Deborah Knighton CTA, DS

Richmond, VA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
  • Spa Vacations

  • Saint Kitts And Nevis
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

Deborah Knighton grew up traveling and is passionate when it comes to learning everything that she can about a destination or new, exotic locale. She wants every trip she plans to be truly extraordinary.

From the moment Deborah begins discussing a trip with a client, she tries to put herself in his or her shoes -- matching the client with the perfect destination. Just as every client is different and unique, Deborah wants each trip to be unique. She tailors every itinerary to meet the client's goals for vacation -- whether it's relaxing on a beautiful beach, exploring castles and cathedrals across Europe or chasing the Big Five on an African safari.

Deborah is extremely organized and pays incredible attention to detail. She wants to make every moment of a client's vacation unforgettable and strives for excellent service, from the initial contact to the welcome home

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Deborah Knighton is precise, punctual,prompt, attentive, pretty

Outstanding Service

By: Ward

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Deborah is the consummate travel professional. Her knowledge of global travel opportunities, her attention to travel details, and her engaging personality all combine to make her a wonderful tribute to the Virtuoso team.

Highly recommended. She makes my travel most pleasant.

By: Ninety

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2014

Deborah Knighton thinks of everything. She knows her business as well as ANY other travel agent. At 96 years of age, I know, because in my life time I have traveled millions of miles, and stayed in places from near the strait of Magellon to Point Barrow and from Hawaii to Istanbull. From the 5* hotels to bed & breakfasts.

Highly Recommend

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2014

Our trip was great and Deborah did an awesome job organizing it for us.

Highly recommended

By: Geedaddy

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2014

Best Ever, Knows Travel and Always There!!

By: Jim and Janice

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2014

As always Deborah is wonderful to work with (she gets to know you and what you like) and finds us the best places to stay and visit. I always recommend her to our friends and they seem to do the same for their friends which speaks volumes. The Mandarin was perfect for the Nationals games and it is a service oriented lovely hotel that we enjoyed and will continue to enjoy. We only book through Deborah because she knows the locations, quality and service of her bookings without fail. She get 5 stars from both of us every time!!!!. We use her services multiple times a year between business and personal travel.

Expert and friendly advice

By: happy traveler

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2015

Thank you for your wonderful hotel suggestions. We appreciate the time you took to talk through different options to ensure our trip was well planned. We were able to travel knowing all details were taken care of.

Perfectly Planned Trip as usual including great assistance with Weather Issues

By: J&J

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2015

Visited the Turks and Caicos and as always our trip was perfectly planned with a great room in a perfect place and easy flight travel and transportation with insurance to take care of any last minute issues that could and did arise. It was a seamless trip and one we enjoyed immensely. We will recommend it to all our friends and family. Without Deborah's skills and assistance it would have been a much different experience and we were grateful that she was there for us throughout. Thank you Deborah.

expert service

By: erh

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

Deborah did a great job (as always)

The Best!

By: Kimpy

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

Our trip was perfect.. Deborah took care of every tiny detail. All we did was sit back and enjoy every minute. I don't know how there could be a better travel agent anywhere. She planned another trip for us a few years ago with a lot of different cities, cars, guides, etc. and it was effortless on our part. She's terrific.

Wonderful family trip

By: John

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2015

We have used Deborah exclusively for years and she always suggests the best destinations. She takes the time to listen to our ideas and requests and asks detailed questions. We are thankful for Deborah!

Warm, friendly, expert travel consultant!

By: Deb51

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2015

I couldn't ask for a better travel advisor! Deborah Knighton has helped up with trips to Australia, India, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. She know's what we like, and intuitively helps us plan just the perfect trip. She's comfortable with us planning parts and leaving other details to her. She's helpful planning exotic walks through the red center of Australia and simple hotel reservations when we've taken care of all else. She's amazing -- just wish we could take her along!

We won't use anyone but Deborah!

By: wdaltmelt

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2016

Deborah has booked several trips for us and we are always extremely happy with the experience. She gives fantastic recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. We recently experienced travel difficulty flying outwest; she didn't even book the flights for us but was texting me with up to the minute relevant travel information so we could make the best decisions as we were being re-routed to our destination. Because of her expertise, customer service, room upgrades and other travel perks she has our loyalty and we won't work with an agent other than Deborah!

Great trip!

By: kiki

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2016

Deborah did a great job of planning our trip, especially since it was very, very late notice! she recommended an excellent resort and great restaurants and things for the kids to do. We have worked with her in the past and will continue to use her for all of our travel - she is so easy to work with and always plans the best trips!

Great travel agent!

By: Brk

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2016

Deborah was recommended to me by a friend 9 years ago and she has never let us down. She's knowledgeable and spends the time to help us make the right decisions. She's always there if we need her. She makes planning a trip fun! Thank you Deborah!

Expert friendly service!!!!

By: Frannie24

Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2016

What a great last minute getaway at this boutique hotel and the virtuoso amenities were much appreciated!! Great service and fantastic dinner at restaurant, Jove - mint mojitos were wonderful!!

Great, professional and family friendly service

By: Llp

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

She was great!! Very attentive and professional. Extremely knowledgable about our point of travel and needs for that destination. Kind and a pleasure to work with.

Wonderful and relaxing!

By: Joan and Sarah

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2016

Ocean House in Watch Hill is a special place - the views from our suite was breathtaking! Deborah handled all of the details fabulously and we are thankful!

Deborah always does a fantastic job for us.

By: Howard

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2016

All of the arrangements that Deborah made were perfect. There was not a glitch at any hotel and we were tremendously pleased with her recommendations.

Thank you!!

By: Fp24

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2016

We are so grateful to Deborah!! What a fantastic first time family trip to Italy she planned for us - from the amazing hotel, train travel throughout Italy and unique daytime excursions. We loved it all!! Thank you Deborah!

Great Service!

By: sjbw

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

Deborah was wonderful! She spent a long time finding just the right hotels for us. She had great things for us to do on each island we visited. She worked quickly and was patient answering my many questions!

wonderful trip, wonderufl planning

By: Richmonder

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2016

Deborah was so knowledgeable and efficient as she planned and coordinated our trip. I will continue to consult her for future vacations and recommend her services without reservation.


By: barbara49

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2016

Deborah did a great job in planning our vacation. She is always so helpful! It makes planning a trip easy. The Regents cruise we went on was excellent!!. The service was inpeccable. Everything could not have been more perfect. Deborah's followup before and during our vacation helps make traveling easy. I would recommend Deborah as an excellent travel agent. Deborah has been planning our vacations for us for years now and would not think of planning a vacation without her!

Great Trip

By: Smixson

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

Very easy to plan a trip with. Deborah is knowledgeable, concise, intuitive and thorough. From beginning to end a pleasure to work with.

Deborah is great!

By: als3

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2017

From top to bottom, Deborah took care of every detail in planning a fantastic trip for my family. She is a great resource, and we took her advice and the trip turned out perfectly! Job well done.
Not Recommended

Regent mariner was great!


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2017

The ship was very nice. The staff was very attentive. The ports were not great. The islands were not a delight. Costa Maya was a very poor village. The trip to the Chacchoben ruins was very interesting with a good tour guide but the village had little to offer. The next port was not Belize but an island off the coast the will someday be a large resort. Had little of interest to offer. We missed Honduras because of a storm and couldn't get to the port. Key West was the most interesting as we took a tour around the parts of old Key West. We rested and read alot!!

Great trip to the U.K.


Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2017

Deborah made sure all of our details were set and when we had questions, she answered them quickly. We had a wonderful time. The lodging she suggested at two different locations was perfect for us and the restaurant and tourist attractions were great as well.


By: M

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2017

Great! Professional and courteous, patient with showing me multiple options

Great trip planned by an expert!

By: Momof3

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2017

Fantastic! Deborah is extremely knowledgeable about her destinations and her clients' travel preferences. She is also able to tailor trips according to the crowd - whether it is for a trip just for my husband and myself or one where we are traveling as a family with our children.

Deborah is great to work with!

By: Joanne

Reviewed on: 01 May 2017

We love working with Deborah! She knows her clients very well and is able to make spot on recommendations. After a flight cancellation (which she informed us of at 5 am!) she spent considerable time helping rearrange accommodations and transportation. Was so nice having her take care of all the details out of the country! Will absolute use her again for future travel needs!


By: bones

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2017

I've worked with Deborah for several years and she is helpful and knowledgeable. Always there to answer any questions. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Deborah Knighton the best.

By: Kimpy

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

Every trip Deborah has planned for us has been absolutely perfect. I can't imagine using anyone else.


By: Richard

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Deborah always does a fantastic job!


By: Frannie

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

She was wonderful! She knows us all so well and can truly find the perfect place every time we travel!!! I love the options of accommodations, activities and not to be missed events! Thank you thank you Deborah!!

Iceland trip

By: Howard Cosgrove

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Deborah did a fantastic job in planning our trip. Everything went off like clockwork. The transfers and guides were top notch. Thanks Deborah.

Amazing Alaska

By: Jane

Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2017

Deborah was great as she lined up excursions tailored to our active family - we were not disappointed as we explored glaciers, waterfalls and hiking...saw bears in the wild! Everything went smoothly, very relaxing.

Good suggestions

By: Howard cosgrove

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

She had good suggestions for us to consider, and followed up with us to insure we had everything we needed.

traveler advisor

By: max

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2018

I've used Deborah for the last 8 or 9 years and feel I could not have found a more capable travel agent!

Excellent trip and excellent Travel Advisor in Deborah!

By: Elizabeth

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2018

Wonderful as always!

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