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As our client, you are our top priority

Our local travel advisors are your neighbors and friends. By supporting our local business, you're supporting local families. We enjoy being a part of a community of people who recognize the importance of small business ownership.

We make the majority of our income on commission and charge our clients below industry standards for any labor outside our commissionable fare because we value our relationships with them!

TERESA JACKSON

Teresa has enjoyed being immersed in the travel business for 26 years, starting as early as 15 years old. She and her husband, Chad, are the new owners of Holiday Travel as of January 2021. Her favorite places to travel range from a beautiful beach to a snowy mountain. She has so many favorite destinations including seeing the sunset in Hawaii, island hopping in Greece, walking through the Colosseum in Italy, traveling by boat down the Amazon river, enjoying the sites in New York City, relaxing on a beach in the Caribbean, and trekking the glaciers in Alaska. Teresa loves taking her husband and two daughters to explore resorts in Mexico, snorkeling the turquoise waters, dog sledding in the mountains, and interacting with Mickey and Friends on a Disney Cruise Disney or at Disney World/Disneyland. And any cruise anytime is a favorite with her tribe! She is always on the lookout for fun, family activities to share with her clients. Teresa loves planning client’s honeymoons, anniversary trips, family vacations, senior trips and girls’ getaways. She is certified as a Hawaii specialist, Disney specialist, AMR Collection Master agent, Princess Cruise Specialist along with many other destination certifications. She continues to love learning about destinations near and far so she is able to be knowledgeable for her clients.

There is always a place to go, learn, explore and make new memories. So what are you waiting for??? Contact her today and she can help get you there!

KRISTINE MIZE

Kristine, the oldest daughter of travel advisor & former owner Nancy, has had the travel bug since birth. She is nomadic by nature, having lived in 7states by the age of 25! Her favorite destinations are anywhere cooler than East Texas with mountains, rivers and hot springs, but gorgeous beaches and tropical rainforests still beckon her too! Her favorite European destination is Italy and she can’t wait to explore it more! With 23 countries and 30 U.S. states visited, there are many more places she would like to go, but her specialties are: mountain and adventure vacations, especially in New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado (where she lived and explored for 5 years); Costa Rica, Mexico and Jamaica for tropical vacations; ocean cruises (15 and counting); and several major theme parks.

Kristine started working at Holiday Travel as a senior in high school, filing invoices and stocking brochures. She has been a full-fledged travel advisor since June2014 and loves being part of her clients’ vacation dreams!  

NANCY MIZE

Nancy knew at the age of 12 after her first time on an airplane from New Orleans to San Francisco, she was destined to travel. She planned her first group trip as a senior in high school living in Caracas, Venezuela, for her Senior Class to go to Angel Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World, and stay at a rustic camp with cabins along the Orinoco River. She was hooked. Instead of coming home during college breaks she often went rogue and traveled somewhere different each time including Walt Disney World the first Spring it was open, and Chichen Itza in the Yucatan of Mexico before Cancun was even on the map. Both her children also caught the travel bug early on and are travel advisors too! 

Nancy has seen more of the world than most people you will ever meet. In her own words, here are some of her favorite places: “The place that surprised me the most was Portugal… It was so full of history, art, Sangria and a surprise at every stop…then I went to Northern Ireland. Wow! Such friendly people and gorgeous scenery. The place that impacted me the most was Israel. How can you not be affected by the history, especially if you are a person of faith? The place I would go back to in a heartbeat is Rome. But my happy place is on a cruise or a beach. Any cruise. Any beach.” 

Nancy stepped down as owner and manager in January of 2021 when her youngest daughter, Teresa, took over the reins. But her love of travel and her expertise of the travel culture will never expire. She still works with some of her most loyal clients from her home office and is an integral part of what we do at Holiday Travel daily.

why use a travel agent

An experienced travel advisor is a game changer.

Accountability and Personal Service

A travel advisor's job is on the line with every trip. We have a boss to answer to or we're the boss! We're real people you can speak with to work things out, not a different operator each time you call or a computer screen staring back at you. We'll remember your name, your anniversary, details about your previous travels and can even email you when great deals come across our desk!

Insider Knowledge

Our travel advisors have been doing their jobs for years and know all the ins and outs. Instead of deciding where to go based on anonymous comments on a website, speak to someone who does this for a living! We're daily immersed in the travel world with new tips, policy changes, awareness of low and high travel seasons to various destinations, resort closures, company take-overs, construction and the list goes on.

More for Your Money - Not just the cheapest deal but the best value:

Many resorts and cruise lines are a part of a consortium and only offer exclusive rates to those groups. Your travel advisors are a part of those groups, so they can offer you deals no online sites can.

Setting an Itinerary

While some people enjoy “just winging it,” a travel advisors can give a clear-cut schedule of what will be happening on a day-to-day basis, and keep clear records of everything that is included in the trip.

Insurance

For life’s little mishaps: Things happen. A travel advisor can advise you on which insurance policies are needed, from trip cancellation to medical emergencies, based on your specific circumstances. We also ensure that you will have the correct travel documents, so you don’t end up missing out on anything!

Time savings

Spending hours and weeks researching the perfect trip can take up a ton of time during a busy work week. A travel advisor will spend time getting to know you and what you're looking for, and then put together an entire vacation customized for you and your companions. Like doing the planning? That’s okay too! We want your input and will use it to cater the trip to your specifics while offering you the expertise and protection.

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