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Melinda Fortunato

Fairfax Station, Virginia Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Luxury Custom & Cruise Travel Professional

Slieve League Cliffs, Northern Ireland
Slieve League Cliffs, Northern Ireland

Living overseas has filled me with the passion to give others the opportunity to experience all the world has to offer. As a Luxury Travel Professional, I build relationships with my clients so they know that I am their advocate in designing a seamless, incredible vacation. Whether you want a custom, authentic experience in Italy or to sail on a Regent Cruise in the Baltic, I have the expertise and partnerships in the industry to bring your ideas and desires to reality.

For 5 incredible years, I lived in Germany which enabled me to travel all over Europe. My 4 favorite cities are Florence, Rome, Nurnberg and Barcelona, but after traveling or living in 21 countries, it's hard to choose favorites.

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Iceland. The Icelanders are so friendly, fun and excited to show the world all that Iceland has to offer! The pristine landscaping offers travelers a unique chance to see and feel waterfalls, geysers, and black sand beaches. How would you like to hike a glacier, tour colorful ice caves and ride the famous Icelandic Horses?   

In Gemany this Spring, my family visited Wiesbaden, Mainz, Nurnberg and Oberammergau. We strolled the Easter Market in Nurnberg, enjoyed a Fruhling Fest in Mainz and were amazed with 6 inches of snow in April in Oberammergau. 

Anyone can plan a trip, but I help my clients experience their destination. From start to finish, we will work together to make your next vacation unforgettable!

My Reviews

Fantastic time with the family

Reviewed By Kim - Alexandria, VA | Traveled to Amsterdam ~ Netherlands ~ Europe
Melinda was awesome and worked with me to put together a great vacation to The Netherlands on a tight deadline!
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Viva Roma! Ciao Sorrento!

Reviewed By The Sharp Family - Alexandria, VA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
There may be no superlatives grand enough to describe our recent trip to Italy, and the level of personal care we received from Melinda Fortunato. All four of us were stunned by the ease of travel, the reception we received at each destination and on every tour, the quality of all the bookings she handled for us, and the complete lack of stress and hassle that most vacations entail. It was like clockwork! Melinda listened to every request and responded with the perfect travel plan to suit our wishes and needs. It was such a terrific experience, we decided we never again will travel without an agent, and Melinda will be our Top Choice! We are so confident in her skills and pleased with the result, we have recommended her to several of our friends and co-workers, and one family has already booked their next trip through her. We just can't thank her enough, and look forward to working with her again.
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Works like a professional, feels like a friend.

Reviewed By Jim and Marge - Manassas, VA | Traveled to Europe
Very professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Follows up in a meticulous manner paying attention to every detail. Understands and addresses our needs for each and every trip. The most important aspect of working with Melinda is that it feels hat you are working with a friend. The bottom line is that she cares about us, her clients.
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Beautiful honeymoon!

Reviewed By India - Atlanta, Ga | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
My experience working with Melinda was great. She helped me plan a beautiful 10 day honeymoon to Greece. She was very responsive throughout the entire planning process. I naturally have a lot of questions but she always got back to me in a timely manner and was really informative. She planned everything from flights, to hotel, private transfers, boat cruises, and made dinner reservations for us so she really took the majority of the planning off our hands. Once we arrived back home we even had a nice card waiting for us from her. I will certainly use her for future travel plans and highly recommend her to friends and family!
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Awesome travel agent- knows her stuff!

Reviewed By Marianne - Vienna, VA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Melinda was very knowledgeable, professional and open to all our wants, needs and questions. She planned our trip to several parts of Italy and she knew when and where we would need what - from when to sleep upon arrival and for how long (haha) to cars to trains to hotels to sight seeing logistics, she knew how to plan everything out for us. We were very hands on in some aspects and less so in others. Melinda let us lead the way when we wanted but also led the way when we needed! She was an excellent guide on every level.

Melinda also has a great temperament and is flexible. Her overall concern was truly our happiness and the joy of travel. We really felt taken care of! I highly recommend her for anyone who wants a well planned, thought out, organized and fun travel experience!
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Awesome Family Cruise

Reviewed By Abby - Alexandria, VA | Traveled to St. John Island ~ Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean
She was great! She was very knowledgeable about cruise travel and got us an onboard credit we didn't even know about until we were onboard! A nice surprise:)
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One of our most fun excursion

Reviewed By Cindy - Chesterfield. Virginia | Traveled to Caribbean
Melinda was outstanding. Very detail oriented. Answered any questions we had and got back to us promptly with every detail that was needed. She took it upon herself to enter information that was needed for our trip, allowing us to concentrate on other matters. I would not hesitate to recommend her and I will certainly use her for any future trips. She is knowledgable and extremely professional .

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rhode
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60 Birthday

Reviewed By Sylvie - Springfield, VA | Traveled to Riviera Nayarit ~ Mexico ~ Mexico
I called Melinda and 10 days later, I went on a wonderful vacation! She addressed all of my requests. Non-stop flight, room with a view on the ocean, all inclusive,etc. Melinda worked fast and efficient. I would definitely ask her to put together another dream vacation!!
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The best trips are by Melinda

Reviewed By Family of three - Springfield VA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
My family has had the pleasure of Melinda's services. She has planned 3 wonderful experiences for us over the past few years that includes Cancun, Ireland, and Punta Cana

She customizes according to our interests, budget, and family friendly excursions. She handles every detail so we are well prepared from start to finish of our trips. She always has tips to share for each country we visit. Melinda is the only travel agent for us!
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The best trips are by Melinda

Reviewed By Family of three - Springfield VA | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
My family has had the pleasure of Melinda's services. She has planned 3 wonderful experiences for us over the past few years that includes Cancun, Ireland, and Punta Cana

She customizes according to our interests, budget, and family friendly excursions. She handles every detail so we are well prepared from start to finish of our trips. She always has tips to share for each country we visit. Melinda is the only travel agent for us!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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