Specially Designed Travel
CREATING MEMORIES, ONE COUPLE AT A TIME
Who We Are
Specially Designed Travel is a small, luxury travel agency. We are affiliated with one of the largest travel networks in the country. This relationship gives us the clout with suppliers while leaving us small enough to have personal relationships with our clients. You never have to wait long to talk to your agent. And during travel, we will always be there for you.
Our core belief is that love should be celebrated and nurtured through amazing travel experiences. We have our primary office in Houston (Clear Lake), Texas. We also have Independent Agents in Bowman, North Dakota and Austin, Texas.
What We Do
Listen to you: Getting to know you is the best way we can advise you.
Take time: We research each trip to make sure it is the right one for you.
Speak truth: We tell what you are or are not getting with each purchase.
Respect your budget: We will not attempt to upsell you needlessly.
Give you options: After doing the research, we present you with options.
Book for You: Once you decide on the options, we book it for you.
Are there for you: Always just a text or phone call away.
What Our Clients Say About Us
I was given Tina’s contact by a family member that used Tina for a Hawaiian vacation. Tina spoke to my fiancé and me on the phone and asked us a few questions (including budget, activities we want to do or don’t want to do, etc). Within a week she sent over her best offer for our budget. We liked her suggestions, but didn’t really know what we were signing up for. Now that we are back from our trip, we can say we are very pleased with Tina’s work and travel suggestions (including the hotel!). This trip was a honeymoon, so it was so nice to not worry about planning a honeymoon on top of planning a wedding. Tina knew I was overwhelmed with wedding planning, and she offered to help me by making a phone call for me, to make for confirm our travel activities. This may sound small, but this meant so much to me. Tina was great.
Tina Shands is amazing and saved our destination wedding: My husband and I wanted to do a destination wedding in Mexico and a friend suggested we get a travel agent to help with transportation, etc. Honestly, I hadn’t thought about it until then, and we were having a long engagement so I thought that having a travel agent wasn’t NEEDED. BOY WAS I WRONG. Between having to change hotels because of a 4-day Phish concert that was overlapping our wedding day, to figuring out transportation, to negotiating room prices, Tina was absolutely essential to our wedding. She was always upfront about any issues or pricing that arose, kept us in the loop the entire time, and kept us calm through it all. We will totally be using her again if we have the chance. If you either don’t have the time to do all the planning for a trip (I mean, who does?), or have a big party all coming together (we had people fly in from TX, WA, NM, and NC), use Tina!