Michael Whittaker 

Altamonte Springs, FL United States
Journeys of Excellence, an independent affiliate of Sixth Star Travel, Inc.
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Honeymoons
  • Destination Weddings
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

As a former marketing executive, I had the opportunity to travel and see many destinations around the world.  Falling in love with the experience of learning about new cultures and adventures the world had to offer, I decided to do what I love in 2007 by entering this amazing industry of travel.  

As an MBA with 20 years of corporate experience, my business model is to bring that professionalism that I have learned over the years into serving my clients.  I believe that my biggest asset, as is with most Virtuoso consultants is my absolute passion for travel as well as customer service.  

I specialize in romance travel including honeymoons, destination weddings and anniversary trips as well as providing premium to luxury customized travel experiences to my clients.  

Places I Have Traveled

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By: thummp

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

He did a great job working with the timeframe I needed and also the changes I had to make based on the party I traveled with. Excellent hotel too! Thanks Michael

Highly Recommended

By: Netters

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

This was a great trip, at a good price. It was an expensive resort, but I got a good deal for it. And Michael was very helpful in organizing my transportation to and from the airport and making sure I had everything in order.

Top Notch Travel Agent With Superb Knowledge and Communication

By: teeohhem

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

Mike is a top-notch travel agent who builds a strong relationship with his clients. We can stand here today and now call Mike a good friend in life who we can depend on both professionally and personally. My wife and I are thrilled to have found a life-long travel agent who we can proudly recommend to all of our friends. When you book with Mike, you're booking not only a travel agent, but a wonderful, knowledgeable travel concierge with personal experience and expertise.

Personal honeymoon-planning service

By: Heather1123

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2014

Mike at Journeys of Excellence is super friendly and really seems to care about your honeymoon experience! He is very responsive by email or phone, and he made it easy to work with him long distance. He even followed up with us multiple times after the trip. With all the stress of planning the actual wedding day, it was such a relief to have an experienced travel agent find and present great honeymoon packages for us. Journeys of Excellence does seem to specialize in higher end travel, but Mike will work with your budget. We wanted our honeymoon to be special, so we splurged a little bit on our Mexican resort, and it was worth every penny!

Highly Recommend

By: MrsA

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2014

Our honeymoon was absolutely fantastic. Everything was taken care of before we even left. The flights were easy, transportation to and from the hotel was very convenient. The wonderful upgrades we received were fabulous! Mike was very helpful in making this whole process smooth and enjoyable. We could not have asked for anything better!

Another fantastic trip!

By: Trevor

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2015

Mike did another fantastic job of hooking my wife and I up with a dream vacation. After having planned a great Honeymoon for us last year, we reached out about doing another trip - and he was able to find something within our budget in Mexico! This was beyond our wildest dreams, since we thought our budget was pretty small, but he was able to get us a bunch of upgrades and really made the trip something special. Even when we had to reschedule our trip last-minute due to my wife getting sick, Mike was very responsive and quick to come up with solutions (thankfully we had vacation insurance). Mike was a great part of planning our dream vacation, and we definitely plan to reach out to him again soon.


By: Mike40cal

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Michael was a pleasure to work with. The attention to detail and the extras that he was able to get us was above anything I could of expected. I will be using him for my future trips.

Great wedding trip

By: RickB

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2015

I went to El Dorado Royale for my daughter's wedding. The event was coordinated through Mike Whittaker of Journeys of Excellence Travel (now Sixth Star Travel). Everything went extremely well! The resort was beautiful, the service was great, and the food was 5-star (really!). We had some minor glitches - some instances of room service were slow, but some instances were exceptionally good - and our pre-arranged boccie game didn't happen because they quit providing boccie balls six years ago (we survived!). Pools, bars, entertainment were very good. Grounds and all the facilities were beautiful and in great shape. I expected that this would be the only all-inclusive trip that I would ever do, but I would definitely consider going back to El Dorado Royale some day.

The Perfect Honeymoon

By: SenoresBoden

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2016

Our honeymoon at the Excellence Playa Mujeres was pure bliss and paradise thanks to Mike's help in finding the perfect resort for us. It was the most relaxing, luxurious and adventurous week of our lives together, and all without any worry or stress in the planning. From the first time I reached out to Mike I could tell that he was genuine and passionate about travel. His interpersonal skills and customer service are top notch, and immediately I knew he was someone we could entrust with the most special trip of our lives together. He made the honeymoon planning the easiest box to check off on my wedding "To Do" list, and for that I will be forever grateful. Even when it seemed we may run into issues with the resort of our choosing, Mike made sure that we got exactly what we wanted without overpaying. His friendly attitude and heart of service made working with him a true pleasure. We absolutely cannot wait to work him again on future trips!

Amazing service

By: Sraj

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Mike was an amazing person to work with while booking our honeymoon. He basically did all the work for us - getting the free upgrades, complimentary massages/dinners, booking the transportation to/from the airport, etc. He took all the stress out of booking a trip. We will definitely be using him again for trips in the future!

Outstanding Anniversary Trip

By: Marty

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

Mike was very informed, able to offer suggestions and advice. Professional, yet very kind and caring. Will use Mike again for our travel and suggest him to others. Have to say he is truly the best at what he does. Thank you Mike for finding us the perfect destination trip to celebrate our 30th anniversary!


By: Sunlover

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

First time traveling out of the US and Mike put all our concerns at ease. He was patient, informative, detailed and reassuring. He put over 100% into our trip to make sure it would be everything and more. Very professional. We will definitely gonthru Mike again.

Trip review

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Michael was very professional and more helpful than any other advisor I️ have ever worked with. I️ would highly recommend him to anyone looking to book a trip.

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