Having begun my travel career over 30 years ago, I enjoyed the benefit and distinct 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 family when they need me.

 

Beyond completing several industry, destination and vendor certification and specialist courses, including the Certified Sandals Specialist program, Hawaii Destination Specialist program and the College of Disney Knowledge, I have been incredibly blessed with the opportunities of traveling to western Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand and throughout Europe and Scandinavia, 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 fortunate 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 Asia, and on Alaska, Caribbean, Baltic, Norwegian Fjords, Mediterranean, Adriatic and European River Cruises, to name a few.  We’ve also put together such getaways as New York City, Vermont, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas.

 

I feel extremely fortunate to be able to help friends, family and clients achieve memorable vacation and getaway experiences. Whatever your destination, I would be delighted to help design your vacation of a lifetime!

 
Jenny Mancini, CCC
Owner, Vacation Design Travel
 
 
 
Proud members of
 
Cruise Lines International Association   Member American Society of Travel Advisors    Travel Leaders Network Member     Better Business Bureau Accredited   
 
 
 
A sampling of our specialties and certifications
Certified Cruise Counselor      

 

 

 

Our Service Fee Policy
As of January 1, 2021
 

Travel Advisors are compensated by commission from most hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, wholesalers and other travel vendors and suppliers, who do not charge any more when booking through a travel advisor than they charge you directly.  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 "a la carte" fees for our services on the components listed in our Service Fee Menu, when not combined with full trip packages.  Beyond booking, we offer a multitude of services listed below under Vacation Design Travel Service and Planning Fees, for which we collect service fees as indicated.

 

 

Professional Fee Menu
 

Vacation Rentals                                                                                                                                            

        Booking                                                                                                                      $350 per rental / per family
               Including research of one destination, maintenance and information

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $50 per destination

 

Flights*       

        Booking                                                                                                                      $25 per ticket for domestic flights; $50 per ticket for international flights
               Including research and booking of one destination
 
           Additional Services                                                                                                   $19 per ticket for domestic flights; $39 per ticket for international flights
               Maintenance, information, seat assignments, online check in,
               in-travel monitoring and reaccommodation when necessary

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $25 per destination

  *Fees waved when flights are combined with commissionable or fee based accommodations of three nights or longer

 

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 commissionable or fee based accommodations of three nights or longer                                         

        Booking                                                                                                                      $25 per rental
               Including research of one destination, maintenance and information

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $25 per destination

  *Fees waived when combined with commissionable or fee based accommodations of seven nights or longer

 

Non-Commissionable Hotels, B&Bs and Other Accommodations                                                                    

        Booking                                                                                                                      $250 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

 

Any Hotel Only Stay of Seven Nights or Longer

        Booking                                                                                                                      No Fee
               Including research of one destination, maintenance and information

        Research for more than one destination                                                                    $25 per destination

 

Itinerary Planning                                                                                                        

        Per Trip                                                                                                                       $150 and up

 

 

 
Vacation Design Travel Service and Planning Fees
 

Vacation Design Travel collects a $250 service fee at the onset of new inquiries.  In the case of multiple rooms, the first $250 fee covers the first three rooms.  This fee drops to $50 per room for additional rooms.  Our services include, but are not limited to:

 

       ~ Custom itinerary consultation, design and planning
       ~ Research, booking, monitoring, reconfirming and servicing all elements of your trip
       ~ Monitoring of flight reservations for schedule or itinerary changes, completing seat assignments & online check-in where applicable
       ~ Providing important personalized information, tips and instructions along with all necessary travel documentation prior to your trip
       ~ Monitoring your flights for delays and cancellations en-route, and re-accommodating where necessary
       ~ Remaining abreast of continually changing Covid protocols that might affect your trip

 

Our fee is waived for trips containing commissionable travel components meeting certain requirements.  If, in the process of building it, your trip achieves these requirements, our service fee will be applied to your final trip balance, or refunded upon completion of your trip.

 

While our service fees are not refundable, we understand that in many cases plans change for any one of a number of reasons.  If this trip doesn't work out, our fee is discounted to $50 for one subsequent trip inquiry.  Once a booking has been made, your service fee will only be applicable to that trip.  If your booked trip is cancelled, the fee is forfeited and a new service fee will be required upon a new trip inquiry.  Optional, but highly recommended travel protection insurance, offering a variety of important benefits and protections, may cover your investment, including my service fees, should you need to cancel your booked trip for certain covered reasons.

 

*  the Service Fee for destination weddings and groups is $500 

** the Service Fee will not be applicable to bookings made up of non-commissionable components

 

 

 

 

All fee amounts and policies are subject to change without notice