Deanna Byrd CTA

Oklahoma City, OK United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising

  • Spain
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Deanna joined Rainbow Travel thirty-five years ago.  At that time, Rainbow had several branch offices that primarily served the traveling business people.  Deanna served at several branches.  She served in Rainbow’s downtown office for ten years as Manager, before being transferred to Rainbow’s Main Office, where she continues to serve her clients.  In serving the business public, Deanna gained her expert knowledge of airlines and schedules world-wide, upscale hotel properties, short notice get-away trips, tours, and our very popular cruises.

Deanna has earned her CTA Certification from the Travel Institute, and has gained vast knowledge of the travel industry.  In addition, she has attained another certification as Destination Specialist for Spain. 

A phase of travel that is becoming very popular is “destination weddings.”  Deanna has recently assisted several couples with their wedding plans and special destination. 



Places I Have Traveled

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highly recommend

By: paul&cindy

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2013

We have used Deanna Byrd as our traveltime agent for the past 17 years and have always have all our requests fullfileld. She is a great asset to Rainbow Travel.

Highly Recommended


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Deanna has helped my wife and I a number of times with travel planning. She has always been attentive to details and spot on with hotel and attraction information and recommedations for destinations that we have not been familiar with. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to work with a full service travel agent.

Deanna is just the "BEST EVER" our vacation was flawless.

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2013

We have taken several vacations thru Deanna @ Rainbow travel in the past ten years.Deanna always works so hard for us to get us what we want, when we want it. should we want a room on a certin floor of a certin hotel,to a flight at a moments notice.Drinks & flowers in our room, to a snuba dive on a certin day. We just can't say enough about her! Thanks Deanna, Steve & Sherry Graham OKC

highlyn recommend

By: ki

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2013

I our trip was planned perfectly. Our request for the type of room was gorgeous and dead on point to our standards, the dinner reservations made were awesome and well set up. The vacation was beautiful and we will be using deanna services again for our next vacation. Job well done.

Highly Recommended

By: Travel

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Deanna is so responsive and efficient in planning travel and very creative in finding solutions. She is great to work with - I have worked with her for at least 20 years!

highly recommended

By: OUfan

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Deanna was very thorough and helpful. She addresses are needs and wishes very well and was exceedingly helpful when glitches occurred. She recommended first class accommodations and had very good suggestions throughout. She was knowledgeable about the things we would encounter on the trip. We have used Deanna 4 or 5 times previously and were very satisfied in each instance. I would strongly recommend her.
Not Recommended


By: Beefy

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2013

Loved the stop at Wikki Beach. Was very concerned when we transfered to Kona. We wanted to be on the beach for our entire vacation, we only had 2 days. I could have cried when we flew in and saw only black lava it turned out it was better than I thought.

Great recommendation and destination!

By: Scott8901

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2013

Deanna was very friendly and professional. Her recommendation for my wife and me to spend our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic was spot on! The resort was great and met all of our expectations. I would highly recommend her for anyone wanting an awesome customer experience!

Very highly recommended!!

By: Amanda

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Deanna did an amazing job scheduling my Playa Del Carmen trip this year and I plan to use her for next years trip as well!!

Highly recommended

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2013

Deanna was most efficient in helping us plan our New Zealand and Australia cruise and also our Panama cruise. She took care of every detail and everything went off without a hitch.

Highly Recommended

By: David

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2013

Myself and some friends, this past February booked a trip to Cancun Mexico with Deanna Byrd. This lady did a remarkable job of getting everything ready and keeping us informed into what needed to be done. She made sure we knew just who to contact upon arrival in Mexico. I would recommend this agent and plan on using her again for my next trip

The Best in the West

By: Sam and Carol

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Deanna is the best, truly the best agent we have ever used. She knows the meaning of customer satisfaction and always makes me feel as though I am the most important customer she has.

Our GO TO GAL for Travel

By: Chuck4200

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

We have used Deanna several times in the past few years and she never disappoints. She once got us two of the 8 Business Class seats on Air Tahiti (LA to Tahiti) at two for the price of one, and consistently gets us special treatment and upgrades around the world. She even finds milage seats and upgrades when the airlines say there aren't any.

Highly Reccomend

By: Kowala

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Very helpful in every way. And she saved us money!!

Always recommend Deanna - so creative!

By: Bry

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Had a wonderful experience. Would surely use again and highly recommend.

Highly recommend

By: nanz

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

It was my first experience with Virtuoso travel. The hotels were fabulous. The amenities were superb! In London we were treated as Royalty. In France the hotel was so close to the Louvre that we could see it from our window. So convenient to shops and restaurants. The concierge desk was so helpful in both hotels. It was as if we were old friends. I certainly would recommend Virtuoso for a first class vacation! Thank you Deanna.

Highly recommend

By: Terry

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

She has always did exactly everything I ask of her and has done it in a very prof. way. She is always friendly and if anything went wrong she has always been fast to get it fixed.

Model travel agent. Highly recommended

By: Page

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

She met with our travel party on multiple occasions and provided excellent suggestions and recommendations for itinerary, travel and lodging arrangements with upgrades as available. Provided careful, complete and clear instructions, obtained special prices with Virtuoso amenities as available at hotels/villas, obtained air upgrades without cost and provided clear directions with travel documents. Outstanding service!


By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Deanna is the BEST of the BEST. She always obtains us the most wonderful accommadations. She anticipates all the details. We just Love Her. Johnny & Susan Satterlee

very enjoyable

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Alaskan cruise - Deanne set up a cruise and land tour during June of this year. We enjoyed the cruise and each stop. This was a great way to sample many parts of the state for future vacations. Our trip went smooth

Couldn't have done it without her

By: Maven

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Deanna helped me plan a trip to China. She was a real life saver and I can't recommend her enough.

highly recommend

By: Al and Jeanne

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2014

Deanna arranged everything perfectly.  Everything that we needed was taken care of.  The trip was fantastic we really enjoyed it.  


By: HAWAII2014

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2014


She is the Best

By: Ms. GO GO

Reviewed on: 06 May 2014

We love the way Deanna Byrd gives us all of her attention when we are in the office with her planning our trips. She is very dependable and professional. We appreciate her kindness and her expertise.We plan to book another trip within 6 months to year; and will call on her again.Thanks you very much Deanna.

Highly recommend

By: mtv47

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2014

Thank you to Deanna for booking our best family vacation...ever! Cancun was wonderful and the Riu Palace Peninsula was by far the most beautiful resort in Cancun.  We will rebook next year.

Go Viking

By: N&C Go To Europe

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2014

The reservation process was pleasurable. No hiccups. The limo to and from the airport (same Driver) was wonderful. Courteous driver who maintained the speed limit, was safe and declined tip? Wow! Our Congrats to him. Air to Europe was great and better than the return. Business class is the way to go. Avoid Washington National Airport. Viking met/greeted us in all designated places and times including our cruise extension. This exceed our expectations. Viking personnel were courteous, knowledgeable, helpful, and convinced us that they were generously concerned with respect to our safety, well being, trip quality and trip experience. Walking guided tours were tedious, long, slow moving and provided too much detail. However, these were optional and we soon went off on our own. No complaint here. River cruising was very enjoyable, restful, panoramic, and well worth the trip. Ship meals were wonderful with unlimited menu choices. Nice touch on steward choice for the evening meal.

great service

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2014

Deanna was recommended by a friend of mine. Deanna provided me with information for several tours and I settled on one that fit my time frame and the area I wanted to see. She explained everything when I went to pick up the documents. I was very happy with all aspects of the tour my granddaughter and I booked with Globus through Deanna. We had an excellent tour guide and bus driver. The hotels were all great and we had a wonderful trip. Our luggage did arrive a day late coming back home because of a TSA check but was really not that much of an inconvenience.

Great Trip

By: Dbarton028

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

All the accommodations were awesome. Deanna did a great job as usual. I will not take a trip without consulting Deanna. She has done numerous trips for us and every one of them has been an excellent experience.

Helpful, amazing room, great choice!

By: kowalikc

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2014

Very surprised to find the room she found for us had its own private swimming Pool!


By: Ag32

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2015

Trip was good. We had lots of fun. Coming back i checked in my small carry on at the gate because the plane was full and everyone had 2 to 3 carry on. As a result my go pro camera and the go pro pole vanished. Suspected it happened in Houston where we had 5 hours lay over. I hope there is a way to find them. Only 2 complains on this trip. Our trip orientation end up to be a condo sale. We did not stay as soon as we find out. The other one our return from Houston was too late. There was another flight at 8:45 which we could use. They did not let us get in because we had checked in bags. Please let me know if there is insurance on our luggage s. thanks

Great service

By: Steve1214

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2015

Left all of my cruise documents at home on the desk. The cruise line people were happy to see me and take good care of me. They quickly reissued all boarding passes and bag tags for immediate boarding. Every one of the staff was very professional from our state room attend it to the head waiter in the main dining room. Hats off to mytravel agent Deanna Byrde, this woman is amazing she made it all happen without a hitch.


By: Spunky

Reviewed on: 18 May 2015

We have been going to Mexico since 1985. Deanna Byrd topped herself this year. She got us to try the iberostar Parasio Lindo. We couldn't have been any happier. Every step of the way it was just as she told us it would be. We would like to thank her for trying each year to make our vacation even better then before.

Great Trip

By: Nicholas

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

Trip was great but we enjoyed the Grand European trip more. Much more to do. Our private car failed to pick us up on our return. Thanks

A good trip to Cozumel!

By: Cait

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

My recent stay at the Fiesta Americana in Cozumel was overall a good trip! The resort was very up to date, clean, the service was great. The ocean right outside our resort was beautiful the water was the clearest I have ever seen! looked like a swimming pool! my only complaint is that the resort had basically no entertainment and there were no inside places to eat your lunch and I do not like eating in the heat. It makes me feel sick. With that being said the food was delicious !!!!!

Wonderful Service!

By: Maria85

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2015

Deanna was great! She answered all of my questions and concerns I had while planning my trip. It was a great experience and smooth process. I definitely recommend to all my friends and family who want to plan a stress-free vacation!

A pleasure to work with

By: Jerry17

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2015

Everything went perfect. Would recommend Deanna in a heartbeat

Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas

By: Delicia

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2015

The trip was great. It was my 2nd cruise and his (my friend's) 1st cruise. He had a great time as well and will more than likely go again. Everything was a-okay! Thank you!

Knows Her Stuff

By: DeC4024

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2015

Everything went smooth as silk everywhere we went; 10 days in Alaska. We had vouchers for every activity, although only 2 times were we requested for those vouchers. Most already had our name printed on spreadsheet and simply checked us off as we boarded.

A great experience!

By: Shan

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2015

I had originally began planning my trip independent of an agency, but decided to use an agency. I had received a quote from this agency in the past. Throughout the entire process, Deanna was helpful and made the entire process effortless. During our trip there were no hidden surprises, and we had a great trip and we had a great time! I will definitely use Rainbow travel for my next trip!

Fun Trip

By: Delicia

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2015

The language barrier was in full effect and although the hotel was nice, the cleaning crew was sub par.
Not Recommended

Could have been better

By: TaShanna

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2015

The hotel is not one that I would have chose. It felt like it was one of the lower end resorts. We were under the impression that we were going to a different resort that gave us access to three hotels. We were also ubder the impression that there would be a mini bar in our rooms. Well our mini bar consisted of a mini fridge with soda, beer and water. Outside of the hotel I enjoyed the trip. Would liked access to other food options. Some of the hotel staff was not very pleasant or accommodating.

Magical Wedding Experience

By: EmilyLF

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2015

Our trip was amazing. Everything from flight, to pick up, to our hotel was great. Everyone had an awesome time. I would definitely use Deanna to book another trip. She took care of everything for us and answered any questions we had via email within 24 hours. A trip of a lifetime.


By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015

Everything went like clockwork - all the airplanes and transport was on time and the accommodations were great. A wonderful trip!

Took great care of us!

By: Keli

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2015

Deanna took great care of us. Not everyone in our party of 11 booked with her but she went above and beyond to make special requests for our rooms to be together. It was a seamless process and much appreciated. Thanks, Deanna!!!

Italy cruise

By: Okie

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2015

Well planned by Deanna. Everything went smoothly. She worked very hard on this trip especially since we had to change plans at the last minute due to the terrorism attacks in Paris. Highly recommend her. Met a very nice Virtuoso agent on the cruise named Pam Gay.

excellent service

By: les

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

Excellent,competant, friendly service

Best of the best

By: Sundown

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2016

Professional, knowledgable,willing Togo the extra mile.

Near Perfect Trip

By: Betsy

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2016

Everything during the first part of our trip went just as planned. Every service was just as described and the hotels were first class. The train to Banff was a wonderful trip full of great food, lovely service and wonderful views. The train back was just as good, but as suggested, there were several delays that made us getting back to Vancouver four hours late. We had been told that could happen. The trip over to Victoria Island had to be cancelled because of rain. The Sea Planes couldn't fly in that kind of weather. We were disappointed. We took a tour of the city and was very pleased with that experience.

Great Trip to Bora Bora and Tahiti

By: Richard

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016

The trip was fantastic and Deanna did a terrific job with all the details. The St.Regis was unbelievable, the overwater bungalow was beyond our expectation. The staff went above and beyond in recognizing our 50th wedding anniversary. If you want a beautiful place to stay and a staff that caters to your every whim, St.Regis is the place. The AC in the overwater bungalow at the Intercontinental Tahiti wasn't working upon our arrival. The manager got involved & offered us another bungalow or other room options and was pleased with the room we decided upon. The Intercontinental is a beautiful property, the only negative is that perhaps their staff is not as in tune with the guest's needs as the St.Regis staff are. Not that they were bad, but St.Regis folks set a pretty high bar as far as customer service. A minor hiccup involved the tour group responsible for transporting us to and from the airport in Tahiti. They didn't have our names listed at the air port or hotel.

Well planned

By: Gerald

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Deanna has done a great job planning trips for me - I appreciate her attention to detail and suggestions for ancillary items that might be needed such as car rental. She is always friendly and attentive!

Good Travel

By: J

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2016

Deanna has consistently done an outstanding job for setting up my travel arrangements through the years. She is responsive and professional and always has great suggestions!

Cancun escape

By: Doc N

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017

We were not the primary organizers of this trip, but Ms Byrd kept us up to date with the necessary information


By: unknown

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

There was a complication in the schedule and she handled it very well.

Great Trip

By: Nick

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2017

Wonderful - she was able to arrange the trip efficiently and answered all the questions!

Scottish Spring Break

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2017

Outstanding! Deanna provided an itinerary with good air connections and a beautiful hotel. All travel went as planned and she answered multiple questions prior to our departure. The entire experience was superb! We have worked with Deanna for decades and she has always provided top quality!

Great 3rd time to the Grand Caymans

By: Mari

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Perfect this is the 3rd time she has booked this trip for us. Deanna booked transportation for us, they were there to pick us up just as we got our luggage no waiting, directly to the Ritz Carlton. That in itself is the beginning of a perfect trip. The Ritz Carlton was amazing it is the only place that we've ever stayed when we go to the Cayman,s, and they are outstanding as usual. Great meals, the beach is beautiful, I used the water sports did paddle boarding loved it. And in the and the car was there to pick us up no waiting and we were back at the airport on time perfect ending to a really nice time.Deanna did a great job booking this trip with us, and I will say that is reason that she has always booked these vacations for us we can't thank her enough.

Ireland and British Isles

By: Reviewer

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Very good. Did what we asked.

Great service

By: Beach lover

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2017

Deanna was very friendly and helpful We had a great time on our trip!

Hawaii Trip

By: Hue

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Always great. Been working with her for years. Does all my business travel planning and understands what I like and dislike. A real pro.

Great to Work With

By: Rich

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

Our 1st trip Deanna help arrange for us was to Tahiti and Bora Bora last year to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Everything went exactly as planned and we had a great time. This trip proved to be the same. Deanna had all arrangements in place from airfair, hotels, transfers and of course the cruise. We look forward to working with her again in the future

First rate travel!!!!*****

By: :)

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2017

Easy, and great communications and follow up

Complicated Flights

By: Dianne

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Deanna is a whiz at finding all kinds of international flights and rates. I generally book my own domestic flights but it's well worth having Deanna handle the international ones, especially when situations arise overseas and you need assistance.

Best Vacation far.

By: Trina

Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2017

Deanna was amazing I came to her completely clueless and she had all the answers and was super helpful. Deanna never once made me feel like I had stupid questions. She always spent a good amount of time with me answering all my questions and helping me find the best way for me and my 3 kids to travel, including air. hotel, and cruise.


By: Hump

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

Excellent , took care of all the details and and my wife of 45 years and I could not of had a better trip ( Valentines Gift ) . Deanna has set up a trip for us before and like this one it was perfect . She is the best !!

Outstanding service

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

We have worked with Deanna for several years now. We have found her to be reliable, very knowledgeable , and the type of person that will go the extra mile to make your vacation exactly what you wanted to be. Deanna is the type of person that will return any email or phone call even at the very end of her workday without putting it off until tomorrow. This type of commitment is rarely found, and makes for a great experience booking any vacation. Many thanks to Deanna Byrd, and her coworkers at rainbow travel service. You guys are simply the BEST !

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