stella-with-fatherTour Plan International is a Virginia corporation locally owned and operating in the Richmond area since 1966. We are a full-service travel agency located at 4915 Fitzhugh Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.

  • We offer the finest in service and computer technology.
  • We are a family business – a small, closely held corporation. The result for you is personalized attention to your every travel need.
  • We are proud of our travel consultants and the degree of attention and experience they offer to our clients. All have been extensively trained and are constantly updating their expertise in travel related automation, resort knowledge through educational seminars and in the art of anticipating and exceeding our clients’ travel needs.

Stella Capocelli Carter
President

Karen D. Capocelli
Travel Consultant

Kissy Gordon
Travel Consultant

Bev Beazley
Independent Travel Consultant

Stephany Capocelli Pishko
Group Travel Specialist

Evelyn Bell
Independent Travel Consultant

Tammy Nolen
In Memoriam

 

Stella Capocelli Carter

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Stella was raised in Rome, Italy with Italian as her first language. After attending school in both Italy and the US, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA degree in Government and Foreign Affairs and an undeclared minor in Italian Studies.

As President and Owner of Tour Plan International, Ltd., Stella specializes in Group trips, church trips, corporate incentives and Italy travel. Involved in the creation of local Travel Agency Groups, recognized nationally as an expert trial witness for the SABRE reservation system, recognized by the Italian Tourism Board as an Italy expert, she also is a member of various professional associations and a volunteer of local organizations. Stella served as the Assistant Chairperson of the first Richmond Italian American Original Street Festival, currently serves as the President of the Italian American Business & Professional Societa’ , is an active parishioner of St. Michael Catholic church including being a member of the Parish Council, CRHP 5, and having worked with Religious Ed at various levels from Elementary through retreat planning for Confirmation, member of JAM interviewing team, Capital Campaign Committee Event Planning, Eucharistic Minister at church and at Our Lady of Hope and planning trips for the congregation.

Happily married to Stuart, Stella is a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and is a mother of two legacies both of them of the HOKIE persuasion!

When she’s not working, Stella loves traveling to Italy, the Caribbean and is always ready to go anywhere with you and shop til you drop!!

Vittorio Capocelli

Tammy Nolen

In Memoriam

Graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987, Tammy started working in the travel industry in 1996. Her employment with Tour Plan International, Ltd. commenced in January 1997.

Tammy has travelled extensively through the Caribbean, the 49 contiguous United States, Alaska and Hawaii and Italy. Her specialty is in Meeting and Incentive Travel and she has been known to perform small miracles for her vacation and corporate clientele.

Blessed with a quick smile and a fondness for Powhatan inspired humorous stories, Tammy is most likely the most beloved agent of the company. With clients and vendors hailing from coast to coast, she is always there to answer questions, put out fires and extend an incomparable level of service!

When she’s not helping others, Tammy’s hobbies include traveling, reading, cooking, wine tasting, Zumba and trying to keep up with Steve and his geocaching adventures.

Karen D. Capocelli

Graduating from Longwood College in 1981 with a B.S. in Social Work, Karen has been employed at Tour Plan International since September 1997 in the back office/accounting department. Recently, she made the move to the travel agent side of the business and absolutely loves it! She loves determining what interests our clients have and then researching vacation packages, hotels, tours, and transportation to suit their desires.

Karen’s passion gravitates towards food, wine and travel. She supposes that this all began in 1980 when her future husband and she took a trip to Italy to visit his family. It was the first time she had ever flown as well as the first time she had ever ventured from the east coast. After visiting Rome, Naples, Ischia and Capri, she remains in awe over the beauty of these places and a very willing taste tester of every unfamiliar meal, or wine, put in front of her!

Since then, her travels have taken her to Italy several times and included Venice, Florence, Orvieto, Cinque Terre, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and the beaches around Gaeta. She has also travelled to Switzerland, Paris, the South of France, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, San Juan, Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta, Toronto, the Finger Lakes region, California, Washington state, Arizona, New Mexico, New Orleans, Chicago, New York city, Maine, Rhode Island, the Florida Keys, Miami, the Gulf coast, Nashville, Charleston, and Savannah.

When she’s not busy achieving perfection in planning trips, Karen enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and gardening.

Stephany Capocelli Pishko

Stephany was born in Rome, Italy and moved to the States at the tender age of 5. Having attended local Richmond schools, upon graduating from J.R. Tucker High School, she was fully prepared to enroll at Longwood College. As is so often the case with family businesses, Mario, her father and co-founder of Tour Plan International, Ltd. just happened to have an opening with her name on it … so, the saga began. Bitten by the travel bug, college went by the wayside and exams, job interviews became something for which Stephany had no need – she had found her niche!

Shortly after her employment, the Capocelli brothers embarked on different paths and SuperTravel, Ltd. was formed. Stephany was fully trained as a professional travel agent eventually becoming a master at the art of building relationships all over the world – with clients, hoteliers, tour operators, guides and airlines – relationships that still today play an essential role in creating unique, upscale and reliable group travel adventures. Stephany still practices the same business principles introduced to her many years ago by her father and other great European mentors. Tour Plan International was proud to welcome Stephany back to our organization in 2000.

Her travels have taken her to many ends of the earth and her particular areas of expertise lie in European and Caribbean destinations. Stephany has enjoyed working with a diverse clientele over the years, with a current concentration in organizing fun, but intellectually stimulating journeys for the legal industry.

Maggie Capocelli Dunfee

Evelyn Bell

Embarking into the travel industry in 1969, Evelyn’s professional career began upon graduation from Liberty Travel School. Her experience has ranged from working for Liberty Travel in Philadelphia for 10 years to working in reservations for the Loews’ Hotel Group and finally to SuperTravel where she worked as a Coordinator for leisure, corporate and personal travel worldwide from 1981 to 1998. Evelyn enjoys travel, reading, dancing theater and great restaurants. We are proud and honored to welcome Evelyn back to the Tour Plan family as an Independent Travel Consultant.

Kissy Gordon

Born in Panama City, Panama, Kissy was raised in Panama with Spanish as her first language. After moving to the US, she graduated with a BA in High School Spanish Education and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling.

Growing up with a father who worked for the airlines, afforded Kissy the opportunity to travel from a young age, inspiring her passion for travel. She began her career in the travel industry 27 years ago, specializing in cruises, adventure and group travel.

Kissy is happily married to Mark, is a mother of two and a proud grandmother of one, with a second grand baby on the way. She is a supporter of FeedMore and participates with Meals on Wheels.

When she’s not working, Kissy loves to travel! Her motto is “Have Bags Will Travel.”

Bev Beazley

Bev is a Richmond native who graduated from Longwood College and University of Virginia with degrees and endorsements in Education & Exceptional Education.

After taking her first cruise in 1980, she got the “travel bug”. She spent afternoons, weekends, and summer vacations while teaching, working at a local agency learning all she could about the travel industry. Since 1984, she has worked for agencies in Richmond /Fredericksburg areas as an Independent Travel Consultant. She specializes in cruises, honeymoons, and all inclusive leisure travel.

Bev is married to Chris, has one son, Jason, and 2 beautiful granddaughters, Caroline (4) and Phoebe Kate (7months). She is a member of Regency Woman’s Club (General Federation of Woman’s Club-VA), serves on local committees with Easter Seals UCP ,and volunteers with FeedMore.

When she is not spending time with family and friends, Bev loves to attend UVA sports, quilt, and of course, TRAVEL!