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Rey Alton

Houston, Texas Travel Agent
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Rey Alton

Rey Alton

Houston, Texas Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
18 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Trusted Travel Expert

The process of coordinating & booking travel arrangements can be a daunting experience. But, with a seasoned travel advisor, your travel planning experience will be streamlined and hassle-free. With more than 25 years of travel industry experience, I specializes in providing knowledge-based guidance to corporate, government, & leisure travelers. I am committed to providing clients with straightforward advice throughout the travel planning process..

My Travel Specialties

Full-Service Trip Planner

The process of planning, coordinating, booking, and managing travel arrangements can be a daunting experience.  But, with a seasoned and respected travel advisor, your travel planning experience will be streamlined and hassle-free. With more than 25 years of travel industry experience, ... Read more from my Full-Service Trip Planner bio.

Santorini, Greece Expert Updated for 2020

Santorini Caldera
Santorini, in the Aegean Sea, is Greece`s most visited island offering clear waters which reflect the vibrant colors of the neighborhoods carved in to its cliffs and the breathtaking sunsets over black-sand beaches The island is best known for its 5 ... Read more from my Santorini, Greece Expert Updated for 2020 bio.

Honeymoon Expert

The is wedding complete, now on to the honeymoon!
Honeymoons & destination weddings are something I know well! The best wedding gift my wife & I gave to ourselves was the honeymoon. We honeymooned for two weeks in Barcelona, France, the Amalfi Coast, Rome, Tuscany, Venice, and Croatia. It was a nice ... Read more from my Honeymoon Expert bio.

Destination Wedding Expert

My destination wedding September 1, 2012.
Since 2002, I have arranged hundreds of destination weddings, vow renewals, and honeymoons throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Hawaii, South Africa, Morocco, Europe, Australia, Las Vegas, and Tahiti. In 2012, I had the pleasure to arrange my own destination wedding at ... Read more from my Destination Wedding Expert bio.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified Luxury Travel Specialist
Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Registry
Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner 2013
Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner 2011
Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner 2009

My Travel Stories

Canaves Oia Suites
Bride & Groom wed in Riviera Maya Mexico
Client Weddings
Rey & Chef Marcus Samuelsson
Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival

Barbados - Food, Wine and Rum Festival

For four days in November, Barbados hosts one of its most talked about events of the island; the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival. The festival allows you to experience the beauty of the island, exquisite food, drinks and mingle with some of the most highly acclaimed chefs of the cooking ... Read more from my Barbados - Food, Wine and Rum Festival story.

Honeymoon by Gondola

Having worked in the travel industry for 20+ years Travel Leaders’ travel advisor, Rey Alton, has planned dozens of honeymoons for many couples whom all want to a different type of honeymoon experience. When a couple asks me for honeymoon suggestions my first answer is, “Take a honeymoon that is unique ... Read more from my Honeymoon by Gondola story.

The Spirit of Cuba

This summer I visited Cuba as part of Almeda Travel’s “Voluntourism” tour package. It was an amazing experience that let me lend a helping hand and get an up-close look at a historical landmark. Because of the U.S. embargo against Cuba, a lot of basic things that are available to us ... Read more from my The Spirit of Cuba story.

My Reviews

Rating: 4.9 18 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Travel Expert

Reviewed By Randy - Houston | Traveled to Europe
We have worked with Rey for many years and have always enjoyed the experience. Most of our travel has been river cruises in Europe but last year we did a trip to South Africa. Rey is very thoughtful, thorough and responsive.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
27 of 38 people found this review helpful
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The Winter Holidays in Southeast Asia

Reviewed By Myrtis - Sarasoto, FL | Traveled to Singapore ~ East and Southeast Asia
Our vacation was awesome! Thanks to your excellent expertise. Everything went smoothly Singapore was everything I expected to be and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel was over the top. We had a beautiful room facing the Bay. Delicious food, great shopping. My first time entering a Buddhist Temple. Everything in Singapore was excellent.We enjoyed visiting the Temples in Bangkok. Thank You. You are the best!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
20 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Chris Cooper - Humble, Texas | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I have the opportunity to book travel with Rey at Alameda Travel several times over the past 5-8years. He is very informative and knowledgeable about different places to travel and the hospitality service companies in those areas. I have been very pleased with every interactions and trip we have been on.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 30 people found this review helpful
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The best trip of our lives has been to Jamaica

Reviewed By Alexis - Houston, Texas | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
My husband and I have been using Almeda Travel for 11 years. He is always thorough and willing to make adjustments as needed. We have enjoyed the many cruises we have taken and we will continue to do so.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
21 of 35 people found this review helpful
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Fortieth birthday trip

Reviewed By Londa G. - Houston, Texas | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
My experience working with Rey has been great. He is very knowledgeable about his profession. My cousin and I wanted to plan a big trip for my fortieth birthday. Rey set up a trip to Dominican Republic which included an all inclusive five star hotel (Iberostar) with round trip transportation. Oh, how I wish I could show you pictures of the hotel, breathtaking. Before we could start popping bubbles we missed our flight. We called Rey and he quickly took care of the situation by putting us on another flight the next morning. To my delight, the hotel and transportation were in place as if nothing ever happened. I had a great time and would do it all over again missed flight and all because I know Rey will fix it:)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
18 of 30 people found this review helpful
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Most Memorable Times

Reviewed By MMB - Houston, TX | Traveled to Germany ~ Europe
Rey is an outstanding travel agent who has planned many of our family trips, both domestic and international, for the past five years. He is knowledgeable, patient, and very professional. He is always willing to give you all of the different options on flights and does so quickly. He always answers all of my questions about the different airlines and how they compare. Rey responds to emails and phone calls quickly. He is very informative about the various destinations that we have traveled to. My family has very much enjoyed working with Rey, and he makes planning our trips enjoyable and easy.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 32 people found this review helpful
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Another fabulous trip!

Reviewed By TC - San Antonio, Texas | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Rey has booked several domestic and international trips for me over the years. Each time the experience was fantastic. Rey is not only a knowledgeable and experienced travel agent, he is patient with groups and always provides stellar customer service. The resorts are always fabulous and his recommendations on what to do when we arrive at our destinations make my vacations more enjoyable. I’ve counted on Rey to book fabulous vacations for over 10 years and he always delivers the best. I’ve always enjoyed the individual attention and care Rey provides his clients. He understands the apprehension that comes along with trying new places and is thorough and accommodating as a result. He’s also great at making suggestions on future vacations and I’ve never been disappointed when I follow his suggestions. Rey will remain my travel confidante for many years to come. He’s the best, hands down!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Destination Wedding Planner

Reviewed By Destination Wedding Planner - Elite Eventz - Houston, Texas | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Love working w/ Rey! Very knowledgable and detailed!! Definitely recommend to any and everyone traveling abroad.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Luxury Vacations - All Trips of a Lifetime!

Reviewed By Toni & Lance - Houston, TX | Traveled to Mexico
We first met Rey when planning one of the most important trips of lives, our destination wedding to the Riviera Maya area of Mexico. Rey helped us not only pick the absolute best resort for our wedding party but also coordinated every aspect of our travel for more than 50 guests. We are so thankful for his advice and guidance and absolutely loved the luxurious resort. So much so that we are thinking of planning our 10-year anniversary back there with all of our guests.

In our decade long relationship with Rey, he has planned several other vacations for our family (Aruba, Eastern Mediterranean ~ Rome/Sicily/Greece/Turkey, Dominican Republic) and for the friends we have referred to him. He's handled countless questions from our family and friends; all with ease and patience. We are very grateful for the relationship we've established with Rey!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 29 people found this review helpful
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The best trip of our lives!

Reviewed By Yo - Houston, tx | Traveled to Maldives ~ Central Asia
Best travel agent ever!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
15 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Great trips!

Reviewed By Kaye - Texas | Traveled to Dubai ~ United Arab Emirates ~ Middle East
Rey is great at what he does. We have been clients of his for years. We typically present a general idea of what we're looking for, he makes suggestions, we select from those suggestions and then he takes it from there. Hotels and experiences are important to me and Rey makes sure those are top notch.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
14 of 26 people found this review helpful
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The trip to Europe was awesome.

Reviewed By Kimberly F - Houston, TX | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
The trip to Europe was awesome. All went well. I do need to give you feedback about the Eurostar ticket people what the reviews say is completely true. The man comes 15 minutes before you leave. We were there an hour before. But all was great!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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The BEST trip ever!!!!!

Reviewed By Girl’s trip - Houston, texas | Traveled to Europe
Ray did an excellent job help me and three other women pull together a girls trip to Europe with some specific request.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Great vacation experience.

Reviewed By M. Good - Houston, Texas | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
From beginning to end planning a trip with Rey is very easy. I have worked with Rey on several occasions, and each time I go I have a ton of ideas and I’m never sure of what I want. Rey gives me the best options and always gives me the best rates. I particularly like the fact that Rey will find the best hotels/resorts to fit the needs based on they type of vacation experience you are looking for. I highly recommend Rey for anyone looking for worry free trip planning.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
15 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Best trip EVER!!!

Reviewed By Girls vacation - Houston, texas | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
We had 4 women wanting a ladies trip to Europe where we had some tours and some days on our own to explore. We told him what we wanted and he provided everything beautifully! We had a fantastic trip and all 4 women were more than happy!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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July 4th Fun!!!

Reviewed By Lady on the Go - Beaumont, Texas | Traveled to Washington D.C. ~ District of Columbia ~ USA
Rey and the Almeda Travel family have been so good to my family in assisting us in all of our travel needs/goals from beginning to return. Rey has shown nothing but the utmost professionalism, patience,guidance, and quality service that is so difficult to find these days. We have trusted Almeda Travel for the last 5-6 years for our vacations and will continue to do so, I also strongly recommend if you’re looking for an agent/team that is knowledgeable and consumer responsive go with Almeda Travel!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 32 people found this review helpful
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The Best Travel Agent

Reviewed By Erica - Houston, Texas | Traveled to Europe
I have worked with Rey Alton over 8 years. I have traveled internationally and locally. He always works with my budget and my needs. Mr. Alton is also beneficial because he has personally traveled to several destinations. He is excellent at recommending things based off of his personal experience. He makes you feel like family when planning trips tailored to your specific hobbies and wish list!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Amazing Destination Wedding

Reviewed By Sandra S. - Houston, TX | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Thank you Rey for planning our destination wedding!! It was an amazing weekend experience for not only us, but for our guests. Rey assisted us with every detail from save the dates, location/hotel selection, payment plans for guests attending, and excursions for our wedding guests to enjoy!! I highly recommend Rey for destination wedding!! Again, thank you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
15 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Customer Testimonials

Portugal River Cruise was wonderful

We want to thank you very much for coordinating our Portugal River cruise, everything worked out perfect and we had the best time. We loved every minute.

Provided by Louis & Martha G, Houston, Texas

Europe Trip

Rey, Just wanted to say thanks from Elaine & I and let you know trip went great. Everything went without a hitch and we’ll definitely be in touch when we get ready to plan next trip. Lucien

Provided by Lucien S, Houston, Texas

The trip to Europe was awesome. All went well.

The trip to Europe was awesome. All went well. I do need to give you feedback about the Eurostar ticket people what the reviews say is completely true. The man comes 15 minutes before you leave. We were there an hour before. But all was great!

Provided by Kimberly F