Meet Shannon McAfee

Travel Agent for Journeys Travel Inc.   

I believe that travel not only gives us a chance to relax and have fun, but it can enrich our lives in more ways than one. Travel opens our eyes to new cultures and perspectives, dares us to try new things, and helps us grow closer to our loved ones.

 

For these reasons and more, it is so important that you carefully choose and plan your vacation so that you are getting the best value and experience for your money. My job is to help you design your honeymoon, destination wedding travel experience or vacation by giving you personalized concierge service through every step of the process.  

 

I currently live in Virginia Beach, VA with my husband and three girls. Aside from my job as a travel consultant, I love walking the beach, spending time with my kids, reading, and writing.

 

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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