Autistic Travelers and Their Families Find Their New Travel Buddy and Guide in Local NJ Businesswomen

Local travel advisor, Diane Gagliardo, is a certified autism travel expert who promises a safe, comfortable and hassle-free vacation for people with special needs and their families.

Flemington, NJ – November 14, 2017 – Good news for people with special needs who love to travel but are worried about the typical challenges. Leading travel advisor, Diane Gagliardo, assures autism-friendly, expert travel services and care to ensure a stress-free vacation for families with members on the spectrum. Gagliardo is the owner of Cruise Planners® franchise based in Flemington, N.J. and is a Certified Autism Travel Professional. She has been planning vacations for families of autism for more than five years.

“Families with people who have special needs love to travel, however, traveling for families with members on the autism spectrum can be a little different and there are challenges at every step,” said Diane Gagliardo, a Cruise Planners travel advisor specializing in autism-friendly escapes. “From dietary restrictions to sensory awareness issues, and many other challenges, there can be a lack of support when it comes to vacations that force these families to not travel. I am determined to help families overcome these obstacles by customizing autism-friendly vacations.”


Through planning autism-friendly vacations, Gagliardo provides a customized vacation based on each family’s unique needs and challenges. The planning process starts with a free consultation to uncover the family’s dreams and desires. “I gather a comprehensive understanding of each special requirement and each traveler ’s strengths, challenges, potential trigger points and special diet requirements. Families that have children on the spectrum may not have time to plan a vacation that matches the specific needs of the special needs traveler to guarantee the most comfortable holiday for everyone.

Based on the family’s desires, Diane, executes the entire travel plan from booking to departure. From cruise and flights to accommodation and meals, everything is intentionally planned by Cruise Planners and designed to be an autism-friendly escape. Gagliardo also takes into consideration room specifics such as room type, bedding requirements and room location. Whether a client books an autism-friendly cruise or an autism-friendly resort, they will get access to Gagliardo’s full range of services.

“I will speak directly to the Executive Chef or Food and Beverage Manager at the vacation venue to ensure all the special needs are met for special travelers. I will make all arrangements in advance, so travelers can relax. My team and I are here to guarantee a safe, amazing and unforgettable vacation for you.”


Gagliardo is certified through IBCCES (The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards). The certification demands high competency in 10 areas, including basic concept of autism, sensory awareness and perspective of parents with special needs children.

“The joy of connecting people through food, vacations and togetherness brings me so much happiness, and it is a gratifying experience to send people on vacations who would not otherwise have this fun and relaxing escape,” Gagliardo said. “I am dedicated to ensuring a happy and hassle-free vacation for people with special needs and their families.”

For more information about Diane Gagliardo, please call 908-905-0555, or visit

About Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners®, an independently owned and operated home-based franchise, is part of the American Express Travel Representative network and the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise company in the travel industry. Cruise Planners’ travel professionals independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients around the world. Diane Gagliardo owns a Cruise Planners franchise based in Flemington, N.J. and specializes in autism friendly escapes.

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Company Name: Cruise Planners – Autism Friendly Escapes
Contact Person: Diane Gagliardo
Phone: 908-905-0555
City: Flemington
State: NJ
Country: United States