Chima Travel remains a family-run business with co-presidents (cousins) Derek Chima and Lance Chima actively involved in the day-to-day operations. We are fortunate to have a staff of professional Destination Specialists who will expertly guide you through your entire trip-planning process and help you make smart travel decisions.


We've come a long way since our beginnings in 1918 and we'd love the opportunity to earn your business. Our success is a testament to our never-ending commitment to offering our loyal customers both unbeatable prices and uncompromising service.


Through the years, Chima Travel has received numerous industry awards, and our affiliation with the Ensemble Travel Network allows us to keep a direct pulse on the latest developments in our ever-changing industry and affords us access to the best available prices.

At Chima Travel, we realize that our loyal clients are our most valuable assets, and we will do everything possible to make your next trip a truly wonderful experience.  Please feel free to ​contact us if we can assist with upcoming travel plans.

MEET THE CHIMAS

Lance Chima

Lance Chima

Lance is a 3rd generation family business owner and extremely proud to manage his travel agency. Lance has a strong commitment to community engagement as well as customer and employee satisfaction. He is a past president of The Rotary Club of Akron where he is currently a member as well as Akron’s Commerce Club. Lance and his wife, MaryLou, have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Derek Chima

Derek Chima

Derek is a 3rd generation family business owner and brings over 3 decades of travel experience to the Chima Travel sales force. Derek is recognized at Chima Travel for his extensive knowledge of cruising, cruise infrastructure, and cruise itineraries. Derek has traveled all over the world and enjoys sharing insights of past trips to his clients and fellow travel agents.

Brian Chima

Brian Chima

Brian is a 4th generation Chima Travel agent. He is proud to work at his family’s business and eager to see the world. Brian has traveled to 34 countries and has high hopes of traveling to many more. Brian lived 1 year in China where he was an assistant marketing teacher at a private university in The Henan Province. 
Brian was accepted in the "Top 30 under 30" travel agents in 2015. 

OUR AMAZING TEAM

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HEATHER FAIRCHILD

VP of Corporate Travel

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LISA BROWN

Corporate Travel

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SANDI HENDRICKSON

Corporate Travel

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MICHELLE STAUCH

Leisure Travel

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JEN MORGAN

Leisure Travel

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ROBIN GILMORE

Leisure Travel

OUR OUTSIDE AGENTS

Carolyn Lindow

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Sandra Williams

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Carol Castellucci-Miller

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Brenda Hubert

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