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Tina Kennedy-Ballwin,MO

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An independent agent with RSVP Events & Travel, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency
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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 would watch the planes take off. Traveling became exciting to me! I quickly advance my career earning a diploma as a Certified Travel Counselor and currently have worked in the industry for over 34 years. Helping you make memories is what makes my job fun! The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

My Travel Specialties

VIKING AND AMAWATERWAYS RIVER CRUISE SPECIALIST

Dear Travelers,

I have just returned from an AMAWATERWAYS RIVER CRUISE through the Danube River this October.  I couldn't wait to experience again sailing on another river cruise!  I truly believe river cruising provides guests the best travel experience possible! Last Fall I sailed on VIKING...
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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

SAILING THE DANUBE RIVER OCTOBER 2018
BUDAPEST
LOS CABOS HONEYMOON & WEDDING DESTINATION WORKSHOP
WEDDING TABLE SET UP AT SECRETS LOS CABOS
LOS CABOS DECEMBER 2017
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

JAMAICA HONEYMOON

Hi Tina, Jamaica was beautiful and our resort bad to the bone! Service was great, food was great, spa was great and room just as pretty as the pictures in a brochure! I'd go back every week if I had the money to! I really liked how quiet our resort was compared to neighboring properties; it made for a more enjoyable honeymoon. Thanks again!
Paul Bickford

RIVER CRUISING

Hi Tina, We got in late Saturday night and were happy to be home, but we had the time of our lives on the river cruise. AMAWaterways was so good to us and the whole experience was everything we hoped for and more. We had the time of our lives and it far exceeded our expectations! Thank you!
Kim & Brett Wolff

GREEK ISLANDS CRUISE

Tina, We had a great time! The trip was wonderful and the weather could not have been better! Rome was beautiful and the hotel was so easy to get to the Vatican. We ended up taking the tour Monday morning with Royal to the Sistine chapel and loved it!! The Jewel of the Seas was excellent! Service and staff excellent! Thank you for everything!!
Anne Ferretti

WONDERFUL TRIP TO ITALY & SICILY

Bon Journo Tina, What a wonderful trip!! So many beautiful cities and wonderful things to see. We definitely have called it a trip of a lifetime! Thank you for everything you did to make it such a wonderful experience. As for details of what we liked, I would say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. As we went to each city, it was "this is the best" only to go the next city and say "no" this is the best". What a problem to have! We had an amazing trip and you did a fantastic job for us. We couldn't be happier and are telling all of our friends what a great job you and Journey did for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you as they say in Italy Ciao!
Chuck Emmenegger

ITALY & SICILY HOLIDAY

Hi Tina, The trip was unbelievable and all the planning was first class. We rated your agency after the first few days and we all agreed A+. The trip ended up with a strong A so well done and thanks for helping our trip be so memorable! Thanks again!!
Michael Rallo

THE MOST UNFORGETTABLE HONEYMOON

Hello Tina, Italy was absolutely beautiful!! All the cities were absolutely beautiful in their own way! I think we agree that Venice was our most favorite city because of the beautiful San Marco square, Murano Island, and the uniqueness of having only boats as a means of transportation. All the excursions were great...we honestly can't pick one to say it was our favorite because all of them were perfect! We loved the Vatican tour seeing the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica brought tears to our eyes...the Amalfi Coast seeing the beautiful view from Positano was amazing! And to end the trip with a lovely gondola ride with everyone recording and taking pictures was priceless! Thank you again Tina for making this dream come true! Tina, you personally have made sure this trip was the best honeymoon we could ever asked for!! Best regards,
Joshua Korba

FAVORITE MEXICAN DESTINATION

Hi Tina, Cabo was AMAZING!! We actually just stuck around the resort and we didn't go downtown at all but it was perfect! It poured the first day but nice the rest of it, the pools were great, service was great, and food was great. The only unfortunate thing was that the Hibachi place only had 3 tables so it was extremely difficult to get a reservation. We wee able to sit on the regular seated side and loved the food, but we were said it wasn't possible to experience the hibachi. Other than that, it was wonderful and couldn't have asked for a better time! Thank you so much for setting it all up and can't wait to go back! :)
Sara Hill

RHINE RIVER CRUSE

Hey Tina, It was a great trip!!! Very busy and have lots and lots of pics. Scenery was great and so was the Avalon cruise! I would definitely recommend this cruise. Thanks,
Scott Vedder

Wonderful family vacation

Hi Tina, Our trip was fantastic! Had a great time! Breathless was very beautiful. The beach was very nice, got to enjoy it for a few days til the hurricane came, category 2 so they roped off the beach but nonetheless we enjoyed the pools, both the quiet and the loud. Met so many wonderful people. Went on a boat ride to the arch, did the pub crawl. My daughter Serena & Seema had a blast! The food was fantastic at the resort. We loved it that we did not have to reserve, can walk right on in and get waited on. Very friendly staff. We went to Kibbeh twice (the Mediterranean one) west to Spumante and also Fish Nets. All were excellent! We took a cab to a Mexican restaurant called Maria Jimenez. Authentic Mexican food. Also loved the fact that downtown Cabo was only about a 10 minute walk. Overall wonderful trip! Impressed with Breathless! Thanks again for arranging the rooms to be next to each other. That worked out well.
Asma Hodge

FAMILY VACATION IN HAWAII

Thank you Tina! We had an amazing trip and appreciate all of your help and expertise! It was just fabulous!!
Melanie Bath

WONDERFUL TIME IN CABO

Hi Tina! We had a wonderful time! The resort surprised us with champagne one evening and then another night decorated our room and bed with rose petals, candles, filled the jacuzzi tube, it was so nice! Thanks for the extra perks! The room was fantastic! We petted the dolphins and did the sunset cruise, which was terrific. We sent to the spa and did a couples massage and hydrotherapy, then went another day to do it all over again. It was so relaxing. Food was good, Thanks so much for the great care you took of us! I am handing out your business cards to everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Thanks so very much
Debby Buffa

Huatulco, Mexico Vacation

Hello! We had a great time. The food was good. The service was great. Once again we got the preferred amenities. Lol! I didn't use the spa. We did the 7 Bay Tour that was nice. I did the turtle release. It was amazing!! I would highly recommend it. I got to see the mamas laying the eggs also. I went into town for shopping and it was very nice. The taxi driver stayed with me and took me to stores that had the things I wanted. He was a sweetie! Only downside was the layout of the resort was weird. You had to take elevators to the beach and for dinner but that is because Secrets is built on the cliff side where we spent hours watching the amazing views from our room. Can't wait for Secrets Cap Cana!!
Teena Sanders

FAMILY HOLIDAY

Hi Tina! Our trip was wonderful! The staff was so helpful and attentive. Our views from the rooms were amazing and our rooms were just a few rooms apart from each other thanks to you! The hotel rooms were super nice! They now have a pizza oven by the pools which I think might have been the extra restaurant they recently added to the resort. Thank you so much for making sure we were taken care of! Our mom and dad had a fantastic time and couldn't stop raving about it! Thanks again!
Kelly Markovich

WONDERFUL TIME!

Hello TIna! It was absolutely wonderful, the weather was perfect, the service, and the food didn't change at all-still amazing! As soon as they entered our names in to the system they said: You guys are returned clients so we will upgrade you to a better room, and they did thanks to you notifying the resort! They gave us our usual partial ocean view room on the third floor right above the stores. We had a fantastic time. Thank you very much!!!
Lily Parker

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

7 of 13 people found this review helpful
Train trip thru the Canadian Rockies
We have worked with Tina for many years covering many locations. She truly care about her clients having a wonderful time and is not afraid to tell you if your own plans might not be a good idea (like traveling to Ireland in March!).
She always finds the best trip available and is generous with providing her clients with brochures on different travel companies. We can always count on
Tina to check in with us before we leave to make sure we have all the proper documents and any last minute details. You are in good hands with Tina!
By  Susan and Nick  from  Chesterfield, MO
Traveled to  Alberta ~ Canada
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tina Kennedy responded:
Thank you Susan & Nick for taking the time out of your day to submit a review. It has always been fun planning your trips over the past several years and I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your last two trips you have taken, one to Ireland during the month of May and recently returning from the Canadian Rockies. I always look forward to getting together with you and seeing all of your pictures! As always thank you for your business!

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8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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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Best trip of our lives
Excellent. She provided timely information and recommendations
By  Chuck  from  Chesterfield
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tina Kennedy responded:
Thank you Chuck for such kind words. It was my pleasure helping plan your trip to Italy & Sicily! Helping families make great memories is what makes my job fun!

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
The most unforgettable honeymoon!
Tina is an amazing travel agent! She was able to make a fantasy vacation of ours a dream come true! We can not recommend Tina enough if you are wanting to book a trip of a lifetime! Tina is very intelligent when it comes to the beautiful landmarks throughout all of Italy!
By  Joshua Korba  from  Collinsville, IL
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Tina Kennedy responded:
Thank you Joshua for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you both planning your honeymoon to Italy! I can't wait to get together again after I return from my European vacation to see all of the pictures you have taken. Again congratulations to you both! Best wishes on your new life together!

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7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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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Destination Expert:

  • Rhine River
  • Germany
  • Danube
  • Italy
  • England

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Luxury
  • Castles & Cathedrals
  • Couples & Romance
  • Escorted Tours

Top Travel Partners:

  • AMResorts
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Viking River Cruises
  • AmaWaterways
  • Disney
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Globus
  • Avanti Destinations

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • CTC, Certified Travel Counselor
  • European River Cruise Specialist
  • Sandals Specialist
  • AMResorts Specialist
  • Karisma Resorts Specialist

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