Gunes Hopson

Glen Allen, VA

Your Vacay Concierge for Luxury & Family Travel

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 Vacay Concierge!

As your vacay 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 vacay 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

"Thank you for all your help planning our first trip to the Bahamas. It was the best. I appreciate you giving me the time to really understand what is important to us. You are very professional and always available to talk." -Mridula S.

"I absolutely loved the communication, tons of info, and logistics you took care of. It was so nice not to have to worry about calling, scheduling, etc., and we are so excited to use you as our travel advisor from now on." -Julianne L.

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

My Reviews

7 of 7 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 vacays for your family.

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8 of 9 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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Luxury Disney World Vacation!
Amazing! Gunes was with us every step of the way, from brainstorming, to planning, to the day of and throughout our trip. She has so much helpful knowledge that she is willing to share to give us the best experience based on our personal wants and within our budgets. I was most impressed with her getting us a great package for a new Disney resort that was of utmost luxury, while staying within budget. Gunes was able to recommend flights, hotels and dates, but also gave us multiple options to choose what works best for us. She also gave us park recs and restaurant recs, and helped us make reservations as needed. She was essential in giving us a trip that we will remember fondly forever and a trip that for the first time was stress free for me because I knew she had it all handled!
By  Jana  from  Richmond, VA
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
I am so very happy that I was able to provide you with a stress-free vacation experience! My goal is to always take care of the details so that you can relax.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
A magical time at Disney and Hogworts
Gunes planned our trip to Disney/Universal. The trip coincided with our daughter’s birthday and Gunes made sure the Disney magic was not spared. When an issue arose with our stay at Universal, Gunes swooped in to handle it so we could focus on our time together. Since the trip occurred shortly before the pandemic hit the US, those memories have been getting us through these tough times. The kids reminisce about our adventures often.
By  Les.lie  from  Dallas, TX
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
I am so happy to hear that you all have such great memories of your vacation! It was my absolute pleasure to assist and make this a magical experience for your family.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Family trip to WDW
Gunes was extremely helpful every step of the way. I knew that she had every detail taken care of both before and during the trip, and it made everything so stress-free! Even with a last-minute date change, she took care of it all quickly and efficiently. I will definitely use her services again for future trips.
By  Diana  from  Kernersville, NC
Traveled to  Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Thank you for your kind words! It was my pleasure to plan all the details for your Disney vacation. I love it when my clients have stress-free trips! I cannot wait to help you plan your next family vacation.

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Destination Expert:

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

Travel Specialist:

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

Top Travel Partners:

  • Disney
  • Disney Cruise Line

Certifications/Awards:

  • ASTA Verified Travel Advisor
  • FTA Certified Family Travel Advisor
  • Disney College of Knowledge
  • Universal Resorts Specialist
  • Hawaii Destination Specialist

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