Here’s what to expect on your ATX World Travel journey:

Why ATX World Travel? Through our collaborative approach and laser-focus on the details, we’re able to anticipate your needs and articulate your deepest travel desires—then bring it all to life for you. 

Custom, Comprehensive Travel Design

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A Tailored Twist on Tourist Classics

We believe that certain destinations and sights are well-known for a reason. No, the Louvre or the Taj Mahal aren’t just “tourist traps” … but our job is to make sure you get far more than the typical tourist experience.

Think: private, after-hours access that gives you up-close-and-alone time with cultural treasures. Expert-led tours that provide context to the incredible sights you’re seeing. Tailored itineraries that hand-pick what’s most interesting to you and give you permission to skip what’s not.

So you can trade in museum fatigue
for inspired exploration.

Explore what makes a place famous—then discover what makes it feel like home. We’ll infuse your itinerary with immersive, hands-on excursions & activities led by locals who are proud to open their hearts and homes to you.

Our global connections make it possible. Dine, chop, shop, sip, tour, and explore with the artists, artisans, and homecooks who’ll open doors that normally stay closed to the public, as you delve into the cultural customs that make a place so distinct.

Beyond the Mainstream

And an Adventure 

The ATX World Travel Experience—
work with us & receive:

A complimentary consultation call so we can customize your vacation.

Hand-crafted itinerary proposals, created in collaboration with our trusted global partners.

Stress-free travel booking for your flights, hotels, transfers, and tours.

Concierge-level support for booking restaurant reservations, sporting and cultural event tickets, museum access, and more.

Special perks and amenities, when available, through the Virtuoso travel consortia.

Rapid assistance while you travel—the ATX team and our industry. partners will quickly troubleshoot any travel issues

The Expert Difference

All Types of Escapes, All Across the Globe

Sip mint tea with a Berber family high in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains before a night spent under the stars in the Sahara Desert.

Meet a former geisha on a tour of Kyoto’s historical sites followed by a lavish dinner of Japanese classics, featuring “maiko” entertainment.

Sail across a turquoise Tahitian lagoon on a chartered boat tour with your family, complete with a snorkeling session among the coral reef.

Check into a French chateau on a working vineyard for an out-of-the-box corporate incentive travel experience with a touch of je ne sais quois.

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Shannon came up with a wonderful itinerary for our family trip to Japan. Everything was top notch and the trip plans app made everything really easy to track. The trip was exactly what we wanted. We had an amazing time!!

- Ana C.

Shannon is awesome to work with. Over-the-top knowledgeable and totally on top of things (she actually informed us that our flight was canceled before AmEx or the airline website even had the information by several hours). Along with her "local partners," everything was taken care of perfectly. Top-notch itinerary, hotel, restaurant, and guide arrangements. Took care of EVERYTHING. All we had to do was show up & enjoy. No stress. No worry. She continued to keep us up to date and informed even while on the trip. All in addition to what the local partners did as well. Always got back to us very quickly when we asked or she needed to.

- Ronald S.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Shannon on two different cruises—one that ended up not happening because of COVID and we just returned from the other. There isn’t a negative thing I could say about her and her work. She communicates well, provides great suggestions without being pushy, and takes care of every detailed transaction, even the ones you don’t think of. When the first cruise that we planned with her was canceled because of COVID, she still worked just as hard to help us rebook itineraries, get refunds on packages, and make sure everything was settled. Look no further for a cruise and travel planner, because she is the best. I know I’ll be a repeat customer!

- Rebekah P.

Shannon put together the most fabulous trip to Morocco for myself and 5 other ladies. She thought of every detail, was very organized, and put together the best itinerary of any trip I have ever been part of. She did ALL the legwork based on my requests, and was super responsive anytime we needed anything. Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t have asked for better!

- Liam F.

Shannon is Awesome! Communication is fantastic, thorough, and she really cares about you and your travels! Wouldn't use anyone else after our experience with her!

- Alan M.

Ready for world travel without the stress? 

Complete our quick trip request form to get started:


OUR signature planning process:

Step One: Connect

After you complete our short trip inquiry form, we’ll reach out to arrange your complimentary consultation call. The goal of this call is simple: to get to know you! We’ll dive into your travel likes and dislikes, who’s traveling with you, and what’s on your wish list—so we can personalize your journey.


Step Two: Craft

Think we’re a good fit? We’ll send over our Client Service contract and Design Fee invoice and then get to work. You’ll receive 1-2 itinerary proposals to review, which will include everything from suggested accommodations to recommended tours and excursions. Pick your favorite, we’ll finesse as needed, and then we’ll book it all for you. 


Step Three: Explore

We’ll finalize and share your full itinerary with you as your departure approaches—making sure you’re confident about every step. Once you leave for your trip, we’ll be checking in with our partners to triple check everything is ready for your arrival. Need any help along the way? Simply reach out!



Frequently Asked Questions

What is Virtuoso? What are Virtuoso perks?

Virtuoso is an invite-only consortia of the world’s leading luxury travel companies; ATX World Travel is affiliated with Virtuoso through our host agency Gifted Travel Network. Being aligned with Virtuoso means our clients get extra special treatment at Virtuoso properties, such as complimentary breakfast for two, early check in/late check out, spa/resort/ship credit, room upgrades, and more (all subject to availability). 

Do you charge a fee for your planning services?

Yes, we ask for a Design Fee when you engage us in planning your trip. We work with a limited number of clients at any given time, and like many other professionals—attorneys, financial advisors, architects—charging a fee allows us to invest the extra time and resources into providing truly white-glove service.The Design Fee varies based on the complexity and length of your trip, number of travelers, etc, and typically starts at $125 per traveler. We’ll share the exact fee with you after our complimentary consultation call together. 

What types of vacations do you plan? Is there anything you DON’T plan?

We specialize in designing international journeys with an immersive bent—meaning you want to venture beyond the hotel and get an authentic taste for your destination, wherever that may be. You can learn more about the types of trips we specialize in right here.

While we love a good old American road trip, we typically don’t plan domestic U.S. trips with the exception of Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Territories. Wondering if we can design the vacation you have in mind? Just get in touch and we’ll let you know—if not, we might be able to point you in the direction of a fellow travel advisor who can.

Do you have a minimum vacation budget that you work with?

ATX World Travel works exclusively with the most preferred travel suppliers in the world to curate luxury travel experiences designed specifically for you and your unique travel style. While trip costs can vary significantly based on travel location, type of trip, and components booked, you can expect a custom designed travel experience to cost between $750-$1,500 per person, per day, excluding international flights. This budget gives us enough to work with in terms of pairing you with exceptional accommodations and the kinds of hands-on experiences we’re known for curating. 

Your fantastic voyage awaits