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Debra Smith

Mobile, Alabama Travel Agent

Student Performance Group Travel Specialist

As the Group Travel Manager at Springdale Travel in Mobile, Alabama, I have the great opportunity to work with teachers to help plan and manage educational and performance based travel for their students. Having spent 25 years as a classroom teacher before embarking on my travel career, I know first-hand how time consuming and stressful planning these elaborate and detail oriented student trips can be. By taking away the stress of planning, teachers are able to sit back, relax and actually enjoy the travel experience with their students.

No group is too small or too large; all trips are 100% customized to fit any group’s
needs and budget. Having received certifications with Disney, Universal Studios, and having worked with all major music festivals, as their travel planner every aspect of the trip will be taken care of. Performance applications, meals, itineraries, park tickets, activities, hotel and transportation are just some of the items I make sure are meticulously planned.

I firmly believe that there is simply no substitute for travel and it is an essential part of every student’s education. What can’t be taught in a classroom are the hands on learning experiences that students participate in on their class trips. Having the opportunity to participate in a performance of a lifetime at a national or international
event is something that will be remembered forever. Everywhere from Orlando, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Hawaii and more have all been a part of one of my performance travel itineraries.

If you’re in need of booking a group for any type of educational or performance based travel make sure to call me today!

“There is no substitute for travel; no app, video game, or classroom lesson that can take the place of hands-on-experiences.”

My Travel Experiences

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
San Antonio Football Trip
Auburn vs Oregon BCS Game - Arizona

Experience Matters

Recent Trips Hawaii International Festival Chicago Saint Patrick’s Day Parade NYC Performance Tour Nashville Music Festival Festival Disney Disney on Stage Universal Stars Carnegie Hall San Antonio Music Festival Gatlinburg Alaska Seattle Atlanta Nova Scotia, Canada St. Louis Beaver Creek, Colorado Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival Athens, GA Costa Rica Cancun ... Read more from my Experience Matters story.

Senior Trips

When planning a senior trip, there are so many details that must be taken care of. Not only do certain resorts and cruise lines have special guidelines regarding groups of minors but also you want to ensure someone is keeping their safety top of mind. When booking your Senior Trip with ... Read more from my Senior Trips story.

Performance Tours

Whether it’s your school’s band, orchestra, choir, dance class, or drama club, we plan memorable performance opportunities so students perform in events of a lifetime and learn that practice makes perfect. Debra was an educator for 25 years and a band booster mom for 10; she understands the complexities of performance ... Read more from my Performance Tours story.

Customer Testimonials

Sit back, relax, and ENJOY

As a high school band director, it is so nice to be able to sit back, relax, and ENJOY a trip. Debra and Donna allow you to focus on the music and not on the travel details. They do everything they can to make a customized itinerary for your needs and always impress me by thinking of details I would not have noticed on my own.

Provided by Stuart, High School Band Director

Hats off to you!

The Choctaw County High School Class of 1975 thanks Springdale Travel Agent Debra Smith for planning a wonderful trip in New Orleans, LA. Celebrating our 40th class reunion was the best ever.

Provided by Linda Fluker

WOW!

This was a fantastic trip start to finish. Kudos to Debra. I have been following parent and student comments for the past two week since our return and all without exception have been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you for making this the trip of a lifetime!

Provided by Kayla, Parent

Amazing Attention to Detail!

"Debra never ceases to amaze me with her organizational skills, knowledge of our destinations, ability to make things happen to suit the needs of our group, and her positive, professional attitude. She did a great job and we thoroughly enjoyed our New York experience. She is a fabulous representative of your company and I will continue to use Springdale Travel for all future excursions because of her. Thanks again for our super experience!

Provided by Heather, former Middle School Band Director