Leyna Akwari 

Phoenix, AZ United States
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Spa Vacations
  • River Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

After growing up in Kelowna, British Columbia my exposure to the travel industry began early on while traveling with my family. Some of my favorite travel experiences include driving the length of Canada, falling in love with Eastern Europe, and seeing the Taj Mahal glistening in the morning sun when I visited India.

My passion is in ensuring my clients receive world-class experiences and getting the most value for their dollar. In looking for the best value for my clients, I do charge consulting fees based on the complexity of the trip.

Places I Have Traveled

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Recommend with passion

By: Claude X.

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Leyna has been my long time favorite travel agent. She has planned many memorable trips for me to various of destinations around the world. She is passionate about her job and she always take meticulous care of her clients.

highly recommended

By: sarahny

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2013

Leyna is a wonderful travel agent who is caring, prompt and efficient. She prioritizes her clients, and makes them feel special. She is great at follow-ups and follow-throughs. I would definitely love to continue to work with her on all future travels.

By: aabamat

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2013

Leyna took the "work" out of my trip planning and as partners, she made our trip special. In addition, she found economies and helped us stretch our travel dollars so we are already planning more trips. I would recommend Leyna to any of my friends if they want a competent travel agent.

Great job...on a one to ten scale it was an 11...JL

By: Jerry L

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2013

The trip was wonderfully planned and it went off without a hitch. Leyna does her job very well. In fact she is going to do another one of us next July. JL

By: Nannie4010

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2013

I have used Leyna for two different cruises. For each cruise we had from 40 to 60 people, she was very efficient in taking care of all details for our travelers. She even made a trip to our departure city, to meet each one of us and to see us off. I would highly recommend Leyna, she is a professional in every sense of the word.

She is excellent!

By: LuLu120

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2013

Lenya is so through with all the details. Anything I asked or needed she would respond promptly. If you are planning a trip, she is the one to use. You won't be disappointed.


By: Yansci

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2013

Leyna was very helpful and informative in our dealings with her pertaining to our flight to Vancouver and our cruise aboard the Celebrity Century. It's always a pleasure to hear her friendly greeting and her informed answers to our many questions about travel plans. She will be my first call when planning the next cruise!

Wonderful Cruise

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The staff was efficient and our steward extremely helpful. We cruised with many friends and that also made dinners especially enjoyable. The shore excursions that were planned were all informative and enjoyable. Thank you Leyna for all your hard work.

By: Glover

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2013

We had a great trip except for our first class seats were not together. (we were traveling together with our friends (4 of us) and wanted to be seated the same as our last 3 trips to Hawaii that we have booked through this travel agency and the 2nd trip with Leyna. When I found out that the 4 of us were separated in first class, I immediately called Hawaiian airlines myself to try to get seats closer together, (which I did). We were all disappointed but made the best of it.
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Excellent Travel Specialist, Highly Recommended!

By: Barrie

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2014

Leyna Huber is a true professional and an expert in the travel field. She is always available, attentive to detail and thorough. Her cheerful personality and patience when schedules and plans change has made our travel planning a delight. I highly recommend Leyna!

Highley recommended

By: Martha J

Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2013

Crystal line, awesome ship, food and attentive help to all your whims. Tours informative and fun. Leyna great help walking us through the arrangements,

Highly recommend!

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2013

We book every time with Leyna. She does an excelant job. We are very happy with her! Thanks Leyna.

Superior Service

By: On the Road

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2014

Very professional, attentive to all our needs, and available to assist at all times. Provided wonderful insights and all her recommendations were great. Extremely detailed travel portfolio provided. Everything was seamless and stress free! Looking forward to working with Leyna again for all our travel needs.

Wonderful Virtuoso Travel Consultant

By: Claude

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2014

Leyna is a wonderful travel consultant. I plan most of my travel with her and she is really good at what she does. Our most recent trip to Chile is really spectacular, and Leyna helped a lot when planning it. 

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2014

Leyna was excellent. She dotted the I'd and crossed every T. Thank you Leyna for you help on our Country Music Trip. 

Highly Recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2014

Highly Recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2014

She is the best!

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 06 May 2014

It was good trip.  Basically we chose cruise as we did on l6 other Crystalcruises & we decided to stay in our old hotel in Rome where we stayed about 9 times before.  So what is to rate.  We liove Crystal & 

Gets It Done Every Time

By: Cec

Reviewed on: 06 May 2014

We have always been happy with Leyna's  services. She responds quickly to our every request. Great job!

Highly Recommended ! She is amazing on all fronts.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 24 May 2014

Excellent as always!

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2014

Leyna planned yet another seamless trip filled with great destinations and fabulous accommodations.Thanks again.  Talk to soon.Jkh

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2014

Leyna is always amazing...

Excellent dependable service

By: Debbie1

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2014

Always provides dependable expertise

great trip

By: larry

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2015

the trip was booked by valerie and not leyna. we received an upgrade to a vista suite and it was great. she was easy to work with. seems like virtuoso has better benefits than amex platinum which we also have. you dont have to pay 450 for a card with them.

Exceptional trip!

By: Anne928

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2015

Leyna did an amazing job of booking all our post Backroads hotels on our New England tour. Being a Virtuoso guest at these hotels was a really sweet deal! We got called by name by all the staff every time they saw us. They went out of their way to grant our every request--even got us into a popular restaurant on Saturday night at the last minute. This is the second trip that Leyna has put together for us & our third at Camelback. Do yourselves a favor & give Leyna a call for a truly outstanding travel experience!

Great Service!

By: K&J

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2016

Always a pleasure to work with Leyna! She took care of every detail for a three week trip to Africa. It far exceeded our expectations. When we landed in Nairobi, we discovered that the airline had lost our luggage. Even though Leyna didn't book our flights for us she was on the case and kept us up to date.
Not Recommended

Upgrades were non-existent or poor

By: Gail49

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2016

Shutters upgraded us to a very tired, same suite, both times. I know they have much nicer suites in the newer section because I have stayed there. Also, it was a 90% view of the parking lot. $900 a night for less than average space is a bit much. Ritz said I was at the highest category so there was nothing to upgrade to. Lately, it has been a disappointment. Leyna, you are always great

I don't understand by "Title of Review"

By: claudio

Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2018

as always, just GREAT!!!!!!


By: joc

Reviewed on: 16 May 2019

fun & professional.


By: Levines

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

Very Responsive

Leyna Huber

By: Gail

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019

Amazing, as always...


By: Nory

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2019

It was ok! Sometimes she would take time to answer my e mails! Other than that everything went fine!!!

Trip was so smooth!

By: Anne928

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2016

So from the beginning of trying to plan this trip, Leyna was an absolute Godsend. I had been looking at trying to book the fabulous Sonora Resort for a few days & was totally spinning my wheels with the little details--mostly about the luggage restrictions on the travel to the island & back. She helped me find the company "Luggage Forward"--who I highly recommend--so that we could ship a bag ahead of time. She helped find us some great flights (not great prices--but not her fault!).Basically she took care of all the details--even when I asked her 3 days ahead of time to arrange transfers. I had originally said no--but didn't want to deal with the headache of trying to find taxis, take the train, etc. She even sent an email reminding me to let my credit card company know that we were going out of the country. I would have totally forgotten that!! She takes all the guesswork & the stress out of any trip we have planned. We highly recommend her!

Magnificent Trip to the Hotel Del Coronado

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2016

Leyna you did an outstandingn job for us - every aspect of the trip was delightful! We are sending you some notes we took of the trip. Best regards Joan and Roger

Best trip ever

By: Simba

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2017

She is terrific to work with. Never steers us wrong and always helpful in answering our questions.


By: Gail

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2017

She has always been amazing and attentive❤


By: Gabriela

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

Simply the best❤️

Europe 2017

By: dummies

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2017

Working with Leyna was excellent. She is very responsive to our wishes & helpful with suggestions. We appreciate the extra touches she provides.

TANW (There Are No Words!!)

By: Anne

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2017

As always, Leyna went above and beyond! We have worked with her since 2011 and have never been disappointed. To make a long story short, my husband and I took my brother and sister-in-law on his "bucket list" trip--an Alaskan Cruise! My brother has a Stage 4 glioblastoma and doesn't have long so this was a very special trip. I gave Leyna some parameters as to what we would need and needless to say, she came through with flying colors! And imagine our surprise when we checked into our Cruise and discovered that she had gotten my brothers' cabin upgraded to a Horizon View Suite with a butler! It made the whole experience that much better for him. He was happy and he got to experience a 15 year dream. Thank you, Leyna, for all your hard work and for constantly answering all my millions of questions at all hours of the day! And for making my brother's dream come true.
Not Recommended

Latest experience

By: Goldy

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Not as efficient since she changed locations. Sent new client and she didn't follow up with them. Will not send anyone else to her.

Travel agent review

By: relax pro

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

Leyna is a knowledgeable travel agent. She has been very helpful to me in planning several trips. You do have to check arrangements carefully to verify that they are correct. She can overlook details. She is friendly however, and generally responds quickly. She also tries to provide as many perks as she can. I feel the quality of her work has been affected by her recent move to Seattle, away from Virtuoso head office.


By: jess

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Superb as always


By: Levine

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018

Terrific travel advisor


By: Catz

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2018

It was a pleasure working with Leyna once again. She is very professional, very detailed and extremely responsive to all our needs. She’s very patient and always trying to find the best options for her clients. We definitely recommend her and are looking forward to working with her again in the future.

Very knowledgeable

By: Moutainmama

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

Leyna was wonderful. She gave us a lot of information about what to expect on our cruise. She was very personable and a delight to work with.


By: shaver

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2019

I really do not know where to start....When Cox & Kings went sideways, Leyna stepped up and took the bull by its horns and reconstructed our trip within a week....She went way beyond the call of duty and her professionalism cemented an amazing trip in every detail. She is welcome on my lifeboat anytime.

Gives us peace of mind

By: us

Reviewed on: 29 Feb 2020

With Leyna in our corner we have peace of mind that everything is done right and that she is in our corner with the travel providers. Also is very responsive to our requests.

Working with Leyna Akwari, you will have access to:

  • - 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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