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Tina Kennedy-Ballwin,MO

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An Independent Contractor with Travel Leaders Chesterfield, MO
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AGENT SPECIALIZING IN LEISURE TRAVEL

My dad inspired my passion for traveling by taking me to St. Louis's Lambert Airport numerous times as a child. He owned a business there and during his free time we'd watch the planes take off. Traveling became exciting to me and in 1976 I got my first job in the industry. I quickly advance my career earning a diploma as a Certified Travel Counselor in 1978. When I was 21, I became the manager of a local travel agency The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

My Travel Specialties

LUXURY RIVER CRUISES & WORLDWIDE CRUISE SPECIALIST

Dear Travelers,

Recently I have just returned from a VIKING River Cruise thru the Rhine. What an incredible journey it was that will awaken, nourish and expand your mind - and truly allow you to explore the world in comfort.  I honestly can't wait to book my next river cruise!  

THE...
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DISNEY & UNIVERSAL FAMILY VACATION SPECIALIST

I believe vacations are a wonderful way to bring a family together. You may be interested in booking an upcoming Disney Vacation, or taking a Universal Studio's Holiday or maybe even a family cruise. Whichever destination you desire, I will make sure your vacation is tailored to fit your needs. I...
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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 2017

Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist

My specialty is booking amazing destination weddings. I take them very seriously, and I go the extra mile by making sure couples have everything they want and more during their special occasion. I was also the first person to receive the Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist...
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My son's Destination Wedding in Riviera Maya

My Travel Albums

VIKING RIVER CRUISE ON THE RHINE ON 9/16/2017
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SUMMER TRAVELS OF 2017
Luxury all inclusive adult only property
AMRESORTS DESTINATION WEDDING/ HONEYMOON WORKSHOP
MR. ROGER BLOCK, PRESIDENT OF TRAVEL LEADERS
MR. ROGER BLOCK FROM TRAVEL LEADERS
2016 SUMMER TRAVELS
PALOFINO
Disneyworld/Island of Adventure/Universal
SANDALS/BEACHES WEDDING MOONS CERTIFIED SPECIALIST
SANDALS/BEACHES WORKSHOP IN JAMAICA
WORLD FAMOUS WEDDING DESIGNER COLIN COWIE
Colin Cowie World Famous Wedding Designer
Wedding at Secrets Maroma in the Riviera Maya
My Son & Daughter-in-law's Gazebo Wedding

Customer Testimonials

HONEYMOON IN PLAYA MUJERES

Hey Tina! We had a fabulous time! The resort was divine and probably the best one I have ever been to. Service, second to none! We met a few other couples and we all plan to go back together in 2018! I will keep you posted! Thank you,
Jennifer Heilwagner

SUMMER FAMILY VACATION IN DISNEYWORLD

Hi TIna! Everything was great!! We loved the hotel you booked us in and enjoyed all the parks. Especially loved adding the Memory Maker to the package. All went good, although I wish it could have been a little cooler-lol! Thank you!
Becky Palazzola

DISCOVERING JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA

Hi Tina! The trip was great!! Best moments: Walking in the neighborhoods of Tokyo, exploring the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and lunch at a cafe near the preserved streets in Kyoto; Enjoyed South Korea with the kids; JeJu Island and Buson - beach and walking along the coast to a Temple. Seoul was fun - great food and after a few days, I mastered the metal chopsticks! You know us, we like the outdoors - forest, beaches, and such so we had a blast!! Thank you again for planning our trip!
Susan Perkins

WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

Hi Tina! Thank you for checking in with us. We had an amazing time in Europe! I think the few days in Barcelona and the cruise were the perfect way to see the sites over there for the first time. We were very pleased with our accommodations and the ship. We definitely want to go back and see more! Thank you for arranging everything. We will contact you when we are ready for more! Best regards!
Megan Eilers

DISCOVERING CABO SAN LUCUS

Dear Tina, We are back from vacationing in Cabo San Lucas and had an amazing time!! First time in Cabo and won't be the last time. Will have to say the waves did knock us down a few time on the beach but needless to say we did spend more time at the pools on this trip. Did enjoy our boat ride to the arch, few trips to downtown Cabo which was only a 10 minute walk from our resort. All inclusive is the only way to go. Lucked out with the weather too. I really enjoyed our resort. Spacious rooms and also had the many pools to swim in along with amazing views of the ocean and never a complaint about the food... everything was perfect! Thank you again Tina!
Asma Hodge

HONEYMOON IN JAMAICA

Hi Tina, Just wanted to thank you again for our amazing vacation. We had such a great time and made friends with all the staff. We did one excursion where we swam with the dolphins and climbed Dunn's River Falls. Everything went smoothly the whole vacation and it only rained for about an hour one of the days we were there! Thanks for taking care of scheduling everything - you are great at what you do! One question - do you do any continental us travel? We are looking at maybe something for December the week before Christmas to a beach area with two friends. Just curious if you could find any good deals for us! Thanks again, Heather
Heather DeGregorio

HONEYMOON

Hi Tina, We had a great time and loved the resort! I don't know really if we received any perks for being on our honeymoon but we did get champagne when we arrived! We loved everything about the resort! Only thing we might try different next time is a destination where the ocean water is more calm. But other than that it was great!! We are ready to book another trip soon!
Hailee Lampley

HONEYMOON IN PARADISE

Thanks Tina, We had an amazing time! The resort was incredible. The service was fantastic and the food was out of this world. Everything you planned for us went exactly as expected and we enjoyed it all. I'd have to say we both agreed our favorite part was spending time in the town of Lahaina and going to the luau. Such a cool town. The road to Hana was a close second. Thank you again for everything you did for us, we really appreciate it! Thanks again,
Blake & Hayley Birner

ST. MAARTEN

Dear Tina, It was amazing! I am so glad we stayed in the Ocean Point. Everyone was wonderful and the customer service was the best I have ever had. The restaurants on the resort had great food, good choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so there were a ton of options for all meals. We used the 24 hour room service a ton and it was always quick and correct. The two pools for the adults only were beautiful and the resort was so clean and well kept. Even the security hired by the resort were extremely helpful. I would give this resort and St. Maarten a 10 of 10! Thank you for all of your help.
Jennifer Chartrand

ADVENTURE ON HARMONY OF THE SEAS

Hi Tina; Everything was so amazing on that ship! The food was amazing and there were so many options to choose from. Nick enjoyed the sushi place and the cafe was nice for lunch. We stayed away from the Windjammer because it was also so crowded. We really enjoyed the nightlife, always something to do. My favorite show was the water show, that was pretty amazing. We enjoyed to hang out at the Irish bar where we found our favorite bartender there and the live band was always good. All the stops we took were amazing, my favorite was our trip to Trunk Bay, that was AMAZING!! Nick's favorite was the Maho beach...surprise haha!! It was an amazing trip and thanks for all of your help again!
Cinnia Ryan

FAMILY VACATION

Tina- Thank you so much for meeting with me today. You are absolutely a star at your job! Thank you so much for all the details of our up coming stay. Your information was so helpful. It was great getting reacquainted again and we wil be looking forward to working with you in the up coming trips. Take care and I will let you know how the trip goes! We just returned and everything was awesome! My kids loved it! It was a great time for bonding. We did 2 excursions and 2 spa treatments and Tara hit the salon to have her nails done. The food was spectacular the surroundings and upkeep were pristine and the hospitality was above and beyond. Only thing that was missing was a few more days there. Lol! Thanks for all your help.
Laurie Volk

EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISING

Tina, We had a wonderful time on the river cruise and we loved seeing all the different sights. Vienna and Budapest were particularly beautiful and interesting but it was also nice just to watch the countryside from our veranda as the ship sailed along. Viking had a nice little celebration for our anniversary which I know you arranged! The wait staff sang a song for us, and the chef made us a delicious mango-flavored cake for dessert. Everything went well, and all of the crew on the ship were very friendly and helpful. Mike and I have been telling our friends what a great vacation we had, and if anyone I know wants more information, I'll send them to you. You not only did an excellent job of making arrangements, but also keeping us informed throughout the whole process. Thanks for all your help setting up our trip. It was great!
Cathy & Mike Lee

HONEYMOON IN JAMAICA

Hi Tina! We had an amazing time in Jamaica! The hotel exceeded our expectations, the room was great with an awesome view of the ocean thanks to you! I will miss waking up to that everyday. The staff at the hotel was great, everyone was so nice and helpful. We did not end up doing any excursions and just enjoyed our time at the resort. We did book a couples massage which was one of the best we have had and also booked a romantic dinner on the beach which was incredible! Thank you again for all your help in booking our honeymoon!!
Emily Wilson

MOTHER & DAUGHTER VACATION

Hi Tina! I was planning on emailing you to tell you that we had such a fantastic time! We loved it so much-very very pleased with the Dominican and the resort, the staff and food was wonderful! It was beyond my expectations. Actually I have raved about it so much my husband told me to check on possibly going there for our family vacation we take in June! Thank you so much! Everything went smooth and I cant wait to go back!!
Sheri Harris

SUMMER VACATION IN PUNTA CANA

Thanks Tina! We had a fantastic time in Punta Cana! We love the resort you recommended! We were upgraded to the V.I.P. section of the resort which had its own private pool and bar. Thanks for calling the resort for us. Amazing room and place. We enjoyed all the specialty restaurants without having to make dinner reservations plus my husband was able to wear shorts for dinner too! The buffet breakfasts were delicious-fresh mangos every morning and omelettes made the way you want them. All the shows were very good especially Michael Jackson show and the International show. Sunshine everyday except one day. The beach was beautiful with plenty of chairs. Never had to fight for a chair. We had a great time and the landscaping was beautiful and kept clean. Thanks again! My next trip I am interested in is Los Cabos!! Keep me posted!
Asma Hodge

Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Resorts

The trip was great-weather perfect! We went snorkeling, camelback riding and took a paddle board out very briefly. The convenience of that marina right next door was great! The food and service were excellent! Thanks so much again for recommending that place!! They also took a tour of the over the water bungalows-they actually gave me the chills!! I was not used to that much opulence. Our room was just steps from the beach and the pool was awesome. Thanks again TIna! Next year we might try staying in one of those bungalows!! Julie
Julie K

ONE HAPPY ISLAND-ARUBA

Hi Tina, We had a wonderful time. Eagle beach is the cleanest beach I've ever been to. No smoking at the resort and on the beach except for the designated areas. The resort was spotlessly clean. The staff was superb, I would highly recommend it. They had a bottle of champagne, 2 flutes for us to keep with the resort name on them and cheese and crackers. The food was good. We also had a fabulous dinner at a restaurant recommended by our concierge that was is comparable to Niche. We would like to go back. The weather was great. Thanks again!
Carmen Broccard

DESTINATION WEDDING AT BREATHLESS

Hi Tina, the trip was wonderful and the wedding was beautiful! The weather was perfect as well. We so much enjoyed the week and for so many reasons. I still need to get copies of the photos from Sophia and will love to share when I do. Thank you for being so efficient and expert to work with—I think destination weddings are the way to go—and will point anyone who's considering one your way! More soon when I can get my hands on the photos!
Suzy Kassing

WONDERFUL ANNIVERSARY

I am so happy that I got Tina involved with our travel plans. She is a pleasure to work with and knows what she is talking about. My wife and I had not taken a vacation by our self in 30 years so I did not want to make any mistakes, and Tina did a great job so I looked like a hero. If your looking for someone to help you, call or ask for Tina.
Jim Seaman

DESTINATION WEDDING AT SECRETS MAROMA BEACH

My husband and I booked our Honeymoon at Secrets Maroma Beach through Tina Kennedy a few years ago. We try and take a trip every year and keep rebooking through her because she did such a great job! I have also had a friend just finish booking her wedding with her too. She is amazing and makes sure all the details are perfect. We have always been impressed!
Anne Rosenkoetter Kennedy

HONEYMOON IN PUNTA CANA

My husband and I booked our Honeymoon at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic through our wonderful travel agent Tina Kennedy. She was extremely helpful by providing us with brochures to select the best destination and she set everything up so that we didn't have to worry about a thing. It was so nice and reassuring to know that everything from airfare to transportation to lodging was already taken care of. I would highly recommend Tina Kennedy for all of your traveling needs; she will go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied. We had such an amazing and unforgettable experience that I will definitely be in touch with her to book any of my future trips!
Leah Beedie Ft Lauderdale, Florida

My Reviews

London and Paris
Tina is an excellent agent.
She asks all the right questions to get you where you want to go.
Her years of experience are so helpful. I have recommended Tina to friends and family, and everyone is happy with Tina's service.
By  Susie  from  St. Louis
Traveled to  London ~ England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tina Kennedy responded:
Thank you Susie for taking the time to submit my review. I am so happy to hear you all had a wonderful time in London and Paris. I enjoyed planning your trip. There are so many beautiful countries to visit in Europe. My next adventure is sailing on the Rhine River. Thank you again for your business!

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Ireland trip
Tina was great. She answered all questions well and was available to answer questions at a moments notice. Also very helpful in setting up our itinerary.
By  Mike  from  Brentwood MO
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tina Kennedy responded:
Thank you Mike for taking the time out of your busy schedule to submit my review. I really do appreciate it as well as giving me the opportunity to book your entire family to Ireland this summer. I enjoyed planning your personal day by day itinerary including all the many highlights Ireland has to offer. Based on our recent conversation, it sounds like this will not be the last time you travel to Europe! Tina

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Trip of a Lifetime
Tina was very helpful and knowledgeable. She was very responsive to any of our questions / requests and even took the extra time to meet us when our travel documents arrived to review all the stuff we needed to know. She made sure we had every little detail taken care of so we could focus on just enjoying our trip. I would absolutely use Tina again for any travel plans!
By  Melinda  from  MO
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tina Kennedy responded:
Hi Melinda & Scott! First of all thank you for taking the time to submit a review on your recent travels to Ireland & Scotland. I was so happy to hear the good news that you enjoyed your Insight Vacations escorted tour. It was certainly a pleasure helping you plan your trip! I look forward to your next adventure!! Have a wonderful summer! Tina

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A Trip of a Lifetime!!!
Tina is the quintessential Travel Agent! She met with me and shared her travel knowledge of Disney World...what to expect and what our concerns were. She met all our expectations!
She kept us in constant communications on all travel arrangements and answered all our questions!
She called us several times to make sure we were all set to go and then called to see how our trip went!
Tina is so knowledgeable, fun...and a terrific person! We will recommend her highly to anyone taking a vacation or booking a trip!
Thanks Tina!!!
By  Lisa Baker  from  Eureka MO
Traveled to  Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tina Kennedy responded:
Thank you Lisa for allowing me to take care of your family's first time visit to the happiest place on earth "Disney World"! I have such wonderful memories of my own boys when we visited Disney World many many times in the past. I will never grow tired of such a magical place! In fact my boys who are now in their late 20's are anxious to go back! You are never too old for Disney! Many thanks again, Tina

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Best resort!!best staff!!best beach!,,
My agent of more than 20 years has a new career and is no longer in the travel industry. A friend of mine had had Tina as her travel agent for several years. I have booked 2 trips with Apple Vacations with Tina.

Tina is very helpful and kind

Thanks, Marilyn Berzinski
By  mkb607  from  Taylorville il
Traveled to  Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tina Kennedy responded:
Thank you Marilyn for taking the time to submit my review. I always enjoy booking many of your vacation trips! Tina

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Destination Expert:

  • Walt Disney World
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Orlando
  • Mexico
  • Rhine River
  • Maui Island
  • Italy
  • Danube
  • Ireland

Travel Specialist:

  • Destination Weddings
  • Family Vacations
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Couples & Romance
  • Holiday Travel
  • Theme Parks
  • All Inclusive
  • Luxury
  • Castles & Cathedrals
  • Escorted Tours
  • European Culture
  • River Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • AMResorts
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Disney
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Globus
  • Oceania Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • CTC, Certified Travel Counselor
  • Sandals Specialist
  • Jamaica Specialist
  • AMResorts Specialist
  • Karisma Resorts Specialist

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