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Erika Lafata

Frisco, Texas Travel Agent
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Erika Lafata

Erika Lafata

Frisco, Texas Travel Agent
An independent agent with KHM Travel Group in Brunswick, OH, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
25 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Mexico/The Caribbean/Hawaii Travel Advisor

Named LoveShack Vacations 2017 & 2018 Agent of the Year by KHM Travel Group

“You have to go in order to know.” This is something I believe very strongly in. How can someone recommend a destination if one has never visited it and become immersed in the culture?

Since becoming a full-time travel professional in 2012, I have personally visited the Cancun/Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, & Cabo San Lucas areas close to 50 times. I’ve also hopped a plane to the Hawaiian Islands over a dozen times. Jamaica is also close to my heart, as I’ve been to the land of "no worries, mon" eight times and visited various other Caribbean islands including the beautiful Dominican Republic and Aruba in an effort to better serve my clients’ needs. I have also recently added Costa Rica and Belize to my portfolio of destinations. All of these beautiful destinations are my areas of expertise! 

Prior to joining in the ever-changing travel industry, I worked 23 years in the media (radio & television), most of it spent helping other businesses grow by asking questions & listening intently so I could understand their needs in order to recommend the best course of action to reach their marketing goals. A big part of my job was also planning events and promotions around my clients, which has really come in handy as a destination wedding specialist. I believe transitioning into the travel industry was such a natural progression for me: it married my love of helping people find the best fit for their needs with my passion for travel, and it has been "happily ever after" for me and my new career choice ever since!

I look forward to helping create lasting memories through travel for you, your family, & friends!

WHY WORK WITH ME? ASK MY LOYAL CLIENTS!

Turtle Bay Resort - Oahu
Turtle Bay Resort - Oahu

"Our wedding brought everyone together in paradise. Instead of one night of celebrating, our best friends & family from both sides were able to bond & create relationships, so by the wedding night, everyone was family.” – Chelsey & Mark G.

"We booked our one year anniversary trip with Erika! Not only was the trip amazing, but the assistance in choosing a location and service until the time we left was also fabulous! We will definitely continue to use her for our future vacations!" - Shannon & Josh C.

"We've been wanting to take a trip to Mexico for the beach but it's so difficult due to my latex allergy. Erika was amazing making sure we found the perfect resort that would be safe. She's gone above & beyond what we expected." - Lori & Keith S.

My Areas of Expertise

DESTINATIONS
Mexico
Dominican Republic
Aruba
Oahu Island
Lahaina, Maui
INTERESTS
Adult Only
Couples & Romance
Destination Weddings
All Inclusive
Family Vacations
SUPPLIER PARTNERS
AMResorts
Royal Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises
Sandals and Beaches Resorts
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
2017 & 2018 LSV Agent of Year (KHM Travel Group)
The Equality Institute graduate (LGBTQ travel)
Both Mexico & Jamaica Destination Specialist
AMResorts Master Agent
Certifed Hawai'i Destination Specialist

My Reviews

Rating: 5 25 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Great honeymoon experience!

Reviewed By KaileeMac5 - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Mexico
Erika was so easy to work with! She was great at communicating and met us in person to get to know us and what we wanted to do. She was always quick to respond to our questions. Planning a wedding is stressful enough so it was so nice to have someone that knew what we wanted and ran with it! She suggested something that wasn't even on our radar and we were really able to maximize our budget. We had so much fun and loved our honeymoon.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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I'm difficult. Erika is amazing.

Reviewed By Tim Hines - Frisco, TX | Traveled to St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Well what can I say? I simply described what I didn't like and how I wanted it feel like and she nailed my twentieth anniversary vacation with my wife.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Loving the Sun in Cabo

Reviewed By Brian - Baldur, Manitoba | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Erika has booked numerous trips for me over the last several years. She is responsive, attentive to detail and understands my tastes and preferences. I would not hesitate to recommend working with her and will continue to do so.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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For Business or Pleasure - Ask for Erika

Reviewed By Heather S - Charleston, SC | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Erika is available to answer any question I have (even the silly ones)! She is a great resource for all of my business travel and I use her for personal travel as well! She's been great helping us plan our upcoming Disney vacation and is dedicated to helping us have a great time and remain within a budget.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Such a fun trip!!

Reviewed By Claire - Frisco, Texas | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Erika was AMAZING!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Excellent Attention to Detail

Reviewed By Jen - Highlands Ranch | Traveled to Mexico
Working with Erika was incredible! Her attention to detail was wonderful and she went the extra mile several times. She planned a girls trip for me with college friends as well as a family trip. Her wisdom and tips were fabulous and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend Erika!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Allergies? no worries

Reviewed By ks - Allen, tx | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Erika is passionate about delivering customer service
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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My Dream Wedding

Reviewed By MarkandChelsey - Dallas, Tx | Traveled to Playa Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Erika is such a pleasure to work with. She provides her personal experiences to help choose the perfect destination for your dream vacation! Not only did Erika meet us in Mexico to plan our wedding, she also attended as a guest and friend. She also helped all of our friends and family plan their trips so they were able to attend our wedding. It was everything we ever dreamed of and more. She also set up our anniversary trip to Cabo where we got to continue the dream vacation. We have taken several trips that Erika has planned for us. Every time has been a blast. She sets up easy travel, payments, tips, and transfers. We would highly recommend Erika as a travel planner.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Attention to detail with a variety of bookings

Reviewed By Matt L. - Frisco, TX | Traveled to Mexico
Erika has been working with our company for 6 years, not only booking and managing all travel for our employees (up to 50 at one time) but also planning and executing company incentive trips to Mexico and staff off-site meetings around the US and Canada. Her attention to detail and patience with the multiple changes that come with corporate travel is second to none. Because of her work ethic and relationships that have been forged, other employees have trusted her to book their personal trips. I highly recommend Erika for both leisure and corporate travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Erika Lafata responded:
thank you for the stellar review! :)
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Amazing and care-free trip

Reviewed By Andy - Dallas, TX | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I’ve never used a travel agent before, as I never really saw the value. But having Erika manage all the details of this trip made it so easy and fun! She’s my first call for any future international trips or vacations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Trip of a Lifetime!

Reviewed By Heather - Frisco, TX | Traveled to St. Lucia Island ~ St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Erika was a joy to work with. She made our 20th Anniversary the trip of a lifetime to St. Lucia!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Best Agent!

Reviewed By Nicole - Scottsdale | Traveled to Mexico
Very efficient! Very friendly. Allow Erika to take your stress away of planning your next trip.:)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Will ALWAYS use Erika to plan my trips.

Reviewed By Heather - McKinney | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Erika was my first experience working with a travel agent. the process was SO amazing and effortless on our part. She was transparent in all what we needed to do and prepare for our wonderful vacations. I traveled with my son to DR for the first time and had a wonderful time from start to finish. Mainly because Erika provided a HASSLE free experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Needed a flight to Denver

Reviewed By ReggieD - Lewisville, TX | Traveled to Denver ~ Colorado ~ USA
Erika is tremendous to work with. Very professional and knowledgeable about the travel and hospitality industry.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Getting ready to cruise.

Reviewed By The Golbach's - Nashville, TN | Traveled to Cuba ~ Caribbean
Erika has been so responsive. We will definitely book through her again. She found us the perfect cruise for our 10 year anniversary.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Cabo Delight

Reviewed By Bob - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Los Cabos ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Having been to Cabo several (10?) times, this was the first time I used a travel agent. Erika listened, advised and delivered a great all inclusive product (Marquis Los Cabos) at a great price. A price we could not get on our own. She knows her stuff and took good care of us. We had been to the Hilton Los Cabos many times (and love it) but the Marquis is better and a much better value. Thank you Erika.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Great trip, little to no work

Reviewed By Dsims - Dallas, TX | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Very organized and great level of communication!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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PROOF getting help leads to stress free vacations!

Reviewed By robsmck - Winston Salem, NC | Traveled to Mexico
Erika was very prompt with her notifications, planning and updates as we planned, prepped and paid for our trip to Mexico. She took all the worry out of the process of planning and really all we had to do was show up and enjoy ourselves. These days people take a lot of the planing for a trip on themselves and think it makes it easier, but working with Erika reaffirmed my belief that travel agents are definitely valuable and worth having help you design and plan a stress free vacation. That's the whole point right! We had a blast and will definitely look to use here for future trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Great Travel agent

Reviewed By Jim b - Little Elm | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Erika goes above and beyond, to the point of personally delivering travel docs to a new client if need be. She always responds promptly to emails and fully answers any questions with detailed answers.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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5 Star Agent!

Reviewed By Jaime - Allen, TX | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Erika was great to work with. She always replied in a timely manor! We didn't have to worry about a thing on our trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Amazing trip!!!

Reviewed By Kathy - Frisco, Texas | Traveled to Mexico
Absolutely amazing!!! She’s the best and would highly recommend her!!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Ski Trip With Buddies

Reviewed By Tyler - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Breckenridge ~ Colorado ~ USA
Erika was extremely helpful while I was planning a ski vacation with my buddies. We were very open to destinations and Erika helped us narrow our search and found us a great deal. We had an awesome time and before we left, Erika showed up personally to my office to leave a gift bag of helpful items to bring! It was truly above and beyond. I would highly recommend Erika to anyone.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Family Fun Trip!

Reviewed By JLindsey - FRISCO TX | Traveled to Mexico
Erika was great at finding us a great deal for a Christmas trip and also a last minute trip at the beginning of summer!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Erika the time and stress out of training planning

Reviewed By Scott - Celina, TX | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
In the past I have planned my own travel but recently decided to use a travel planner instead. I'm glad I did and wish I'd have done so sooner.

Erika made the process completely stress free, simply by providing answers to a few simple questions about location, flight times, and some additional pickiness I have with regard to air travel (I'm 6'6" so require leg room, etc.) Erika was able to provide the itinerary exactly as desired. All at a price a bit lower than what I was able to find through booking direct and with vacation prices.

Erika brings a personal touch to the travel experience and it doesn't stop with the planning. When we arrived at our destination she checked in to make sure everything went smoothly and ensured we received a small token of her appreciation for the trust we placed in her.

Anyone who loves to travel should work with Erika. I highly recommend her for all of your travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Reliable, Dependable and Delightful to work with

Reviewed By Jacqueline - Barrington | Traveled to Costa Mesa ~ California ~ USA
Erika arranges all of my business travel, and that is a lot as I travel somewhere about 40 weeks each year. She has taken the time to know my preferences, and my life outside of work so when she recommends travel options, usually they are spot on the first time. The best thing about Erika is she truly cares that I am safe and that I am aware of what is going on. When looking for hotels, she checks out the neighborhood around the hotel, when delayed or flights cancelled, she is on top of getting me the appropriate lodging or alternate arrangements. When I have a lot of back to back travel, she proactively makes sure I know where I am going and when.
I trust that she will get me to where I need to be safely and the best way possible. I hear other travelers stress about their journey's, but I never have to because I know Erika has taken care of everything.
If only all other aspects of work went so well!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 13 people found this review helpful
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