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Melinda Fortunato

Fairfax Station, Virginia Travel Agent
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Melinda Fortunato

Melinda Fortunato

Fairfax Station, Virginia Travel Agent
An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
12 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Travel Advisor for Luxury and Custom Vacations

Sharing the world of extraordinary culture and endless journeys to my clients is why I became a Travel Advisor. Living in Antigua and Korea as a child sparked the flame, then as an adult living in Germany and traveling to France, Spain, Italy and more  gave me the understanding that travelers want to experience their destination; not just visit. 

I design custom, exclusive vacations tailored for my client’s desires. Inspiring journeys with authentic experiences that my clients deserve is the gift that I have the privilege of giving to them.

My clients love luxury cruises on Regent, Crystal or Uniworld, and my industry contacts help me to offer exclusive privileges for them. I, also, craft custom itineraries so each day offers my clients new discoveries while every evening they unwind in comfort and true luxury.

Custom Travel Advisor

AmaWaterways Bike Tour, Wachau Valley, Austria
AmaWaterways Bike Tour, Wachau Valley, Austria

Experiencing my own products is essential to give my clients the ultimate service and experience. Some of my favorites are cruising AmaWaterways on the Danube stopping in ports like Vienna and Budapest.

I loved driving around Portugal, tasting port along the Douro River and sitting at outdoor restaurants in Porto eating fresh seafood and local cuisine.

Each destination offers so much that I want to go back, but there are so many other places to explore!

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Certified Luxury Travel Specialist
Luxury Travel Specialist
Regent Luxury Cruise Specialist
Uniworld River Cruise Specialist
Iceland Specialist
Viking River Cruise Specialist

My Travel Stories

Uniworld River Cruise on the Danube

Imagine relaxing on a lounge chair atop a riverboat, a soft warm breeze brushing your face while gazing at blue skies contrasted by green hills covered with vineyards. Quaint, cobblestone towns with church steeples reach up high along the hillside. The sound of water gently lapping against the boat mixed with ... Read more from my Uniworld River Cruise on the Danube story.

My Reviews

Rating: 5 12 Reviews | 100% Recommended

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
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
15 of 30 people found this review helpful
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Amazing European Adventure

Reviewed By SSpeidell - Fairfax Station | Traveled to Europe
Melinda helped so much! We had only the vaguest idea of what we wanted, she found out our likes, dislikes, budget and timeline and created an amazing plan. Each place we visited, each place we stayed was so wonderful that we didn’t want to leave, but then the next place would be just as fantastic, and so it went throughout the whole vacation. It was a phenomenal experience, and I could have never planned something like this on my own. There was no worry, just fun. Then the last day we were hit with a return flight cancellation. Melinda stepped in and handled everything. She got us home on time, with minimal disruption and minimal stress. Honestly, I can’t say enough how much Melinda’s expertise and assistance made our vacation truly amazing! I highly recommend her to anyone planning a vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 13 people found this review helpful
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The Arctic Circle on Viking Sky

Reviewed By The Northern Lights - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | Traveled to Norway ~ Europe
Melinda is professional, knowledgable, and reliable. Her responses are always thorough and prompt.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 28 people found this review helpful
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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
14 of 33 people found this review helpful
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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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 32 people found this review helpful
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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
9 of 24 people found this review helpful
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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:)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 27 people found this review helpful
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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!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 28 people found this review helpful
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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!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 28 people found this review helpful
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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!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 31 people found this review helpful
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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!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 35 people found this review helpful
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