Rae Anne Ryan

Gulfport, MS

President and Owner of Travel Affiliates

My passion for traveling began when I was  little girl sitting in the back seat of the family station wagon as we drove around this amazing country of ours.  Now my commitment is to make your dreams of travel come true. 

Bay Saint Louis is where my professional travel career began in 1986 when my best friend and I opened our own travel agency.  We enjoyed great success and after just three years we sold our agency at a great profit.  I stayed in the travel business and became the General Manager of that travel agency group...until my husband and I bought the combined travel agency back.  By 1993 we had expanded our travel company to seven branch locations in all three coastal counties plus Hattiesburg and Laurel.  It was a wonderful time in the travel business with high commissions, free airline tickets, invitations to inaugral cruises and familarization trips to destinations around the world.

The travel business has been through a lot of changes.  The Internet has made planning travel and vacations easier for you to do it yourself, however, travel agents are far from extinct.  In 2018 we served 2927 clients and Travel Affiliates' annual sales exceeded five million...again.  My travel tool box is full of cruise and tour companies that far exceed the dot coms like Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, plus I have access to shop these online travel companies too.  Combine that with my travel experience and all the trips I've planned for my clients and you can see why we're so great.  Be in touch and let me quote your next trip.  When your time is valuable let me take care of your travel arrangements.   

I am a Certified Travel Counselor, a member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA) and served on the Board of Directors for VALU Travel and Advisory Board of Results! Travel.  It's wonderful to be able to share my travel experiences and I have written features for several of the Coast's magazines, Beach Blvd and Gulf Coast Woman.

 

 

 

Terrific Leisure & Business Travel Experiences

Travel Affiliates is a FULL service travel agency.  That means I can help with all your travel arrangements not just cruises or your all-inclusive island packages.  I make reservations for flights, hotels, and cars too.  For my business/corporate clients I make those travel reservations as well as arrange meetings/conventions and incentive travel experiences to motivate your team or award top producers.

Destination Expert:

  • Alaska
  • Denali National Park
  • Mount Mckinley
  • Anchorage
  • Inside Passage

Travel Specialist:

  • Honeymoons
  • Cruises
  • All Inclusive
  • Couples & Romance
  • Destination Weddings

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Globus
  • Tauck
  • CIE Tours International
  • Viking Ocean Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Counselor
  • ASTA Travel Agent of the Year
  • Carnival Cruise Line's Excellence Award 2015

Industry Affiliations:

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