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Exploring Life & Business with Miki Jones of AMJ Getaways

Today we’d like to introduce you to Miki Jones.

Hi Miki, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for sharing your story with us – to start, maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
My parents introduced me to travel early, so I have always been a traveler. 7 years ago, I started traveling more often and bringing others with me. One day, someone suggested I become a travel agent, and I did, just like that. I tried working for a travel company but wanted my brand and structure, so I decided to start my own after a few months. Over the years, I grew my travel agency to book around 500 people per year between individually planned and group trips.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been smooth?
Not at all; the main struggle is competing with online booking sites. The most recent struggle was with the pandemic. Travel was completely shut down, people did not have travel insurance, getting refunds were a nightmare, and my business took a big hit in 2020.

What sets you apart from others?
When I am given autonomy to plan an entire trip, I provide an experience from a luxury hotel to a custom itinerary experience, all on a flexible payment plan. In addition, I’ve traveled to over 30 countries, so my knowledge and experience are firsthand.

What are you most proud of brand-wise?
The experience I create on group trips, the group dynamic, the customer experience, and the lasting memories of the group trips are what I am well known for as a luxury travel agency.

What do you want our readers to know about your brand, offerings, services, etc.?
I offer full-service luxury vacation planning, full-service destination wedding planning, and itinerary-only planning for any number of people. Vacation packages range from solo trips to hundreds of travelers.

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you.
I will say luck mixed with blessing played a role because my parents introduced me to travel at a young age, and I was also allowed to travel (domestic and international) for my 9-5 career. Both played a part in increasing my travel knowledge and experiences.

Pricing:

  • Full Service Quotes $40
  • Custom Itinerary Planning $200
  • Destination Wedding Planning $500
  • All vacation packages are $1500+

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