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Kimberly Shannon

Mission, Kansas Travel Agent

Acendas, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Beach Vacation and Destination Wedding Specialist

I have been involved in the travel industry for over 20 years beginning on a part time basis while working in the field of Interior Design/Sales. My passion for travel eventually took over and I made the move to become a full time travel consultant.

Although my travel experiences are diverse, I specialize in Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Individual and Group Travel including Family, Social and Incentive groups.


I have many certifications for completing various trainings and specialist programs, etc.  However, I feel my most valuable experience comes from having traveled extensively to destinations in which I specialize. These destinations include the islands of the Caribbean, Hawaii, Tahiti, Mexico, Costa Rica, the USA, Ireland, France, and various cruises. Whether staying on the property, setting up extensive property visits, experiencing exciting tours/excursions in the destination itself, having firsthand knowledge is the best way to know and understand the products and to be able to plan and create the perfect dream vacation for clients.


Certifications and awards include: Certified Sandals Specialist, CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor, Classic Vacations Star Performer, AMResorts Master Agent, Palace Resorts Specialist, Disney's College of Knowledge Specialist, and St. Lucia, Hawaii and Florida Destination Specialist Certifications.

Here is what my clients are saying.......

Kimberly Shannon was fabulous to work with. She steered us to the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, which provided us with exactly the vacation we wanted last October. When Hurricane Matthew's path northward was still in doubt, she not only managed to shift our vacation 10 days to the right, she shifted everything (flights, hotel, transfers, and trip insurance) at no increase in price PLUS she added Club MoBay and had our room upgraded to a Junior Suite at no cost.We're already working with her on our next vacation! GA

"Kim" communicated quickly and in a timely manner to us. She always was eager and excited to answer our questionsShe made herself available to us while we were on our trip to fix any issues. We really liked her honesty KS

My Reviews

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

exceptional agent

Reviewed By RTNR - Kansas City, KS | Traveled to
Kim is the kind of travel agent everyone should want to have. She will not just let you settle for anything. She always wants to make sure you have the best experience possible. Once you use her, she remember your preference, the things you like and what your expectations are and she always tries to make sure your next experience will be as good or better than the previous. And she does not just stop there, if you have an issue or concern, she will fix it, no matter how it takes. She is awesome!
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Very helpful, organized, and quick to respond

Reviewed By Michelle B. - Denver, CO | Traveled to
I traveled to Cabo San Lucas with my husband and 15 family members and friends. Kimberly was very helpful and quick to respond from our very first encounter to the last phone call and email. Kimberly was flexible as our plans fluctuated and had great suggestions for activities that fit our group and budget. I would highly recommend Kimberly's services!
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

2 Excellent Trips

Reviewed By Monica - Prairie Village, KS | Traveled to
Kim has been great to work with. She plan our destination wedding in Mexico a year ago and then planned a wonderful trip to Europe for your 1 year anniversary. We have recommend Kim to several of our friends already and will continue to do so. We look forward to booking our next vacation with her soon!
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Knowledgable, Fun & Responsive

Reviewed By KWATERS - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to
Kim Shannon has planned several trips for us to the Caribbean area over the last 5 years. We trust her so much she planned a surprise trip for our friends group of 6-- we gave her the budget and dates-- she planned it and we opened our itinerary at the airport. She does not disappoint. She is easy to work with-- and works within our budget and our likes. I have recommended her numerous times and everyone is very well pleased!
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

She did a great job for our group of 17!!!

Reviewed By Kim B. - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to
Kim had contacted me after I sent an email to Acenda's inquiring about a trip for a large group. She answered all of my questions quickly and was honest. She recommended the "Secrets" brand of resorts among others. In the end our group chose Secrets Aura in Cozumel. Kim had informed me that she has not been to that one, but also said that the Secrets group was great. She even sent pictures of her experiences at one of the locations. Kim answered MANY questions...a group of 17 tends to have a few! ha! She booked our rooms, flights and everything else that was needed. It was nice to go somewhere and not have to worry about a thing. Kim even booked us a sunset catamaran cruise, which was AMAZING!!! All in all, our group had the best time, made the best memories and would do it all over again. Thank you Kim for you hard work and time invested into our group!
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Alaska Cruise

Reviewed By q_shorty - Kansas | Traveled to
She is great at her job. She was very helpful to our group of ten. She's willing to go extra steps to help save us money as well.
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

wedding/honeymoon trip awesome

Reviewed By angie nottingham - Denver, CO | Traveled to
Kim worked very hard .... in a short period of time, to help Pat and I plan an amazing wedding trip to Puerto Vallarta! She recommended Now Amber resort and Secrets for us and 57 of our guests!! EVERYONE loved the resort! She made sure we would travel without complications and worry! She was caring and wonderful with the entire process.
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2 of 8 people found this review helpful

She was as excited about the trip as I was!

Reviewed By Jilly - Leawood, Kansas | Traveled to
She was very easy to work with and very attentive to all the questions that I had regarding the trip in the beginning and all the way through until about three days before we left! I so appreciated all of her help and patience with me as I sometimes needed to go over things more than once. She was amazing! Thank-u so much! Will definitely use her again when we plan to go somewhere in the near future!
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1 of 6 people found this review helpful

She was very accommodating to all of our requests and changes.

Reviewed By Kathy - Apple Valley, MN | Traveled to
We had such a fabulous trip and stayed at B&Bs we would not have found on our own.
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