, even making 5 A.M. calls to our wedding coordinator abroad! Would happily recommend Venus Travel to anyone.
— Maria Rizzo. May 30, 2018

Absolutely love Venus Travel!!! I have been going to Venus Travel for over 20 years now. John is very good and very friendly, and a great guy to know. My Mom and Dad used to go Venus Travel for their trips to Italy. John’s father, who was a great man, always took care of my parents. Venus Travel is a name you can trust and with John’s level of experience and knowledge, you will always get best prices. Take it from me. You want to Fly? Go to Venus Travel and you will not regret it. Promise.
— George Scardullo. May 18, 2018

Venus Travel has helped me book several trips to Europe over the past few years, and has always done an outstanding job. John is friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated to putting together the best possible package for his clients, from value to itinerary to finding great hotel options.
— Andrew Daglas. May 17, 2018

Fabulous service!!! We booked a trip to Italy (my favorite place on earth) and everything was smooth as could be. We travel a lot - and will be using them again! Thanks so much!!
— Liz K. October 5, 2017

Just returned from an amazing anniversary vacation to Mexico, booked by John from Venus Travel. Location was perfect, resort was excellent, gourmet, adults only, all inclusive - what more can you ask for! Thank you John for your help, patience, and always answering your phone when I had any questions! You’re the best!
— ‎Ella Swanson‎. September 17, 2017

John was fantastic! Helped us plan an incredible trip to Greece! Our family had an amazing time and are so grateful to have had the help from Venus Travel to make this trip happen!
— Alexandrea Rizzo. August 27, 2017

John knows what he is doing! He helped plan a month long trip in Italy for my son & I - coordinating friends joining us along the way! Not a easy task keeping track of 7 people on different schedules but John ROCKED it!
— Melissa Ciske. August 16, 2017

We just got back from an amazing and well planned trip to Italy! This was our second time using Venus Travel for a long vacation and, as usual, everything went perfectly! From the transportation arrangements to the room accommodations and tour appointments, everything was on point. Venus Travel is a trusted company who truly cares about your travel experiences. I will definitely be using them again in the future!
— Angela Santucci. August 11, 2017

Thank you John Conenna for helping us go on our dream vacation. Italy was amazing!
— Donald Gontarek‎ . August 6, 2017

John is a great travel agent. He finds great prices and is there whenever you need him, day or night.
— Peter Christopher. August 3, 2017

John, thanks for your advice, the Grand Melia in Puerto Rico was amazing. Thanks for all your help, another vacation in the books. Thanks to Venus Travel and the Mayor of Belmont Ave... John C.....lol.
— Joe Parrella‎. July 22, 2014

John is an amazing agent. He is always there when you need him. We booked our trip with Venus Travel and we couldn’t have been happier. John was texting and communicating with us at all hours of the day and week. I would recommend John and Venus Travel to anyone. Don’t go anywhere else, he knows where to go and how to get there, but better than that he listens to your wants and needs, and makes dreams come true. THANK YOU JOHN!!!!!!
— William Caddick. July 6, 2017

I would like to thank John Conenna and Venus Travel for an ideal vacation with my mom. Our adventure consisted of planes, hotels, cars, a train, and a ferry which was flawless as we traveled to Trieste, Roma, Santorini and Mykonos. John’s knowledge in the travel business made planning this trip effortless and his recommendations were excellent. I will have no hesitation in planning my next trip with Venus Travel. John is a true professional in the travel field.
— Helene Ruzzier‎. July 6, 2017

John you are awesome!!! Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty. Looking forward to booking all future travel through Venus Travel.
— David Macri‎. March 17, 2017

I use John at Venus Travel for all my travel needs. Its always a great experience, John knows the industry and it helps. He is always there to help and answer questions or concerns. The customer service is second to none.
— Mike S. March 12, 2017

Great vacation!!
— Maria Urvina‎. August 6, 2016

What a great guy!!! Great vacation!!!! Thank you for a vacation of a Lifetime!!!
— Mina Stanfa. July 18, 2016

Just got back from our honeymoon in Playa del Carmen. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to the end! Thank you John!
— Ben Antao. June 26, 2016

We just returned from beautiful Italy. Thank you John, for the excellent service you provided from the first days of planning all the way to the last day of our trip! We could have never put together by ourselves an itinerary so detailed as you did...from the spectacular hotels to all the amazing tours..we couldn’t be happier as to how wonderful our vacation was. We appreciate the personal customer service you provided to us, and we thank you for assisting us with this most memorable, once in a lifetime vacation our family experienced together!!

5 star rating for John at Venus Travel..be sure to call him to plan your next vacation!
— Linda Socha DeLarco. June 15, 2016

Venus Travel is everything that you look for when you are traveling. I have been using Venus, as well all my family and friends, for years now for all of my traveling needs. The owner, John, is truly invested to his customers and does everything he can to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Just recently, I expressed interest in traveling out of the country and John kept tabs on ticket prices and stayed in contact until I was ready to purchase. In the past when I had issues with flights getting cancelled or delayed, John was on it. While everyone was waiting in the dreaded airport customer service line, John had me on the next flight. Traveling can be a stressful experience, but knowing that I could always call John for any issues puts me at ease. Not only are the services provided excellent, but also the Venus Travel team is super friendly and welcoming.
— Jessica Giannini. March 23, 2016

I can’t express the amazing service Venus Travel has to offer. My friends and I booked a trip to Cancun, Mexico through John and just arrived back from it today. Our vacation didn’t begin too well, due to a flight cancellation and a very unhelpful United staff. However, luckily for us, we had John constantly in contact with us to get us on the next flight to Cancun.

He got us on the next best flight and at that point, we finally felt that our vacation was on to a good start, thanks to John of course. Again, on the last morning of our vacation, we woke up to a text message from United saying that our flight would be delayed by four hours. At this point, we contacted John, who yet again dropped everything he was doing to ensure that we would be able to get on a flight home as soon as possible. And again, he did, getting us on an even better, earlier flight.

I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for John and Venus Travel, this would not have been our ideal vacation. Service like the type Venus Travel has to offer is extremely hard to find. They make their clients feel safe at all times while traveling and always made themselves available to ensure everything runs smoothly. I would highly recommend this travel agency to anyone ever traveling, and I am positive that they will get nothing but incredible service! Thanks again John!!
— Ceeleeuhh Anconaa, June 10, 2015

John, thank you so much for once again making dream vacations come true! The Honeymooners Lauren and Thad are having a spectacular time in Italy. Your attention to detail in planning this trip is amazing. Gracie! Gracie! Gracie!
— Barbara Mascio Rominski‎. May 16, 2015

Love Venus Travel, the service is great!
— Judie Killian. March 27, 2014

Thanks to John Conenna at Venus Travel for all of his assistance in organizing a destination wedding at the Hard Rock Cancun for over 100 people! It was a beautiful trip...the resort was incredible! Thanks for all of your hard work!!!
— Maria Pavone Macek‎. March 17, 2014

John did an amazing job planning our 10 day Italian honeymoon. Would recommend Venus Travel to anyone planning a trip, of any scale. Felt like family from the minute I walked in the door. We will be back!
— Natalie C. May 14, 2013

Thank you Venus Travel for seamless honeymoon planning. We are ecstatic about our upcoming trip!
— Natalie Clifford‎. February 21, 2013

I have booked many trips through you guys throughout the years, and I wouldn’t go anywhere else! Thanks for the excellent service, ALWAYS!!
— Tami Thomasy‎. January 3, 2012

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Venus Travel for such a great turn out today for the Avon Grand Opening! Yummy Pizza for sure!
— Lisa Williams‎. October 31, 2010

Yes I am officially a fan....gotta love Venus Travel.
— Luciana Loglisci‎. May 22, 2010

He was a very nice and helpful guy, and the package we got was affordable for our vacation, it was perfecto
— Elvin Comas

Great service and friendly. John is a people person willing to help in any way he can. He answered any calls, at any time. Thank you John!
— luigi pisello

Loved this place. John is very good, a profesional who will listen to your needs.
— Maxymilian Bujalski