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Ashley Heath

Austin, Texas Travel Agent

An independent agent with Encore Travel - Luxury Travel Concierge in Banner Elk, NC, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Honeymoon and Group Specialist

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

I have a nomadic spirit; born to explore. I grew up in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Austin, with a little east coast thrown in. I majored in Latin American studies, studied abroad in Barcelona, went on to work in politics, and subsequently found myself studying international relations in graduate school.

Throughout this journey, I found my passion was travel. I have traveled luxuriously and on a tight budget, with big groups and with only myself as company. I have been to 34 countries, and I am always eager to embark on another adventure! I believe travel is the path to a more understanding, and stable world.

I have personal experience traveling Europe, SE Asia, South America, and the South Pacific. One of my favorite trips I planned for an adventure-oriented client included watching the sunrise over Angor Wat in Cambodia and then rafting down level 4 rapids in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I like to plan unique trips with "wow"  moments that fit each clients personality.

The most recent travel regions I have explored are:

  • Hungary, Austria, and Germany
  • Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Jordan
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Tahiti and the Society Islands
  • Costa Rica

I have built personal relationships with my colleagues on the ground that keep me up-to-date on hotels, museums, culinary experiences, and offer an insiders guide to cities which allow you to have experiences other tourists aren't able to access.

If you are looking for a personalized honeymoon experience or group travel, such as a multi-generational family trip, I would be pleased to create a "once in a lifetime" itinerary for you.

 

 

My Reviews

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

She can do everything from planning a romantic get away to coordinating large group of 25 people!

Reviewed By Amy B - Austin, TX | Traveled to
Ashley Heath has planned amazing trips for me, from a romantic week in Italy with my fiance to a group of 25+ friends in Mexico over New Year's! Italy trip: Ashley found the most amazing hotels in Italy - close to town and with picturesque views. Our hotel in Portofino was right in the center of the quaint town with friendly staff, great breakfast included, and walking distance to everything! Our hotel in Cinque Terre was beachfront! To top it off, our hotel room had a balcony almost as big as the room with views of the four other Cinque Terre towns! Mexico trip: Coordinating a group of more than 25 people is no easy task, but Ashley was able to accommodate everyone's needs. She gave us recommendations for excursions, providing options for rooms based on price, was able to secure vouchers for spa services, and answered the many, many questions you can expect from a group that large. She was always quick to respond to everyone and was thorough and honest with your answers. If your looking for a great vacation and don't want the stress and uncertainty that goes with planning, I highly recommend using Ashley Heath to plan your next trip!
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She is very intelligrnt and professional!

Reviewed By Charles - Austin, TX | Traveled to
Ashley knew exactly what I wanted to do for y vacation and the best places to enjoyed an excellent time during my trip. I truly appreciate her kindness and professional attitude
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Quick to respond!

Reviewed By KTO - United States | Traveled to
Ashley has planned many trips including in state, across the country, and abroad. She is quick to respond and I receive the same level of service each time. I highly recommend her.
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THANK YOU ASHLEY!!!!!

Reviewed By Debbie - San Francisco, CA | Traveled to
Our trip to Southeast Asia was even more incredible than we thought it would be. As the trip was a month long, Ashley recommended an AMA cruise along the Mekong, and then the rest of the trip was touring just the two of us. Turns out that Ashley's recommendation was perfect. We enjoyed our time with fellow travelers, but loved our private touring too. Ashley very carefully listened to what type of travelers we were, and then made her suggestions. She nailed it. She set us up with the usual big city tours, but also found us bike trips through the Vietnamese countryside, and her connections allowed us a private tour of Henry Cabot Lodge's home in Saigon. We of course had our last minute changes (reading and reading tour books), and Ashley cheerfully and effectively made every change that we asked for. I wish I could give her 10 stars on this site! THANK YOU ASHLEY!!!!
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A joy to work with & very professional

Reviewed By nina - austin tx | Traveled to
I am currently working with her for the 3rd time!! All my trips have been international. She tailors each one to my personal needs and takes the time to find out what I like & am interested in. I like historical tours, good hotels, and local restaurants; Ashley gives me options to choose from and even restaurants in each local. She plans within my budget organizing flights, transfers, trains, boats, visas, medical/travel insurance, and best places for currency exchange. Because of her detailed planning my travels have gone smoothly and I am well prepared to enjoy my trip and get the most out of it. And...she responds to my many questions promptly. I wouldn't use anyone else!!!
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Made our Honeymoon Great!!!

Reviewed By Grant A. - Austin, TX | Traveled to
Ashley found us the most amazing resort in the Caribbean with a room that backed up to an incredible beach and coral reef. She was able to get comp'ed massages and a sunset catamaran cruises thrown in for us as well. When our airline had weather delays and cancelled flights, Ashley was very responsive and helped us coordinate our travel in real time when the stress level was high. To top is all off, she was able to get a refund from our resort for the first night we missed! Her candid travel recommendations and down to earth style are a perfect match for us. We love to travel and it is nice to know when have an expert that we can trust. My wife and I highly recommend Ashley as a knowledgeable and trustworthy travel agent and will be using her expertise for our next trip!
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She took the stress and time of me planning my own trip

Reviewed By Michelle Martinez - Austin, TX | Traveled to
Ashley Heath offered the most amazing help and customer service in planning my trip to Cancun. She took took the load of stress off of me and researched resorts which met my needs and expectations. Ashley is also quite knowledgeable of the locations I mentioned I wanted to visit. I would highly recommend Ashley for vacation and trip planning. She was very responsive and quick with suggestions and ideas!
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Every detail was expertly and professionally executed

Reviewed By John LH - San Franciso | Traveled to
We had a complicated itinerary requiring coordination among a number of domestic and international providers in a relatively short time frame. Not only was everything! planned in detail but the execution was flawless leaving us to enjoy our trip. She suggested a number of excursions off the beaten track which made us fee l like our trip was unique. Ashley handled all the details and changes with a sense of urgency and in good humor. It was a pleasure to work with her and I am looking forward to her help on our next trip!!
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Awesome Advisor!!!

Reviewed By happy,happy,happy - Austin, TX | Traveled to
Ashley was knowledgeable, flexible, and very accommodating when we scheduled our travel to Costa Rica, to Cabo San Lucas for a Destination Wedding, and Playa Del Carmen. She was very patient in helping us through the many options. She had a high end and a mid range option for us to choose after we planned tentative schedule. She was very attentive through our arrival as we actually began our travel. When we were on the trip we found some additional things we wanted to do and we wanted to stay for a few more days. We called Ashley and she made it all happen! She is the person to cll when you want to travel without the hassles!!!
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She got a better deal than I could do direct

Reviewed By Jeff - Austin | Traveled to
Ashley did a great job working the best deal possible. She was very responsive and professional and everything went off without a hitch!
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Flight Guru!

Reviewed By Rachel Rountree - Austin, TX | Traveled to
I came to Ashley with a flight challenge. My dates, times, and carrier were not flexible and she found a perfect solution within the ridiculous parameters I gave her. She took all the pressure off my shoulders and made the flight to Morocco a breeze. I could not believe how easy it was thanks to Ashley's patience and persistence. I also appreciated her answering all of my questions and reassuring me of any apprehension I may have had. She is easy to talk to, responsive and accommodating. I am already visiting with Ashley about a future trip this fall.
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