MGA Travel Investment Advisor: CTIE, VTA, ACC
I believe that Time is our most precious commodity and we must spend it wisely.
Travel is an investment, and having been to all 7 continents, I am a well-traveled Travel Investment Advisor. Think of me as a buyer's agent for affluent travelers and group leaders. You benefit by receiving an authentic experience that is a good value.
Prior to becoming an agent and starting MGA Travel in 2013, I planned group travel for 20 years for a private company.
With regard to the luxury category, I am honored to have been selected as an American Express Pacesetter and as a Tauck Certified Agent, two designations that are not easy to obtain. I am also triple certified from CLIA (ACC), ASTA (VTA), and the Travel Institute (CTIE).
When working with VIP clients for vacation travel or sabbaticals, our clients travel worry-free knowing that we are very discreet and information is never leaked or shared.
I have been very fortunate to have visited approximately 68 countries in 7 continents across hundreds of cities. It is my hope that more people travel because when we travel we realize that, while governments may differ, we are all one people. And when we realize that, it fosters more peace and harmony among all of us. And that is something this world desperately needs.
As the President of Michael Graham & Associates (MGA Travel), this business is a labor of love derived from my fantastic journeys over the past 30 years. I enjoy advising on travel almost as much as finding and curating new custom experiences by scouting and traveling myself.
In addition to many other methods of travel, I have sailed on over 30 ocean & river cruises, and on virtually every brand.
I have had the pleasure of personally guiding many organizations around the world (over 50 countries), hosting large groups by sea and land, and organizing complicated itineraries.
Creating memories and experiences for luxury groups and affluent travelers is my real specialty. While I have an excellent understanding of group travel through luxury and beyond, I also love crafting one of a kind experiences in a safe and comfortable environment.
The best value I can bring you is the optimization of your most valuable asset: time. What you want is an authentic experience directed by insider knowledge. My clients are engaged in all levels of travel - check the testimonials - but they are not having to search for the "best of" because I have already certified it (i.e. Graham's Guide).
My success is from the grace of God. I work hard to demonstrate that every day. Certainly I can't do it alone - meet our team: https://mgatravel.com/ourteam
Additional Services and Programs
St Basils Red Square Moscow - Michael & Kelly G
Speaking Engagements: Michael Graham, a CTIE, ACC, and VTA certified expert, is available to give travel talks at consumer, trade, and corporate events - either in person or virtually.
Graham Tours: Luxury tours in the USA, custom or join a guaranteed departure. www.grahamtours.com
Cruise & Travel Expo: Annual Travel Expo held annually at the Myrtle Beach Conventions Center. www.CruiseandTravelexpo.com and virtual travel events through CTE Live! https://mgatravel.com/events
World Cruise Desk: Specializing in World Cruises and Grand Voyages. www.WorldCruiseDesk.com
MGA Travel: Luxury and Group Travel Agency in Myrtle Beach (Murrells Inlet) South Carolina. www.mgatravel.com
My Areas of Expertise
Several Memorable Adventures
I travel usually when Shag Dancing is involved.
Excellent Customer Service!
Exemplary Travel Agent
Ourvtrip- a "Graham-"" tastic time!
SOS at Sea
The most incredible trip we'll never forget!
The best at what they do!
Our best vacations have been with Michael.
The Best Ever! Wonderful Memories
Around the world for 128 days! Best trip ever!
World Travelers - too many places to list!!
Awesome Greek Isles Cruise
Always a great trip
SUPERB! - Alaska, ABC Islands, Greek Isles
Many trips...wonderful memories from each.
Amazing Group Trip for all 140 of us!
Well SOS at Sea 7 is in the books. We all learned many things but the most significant to me is that we ARE Family. Michael, Kelly, Elyse, Troy, and Sue set the table and demonstrated amazing professionalism while being an integral part of our family. The cruise committee also worked hard to make your trip as pleasurable as possible. Our itinerary was phenomenal! But none of this would make any difference if not for each and every “Yellow Tag” who joined this family for an SOS at Sea of a lifetime! Thank you and I can speak for Robin and myself in saying we cannot wait for the reunions, and our future times together! We love you!