Margot Kong 

Raleigh, NC United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Family Travel

  • China
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

If you are too busy to manage your investment portfolio effectively on your own, then you are likely too busy to plan your own amazing holidays. Allow me to be your personal vacation advisor and travel shopper. Much like you would meet with an investment advisor (which I used to be) to create a financial plan, I will sit down with you to map out your short-term and long-term travel goals and, together, we will create your travel plan. Taking advantage of my extensive industry connections (developed over the last 14 years) and personal travel experiences, I will then execute that plan and help you meet – no, exceed – your vacation goals and expectations.

Places I Have Traveled

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Margot Nailed It!!

By: SF Traveler

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2015

Margot is absolutely top notch! She laid out all the alternatives and recommended the best price-to-quality place. She was right. I checked out the other places on my trip and she had recommended by far the best place. I'll be using Margot for all future trips!

Surprisingly fun for kids

By: Travelinfool

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2016

Margot booked us on a fun 3 day cruise of the Lower Mississippi. I was with my two young daughters who were by far the youngest passengers on the boat (if they weren't with me, I would have been the youngest on the boat!), but they had a great time nonetheless. The food was terrific. And the shore excursions were easy and fun, especially for my seven-year-old who drank in the history of it all. We are not big cruisers, in fact this was our first, but I would recommend it to other families with young kids.

Margot - 5 Star Service

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2016

It's not often that you find an advisor that can anticipate your needs as well as Margot. For our trip to Bali, I planned to stay at a hotel in Ubud that I had heard of. After fully scoping our needs, Margot recommended a five-star hotel which was the same price as the four-star hotel I had in mind. We followed her recommendation to go to The Kayon Resort and were we ever glad we did! Not only did it exceed our expectations, Margot had secretly arranged a birthday surprise for me. This oasis in the jungle was perfect! Margot also arranged the overnight hotel in Hong Kong for our return flight. She astutely recommended a hotel providing very good value. The hotel was a mere 5 minute walk through the airport which was highly appreciated after landing at 1:00am in the morning. My typical practice is to arrange trips myself (I'm a bit of a control freak). However, Margot's expertise, knowledge and customized service surpasses anything I could ever plan on my own. Thanks Margot!

Organized and well executed

By: oakye

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2016

Well organized and helped coordinate schedules of two busy friends so we could travel together. Air travel schedules fit within our budget, as did the pleasant lodging away from the tourist throngs. Very helpful trip itinerary provided activity suggestions as well as commute departure recommendation.

White glove treatment

By: sleepinSF

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2016

Margot is absolutely fantastic. She learned my preferences and makes sure that all hotels and the like are aware. She is a fire and forget missile! I indicate where I'm going and my budget--off she goes to find three or four good options with a synopsis describing the differences. Even on airfare, I was amazed. She saved me $1400 on a b-class flight to Europe a few weeks ago. I'm going to have her do all of my future travel.

She'll save your bacon

By: Oliver the dog

Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2016

Stuff goes wrong. Weather doesn't allow the plane to land. There's undisclosed construction at the hotel. That's when Margot is on the move. So reliable, so comforting! I've had disaster strike a few times and Margot has been there to help me get to my happy place smoothly and efficiently. Never takes more than a few minutes to hear back from her and she's got the solution every time. Her fee is going up (slightly) but it's well-worth it, very pleased to have found her! Thanks, Margot!

First Experience

By: Lidiya

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2017

It was our first experience of working with an advisor and we really liked it. Margot took care of almost everything: transfer to/from the hotel (a comfortable SUV with 3 car seats inside), an option of choosing a room's view, breakfast credit, free Wi-Fi and other things. Margot was the only one who communicated with the Hotel and everything was set upon our arrival. We got more amenities with Margot than if we booked on our own, and all these for the same price Next our trip will be definitely planned and booked with the help of our advisor Margot Kong! Thank you!


By: Cais

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Margot is very reliable and a pleasure to work with. Really responsible and proactive.

Margot mothers me

By: GDunn

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2017

I think my favorite thing about her is how quickly she responds to my emails, day or night. Especially when something is wrong, but also with advice or commiseration. I tell her everything, good and bad, but above and beyond, she kindly listens to me whine.
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Wonderful experience!

By: guinevere

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Margot was so helpful in planning our trip. She went above and beyond to give us lots of options and to make sure everything was in order with our bookings. Will absolutely call on her again the next time we travel!

South African Odyssey


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017

Margot was knowledgeable, responsive and a great partner. She listened to our wish list and budget and delivered a phenomenal experience for our family. I would highly recommend partnering with Margot and we will work with her again in the near future.

An Italian Affair

By: Tennis4fun

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Margot helped us plan our trip to Italy. Overall, we had a great trip! Margot is very easy to work with and is very responsive to questions. In retrospect, we probably needed to discussion options a bit more with her. So if you take the time to communicate what you want and must have on your trip, it will turn out better. She also kept in contact as we were traveling to see if we needed any help. And then asked for feedback when we returned. We would definitely use her again and would increase our before trip communications!

Great working with Margot

By: eu

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017

Excellent working with Margot!

But Why?

By: Zugaikotsu no Yama

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Why would I recommend Margot when I want to keep her to myself? Her services on this recent trip were awesome, as usual.


By: Sibel

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

Working with Margot Kong was amazing. She organized everything in detailed in a very short period of time. And we had an amazing vacation in Thailand.

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
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