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Welcome to Research Travel!  We are a woman owned, small business with over 30 years experience in the travel industry.  We are a full service travel agency with specialists for all your travel needs and wants.  Our Corporate Travel Specialists are here to make your business trip as smooth as possible in this ever demanding world.  For your vacation or other leisure travel needs we staff agents who specialize in many niche markets.

Ellen Karpman
  • Ellen's introduction into the world of travel was leaving home at 19 and traveling to the Middle East to experience living in another culture. Once back in the states, her love of travel continued by driving across country as far west as Alaska but also traveling as far south as Florida.

    Once settled back in Washington, DC, she graduated in 1978 from The International Travel Training Courses, Inc. She immediately went to work for a large travel agency on Capitol Hill working with Senate and Congress along with residents living in the surrounding area. She worked her way to become a general manager and eventually bought one of the branch offices in 1984. Despite the many changes in the travel industry, Research Travel remains a small, woman owned business. She has a dedicated staff that help with all travel needs whether they be corporate or leisure reservations.

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