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Michael Graham

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Travel Agent
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Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Travel Agent
An independent agent with MGA Travel in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
Years of Experience: 25+
31 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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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 I am a well-traveled Travel Investment Advisor.

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.

The best value my agency can bring you is the optimization of your most valuable asset: time. What you want is an authentic experience directed by insider knowledge. Our clients are engaged in all levels of travel - check the testimonials - but they are not having to search for the "best of" because we have already certified it.

 

Michael is the author of the River Cruise Bible, available on Amazon and at fine bookstores.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1977241751/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VRQ0EYJQ6R918PY80TFY

 

As the President of MGA Travel, this business is a labor of love derived from my fantastic journeys over the past 35 years. I have visited 70+ countries, all 7 continents, and hundreds of cities. 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 across 50+ countries, by sea and by land.  

 

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
St Basils Red Square Moscow - Michael & Kelly G

Speaking Engagements: Michael Graham, author and CTIE, ACC, and VTA certified expert, is available to give travel talks at consumer, trade, and corporate events - either in person or virtually.

 

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

 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
CTIE, Certified Travel Industry Executive
VTA, ASTA Verified Travel Advisor
ACC, Accredited Cruise Counselor
CLIA, Meetings & Events Certified
Author, River Cruise BIble (Amazon)

My Travel Stories

Join Michael in Egypt this November 2021!
8 River Cruises go Head 2 Head!
Amazing World
World Cruise Desk
Travel is an Investment
MGA Travel - 20 Years
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1977241751/ref=cm_sw_em_
River Cruise Bible
MGA Travel Team
Our Team and Main Office
photo by Kelly Graham
Antarctica

My Reviews

Rating: 5 31 Reviews | 100% Recommended

SOS Cruise

Reviewed By Grand Turks - Aiken, South Carolina | Traveled to Grace Bay ~ Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
Excellent service. Prompt feedback on questions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Several Memorable Adventures

Reviewed By SusanR - Oakton, VA | Traveled to Europe
Michael takes all the hassle out of travel. He pays attention to all the details and makes all the arrangements. If you’re lucky enough to take a trip that he hosts, there may be even additional unplanned surprises that make your experience all the more special!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Excellent Customer Service!

Reviewed By Sandy - Hickory, NC | Traveled to Aruba ~ Caribbean
We used Michael & Co for a cruise on Celebrity Equinox. It was flawless-everything done for us. We have cruised 28 times and first time using Michael. We will use him from now on!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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SOS at Sea

Reviewed By Bill - Moosesville NC 28117 | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
I have been a part of the SOS at Sea Committee for the last 7 years. I was introduced to Michael by Elaine Harrington, Owner of the OD Arcade in Ocean Drive. Michael and I worked together to find a cruise that would fit the needs of our SOS family. The rest is history. We have been together for the last 7 years, and had a great relationship.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Exemplary Travel Agent

Reviewed By Lou - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina | Traveled to Brittany ~ France ~ Europe
I have a great deal of respect for all the effort that Michael puts into making every presentation or trip the best it can be. He is always prompt with replies to questions and understands what I am looking for.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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I travel usually when Shag Dancing is involved.

Reviewed By Bonnie - Alexandria, VA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
I trust Michael Graham completely with my credit card and personal information. He and his team are always professional and patient with all questions asked of them.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Best Responsive & Knowledgeable Travel Agent

Reviewed By Lou - Mt Pleasant | Traveled to England ~ Europe
I initially attended a Celebrity in person session on a British Isles Cruise and then followed up with Michael to book the trip. I have since then booked additional trips with Michael and he is very responsive to any questions I have. I have travelled on 31 cruises plus land tours and visited 85 countries and I have found Michale to be extremely helpful in knowing the kinds of trips we like.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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World Travelers - too many places to list!!

Reviewed By Elaine - Myrtle Beach, SC | Traveled to Russia ~ Russia & Northwest Asia
We get excellent support all the time. No matter where in the world (literally) I was, I know that Michael are and his team are with me (figuratively). They know all the ends and outs of travel planning.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Great trip

Reviewed By Pam - SC | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Traveling with Michael is such a pleasure. He takes care of all the details and they are always first class
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Ourvtrip- a "Graham-"" tastic time!

Reviewed By Jean - North myrtle beach | Traveled to Budapest ~ Hungary ~ Europe
Personalized care from the first hello how can we help you to the welcome home how was your trip. Awesome staff. Michael and Troy are the best.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Meets all needs and wishes

Reviewed By Par - Fuquay varina, nc | Traveled to Europe
Consistently pro active
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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The most incredible trip we'll never forget!

Reviewed By Bill - Greenville, NC | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Michael's agency does a first class job because he and his staff provide a well organized and pleasant experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Many trips...wonderful memories from each.

Reviewed By Pat - Fuquay Varina, NC | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
Totally inclusive!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Our best vacations have been with Michael.

Reviewed By Rod - Chocowinity, NC | Traveled to Europe
My wife and I have traveled with Michael and his staff on two occasions in the past few years, and we have another scheduled trip next year with him. We have thoroughly enjoyed our vacations with him, as he thinks of everything and is so good at organization and preparation. When you travel with he and his staff, they encourage your questions, suggestions and input. We had the trip of a lifetime when we traveled to Alaska for 13 days with him in 2017. It was so much fun with all the activities he had planned, and the breathtaking scenery and modes of transport he provided us with. But then we went to Italy, Malta and Greece last year, with a 10 day cruise and added a three day land tour of Rome. What an outstanding experience that was. And when you let Michael do the planning and worry about the logistics, you have a stress-free time of your life. We highly recommend Michael and his staff for a vacation you will always remember, and the friends you make that add to the experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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The Best Ever! Wonderful Memories

Reviewed By Robin - Morganton N,C. | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
The most genuine, kind and professional agent I have ever met!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Excellent all the way!

Reviewed By AE - Mt Pleasant SC | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Just completed cruise from Athens to the Greek Isles and couldn't be happier with the arrangements, the service, the followup, and the whole experience. MIchael and Kelly love what they do and it made the whole trip even better.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best Responsive & Knowledgeable Travel Agent

Reviewed By Lou - Charleston, SC | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
I have booked a few cruises with MGA Travel and I am always amazed at the thoroughness and promptness of Michael and his team. Our most recent experience was a trip with the Outlander Society to Greece and a cruise to the Greek Isles and Dubrovnik. Michael and his wife Kelly led the group of 20 and were on top of everything at all times. We stayed in the finest hotel in Athens, the Grande Bretagne, and it was magnificent. We toured together and had a dinner together at a local restaurant and it was excellent. Michael took care of every detail on the cruise itself aboard the amazing Celebrity Apex. He arranged a group departure at the end of the cruise so we all had our own coach to the airport so none of us were ever on our own trying to figure things out. If you want excellent service, prompt answers to your questions and a vacation that fits your needs and wants, then MGA Travel is the right travel adviser for you.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Apex September 2021

Reviewed By Margie - Conway SC | Traveled to Athens ~ Greece ~ Europe
I had a wonderful cruise on Apex with a brief stop in Greece in September 2021. Michael and Kelly accompanied our group and everything went like clockwork. Several friends did not think I should go on this cruise, but it was probably the best one I’ve taken. Michael had everything organized and kept abreast of the changing COVID requirements Also the low capacity of travelers on the ship made it easy to get chairs at pool and dining reservations. We had one group dinner, then we were free to get together with whomever we chose. As Michael kept us informed of what we needed to do, I felt safe and comfortable on the cruise. Michael and Kelly made sure everyone got on their assigned flights in Athens by staying an extra day to do so. This attention to detail is unheard of in my opinion. A wonderful experience! Thank you.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best travel agent and travel team ever!

Reviewed By Lanie - Myrtle Beach, sc | Traveled to Galapagos Islands ~ Ecuador ~ South America
Michael is the best of the best! He takes great care of us from trip concept, planning, and execution.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Tauck cruise of the Greek Isles.

Reviewed By Nancy - Murrells Inlet | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Michael and his staff at MGA Travel are great to work with. They respond to all of our questions and concerns quickly and professionally. They really care about their clients. I have recommended them to several of our friends. We traveled with Michael and his wife Kelly on a Tauck Greek Isle tour and he provided a wonderful experience for everyone in our group.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The Most Magical Trip

Reviewed By Susan - Powhatan, Virginia | Traveled to Switzerland ~ Europe
We never had to worry about the small details of any of the trips. I would call this peaceof mind. First night we stayed at a charming boutique hotel in Chur Switzerland.The side garden was lovely with tables & umbrellas with string of lights overhead, and a good glass of wine. He always manages to pick out charming restaurants and hotels that show the flavor of the places we visit.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The only way to travel!

Reviewed By Bob & Debbie - Murrells Inlet, SC | Traveled to South Pacific
All the trips we booked through Michael were top notch! Whether it be a bus trip, ocean cruise, or River cruise everything is taken care of. Even the unexpected details.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fantastic Christmas Wonderland!

Reviewed By Peg - Murrells Inlet | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
Michael provided excellent service in planning and booking a fantastic Viking Christmas Markets River Cruise. Pre- and post- trips were the perfect addition. When another ocean cruise was canceled due to Covid, he kept us informed and did everything possible to resolve the situation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Awesome Greek Isles Cruise

Reviewed By Shagger913 - North Myrtle beach | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Excellent cruise well planned activities and excursions
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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The best at what they do!

Reviewed By Bobonmb - Fredericksburg, Va | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Michael and his team are extremely knowledgeable about the market and, more importantly, what is important to their clients. We have done multiple trips through Michael’s organization and the attention to detail and efficiency is top notch.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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SUPERB! - Alaska, ABC Islands, Greek Isles

Reviewed By Lynn - Charleston, SC | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
We have been on three trips that Michael has put together and have scheduled our fourth. They have all been great and very well organized.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Great agent

Reviewed By Peg - Murrells Inlet SC | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
Michael Graham puts his clients first and absolutely goes out of his way to make a travel experience the best ever. He has been very attentive to our questions and getting the trip planned.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Around the world for 128 days! Best trip ever!

Reviewed By Bev - Spotsylvania, VA | Traveled to World Cruise ~ Other
Michael is the most responsive TA I have ever worked with. He made great recommendations and always hit right back to me when I had a question
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Alaska

Reviewed By Shagger - Columbia, SC | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Fantastic trips to wonderful islands.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Always a great trip

Reviewed By Ken - FOLLY BEACH | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Been on 3 trips with Michael.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 17 people found this review helpful
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SOS 3

Reviewed By Larry - Aiken, South Carolina | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Very organized. Keeps you advised and follows up on questions and concerns.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 12 people found this review helpful
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My Travel Experience

Places I’ve personally traveled to or destinations I’ve booked for my clients.

Customer Testimonials

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!

Provided by John C. , Columbia, SC - Group Leader