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Mimi Marquis

Wilmington, North Carolina Travel Agent
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Mimi Marquis

Mimi Marquis

Wilmington, North Carolina Travel Agent
An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
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St. John expert

St. John, USVI is one of my favorite places on earth.  I still remember the first time I saw it.  It was a port of call on my first cruise – the S/S Norway in 1986.  I remember wishing I could've stayed longer and yearned to go back. I’ve been back to vacation there over a dozen times since and as soon as I step foot there, I feel like I've come home.

So whether you already have your special place, or are still looking, there are many placed on earth including many islands in the Caribbean which I can help you make your special place.  Some other places I've been to include: Aruba, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bequia, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Mustique, other Saints (St. Barths, St. Maarten, St. Thomas); and Virgin Gorda.

Not sure which island? Then I would recommend a cruise so you can visit many islands and see where you might want to return and spend more time.  I’ve been on many cruises and experienced many cruise lines and love getting to experience so many destinations and only have to unpack once.  Besides the Caribbean, I also have experience in Alaska, Bermuda, Hawaii, French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea).

In the 30+ years that I have been in the travel industry, I have booked student groups, vacations and honeymoons or personally visited Asia (Burma, also known as Myanmar; Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia); Europe (Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland).

Having travelled to over 35 US States and Canada, including on 2 cross-country drives, I have seen many of what North America has to offer: National Parks (Bryce & Grand Canyons, Yellowstone and Yosemite, and my personal favorites Monument Valley and Arches National Park near Moab, UT); play on Broadway in NYC; and the self-proclaimed, happiest places on earth, Disneyland and Disney World.

Why did I get into the travel business?

Beautiful Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI
Beautiful Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI

I lived in Rangoon (now Yangon) and Bangkok before my family emigrated to America.  Our family vacationed in many exotic places and I inherited my father's wanderlust.

While in college, I chatted with a travel agent while she input this (then) cryptic language into her computer as I was buying a ticket to Florida and it was fascinating. A few years later while trying to decide what to do with my life, I remembered that afternoon with the travel agent and recalled how happy and excited I was at the prospect of going somewhere. I decided I'd love to help someone else plan his/her vacation make someone else feel the way I did. 

My Reviews

Rating: 5 9 Reviews

She took care of everything!

Reviewed By Sharon - Virginia | Traveled to
Mimi is an excellent travel agent! She made the arrangements for our honeymoon with wonderful ideas for places to stay that were away from the more touristy spots in Barcelona. We wanted a place that allowed us to explore the culture of the area and could not have been happier with the experience. Mimi is personable, and professional and takes the extra steps to confirm that all arrangements fit your plans. It was wonderful to know we could just relax and enjoy our trip knowing that Mimi had taken care of everything! My husband and I highly recommend her for any travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Tokyo, Sapporo, Naha and Kyoto

Reviewed By Alis - Wilmington | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Mimi worked hard to find the best travel fares for our complex, four-city, two-week trip to Japan in July 2019. But her concern didn't stop there. During the trip, a typhoon (seriously!) threatened our plans to travel to Okinawa for some snorkeling. We were pretty much unaware of the weather as we were in northern Japan with limited access to English language news. By the time Mimi reached us, she had already contacted the airlines and negotiated a refund if needed. Luckily, it wasn't. I truly appreciated the fact that she was looking out for us throughout our trip. It says a lot about Mimi both personally and professionally.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mimi Marquis responded:
I'm so happy that the trip went well, and the typhoon was a non-issue. I hope you were still able to go snorkeling with your son in Naha.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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A fantastic trip and I hardly had to do a thing

Reviewed By MHop - Vienna, VA | Traveled to Aruba ~ Caribbean
Mimi helped us with every aspect of our trip —finding a great location with adjoining suites, babysitting!, excursions, a direct flight, tips on moving through customs efficiently and much more.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Best vacation with kids

Reviewed By Jewls - Ashburn, VA | Traveled to Aruba ~ Caribbean
Mimi was very responsive and made sure we were taken care even after we booked our trip. She assisted with a bunch of details like booking cabanas, babysitting and kids club.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Loved Our Bahama Trip

Reviewed By Jenny Madora - Leland, NC | Traveled to Nassau ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
We are extremely satisfied with Mimi Marquis -Marquis Travel. Mimi was very courteous and helpful throughout the planning and booking process. We would highly recommend Mimi for your upcoming travels.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mimi Marquis responded:
Jenny - am so glad you and your friends enjoyed your trip to Sandals in Nassau. It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope I can help you on your next trip!
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Best vacation ever.

Reviewed By David - Wilmington, NC | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Mimi was wonderful. She was patient while we worked all the details out. Her advice was spot on and I have every intention of using her on our next vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mimi Marquis responded:
I'm so happy you and Teri had a good time. I hope Hawaii lived up to your expectations and she got to ride her horse on the beach. Happy Anniversary!
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Met all our needs

Reviewed By Dennis - Wilmington, NC | Traveled to Boston ~ Massachusetts ~ USA
Presented options; responded promptly to questions and requests
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mimi Marquis responded:
Hope you enjoyed your trip, Dennis. It is a pleasure working with you. Mimi
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Mimi is enthusiastic and friendly

Reviewed By Gina - Virgiia | Traveled to
Mimi really had some great suggestions and ideas I had not thought of that made my trip perfect. I would not hesitate to call her again for my next vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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She gave us GREAT advice

Reviewed By Dave - Washington DC | Traveled to
Mimi is a fantastic travel agent. I was going to book our 10 year Anniversary trip myself (I travel a lot for work) but she made it so much easier and got us GREAT deals! Not only did she make our trip to Sandals in Jamaica easy to book, she got us super discounts, booked the most amazing place for us, and even gave us great advice on various options on our trip. The best was she told us we should spend an extra $30 for the Airport club for our return to DC. For the $30 we were able to get in a special and very short line through security, lounged in a very large and air condition club with free food and drinks with Football on the television for the 2.5 hour wait for our flight. If you have ever been to Jamaica Airport you may know that the was a real big help!! She saved us a lot of money and made out 10 year Anniversary trip better than we could have imagined! Thanks Mimi!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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