PO Box 13349 Des Moines, IA 50310-0349
(515) 287 3170

Rick South, Jr.


515-368-8330 - Direct Line

rsouth@ttcdsm.com - email

Places I've been:  

Caribbean:  Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, St. John, St. Thomas, St. Bart’s

Europe:  Austria, Belgium, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

Middle East:  Israel

Mexico:  Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta

USA:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Texas

Asia:  China, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines

Cruises:  Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Disney Cruise Lines, Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Lines

River Cruises:  Amsterdam to Brussels (Avalon), Paris & Normandy (Uniworld) , the Rhine (Uniworld) , the Danube (Avalon), The South of France (Uniworld)

About me: 

I've been working in the travel industry since I was a teenager.  My mom started The Travel Center in 1976 and I delivered tickets (when there were physical, paper tickets!), put together itineraries and mailed out brochures.  I then went to travel school, worked full time and went to Iowa State University.  I was a corporate travel agent with Pioneer Hi-Bred, ran a branch office in Altoona and then became the owner of The Travel Center when Elvira South (my mother) retired in 2004.  I've been through a lot of changes through the years including how we do business, airline consolidations, destination offerings, technology upgrades and the internet. 

My specialty is international airline tickets and domestic and international group tickets.  I've been on numberous river cruises and ocean cruises as well as traveling to exotic destinations as well as frequent trips to the Caribbean and Europe.  I would be happy to help you with any travel requests you have. 

Give me a call or send me an email!