Melissa McKinley 

Plano, TX United States
Travel With Melissa, an independent affiliate of DLUXE Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Safari
  • Food & Wine
  • Spa Vacations
  • Beach & Sun
  • River Cruising

  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

As your Travel Experience Maker, I orchestrate unique and innovative adventures for my clients. Collaborating with you by listening to your wishes, interests, desires, while using my experience, global connections and in depth knowledge to create your next travel experience. The end result is something that is customized and unique to each client with every trip!

My strengths are:

  • Experiential travel that engages, inspires, and transforms you
  • Customized travel itineraries for leisure travel around the world
  • Luxury hotel and resort bookings
  • Off the beaten path adventures focusing on culinary, wine, cultural experiences, health and wellness.
  • Villa and Private Yacht rentals
  • Private Jet rentals

My clients enjoy the added VIP benefits from Dorchester Diamond Club, Peninsula PenClub, Rocco Forte Knights, Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Ritz-Carlton STARS, Belmond Bellini Club, Rosewood ELITE, Starwood Luxury Pro and Virtuoso.

My business is built on referrals, and I can't think of a bigger compliment that receiving a referral from a client.

Let's plan your next trip - Contact me today

Places I Have Traveled

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Caring to Every Detail

By: rcbobo

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2015

Melissa is a pleasure to work with. Always had every detail covered and if there were changes in flights or other information she took care of it and informed me immediately. She called, emailed, text, etc. to always check and see if I had any questions. No question was too small. She even checked on me while on the trip. A professional with an infectious smile. Thank you Melissa for a wonderful trip.
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St Barths

By: Laura Dresner

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Melissa has planned many trips for us and she is really phenomenal. She very much understands the types of places that we like, respects our budget and takes care of everything from VIP airport services to booking and suggesting restaurants that she knows we would like. She is always available to us no matter where in the world she may be. She is knowledgable and has never steered us in the wrong direction. Highly recommend Melissa for all travel needs.
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South American Adventure

By: Gabe

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

Easy. Melissa took the guesswork out of traveling to South America. She created an exciting itinerary and suggested beautiful hotels and amazing restaurants.
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Excellent Advisor

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2017

Melissa was very hands-on at all the right moments, and proved to be a fantastic asset for my trip to the Middle East. She is extremely prompt with email replies on a consistent basis, and goes above and beyond to add value. She seems to always be "monitoring" my trips in case anything goes wrong, which is a great asset to have and makes me feel more comfortable when traveling on complicated itineraries.
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Melissa was fabulous - an excellent return on investment!

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Although I hadn't used a travel agent in decades (doing the planning myself), this overseas trip required coordinating travel for 5 people (from 2 departure pts) to central Europe. After an initial phone call, she understood exactly what we wanted. She consistently provided our options, explaining the pros & cons of each. She was instrumental in guiding us to the best. Once the plans were decided, she made sure every detail was attended, from our passports to global entry to deposits. The airline kept changing/cancelling our flights, & Melissa advocated on our behalf (spending hours of her time) to secure the optimal flights. She was able to obtain plane fares for less than I could find online. She secured complimentary room upgrades at our hotel, complimentary amenities & shipboard credits. I will absolutely use her again and happily pay for her highest level of service, knowing I will likely recoup every dollar & save hours of time & worry.
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Awesome Trip to Italy

By: Vicki Grantham

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2017

Melissa McKinley was a dream to work with. Planning my trip was a breeze due to the experience and expertise Melissa has in the travel industry. She is very knowledgeable in planning air flights, hotels, and tours that are customized to each client. We had a fabulous trip and I would highly recommend Melissa.
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An excellent trip experience

By: Bailey

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

Melissa was absolutely incredible. We barely even lifted a finger and had the most wonderful vacation. We told Melissa the types of things we were interested in doing and some locations, and we received a full itinerary filled with activities, restraurant recommendations, and an incredible hotel (with many perks due to her memberships). I will be hard pressed not to use Melissa for all of my future vacations.
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By: Travel

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

It was great working with her. Had a wonderful trip
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So Africa

By: Melanie

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2017

Working with Melissa is great! She makes everything effortless. She has the ability to simplify everything and almost read the client’s mind as to what they want! She is by far the best travel agent we have ever used and I would recommend her to anyone! Her knowledge of places and what there is to do there coupled with her attention to detail is unsurpassed! She is also the most responsive person with whom I have ever worked—she must not sleep! We are forever grateful to her for giving us the best experience and family vacation ever!
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  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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