Our Roots

An American Dream

Immigrating from Armenia to the land of opportunity, 25-year old Vic (Vahik) Sarkisyan found himself home in Glendale, CA with a strong passion for travel. As an individual determined to change the tourism industry, Vic opened the doors to SVH Travel in 1993, with nothing but a desk to his name. Although the business was operating at a loss for the first few years, his persistence in providing travelers with a better experience was vivid, as he worked two other minimum-wage jobs to scrape up enough cash to pay SVH Travel’s monthly cubicle rent.

Our Foundation

Hard Work Pays Off

As several years passed by, SVH Travel began making a name for itself in the local community. Business exponentially grew as travelers began spreading the word of their positive experiences. To ensure the highest level of customer service, Vic always redirected the office phone to his cellular, in the case of emergency calls. SVH Travel was responsive 24 hours-a-day for any and all clients who experienced complications, had questions or needed emergency help with changing their reservations. By 2007, SVH Travel was awarded Apple Vacation’s Crystal Agency Award, which signified the firm as one of the West Coast’s most premier travel companies.

Our Mission

Looking Ahead

Today, SVH Travel employs over a dozen representatives who are all driven for the same purpose, to plan the perfect travel experience with insightful support along the way. We stay true to our roots and work hard to ensure all SVH Travelers are well taken care of, which means hidden fees, deceptive practices, and prioritizing profits have no place here. SVH Travel was built on an authentic travel-planning experience principle and we hold ourselves to the highest standards in the industry.


Apple Vacations
Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Live Aqua
RIU Hotels & Resorts
Travel Weekly

Platinum Apple Agency (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Most Mexico/Caribbean Sales (2004)
Top Producer – West Coast Gateways (2007, 2008)
Crystal Apple Agency (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Hawaii MVP (2016, 2017)

Top Producer Award (2011, 2012)
Outstanding Sales (2014, 2015)

Premier Agency Partner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Top Producer (2014)

Top Producer – USA (2009 – 2017)
Top Seller – West Coast (2016)

Magellan Award for Innovative Drone Videos (2015)

Meet the Crew

Find Your SVH Travel Consultant

Anelya Hakobyan

Flights, European & Foreign Packages

Anet Khodaverdi

Flights, Hotels, Local & Ocean Liner Cruises

Anna Ghukasyan

Flights, Hotels, Local Cruises

Edwin Sarkisian

Chief Operations Officer

Grace Sarokhanian

Client Relations Manager

Jacob Sarkisian

Mexico & Caribbean Vacations

Jasmine Matsakyan

Mexico, Caribbean, & Hawaii Vacations, Local Cruises

Karmela Gezalian

Mexico, Caribbean, & Hawaii Vacations, Local Cruises

Liana Akhiyan

Mexico, Caribbean, & Hawaii Vacations, European & Foreign Packages, Local & Ocean Liner Cruises, River Cruises

Mark Mikaelyan

Mexico & Caribbean Vacations

Nazeli Asriyan

Flights, Hotels

Ruzanna Aslanyan

European & Foreign Packages, Oceanliner & River Cruises

Starr Vardanyan

Mexico, Caribbean, & Hawaii Vacations, European & Foreign Packages, Local & Ocean Liner Cruises, River Cruises

Tina Ghevondyan

Mexico, Caribbean, & Hawaii Vacations, Flights, European & Foreign Packages

Vic Sarkisyan

Chief Executive Officer

Ready to plan your next trip?

Because we know we are.