(17 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Gunes Hopson

Glen Allen, VA

Luxe Travel Expert

From a very young age, I have been traveling with my family and always have loved to travel. In fact, my first international trip was as a toddler on a trans-Atlantic flight to Turkey with my parents. I clearly caught the travel bug during that fateful journey, as I since have visited 35 countries (and counting!), as well as 46 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), and have been on 10+ cruises.

I am a huge Disney enthusiast (Minnie forever!) and especially love sailing on Disney Cruise Line. Cruises, luxury travel, and family vacations are among some of my favorite things (in addition to coffee, wine, and chocolate). I also love to blog about my travels and am a bit of a photog (check out fotogenictravel.com for the latest on those fronts).

Whether I’m staying in a fine hotel or chatting with a call center agent on the phone, the experience of superb customer service absolutely delights me. In addition, I am passionate about details and know how to read the fine print (proven by my law degree). When I decided to become a travel advisor, I knew that melding these two concepts would be an essential formula: Service + Taking Care of Details = Your Vacation Concierge!

As your vacation concierge, I elevate your travel planning experience through a premier level of service. I handle every detail on your behalf and save you from all the hassles that a person typically experiences when planning a vacation. For example, you no longer have to spend days or even weeks investigating itineraries: I will do all that research for you, or I already may have a perfect vetted and customizable itinerary available. What about those confusing cancellation and refund policies? I am here to translate and advise on booking terms, putting your mind at ease.

When I serve as your vacation concierge, there's no need to wait to actually travel to begin relaxing. From the moment we first interact, I will alleviate any planning stress and will design the perfect getaway, acting as your quintessential wanderlust resource all along the way.

Testimonials

The lazy river at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The lazy river at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando

I absolutely loved the communication and logistics you took care of. We are so excited to use you as our travel advisor from now on. -Julianne

It’s been a pleasure to work with you. This is the first time we have booked through a travel agent, and we are sold on the advantages of having someone assist us in finding just the right vacation. -Bill

My Reviews

20 of 23 people found this review helpful
COVID traveling, and dreaming about future travels
Gunes provided the most professional and informative experience for us! She had answers to issues related to our travels BEFORE I even knew to ask the questions. She was always available...before, during, and after our trips....and made sure all of our needs were met. Outstanding service!
By  Christine I.  from  Richmond, VA
Traveled to  Virginia Beach ~ Virginia ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to serve you, and I look forward to planning many more vacations for your family.

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22 of 27 people found this review helpful
The best bang per port
Gunes got us an incredible concierge level deal from a cruise company
By  Ozzie  from  Midlothian, VA
Traveled to  Canary Islands ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Always happy to find my clients great value for their vacations, especially when it comes to luxury travel!

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16 of 18 people found this review helpful
Plans canceled
Gunes helped plan a girls trip to Orlando that included Disney and Universal Studios. She was very knowledgeable especially with Disney and kept me aware of changes in policy related to COVID 19. She also reminded me of any upcoming deadlines and cancelation policies which ensured that I would not lose any money. I ultimately had to cancel, but Gunes was helpful in that as well.
By  LuSyd  from  Georgetown, TX
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
It was my pleasure to assist you! Of course, I am very sorry that you had to cancel, but I was happy to help you navigate all the cancellation terms and policies. That's what I'm here for!

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Planning the perfect family trip
Gunes has been so helpful planning the perfect trip for my family. She is thorough and accommodating and a pleasure to work with.
By  Mara G  from  Miami Beach
Traveled to  Kiawah Island ~ South Carolina ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Thanks, Mara! It's been my pleasure to assist you with your vacation planning needs. I love helping busy families find the perfect destination for their next vacation.

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15 of 17 people found this review helpful
Highly Recommend A Travel Expert Like Gunes!
Gunes is so great at what she does and I'm so appreciative of her help with our family weekend getaway to a resort in Middleburg. In particular, she was great about sorting out what kinds of plans we should make for meals and activities for our 4-year old, sleeping arrangements for the baby, and was full of useful recommendations. We spent LESS working with her than we would have if we'd booked on our own at Salamander.
By  RachelGB  from  Richmond, Virginia
Traveled to  Virginia ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words! I love Salamander Resort and am so glad your family was able to enjoy your stay there.

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Destination Expert:

  • At Sea
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Walt Disney World
  • USA

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Disney Vacations
  • Family Vacations
  • National Parks

Top Travel Partners:

  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Disney

Certifications/Awards:

  • ASTA Verified Travel Advisor
  • FTA Certified Family Travel Advisor
  • Travel Institute Luxury Travel Specialist
  • Disney College of Knowledge
  • Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure

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