Having begun my travel career during my senior year in high school, participating in a college-level certification course, I had the benefit and pleasure of working for Apple Vacations and Celtic Tours before deciding to open Vacation Design Travel, where I work from my home office, providing me with the best of both worlds: the opportunity to work - in a field I am passionate about - and to be home for my children when they need me.

 

I have been incredibly blessed with the opportunities of traveling to western Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand and throughout Europe, in addition to numerous cruises and Walt Disney World family vacations.

 

While I “specialize” in Disney, Mexico, the Caribbean, cruises, Italy, and Ireland, I have been lucky enough to be able to take advantage of continuing education, research and training in many destinations, and thoroughly enjoy assisting clients with vacations to any part of this glorious planet!

 

Since opening in 2009 Vacation Design Travel has had the privilege of sending hundreds of clients to Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Disney, throughout Europe, Scandinavia and Singapore, and on Alaska, Caribbean, Baltic, Norwegian Fjords, Mediterranean and Adriatic cruises, to name a few. We’ve also assisted clients with such getaways as New York City, Vermont, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas.

 

I feel so fortunate to be able to help friends, family and clients achieve wonderful dream and getaway experiences. Whatever your destination, I would be honored to help design your vacation of a lifetime!

 

 

Jenny Mancini, Owner, Vacation Design Travel

 

Certified Cruise Counselor      

 

 

 

Our Service Fee Policy

 

As Travel Agents, we are paid by commission from most hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, wholesalers and other vacation package companies, who do not charge any more when booking through a travel agent than they charge you directly.  Therefore, most of our services are absolutely FREE to you!  There are instances in which you might like our assistance in researching and booking components which are not commissionable to travel agents.  In these cases, we charge fees for our services on the components listed, when not combined with other commissionable components of seven nights or longer.  Unfortunately, we are not paid by these suppliers for researching, advising and recommending their products.  To this end we have implemented a new Research Deposit policy as noted below.

 

Service Fee Menu

 

Vacation Rentals                                                                                                                                                    

        Booking                                                                                                                 $150 per rental

               Including research of one destination, maintenance and information

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $50 per destination

Flights       

        Booking                                                                                                                 $25 per ticket

               Including research of one destination, maintenance, information, seat assignments and check in when available, and in-travel monitoring

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $25 per destination

Car Rentals                                                                                                                                                              

        Booking                                                                                                                 $50 per rental

               Including research of one destination, maintenance and information

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $25 per destination

    When combined with any other land component                                          

        Booking                                                                                                                 $25 per rental

               Including research of one destination, maintenance and information

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $25 per destination

Non Commissionable Hotels, B&Bs and Other Accommodations                                                                    

        Booking                                                                                                                 $100 per stay

               Including research of one destination, maintenance and information

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $50 per destination

Any Hotel Only Stay of Less Than Seven Nights                                                         

        Booking                                                                                                                 $50 per stay

               Including research of one destination, maintenance and information

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $25 per destination

 

Itinerary Planning                                                                                                        

        Per Trip                                                                                                                 $150 and up

 

Research Deposit

 

Beginning December 1st, 2016, Vacation Design Travel will collect a $150 research deposit at the onset of new inquiries, 100% of which will be applied toward your land or cruise booking or package (with or without flights) made through Vacation Design Travel.  We understand that in many cases plans change for any one of a number of reasons, so your deposit will remain applicable for three years or three different vacation inquiries, whichever comes first.  We have chosen this route rather than charging flat or hourly fees for all services.  Our goal is to ensure we are spending as much of our time as possible on booked and traveling clients, while also ensuring enough time is available to be spent on proper research for serious inquiries.

 

All fee amounts and policies are subject to change