Renee Antes

Manahawkin, New Jersey Travel Agent

An independent agent with Academy Travel, Inc. in Manahawkin, NJ, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Disney and Family Destinations

My love of Disney began during my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 7. I was able to continue that passion when I was lucky enough to be chosen as a cast member of  the Disney World College Program for a Summer Internship. Fast forward a few years (decades) and multiple trips to Disney, along with various vacation destinations to where I am today, an Independent Travel Consultant specializing in Disney Destinations.

Being a Disney Destination Specialist for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Aulani Resort and Spa hase been an adventure!  I continue travel to AEP and FAM trips (Agent Education Programs/ Familiarization Training) at  Disney locations to help expand and offer a more hands on, visual training outlet of the Resorts and Parks with tours along with educational seminars directly with Disney Cast Members. 

I have extensive training in family travel areas such as Universal Studios and Resorts, Legoland, Caribbean destinations with such resorts as Beaches, various Cruise lines and locations in Mexico such as Riviera Maya.

My goal is to help each person or family have the most seamless and memorable vacation experience possible.  I offer my clients personalized attention and deliver to them as much information as I can for them to make an educated choice that will ultimately be the best fit for their family or vacation needs.

I have planned our vacations and helped family and friends with theirs to the point of obsession long before I was afforded the opportunity to become a travel specialist.  Now with experience behind me, continual training and support of my host agency Academy Travel, I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to help my clients plan their dream vacations. 

I am a mother of 3 boys with ages ranging from 6 to 16.  We have traveled with each of them since they were just over a year old to destinations such as the Atlantis in the Bahamas, Beaches Resort in Jamaica, an Iberostar in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Walt Disney World, FL and most recently on a Western Caribbean Cruise.  I know the difficulties of traveling with small children along with the benefits of having a well thought out travel plan.

Vacation is...

My son Jack, age 6
My son Jack, age 6 "Snorfelling" in St. Thomas, V

A vacation is any where memories are made, whether a short weekend trip to a more local destination such as D.C. or Baltimore's Inner Harbor to a Caribbean Cruise where you get to experience multiple countries and cultures in a weeks time.

We are usually planning our next adventure while driving home from the airport. On our most recent family vacation on the Norwegian Getaway, our youngest son was able to experience snorkeling for the first time after he and I spent years on the sidelines since he was too small.  His vote for our next port adventure, "Snorfelling", as he called it,...and snorfelling it was! (See picture below Jack, age 6).

My Reviews

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

She's the best! So helpful and willing to go the extra mile!

Reviewed By Wendi - NJ | Traveled to
Renee booked a Disney Cruise for my family of five. She provided us with so many options and suggestions. She also provided a spreadsheet for us to compare the prices of different ships, during different times of the year. It was wonderful! Renee answered the many questions we had so quickly and gave advice based on the other Disney Cruises she booked. Her service was excellent and we recommended her to two more families who booked trips through her as well!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Renee is awesome, so helpful for planning an amazing trip!

Reviewed By G - NJ | Traveled to
Renee was amazing helping us plan our family vacation! I would recommend her and continue to go to her with any questions I may have. Can't thank her enough!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Renee is the BEST!

Reviewed By JM - PA | Traveled to
Renee was recommended to me by a friend & I was so happy that we used her to plan our Disney trip. She was always available to help answer any questions (which there were many being our first trip to Disney). She had great tips for what to do & what to skip with our girls (ages 3 & 5 at the time of our trip) and was able to help us get all the various reservations we wanted to make the trip extra special. Can't say enough great things about working with Renee & would definitely use her again for any future trips we make.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Travel with No Worries!

Reviewed By Gary S - South Jersey, NJ | Traveled to
We have booked 2 trips with Renee over the past 4 months - a family Disney Vacation and an adults only all inclusive in Mexico. In all cases, Renee ensured that we had the best rates possible, and left no stone unturned when it came to making sure we had everything we needed for our trip. The customer service was second to none including confirming transfers and any dining reservations that would enhance our trip. Thanks for helping our family make great memories!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She's awesome. . Thanks Renée

Reviewed By Lisa - Nj | Traveled to
Booked my Mexico trip. . Best vacation ever
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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