Meet Shannon McAfee

Travel Agent for Journeys Travel Inc.   

Travel and exploration is in my bones and is truly a passion of mine. I count my lucky stars every day that I get to help others craft travel experiences they will never forget. I have helped numerous couples and families over the years to plan their honeymoons, destination weddings, group travel for birthday, anniversary or milestone celebrations, or just simply a vacation to give my clients the short break they need, but the memories that will last them a lifetime. My clients have traveled all over the world, including the Caribbean and Mexico, Thailand, Australia, Italy, Greece, Spain, just to name a few and also as close to home as Florida, including Disney and Universal vacations. 

I consider my own personal travel an essential part of my job so that I can provide my clients first-hand knowledge of destinations and resorts they want to visit. I have traveled extensively to the Caribbean and Mexico as well as Costa Rica, Italy, Greece, Australia Alaska, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida. I will continue to expand my travel experiences to learn about new destinations for my clients. However,  I am fortunate to work with some of the best agents and suppliers in the industry who can share their knowledge about destinations I haven't yet been, but where my clients would like to visit. 

Prior to my job as a travel consultant, I worked as a meeting manager for a company based in Washington, D.C. This job helped me develop the organizational skills and attention to detail needed for my current position. I also created and owned an online toy rental company, which I often refer to as my Masters program because it taught me so many things about starting and growing a business.

A couple of interesting things about me: I wrote a children's book, which my cousin illustrated, and I wrote the lyrics for a song, which has been produced locally in Virginia Beach and is available for streaming. I am a lover of music of all kinds, the beach, red wine and, of course, tacos! Above all, family is most important to me and I currently live in Virginia Beach with my husband and three wonderful girls.

 

Palace Resorts PRO Specialist ~ Marriott Hotel Excellence ~ Jamaica Travel Specialist ~ College of Disney ~ Graduate of the Hawaii Specialist Training ~ St. Lucia Travel Specialist ~ Aruba Certified Expert ~ WOW Destination Wedding Specialist ~ AMResorts Master Agent 

My promise to current and future clients: 

I will continue to gain firsthand knowledge and experience through travel, resort tours, training, and networking with other travel professionals. 

 

  • I am a client focused travel consultant who will assist you before, during and after your trip with:

  • Personalized Service

  • Customized vacation packages

  • Hotel, air, and transportations arrangements

  • Pre-book land and tour excursions upon request

  • Travel insurance

  • Travel documents and contact numbers for assistance during travel

  • Post-trip follow up

 

My process:

  • 15-20 minute phone or in-person consultation

  • I will present you with at least 2-3 options based on the information you provide

  • You choose your favorite option and fill out my Client Information and Booking Form

  • I will put the option on hold and create a reservation form for you to review

  • Once you approve, I contact you for payment information for the deposit

  • I will process all payments for you: deposit, partial payments and final payments

  • I send reminders for payment due dates, pre-booking excursions, spa treatments, candlelight dinners, etc.

  • I will mail travel documents 3-4 weeks prior to your trip

  • I will provide packing tips and reminders, resort and destination information

Why Use A Travel Consultant?

Yes, many trips can be planned over the internet, but why would you spend hours on research when you can work with a travel planner with knowledge about the destinations you'd like to visit? My planning services are complimentary to you! Additionally, the prices I quote are typically the same you would find online, if not better. 

 

I continue to educate myself on the destinations I specialize in through workshops, webinars, and travel and maintain relationships with resort personnel to ensure my clients have a seamless vacation experience. I will work with you on every detail of the planning process, including room accommodations, airfare, ground transfers, travel insurance, and tours without charging you anything extra for my services. 

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