Kay Jones CTC, DS

Corpus Christi, TX United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Air Travel
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I have been in the travel industry for over 32 years, 30 of them with Sanborn's Travel.  I hold the CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) and DS (Destination Specialist) designation in multiple areas of the world.  Not only have I completed extensive training as a Virtuoso Agent but I am a Virtuoso Specialist for Hawaii having been to the destination over 30 times.  Cruising and International Travel are two specialties that I sometimes combine to make me a Mediterranean cruise specialist.  My knowledge and experience with ships, cabin types and ports of call is unmatched.

Places I Have Traveled

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Highly recommended InterContinental Le Grand Hotel, Paris

By: my5729

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Kay booked us for three nights at the InterContinental Le Grand Hotel in Paris. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. The concierge service was excellent, WiFi was free and the fastest I have experienced in a hotel, the club on the top floor was very nice, enjoyed breakfast there each day and tea two afternoons. Would definitely stay there again.

Highly recommended!!!!!!!!

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Kay plans the best trips and helps with any problem that comes up!!! Always does a great job!

Recommend her highly


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

My trip to Australia was very well planned by Kay. I was very pleased. Indeed she does a great job with all my trips.

I recommend Kay highly

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

I have been very satisfied with the way she takes care of my travel arrangements

highly recommend

By: cathyapu

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Kay has been our travel agent for many years. She has given us the best ideas for travel both domestically and abroad and made them reality. We never go anywhere without Kay's planning.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Kay does a wonderful job for us Thank you Kay

highly recommend and have recommended to friends

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Excellent work. She worked very hard to get us the exact trip we wanted with great airline connections. She does all of this in a short period of our time due to her vast experience. My wife and I have used her many times over the years. She really takes care of us old folks!

I loved it!

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

I had an awesome time on this vacation--my third time to Europe. The rooms were awesome, the restaurants were amazing. I must become a better traveller!

Highly Recommended Hawaii Expert

By: JoeRetired

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

I contacted Kay and asked her to try to schedule a trip for us with the constraint that my wife would receive dialysis treatments on MWF. I trusted Kay's judgment on hotels, tours, rental cars, everything really. I was not disappointed in any of the arrangements. We especially enjoyed the Old Lahaina Luau which Kay booked. We want to return to the Islands for our 50th anniversary. I definitely plan to use Kay Jones again if we get to make that trip.

Good and bad

By: Waid

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

Kay did a excellent job as always on the arrangements for our Holland American cruise from Argentina to Boston. Unfortunately the cruise was a disaster and we are not likely to cruise on Holland American again.

highly recommended

By: murry

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Kay, as always, did a fantastic job, and got us the cabins we wanted. Super agent!

By: charlie

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Very highly recommended. The dates and times scheduled suited me very well. This isn't the first time she has planned my travel which have always turned out well.

Delightful Canadian Cruise

By: Dottie

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Excellent, just as presented and more! Love the small ship. Montreal Fairmont QE hotel superb. Concierge - excellent

Excellent Service; Highly Recommended


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2013

Very knowledgeable with any location we inquired about; very friendly and helpful.

Delightful time in Charleston

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

We could not have been any happier with our accommodations in Charleston, South Carolina for the wedding of John McBroom and Courtland Crosswell. The hotel was delightful, very well situated and surely lived up to expectations. The whole weekend was magical and we appreciate Kay Jones being a part of the team that made this happen.

Highly recommended!

By: Red

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

She was very pleasant to work with. It was my first experience with Kay. I have used Sanborn's for many years and have always been happy with them.



Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

My family and I took a family vacation to Disneyland in July.And from the very start, Kay went the extra mile to make sure my family and I had the best deals and rates. She made sure that our needs and wants were a priority to her. Kay made things more convenient for me to complete the purchase thru emails and fax. This was a huge help to me. I would definitely recommend Kay to any and everyone whose planning a vacation. Kay is definitely one of a kind. A keeper!



Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013


Highly Recommended

By: Corey/Kristen

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2013

We recently booked our honeymoon with Kay Jones at Sanborn's Travel. We only knew we wanted something tropical with romance and adventure when we walked in the door. After only a few minutes she had a spot for us...Costa Rica...that we loved and was already making calls. We had it booked in no time. From the moment our plane landed, we had the best time. She made all our dreams come true and then some! We will definitely be returning to book our next trip!

she is wonderful

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Kay is VERY prompt and responsive, I feel like she appreciates my business, even thought it is most often just an airfare. I have worked with others in her office when she isn't there and they can't hold a candle to her.

The Princess that came home early

By: Broke 70

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2014

To bad the ship had to go back to Houston a day early.  One Hundred sixty sick and fog in the port.  Both good reasons to return one day early.  I do wonder if it was the fog or the need to sanitize the ship for the next cruise.Activities onboard were fun.  Food,  OK.  Roatan was wonderful.  Princess is owned by Carnival and I would say it is a couple of steps up from Carnival, but it didn't  meet our expectations.   That being said, I do think we got our money's worth.


By: Jax

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Local versus an 800# or web site.

Highly recommended

By: Janet

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

What I enjoy about working with Kay is:  1.)  First of all, she is quick to respond to my emails and 2.) Secondly, she always gets me the best international connections (where there is adequate time for transfers but NOT excessive time) and lastly 3.) Kay always know what seating I prefer and therefore my flights are comfortable and ideal.

Highly recommended

By: mdeleon690

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2014

We recently used Kay for our 25th anniversary to Capella Pedrigal in Cabo San Lucas. Her trip planning was flawless and her knowledge of how and where to travel are unparalleled.


By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2014


Yes Kay goes the extra mile to insure that the trip you plan goes smoothly.


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2014

Kay has a great understanding of the travel industry and takes this knowledge to insure  your trip comes off without any problems. All special needs that we have had or seen to with no problems.  Kay makes certain  the air portion of any trip has the best connection time possible. We would not book any trip that Kay was not involved in planning,

Expert, very helpful

By: Berny

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2015

Such a help with free advise concerning a tour package.

Great Visit to Amsterdam

By: Dr. D

Reviewed on: 04 May 2014

Kay is the best!!  We could not have had a better time in Amsterdam,Netherlands. The hotel, Amstel Intercontinental, is a Virtuoso hotel.  It was easy to get around the city from the hotel.  We felt pampered  by all the amenities including a Michelin rated restaurant, full spa and beautiful room.   Thanks to Kay for all her help!!  Would not travel without Kay's input and advise!!!

highly recommended

By: murr

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2014

Kay is a total professional, who is very thorough, and when a glitch happens, she is very much on top of things and solves the problem.  A great person to have working with you.

Highly recommended

By: Pheebs617

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Kay did an outstanding job planning our Canadian trip. The Tauck tour was grand, and airplane flights were on time.

Great time in Vegas and Wyoming

By: Loretta0208

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2014

Flights went well with one delay due to weather. Vegas was great, of course! Went to see Jersey Boys, what a great show. Even made it to the World famous gold and silver Pawn Shop where they film Pawn Stars. On to Wyoming for a visit to see my brother and his family. All on time. Went on a scenic river raft tour on the snake river, easy for me even with back issues. Folks at Mad River outfitters did a great job. Wort hotel in Jackson hole was remodeled in last few years, our suite was breathtaking. Great service.

unforgettable anniversary Las Ventanas

By: Deleon

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2014

Just like 26 years ago when we first met her, our travel experience has been extraordinary. Can't think of vacations without Kay's advice and recommendations. She always has great ideas and has never been wrong. She is the best.

always excellent

By: deleons

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2014

Last mintue trip to Costa Rica due to unforseen reasons. Trip was perfect, all transfers were arranged, the hotel was great and the best fishing company. got plenty of mahi mahi for a great dinner and caught sail fish both days. Great father son memories. Thanks Kay

The Ultimate in Service!

By: D&D

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2014

We are always pleased with Kay's prompt, friendly and thorough professional service. She goes above and beyond in effort and expertise. She appears one step ahead in assisting our travel plans - we appreciate her efforts immensely! Thank you to Kay and Sanborn's!

Good friendly service

By: Lacho

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2014

Trip was great for both myself and my son Oregon is a very pretty state or atleast in the hill country haha Thanks Kay

Family Trip to Peru

By: Bob1334

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2015

We took our family (9 people, 3 generations including 3 teenagers) on the Kensington Machu Picchu and Amazon Signature tour over the recent holidays. We were very pleased with the arrangements including the tour guides and the accommodations. At each stop, we were met by the guides and they were well organized. The buses they used (mostly Mercedes) were very comfortable and the drivers were cautious and competent. All the luggage was handled well and none lost during the internal trips. When we were informed that the next leg of the trip would begin at a particular time, it did. Since we have lived in South America before, this was a real surprise! All the hotel rooms were excellent - first class. Even the one in the jungle was quite pleasant even if not air conditioned. However, the fan was very nice and we did not experience any significant number of mosquitoes. The exception was the food servers at the Tambo del Inka at Urubamba. They need some professional training.

Carribbean Cruise

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2015

Had mix-up on hotel reservation going. Hotel settled it. Cruise was good.

spring break steamboat

By: 27years

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2015

flawless, outstandind vacations. all perfect. all according to plan.

Kay Lynn is the best. Best advice and info.

By: Jackie

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2015

Over the years (20 years or so) Kay Lynn has booked all our trips. She is very professional and helpful. As my husband and I are in our late 70's it is so wonderful to be able just to call or go see Kay when we plan a trip or just ask advice, etc. We have referred her any time we can to our friends or family. I will continue to refer her and use her anytime we travel. No trip is too small and/or too large.

Best service!

By: ckk

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Kay is wonderful to work with, she always provides the best options for our needs and has delivered miracles on more than one occasion. Thank you Kay for all you do!

Pearl Harbor visit.

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2017

Kay, Will give you a personal report. Bob

San Miguel

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2017

she handles all details to a tee,no guessing whats next

Booking on Seaborn through Kay

By: Ellie

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017

Always delightful except felt a disconnect with her being out of town. For instance the Cruise Booklet for our cruise was at Sanborns with our boarding information and our luggage tags etc. and she thought there was no such thing and when I went over to inquire they said it was in her box and had been for some time. Felt we should have had more imput about which hotels at pre cruise and post cruises (we had no input) and had wished to be somewhere else in Bali Also did not even have a cabin assignment when we arrived in Sydney as we should have had.

Ohio Trip

By: Janet Vaughan

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Fabulous arrangements—always gives me my FAV seats in flights and picks the best connections ever. Makes traveling a breeze. Accommodates me on changes—if and when they occur. Gives me excellent advice on a variety of topics. LOVE WORKING WITH KAY—her expertise is most evident.

Hostess Review

By: Ben

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2018

She is a very vivacious, outgoing and helpful hostess.


By: Russ

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2018

Great , all went as planned!!


By: Lacho

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2018

Mrs K is awesome every time I call she does all the work for me with no worries...

Hostess Review

By: John

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

I am her husband and was co-hosting with her on the cruise. Great cruise.

Albany NY trip

By: Berny

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

She has helped me for over 25 years. It has been a pleasure to work with her.

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