Stephanie Meckert 

Houston, TX United States
An independent affiliate of West University Travel
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
  • Spa Vacations

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • France
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I have traveled extensively and lived internationally. My favorite destinations are New Zealand, South Africa and Europe. One of her most memorable, and off the beaten track vacations, deep sea fishing in Sao Tome and Principe. I have lived in both Africa and the Middle East and have had the opportunity to experience many different cultures, as well as traveled to multiple countries while living in these regions. I started my career in private banking, and now enjoys planning family travel as well as group vacations.

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Great Service! Awesome Trip!

By: Kim

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2015

Thanks Stephanie for booking our trip! We had a blast and can't wait to go back! We really enjoyed ourselves and loved The Hamptons!! Thanks again! Kim

Will use her services again!

By: Melaine

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2015

Stephanie did above and beyond what was needed, was a great communicator and provided excellent service. I highly recommend Stephanie and will definitely use her again.

Awesome Service

By: Ced

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2015

We had a wonderful and memorable trip. And majority of it was do to Stephanie Meckert's awesome planning. Every detail was communicated well. She was friendly and patient with us, and answered all of our questions. She was very knowledgeable, and was able to recommend events that we would have not known about on our own. Things went so smooth that I did not have to call her ounce after we landed. We will not plan another trip without Stephanie Meckert's assistance. Thank you so much Stephanie!

Dependable even for last minute changes

By: Hollie

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2016

Stephanie went above the call of duty to be available for the details and constant changes that my group of 35 people sometimes demanded for our trip to Costa Rica. None of the group was familiar with our destination and Stephanie was quite helpful in securing all of the details related to tours and accommodations during our stay. The resource she used were extremely professional and the cleanliness and service of the facilities was beyond my expectations.

Expert at all aspects of planning the trip.

By: Robin55

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2016

Stephanie was excellent at providing us with information to plan our trip to the panhandle of Florida. Since we had never been to the area, we didn't even know there was a regional airport at VPS/Ft. Walton, so that aspect alone saved us quite a bit of time. She coordinated the flights for our kids in college and found good deals on flights. The condo she recommended at Watercolor Inn was spacious and perfect for our needs. The resort was quiet and not crowded, just as we had hoped. She also recommended a couple of transportation services and the one we used was fantastic, very professional, and went above and beyond to help us get situated in our condo. We will definitely be using Stephanie again in the near future!

Awesome, Professional Service

By: Charisma

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2016

Stephanie is just awesome! She's very professional and has been a great travel agent to work with. She comes through every time even with all of the moment-to-moment travel changes that occur. Thanks Stephanie!

Expert friendly service

By: Anna

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2016

I definitely recommend Stephanie for travel services. She was always going above and beyond and such a pleasure to work with.

Great Travel Assistance!

By: ABS0516

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2016

Stephanie provided great assistance in helping me to plan a recent trip to France. I would never have known about Economy Plus which was a huge improvement over Economy airfare. Because we had Economy Plus, we were upgraded to First Class from Houston to Paris which was absolutely wonderful. She booked our train travel and did the research to rent a car in a small town in the Loire Valley. I would definitely contact her again for our next trip overseas as we are planning a European river cruise. She was just super about communicating with me and I really appreciate her patience.

Professional, Friendly, and Organized

By: Catherine

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016

Stephanie Meckert did a fabulous job putting together our recent trip to Italy! She was professional and organized throughout the process, offering helpful advice and suggestions about where to go and what to do. She prepared her suggestions for hotels in a user-friendly way to offer us the most choice according to our preferences. She ensured that we were met at the airport by courteous and professional driver and staff and that we had train tickets and arrangements to successfully carry out our itinerary. She delivered our travel documents and went over everything with us before departure. I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing travel planning assistance.

Amazing Trip!!! First Class Advisor Service

By: LMacadoo

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

Was looking for a family trip to celebrate husband's 50th birthday. Stephanie recommended an Alaskan Crystal Cruise for our multiple families with ages ranging from 6 - 85. She helped all of us with the preplanning and was extremely helpful with all of our questions regarding our embarkment, disembarkment, excursions, dining, ship details and shipboard credits. One of the biggest surprises we had which elevated our trip to another level was that she was able to get our rooms upgraded to the penthouse levels! Can not express enough of how much we enjoyed our trip and how appreciative we are for everything Stephanie did to make it special.

She's wonderful!

By: Valerie

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2016

Stephanie is great to work with. Professional, prompt and got me exactly what I ask for on our trip! Will definitely use her again!

Excellent courteous knowledgable agent

By: Vil

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2016

Wonderful trip Great service from Stephanie Will book another trip with her soon

Efficient professional

By: Shopaholic

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2016

Excellent service efficient and professional. Quick response to all my e mail enquiries will use your services again thanks

Excellent timely service

By: New Yorker

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Stephanie does a wonderful job every time she handles a booking for me. I travel for business and require perfection. She is dependable, fast and accurate.

Great experience!

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2016

Stephanie went above and beyond for us! She coordinated some things while she was in Italy! She was professional and very responsive. Great experience with her!

Efficient, friendly expertise

By: DF

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2017

My wife and I decided we wanted to take a trip to Australia in late 2016. One travel agent we met with told us this was impossible; we sought to travel at the peak season, and there was not enough time given the relatively late stage we'd begun our planning. For a second opinion, we went to Stephanie at West U Travel and had a totally different experience. Stephanie put together an ideal itinerary despite the short notice that hit all our desired destinations and met our proposed budget. The resulting trip to Australia was an unforgettable one thanks in large part to her excellent planning. I should also mention that the Australian affiliate she worked with, Swain Destinations, was efficient and responsive in helping when we were abroad. We will definitely use Stephanie and West U Travel for future vacation plans, and wholeheartedly recommend that others do the same.

Fantastic travel agent

By: travelqueen

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2017

Stephanie did a terrific job of planning my recent trip to NYC with my daughter. Her attention to detail was excellent and everything went smoothly.

Enjoyable cruise experience

By: Joseph

Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

We enjoyed working with Stephanie on the first long cruise we have taken. She made a great recommendation for Celebrity and we thoroughly enjoyed. Gave timely reminder on needs for documentation and assistance. Pickup at Miami for hotel and return were very professional.

Viking Rhine cruise

By: Barbara

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

We have not traveled extensively, and needed a travel advisor who could walk us through the process. I explained to Stephanie that we were interested in a river cruise; she took it from there. She was able to arrange for a significantly lower cruise fare than we originally thought, and has professionally, kindly and expertly handled every question we've had. I would highly recommend her services!

Trip to Colorado

By: Anna

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2017

Very helpful and easy to work with. Got back to us quickly and had great options for us to consider!

Great stay in a secluded Florida's island

By: Marco

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2017

It was a pleasure working with Stephanie at West University Travel--despite our unusual setting requests and little time to deliver she was able to find the perfect location for our family, for what has been a great vacation in a Florida's island for a super-competitive price! Will definitely plan with her again for our future trips.

I Highly Recommend Stephanie!

By: Aimee

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2017

Stephanie was incredibly quick, organized, and well-informed about the resort and its amenities. She is a detailed-oriented person which is very reassuring to me. She even contacted me when we arrived at our destination to make sure that we had been picked up by the shuttle to take us to our water taxi. She is very responsive to questions from the beginning of the planning process through to the completion of the vacation. I HIGHLY recommend her! Thank you, Stephanie!


By: Mac

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2017

Very easy and knowledgeable.

Thorough and informed

By: TennisChickNow

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

Stephanie is very helpful answering questions and alerting you to everything you need to sign-up for in advance of your cruise and travel. She made it easy and the highlight of the trip was the amazing specialty meal we received thanks to Stephanie and West University Travel.

Great 👍🏻

By: Williams

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2018

Always a pleasure

Spring Break in the Caymans

By: Valerie

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2018

Wonderful trip with the kids. Accommodations were great. Thanks so much Stephanie 😘


By: Simon

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

Fantastic. Very informative, detailed with Great follow up. She made it very easy.

Travel advisor for family vacation in Grand Cayman

By: Tina

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2018

Stephanie was great to work with. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She responded quickly to all my questions and provided additional information about the travel location and lodging options beyond what was asked, which really helped make our trip go smoothly.

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