Julie Raines 

Shreveport, LA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I began my professional travel career in 1997.  Prior to that, I found myself arranging travel for family and friends on a regular basis. I enjoy helping clients to realize their dream vacations.  Being a member of Virtuoso gives me the resources to enhance travel to all destinations. 

Places I Have Traveled

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Excellent to Work With

By: Kim and Dave

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2014

Julie has always done a great job coordinating our flights to meet our needs.  Dave has some physical limitations, and Julie always works to make this as easy as possible of us to get around in the airports.  Although we have our own resort accommodations, Julie has been invaluable in the past and we will continue to use her.

Great service

By: downhill

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2014

We were very pleased with Julie.  She was able to answer all of our questions.  We had a great trip. 

Highly recommended!

By: JonB

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2014

Julie Raines is simply the best. I would hate to plan a trip without her and when needed she can pull a rabbit out of the hat when attemping to change a schedule at the last minute. 

highly recommended!

By: Calhoun5

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2014

She did a great job in helping me make my first cruise a great experience! It was the best vacation ever!!!

Excellent & highly recommend

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2014

Julie as always was very helpful.  She has made arrangements for me on several trips and I never have to worry about anything.  Excellent help, courteous, and always make sure we are happy with everything.  We took my entire family to Alaska this summer which included small children and everything was perfect.  Thanks again, and I highly recommend her to take care on you and your loved ones.

Highly Recommended

By: Hispania

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2014

Julie is great! Very knowledgeable and finds the best deals!! For "stress free" trip planning call Julie!! 

highly recommend

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

Wonderful time

By: Tracie

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2014

Julie was once again helpful in planning our trip. We took a cruise which was awesome! The trip was interrupted only due to the oil spill but we were able to board the ship and enjoy everything, just a delay in sailing. This was not due to the fault of anyone. My husband communicated with Julie while we were stuck in port who was helpful to us. I plan on booking another trip with Julie, wouldn't book with anyone else. She is always helpful to not only my family, but our friends as well.

highly recomended

By: mrister

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2014

Highly recommended

By: Janet

Reviewed on: 15 May 2014

Julie is great to work with.  I have utilized her services for several years.  My trips are always coordinated very well.   The hotels for this trip were great and right in the heart of where we wanted to stay.  The breakfast, which was included, was fantastic in Florence and Rome.   All the meeting times to pick up vouchers or meet drivers worked like clockwork.   The high speed rail between Florence and Rome and down to Pompeii was smooth, on-time and easy to navigate.   Overall another great trip!!!

highly recommend

By: maam1@bellsouth.net

Reviewed on: 21 May 2014

Julie is a very experienced travel agent and has planned many trips very successfully for me. She was always available for the many questions I had on my recent trip to China and calmed the many concerns I had on traveling to China. She is more than capable on planning any itinerary with very creative suggestions.

Very happy with Julie!

By: TR

Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2014

My family just returned from a 7 day cruise. Julie was so helpful with our bookings/arrangements. My husband and I took our college aged twin boys for a last minute cruise to the Yucatan Penninsula. Julie even helped us add another person at the very last minute for a really great rate. She took care of everything!We all had a fantastic trip. Thanks Julie!!!!

highly recommended

By: Pipeliner

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2014

Great trip. .some delays because of airline. .other than that no problems...


By: Dyanne

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2014

Enjoyed my recent vacation to Jamaica Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton.  Had requested of Julie to book us in a convenient building that was close to the main lobby and we were booked in building 28 which was very convenient.  Only issue Had no issues with flight plans and at the resort.  Had an excellent house keeper by the name of Norma who was always very friendly and kept room clean and stocked with supplies.

Very experienced and highly recommend

By: Jn

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2014

Julie is very knowledgeable and helped plan a wonderful vacation to the majestic elegance in punta cana

Great Travel agent

By: Susan8927

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2014

Julie has always been very helpful. She always recommends the right places for us to stay and knows what we like to do. She has never let me or any of my family or friends down when it comes to travel arrangments.

Well prepared!

By: Jamaica Mon

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2014

Extremely well prepared. Ensured all aspects of trip were covered. Responded to questions promptly.

Wonderful trip! Great airline connections.

By: Jules

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2014

The trip to Amelia Island was fabulous! My family really loved the beach and uncrowded area. The town of Fernandina was very picturesque with a lot of interesting history.. We would like to make this our summer spot for gathering together for many years to come. Our flight connections were a little tricky but Julie Rains sorted through all of our travel quirks and came up with a very good solution that was pleasing to all of us.

Julie is fantastic!

By: mam

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

Julie arranged the perfect trip for us. Everything was great! No problems at all. All reservations were accurate.

Very accomplished travel agent

By: Cpgshv

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2014

Great attention given to every detail of my Travel in a professional manner

Planned a wonderful trip for us!

By: Kim849

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2014

Julie planned a fabulous trip for myself and my daughter to Australia and New Zealand. Everything went extremely smoothly and we had a fabulous vacation!

highly recommended

By: jumping jack

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014

very friendly & courteous. We've been using her for years & it's wonderful to have someone that we know & have become friends.

Superb Service

By: David60

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2014

Julie does a fantastic job. Pays attention to detail and really cares for the customer. Highly recommend her.

The best at everything!

By: DJG58

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2014

Julie can answer any question you can ever think of in planning a trip, and many you don't think of. She plans ahead for your airport timing, meals at arrival, documents you'll need, and all of the relaxing things you might want. A vacation is not complete unless Julie plans it! She is the thorough professional and cares for every client as if they were family.

Personal touch

By: two boatbums

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2015

We have known Julie for a long time and she has always taken excellent care of us, understanding the requirements that we have set for our travel needs. She is a pleasure to do business with, thorough, knowledgeable and fun to work with. Keeps us posted on specials and one of our favorite things is a last minute cruise. Thank you Julie!

A Class Act!

By: billy0802

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2015

Julie Raines planned a spectacular trip for us to Jamaica, Cozumel and Grand Cayman aboard the Navigator of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)!! We had a WONDERFUL time! It was truly amazing! She even (secretly) scheduled a complimentary dinner at Chops Grille (a world-class steak house) for us, which was phenomenal! She is A CLASS ACT! It was such a refreshing/re-energizing time. The ship was gorgeous, the staff was an ELITE group - best of the best! We completely enjoyed ourselves and met some really great people. We hope to schedule our next trip with her soon!

Very Smooth Trip to Aspen

By: Brad

Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2015

From departure to the return trip home everything went super smooth. I would recommend Julie to plan anyone's next vacation or business trip. Thanks!

Good, successful trip

By: Reece

Reviewed on: 08 May 2015

Our recent flight to Kansas City and return was very good except for change of departure gates and the discourtesy of one of the airline employees in Dallas. Otherwise we were on time and special needs were very well attended to.

friendly, courteous

By: Sweetums

Reviewed on: 22 May 2015

We have dealt with Julie for many years. We have always been satisfied with how our trips were planned, paper work sent to us on time, she is pleasant and always takes excellent care of us. We have one trip she has booked for us in Nov. and we are relying on her to find another Princess cruise. We would and have recommended Julie to any one who needs a travel agent. We are grateful for all she has done in the past and look forward to any others in the future.

Amazingly helpful

By: Slick

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

So helpful and willing to research outside the normal cookie cutter trips and tours. We didn't have to work about transportation or staying in good hotels. All was found with our budget in mind. Julie has become our only travel agent from 5 1/2 hours away.

~ Yes, expert friendly service for many years.

By: RoyJr

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

My wife talks with Julie and tells her what we want. Julie comes through line the champion that she is every time, whether its a Caribbean cruise, an all-inclusive resort, or simply, a visit out-of-state for a family wedding. Without reservation, I recommend Julie to all for the best of service.

Excellent service

By: Robert st barts

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2015

Expert service as usual

wonderful service

By: trip1

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2015

So much nice and helpful optionable care

Trip was great, julie came through again

By: AdamPT

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2015

We had yet another wonderful trip to secrets aura. I would go there 5 times a year if I could afford it. Julie always makes things so easy for me. I give her and the trip 5 stars

great trip

By: johnboy

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2015

had a great trip thanks for everything you did. will call on you again for our next cruise

Expert knowledgable service

By: Susan8927

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2015

Always makes great recommendations and knows exactly what we like.

Julie is the expert

By: Hot Lips

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2015

Highly recommended Julie is wonderful, very thorough. She's the "BEST" in Shreveport, La.!!!

Friendly, informative and very helpful

By: TNT07

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2015

Julie was very friendly and helpful with the planning of our vacation. She answered all of our questions and we had a lot because this was our first cruise. Thank you Julie!

Well planned... Friendly service!!

By: Mary24

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2015

Our trip was well planned...enjoyed!!

Friendly, great service

By: Shreveport lady

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2015

Trip was perfect!

Expert help

By: Robert

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2015

Excellent service

Superior customer service

By: Dana31364

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2015

Julie booked our hotel stay for our New York trip. She contacted the hotel concierge and requested a special taping we wanted to attend. She went the extra mile making sure our trip was great. I would recommend Julie for all your travel arrangements!

punta cana wedding

By: Aloha

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2015

Everything was awesome, thank you so very much.

Carribean cruise

By: > J. A. P.

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Everything went exactly as planned and we had a wonderful time. Would recommend Julie to everyone!!!


By: Ash

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Our trip was great. Julie, as always, was great to work with.
Not Recommended

Would not use again

By: Tiffany

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2015

It was nice to get started planning the trip but I was given false information about my cruise causing me to purchase the more expensive things when the cheaper packages was all I utilized. I was also not able to get in contact after I have paid in full. I had a lot of unanswered questions and virtually went in blind.
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Simply Divine

By: Dr. K

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2016

Julie Raines is an absolute delight and pleasure to work with when it comes to planning trips. She is highly knowledgeable and has a great wealth of experience as it pertains to travelling within and outside of the United States. She is friendly, patient, and very kind. She works very diligently to ensure that your travel experience is memorable. I appreciate all of her hard work and mostly her passion to assist others with having an enriched and meaningful travel experience to their desired destinations. I will always consult with Julie as it pertains to creating a travel experience that will last for a lifetime that is filled with wonderful and precious memories. Julie is a jewel.

Excellent service

By: Rword

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2016

Julie went beyond expectations; had difficulties due to bad weather and she saved us;great job

professional, knowledgable, on duty 24/7

By: 2boatbums

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2016

Julie has been our agent for over 20 years. She listens and always delivers. We have had two emergencies at sea where we had to get off the ship. Julie followed up to make sure the insurance took care of us and we were ok. Julie keeps us aware of all the specials, helps us with tour information and makes booking through Creative Travel easy, enjoyable, and we would recommend Julie to anyone regardless what their travel plans are. Julie has always delivered. We were in her office today for a future booking and have already received the information by email and now the ball is in our court and we have to make a decision. Julie truly cares about her clients and has earned our loyalty. As far as we are concerned, she is travel agent of the year, and every year. Thanks, Julie.

So friendly and personal!

By: SandraS

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2016

Julie recently booked a cruise through Carnival for a friend and me. After I told her the cruise we wanted to take, and the dates we could go, she found the same cruise leaving from another port (both ports are the same distance from me) in the same time frame. Not only was the price better, but we were able to get a room with 2 twin beds on the floor (rather than the bunk style beds common on a cruise ship). Julie was very thorough and researched any questions we had that she didn't readily know. Over the past 9 years, I've been on 2 other trips that Julie orchestrated (yes, "orchestrated" applies as there were over 20 of us on both trips!), and she has always been very helpful and accommodating to our needs. She definitely goes above and beyond to give you want you want, and then some! I'm happy to recommend Julie to others for their travel needs!

👍🏼. Great!!!

By: Calvindog1

Reviewed on: 20 May 2016

Mrs Julie was really nice and helpful. Had a great trip. Everything was perfect.

Great agent!

By: Ashrob

Reviewed on: 26 May 2016

Julie stays on top of things and let's us know when our rates drop...that's a plus! She is wonderful as an agent and I would recommend her to anyone planing a trip.

Very knowledgeable and extremely easy to work with

By: Tllm160

Reviewed on: 29 May 2016

Julie was an expert in guiding me when I was unsure of exactly what I wanted. Her knowledge and friendliness made booking my trip a pleasant experience.

Terrific Travel Agent

By: KimberlyW

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2016

Julie made everything on out Disney Cruise so easy. Let us know exactly what we needed do which made our planning and cruise very enjoyable.

Excellent service!!!!

By: Mayweather girls

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2016

I absolutely recommend Mrs Julie!!!! She was very patient with us and she worked with our budget!!!!!! Everything was accurate hotel and flight was all on time!!!! Room was ready with no wait!!! Flight going and coming was on time!!!! I will definelty be working with her again for my next trip. And I also recommended friends to let Mrs Julie get their next vacation package going!!!!! 😊

Good service

By: Bee

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2016

Good planning, good advice, worked hard to find the accommodations we wanted.

The Best

By: Ma'am

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2016

Julie keeps me informed with the most interesting places to travel and always has suggestions on things not to be missed while there.

Exceptional Service


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2016

Mrs. Julie was truly amazing!! She went over and beyond to make sure I had all my wants and needs for our first Disney trip. To my surprise she had informed the hotel that this was also a birthday trip, therefore; once we checked into our room the hotel had balloons and birthday gift bags already inside waiting on us. On the second day of our day, my daughter woke up with the pink eye, Mrs. Julie was only a phone call away. She quickly gave me all the steps to contact out trip insurance agent. If you want a travel agent that will make your trip stress free and more fun than you can imagine....choose Mrs. Julie Raines she will help make your dreams come true.

Expert friendly service

By: Scott

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2016

Very helpful in planning our vacation. The planning and execution were smooth.

Excellent Travel Specialist

By: LaBrittanee

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2016

Julie is an expert at her job. I am always beyond pleased with her work. Her work ethics is great, she exudes terrific customer service, and her communication skills are great. Julie thoroughly plan our trips from beginning to end. She puts the comfort in going outside of America especially with the trip booklet that's provided with very thorough instructions. I love Jukienshes the best.

Everything went without a hitch

By: Mel

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2016

Julie was so helpful! Everything worked out just the way it was planned: the flights, the rental car, the rooms. Her advice to this first time flyer was invaluable. We made it thru security without a hitch (American Airlines' TSA agents were friendly and helpful in both airports!) The rental car was upgraded by Budget for the same price as the economy car. They gave us a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV that was comfortable and dependable (my hubby said he wants to buy one!) The Holiday Inn Express in Dallas was great: big room, comfy bed, all the amenities! The Super-8 motel in Canoga Park (my choice for the price) was an older motel but everything worked properly, the beds were comfy, and the neighborhood was decent. It had a nice pool and served a small continental breakfast. There was a CVS close-by and a reasonably priced authentic Mexican restaurant right next door. Saw lots of sights and thoroughly enjoyed California! I will definitely recommend Julie & Creative Travel in the future!

Awesome trip planner!

By: Mel

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

Julie helped us plan and book an awesome trip to Ireland. Everything was great. We did not have any problems with our reservations. Julie has booked our vacations for the last few years and we will continue to book with her in the future. Thank you, Julie, for planning our best vacation yet!

Liberty of Seas

By: Dean

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

She was excellent. We have used her for years. I would highly recommend her as a travel agent.

Ready for another vacation

By: Kee12

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2016

She goes above and beyond. I call and email with questions when booking a cruise. I like to know exact times, who is offering better promotions at the time of booking, and what makes each ship so spectacular. She is always able to answer those questions within a few hours. Her personality is so bubbly it's like talking to your best friend. She is truly a genuine and lovable person. I booked one time and fell in love with her as a person. My husband and I took our first cruise out of a different port Julie was able to assist with parking suggestions and who offered better rates and promotions. Love, love, love, she definitely didn't have to do that but she did. I'm seriously ready to book another vacation.

All details handled expertly..

By: Ken1

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2016

When I need to plan a vacation I go straight to Julie. I tell her where I want to go and how I want to get there. Then she spends my money. Seriously though, she looks at all the options that meet my requests and we decide on the best bang for the buck. She handles all the details and has never failed me yet. During the trip she is only a phone call away to assist if there is any questions or concerns.. The last trip, a western Caribbean cruise, was wonderful..

Excellent service

By: Robertmc

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2016

Always excellent service

Very Knowledgable

By: Caleb

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2016

I booked my honeymoon through Mrs. Raines and very much would recommend it to anyone out there who is looking for a planner. She made out trip to Cancun very easy with very few snags along the way. She was able to plan it to where we had no issue getting from the airport to our resort and back again. The whole trip was very pleasant and I don't think it would have been near as nice with just me booking it myself.

Was very pleased with Julie's services

By: Rhonda51

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2016

Me and my husband just got back from a wonderful trip to Maine and Boston!! Julie made everything so easy for us, from the booking the flight to getting us a rent car and booking us in some really really nice hotels. Me and husband was wanting to see all the pretty foliage in Maine. Julie helped us plan our route through Maine which took us right through all the breathtaking foliage!!!! Then we drove to Boston where we had a gorgeous hotel there. There went toured Fenway park and New England aqurium which was awesome. Just took in some much history there. Oh and I forget to mention we did the Boston tea party and threw the tea in the Boston harbor sweet! I would definitely use Julie again for any trips we take and would recommend her to everyone I know going on a trip😊...

It was a dream come true


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2016

This was my first time to Jamaica and boy ohh boy did I pick the right Travel Agency and agent. I loved every minute of my time there even before I checked in I had lunch by the pool😍. JULIE gave me everything I needed for my flight and ride to the resort it was super easy. Thanks again JULIE your the best. Signed a very happy customer B. Player BAPX

Best Trip Ever

By: Hicks

Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2016

The resort was amazing!!! My wife and I are looking forward to going back. The staff were friendly and there was so much to do.


By: Kayla

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2017

Amazing! Julie was was to contact, easy to get in touch with, patient with my crazy schedule, and completely flexible and open to options! I would absolutely recommend using her to others as well as plan on using her to book trips in the future! I cannot wait to book my next adventure with her!


By: Mac

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

Excellent as always

Top Travel Advisor

By: Darlene

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

Julie is the very best travel advisor I have ever worked with. She is thorough, and always puts the customer first.

Best travel agent!

By: LAgirl

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

Julie has planned and booked many trips for us. Our vacations booked through Julie are always great. Our reservations are always correct and we have not encountered any problems. Julie always has insight, ideas and great travel tips for us. She makes our vacations wonderful!

New York trip

By: Connie mcgrouper

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017

Extremely helpful. Very friendly.

Julie Raines - Great Trip Advisor

By: dalovell1

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2017

Enjoyed working with Julie regarding the planning of our trip. She was very knowledgeable in her recommendations to meet our needs for our trip. Everything she planned for our trip was excellent, no problems. We will definitely have Julie plan our next trip. Don & Barbara Lovell


By: Mud

Reviewed on: 17 May 2017

Very easy and knowledgeable. Always a pleasure to work with.

Mt Rushmore

By: Nans

Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

Great. Very helpful and knowledgeable about booking trip and loved the lodge she recommended.


By: Mac

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

Excellent as always

Julie Rained

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

Wonderful. She has so much experience that she can find good deals. She fights for her clients.


By: Darlene

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2017

As always, working with Julie is a pleasure and seamless in planning. She attends to every detail and is always ready to help in any way. She ensures that all of our preferences are met and ha excellent suggestions for new places to see. She is the BEST in my book!

Kenny b

By: Kenny

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

Perfect could not have been better


By: Jas

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Mrs. Julie was the absolute best. She was very understanding, helpful, and the sweetest person ever. I would definitely recommend her to anyone is thinking about traveling anywhere.

Two thumbs up!

By: Hawaii Ginger

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017

Julie has been our agent for years and she is always amazing. She is professional and she does her work exceptionally even when she has a thousand things to attend to. She helps us find good deals on air fares and trips and makes follow ups. Our family highly recommends her.

Montana trip

By: Wayne

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

Always a pleasure. Very professional! Makes things work.

West coast ireland hike

By: Pam Elder

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Pleasant, she listened and planned our trip to meet our every desire. The details were planned and we basically did not have to do anything but enjoy. My second trip planned by Julie, a third soon!

Bachelorette Trip

By: Allie

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

Julie arranged my bachelorette trip and all of us had an incredible time! Thank you for making my trip so special


By: Ivan

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

Excellent as usual

Santa Fe Weekend

By: Santa Fe

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Superb, as always.



Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2017

Julie is a wonderful travel planner. We have booked several vacations with Julie and have always been very happy with the adventures that she plans and books for us. She always has helpful hints and travel ideas to share with us during the planning stages of our trips. She is patient, knowledgeable and friendly.

The DR Honeymoon

By: Mills

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2018

Julie planned a great trip. We had a wonderful time. Would use again.

Fun fun fun

By: Jay

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

It was nothing more than short of being perfect. Julie has always been very attentive to all of my traveling needs. She has always went above and beyond to make sure I had what I needed and even some of what I didn’t need (lol). She’s my go to person when I want to take any type of vacation. She knows the best spots and location when I tell her the destination I’m looking at.


By: Mcm

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2018

Excellent as usual

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