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Laura Elmore

Frisco, Texas Travel Agent
Global Dream Vacations, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
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LANGUAGES English, French
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS Princess Commodore, Brit Agent Specialist, VIking River Cruise Specialist, Accredited Cruise Counselor, Top 10 Finallist for Godmother Liberty of the Seas

Laura Elmore

Frisco, Texas Travel Agent

Global Dream Vacations, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Diverse & Experienced Personal Travel Expert

I am excited about sharing in my clients' lives through travel. For every milestone along life’s path, I have created trips that provide lasting memories. From honeymoon to retirement celebration, I’ll help with a vacation experience you won’t soon forget!

I’ve created more than 1,000 individual trips to every continent in the world. I combine my extensive personal travel experiences with the special pricing and perks available from my wide-ranging list of suppliers. I’ve helped hundreds of clients with honeymoons, destination weddings and family reunions. Whether it’s a small group looking to journey through several countries or a couple looking for a romantic getaway, I can find the right match for your wish list and budget.

New destinations for seasoned travelers is a speciality of mine. Many people start exploring the world with the wonders nearby. The Caribbean and Mexico are close at hand and I have an agent who specializes in high-end beach trips. For those who are looking to expand their vacation options, trips to Hawaii or Alaska may come next. Then, England and Europe are added to the mix. And the most intrepid will book an Africa safari or a small-ship cruise to Antarctica.

My agents and I can arrange a variety of services at all budget levels. We offer everything - package tours, cruises, and independent trips – but we don’t do airline tickets alone.  

New York for newcomers is another fun trip! I enjoy helping families who want to take their kids and grandkids to New York for the holidays--I've done that myself.  

Sometimes grandparents want to take the entire family on a cruise over summer vacation or to Disney for a week. We make all of the arrangements so you can spend more time enjoying your family!

I grew up in my family’s music business, which gave me my start and even connected me with my husband of 35 years, Bryan, who was hired as a salesman!  Some of my earliest memories are of doing whatever was possible to help the client.  

Through the years, my husband and I devoted our lives caring for troubled teens. We co-founded Glenhaven Youth Ranch, a residential care facility for at-risk youth. Over the course of 13 years, I was a foster mother to over 100 teens and taught in the ranch's on-site school.

My personal travel experiences led me to a small, home-based travel agency and I quickly realized the power and opportunity of e-commerce. I founded Global Dream Vacations and built it from a one-woman office to a multi-state entity with many, trusted agents.

Military benefits are an option for some. I work with active-duty and veteran’s groups to utilize all the tour and travel discounts available to them. I’d have never guessed that I’d have a son who at age 20 became a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I have a special desire to help Vets get every perk or benefit possible. 

Where to next? Jamaica is my favorite destination to unwind and relax. Once we arrive in Jamaica, the cell phones go off. We recently took a family heritage trip over two weeks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. My husband and I did a lot of off-the-beaten path exploring and traced family roots to their birthplace.

My specialty is YOU! I specialize in my clients. I specialize in you. The keystone of how I built my business is customer service.  Those clients that I’ve been working with for 15 years or more, I believe will speak to my desire to make their travels unique.  

I offer a level of attention that clients deserve and have come to expect. I’m in a long-term relationship with my customers and most of my new clients are referrals. I was able to add three experienced agents to my business thanks to all the new clients referred by people I’ve worked with successfully.

My clients are always at the forefront of my mind. I find out what’s on their bucket list and what they dream of doing.  Whether a visit to Italy’s Amalfi Coast or Alaskan cruise, the minute I see a trip that I think they might be interested in, I’ll let them know.  

 

 

Happy Clients

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Hear from some of my happy customers:

Greg G. said about his honeymoon: ‘Everyone should experience the expertise and professionalism that you offer and I plan to refer anyone I know to you.’

Mary & Adam said: ‘Booking and working with you made everything carefree!’

Brian & Lisa said: ‘I will continue to recommend you to anyone that is looking for a trip that will be an experience of a lifetime.'

My Travel Experiences

Magic Kingdom with my youngest grandsons
Disneyworld with Toddlers

My Reviews

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

Perfect Trip!

Reviewed By Emily - Tulsa, OK | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Laura, guided us on the best options for each of the destinations we were going to be visiting. She was prompt and prepared.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best trip ever!

Reviewed By Allie - Mckinney | Traveled to Barbados ~ Caribbean
Concierge Service start to finish! Everything went off without a hitch. Laura thought of everything!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Once In A Lifetime Trip to NYC Realized!

Reviewed By Christine - CELINA | Traveled to New York (La Guardia) ~ New York ~ USA
If it were not for Laura, we would have been stranded and alone in NYC!!! She is amazing, our plans for our 5 day trip were executed without a hitch. Laura handled every detail to make this the most memorable trip we have ever taken (Macy's Day Parade, transportation, excellent hotel, museum tickets and guides, walking tour of NY Theatre District, Broadway Show tickets, wonderful restaurant reservations, and more and more. THANK YOU so much Laura.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
It is always a joy to hear a trip goes as desired, but especially when it is fulfilling a life time dream. Thank you for letting me share in this special experience!
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

The best trip of our lives!

Reviewed By Joshua Thompson - Bixby, OK | Traveled to Cook Islands ~ South Pacific
She was an absolute delight to work with and made our travel so easy, finding great deals on all our travel and lodging and getting it all lined up. She even paid attention to little details like booking us a navigation system for driving in a different country. Little things like that we would not have thought of ourselves but it made all the difference!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
I'm so pleased it all went as desired! I look forward to working with you on future trips and sharing the world together.
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Great trip to England, Scotland and France

Reviewed By scrpbkrbee - Tulsa, OK | Traveled to England ~ Europe
Laura always takes excellent care of us making sure every aspect is planned down to the last detail.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
It's a pleasure and joy to work with clients who allow me to share in their experiences!
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Toasting Our Wonderful Travel Agent

Reviewed By Ruth - Tulsa, OK | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Thank you so much for your concern and service. We will have dinner with our travel companions and toast our wonderful travel agent!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Epic Adventure Made Effortless

Reviewed By Josh and Rachel - Tulsa, OK | Traveled to South Pacific
We can’t thank you enough for all you have done for us from suggesting the perfect season for travel, booking us at affordable yet incredible resorts and making the entire process seem effortless.

Also we received a very useful and thoughtful gift from you in the mail - the luggage scale. I have used it already on one checked bag and plan on using it so many more times! Seven days on the beach might not be enough. If it’s not, we will let you know when we are ready for our next adventure.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

Laura Knows Her Stuff

Reviewed By Linda - Bend, OR | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
You did a great job for the family and I know why they keep coming back to you when they take a vacation. You know your stuff.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
I'm delighted to use my experience and expertise to make your travels more enjoyable. I'll look forward to helping you again!
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon

Reviewed By Beall and Dewey Dovel - Grapevine, Texas | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
All around fantastic service
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Exceeded our expecations!

Reviewed By Bill - Tempe, AZ | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Everyone agreed that it exceeded our expectations. The house easily accommodated our extended family and the little extras really made a difference. The location was perfect. Our view of the ocean was first class. We were within walking distance of restaurants, fast food joints, a supermarket & junk shops (our four granddaughters loved to check out the tourist traps). The highest rated beaches/places to snorkel on Maui's south shore were all within 30 minutes of our house. We definitely would stay there again. Thank you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
My goal is always to exceed expectations and I'm so delighted I was able to do so for your family! Thank you for the detailed information on the stay. I look forward to the next opportunity to help your family explore the world.
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Family Dream Vacation

Reviewed By Adrienne - McKinney, Texas | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Laura did a great job putting together our trip. There were only a couple things that came up during our trip. One: we were somehow missed on the transport from Killarney to Shannon by Celtic Tours and then our rental car had a mistake: the pick up was in Shannon and drop off was to be Dublin. When we returned the car in Dublin, they had the car being returned in Shannon.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
I appreciated you contacting me during the trip as well as upon your return regarding the unexpected issue with the rental car. As we discussed, I'm uncertain how the rental car records were incorrect as the invoice I provided showed the correct details. It is always our desire to provide a seamless experience, but we recognize things go wrong that are out of our control. It is in those cases that we especially appreciate the feedback so we can work harder to assure it is not repeated.
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6 of 16 people found this review helpful

Unbelievable Trip

Reviewed By Sarah & Julian - Rocky Mount, NC | Traveled to St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Laura did a great job of providing options for our honeymoon to the Caribbean. She was able to narrow our search which saved us a lot of time. Plus her personal knowledge of the potential resorts was also very helpful in our decision.

Once the selection was made, Laura and Global Dream Vacations handle all the little details that we may have overlooked such as insurance, transfers to and from the airport, and personal preferences at the resort. We felt more secure knowing in the event we may have had any issues on the trip that Laura would be able to assist directly.




I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thank you, Julian & Sarah, for the pleasure of sharing in your travel plans. I'm so pleased that the choice of Sandals Grande St Lucian fulfilled your desires and the recommendations and service provided were the assistance to make this a better experience. I look forward to working with you again!
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9 of 26 people found this review helpful

Best travel advice

Reviewed By Ruth - Tulsa, OK | Traveled to Europe
Laura has become our "go to" person for travel planning as we have learned to trust her recommendations over many years of travel. She has been spot on in her tour recommendations making our trips very special and suited to our preferences. She helped us plan a very special anniversary trip to Hawaii as well as trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Russia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thank you for taking the time to send a review. It is a help to me as I continue to build the business. I value your business and look forward to continuing to work together as you enjoy the world. Blessings, Laura
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9 of 26 people found this review helpful

Eastern Mediterranean cruise

Reviewed By Nick - Tulsa, Oklahoma | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
We have worked with Laura since the early 2000's and have experienced many wonderful trips including cruises, all-inclusive resorts, and land excursions. Laura has made many good suggestions and made travel easy. She has good travel partners to use for land travel and excursions. We have had good experiences using her recommendations. When trouble/problems have occurred during one of our trips, Laura has been available to assist in helping with overcoming the issues.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thanks, Nick, for the kind words! Laura
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11 of 31 people found this review helpful

Enjoyed Europe without the hassles

Reviewed By Bryan - Dallas,TX | Traveled to
We did an extended trip to Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Laura helped coordinate the itinerary and made suggestions on things we needed to be sure to see along the way. She also provided several aids that we were able to use in Europe, including a phone app that was a real help. It was nice to travel to new places and not worry that we were going to miss something, and to feel like we knew what to expect. We have already recommended Laura to friends and will any time we get the chance.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 26 people found this review helpful

Global Dream Vacations

Reviewed By senior travelers - Richardson, Texas | Traveled to Austria ~ Europe
Laura has been such a pleasure to work with and has made our travels so

much easier from beginning to end. She is efficient with our reservations and

and expert recommendations on transportation, lodging etc.

From her own traveling experiences, she has guided us to the countries and

mode of traveling that best suits us.

We appreciate Laura's travel expertise, as well as her friendship!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thanks, Pam! It has been a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to sharing more of the world in the future. Laura
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10 of 30 people found this review helpful

Definitely recommend Laura

Reviewed By Rachael - Kansas | Traveled to
Laura has been planning my family trips for 10 years now and has done a fantastic job each time! My husband and I have now used her for 2 trips. She is great to work with and will do her best to make sure your trip is exactly how you envisioned it!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thank you for the kind words! Your continued confidence in my assistance is invaluable to me and I look forward to working with you again in the future. Blessings, Laura Elmore
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