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The Online Travel Agency Taking the Hassle Out of Travel Planning

Planning your own trip online doesn’t have to be a hassle. Our luxury online travel advisors at Southern Travel Agency‘s online travel agency take all of the stress out of planning travel. Instead of scouring the internet trying to piece together a custom travel itinerary or luxury resort stay — and just getting overwhelmed in the process! — you can work one-on-one with an experienced, caring advisor. The travel advisors at our online travel agency will custom-craft your itinerary, tailored to your unique needs and travel desires.

We’ve been in business for over 30 years, a longevity made possible by clients returning to us again and again for their luxury travel needs. We’d love to welcome you, too, into the Southern Travel family!

What Our Online Travel Agency Offers

As a full-service online travel agency, we take care of all your travel planning needs. Some of our most popular travel planning services include:

 

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Tailor-Made Luxury Vacations

Want to be whisked away to Rome? Tour the wine regions of France? Paddle through the Galapagos islands? We can make it happen! Our travel advisors know how to put together you custom trip of a lifetime … and they know just which hotel, tour, and once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll love.

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Romantic Getaways

Whether it’s a romantic river cruise down the Rhine or a spicy getaway at one of the Caribbean’s top all-inclusive resorts, when it comes to travel, our online travel agency definitely speaks the language of love! Plus, our honeymoon and destination wedding packages ensure couples start their new lives together on the right foot … in the spell-binding destination they’ve always dreamed of.

Invigorating Family Escapes

We don’t think “luxury” and “family travel” should be mutually exclusive! If you’re yearning for a family escape that keeps the kids busy, brings you all closer together, and gives you plenty of time to relax, our team is ready to make your dream come true. We’ll match you with the best family-friendly resort, tour, or cruise to fit your needs and desires.

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Building Relationships, Bonding Through Travel

At our online travel agency, our clients always come first. Even though you may be interested in an all inclusive “package,” the service you receive from us will feel completely personalized.

Our travel experts work hard to ensure your specific travel dreams come to life!

We’re interested in building long-term relationships with our clients, since we believe travel should be a life-long pursuit. That starts with unparalleled service and uncompromising care.

You Can Entrust Your Travel Dreams to Us

Why choose Southern Travel Agency as your personal online travel agency over other agencies out there — or just booking yourself? Because when you work with us, you can expect:

A Service-First Approach

We’re an online travel agency with a human touch, so personalized service is our number one priority. In fact, we’re so proud that many of our clients return to us again and again to plan their vacations  — and their referrals fuel much of our business. When you work with STA, you work with a dedicated travel advisor … not a “buy now” button.

 

Experience and Expertise

Founded in 1947, Southern Travel Agency has been run by the Kerbelis family for the past 30+ years. Our longevity means we know the travel industry like the back of our hands — maybe even better! What does that mean for you? You can expect that every resort, cruise, and tour company we recommend has been vetted. We only work with travel vendors we trust … so you can trust in us.

 

Peace of Mind

Missed your connection? Lost you luggage? Take a deep breath and give your online travel advisor a call. We know mishaps happen on vacation, but when you work with us, they don’t have to derail your whole trip! We work hard (so you don’t have to) to ensure your entire trip is smooth sailing.

See what our client Laurie had to say about working with us to plan her family’s beloved vacations:

“We have been using Southern Travel for years and they’ve booked numerous trips for us (including all three of my children’s honeymoons). Mike and the staff are great. They have lots of experience, so they can help you plan a fabulous trip while getting the most for your dollar. And when the airlines change flights or the unexpected comes up, they are just a phone call away and take care of everything. I highly recommend Southern Travel.”

— Laurie, Augusta, GA

garden lounger with a bouquet of flowers, pillows and two cocktail glasses at the Sandals Halcyon beach resort in St Lucia, trip can be booked with online travel agency Southern Travel Agency Augusta, GA

How It Works

So, how can Southern Travel Agency help you put together your ultimate getaway? Here’s what our personalized process looks like:

Step 1: Contact our team.

Just click the button at the bottom of this page to share a few details — like your preferred location, budget, and tentative dates — with our team.

Step 2: Flesh out your dream.

Next, we’ll work together to start fleshing out the details. We can schedule a complimentary consultation call so you can tell us all about your vacation dreams and the result you want to see. Or, we can work out details over email — it’s up to you!

Step 3: Plan your getaway.

Then, our travel experts will get to work bringing your details to life! We’ll present you with a few itinerary options to choose from. We’ll also work with you to refine your preferred itinerary until it represents the honeymoon you’ve always dreamed of.

Step 4: Sit back and relax!

We take care of all the booking details for you — from flights to accommodations, tours, and even dinner reservations — so you don’t have to lift a finger.

Step 5: Enjoy on-call support.

Jet off to your destination relaxed and reassured that your have STA experts in your corner. If anything unexpected arises during your travels, we’re only a phone call or email away. Rest easy while we help you sort out any travel hiccups, big or small.

 

Client Travel Story: Sandals Emerald Bay Resort  

“The Sandals staff at Emerald Bay was so accommodating. There were so many restaurants to choose from and the spa was outstanding. Not to mention that magnificent blue water! We’re so glad we used Mike to plan our trip, and we will continue to use him. He made great suggestions on places we should go, made all the reservations, and supplied us with travel documents with an itinerary. All we had to do was just show up at the airport!”

Client Travel Story: Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort - Destination Weddings  

“We worked with Mike Kerbelis to plan our destination wedding at Beaches Turks & Caicos, and he was always there for me. He organized a wonderful email to my list of guests and touched base with them about booking flights and deposits, and he kept them on track about money due dates. Southern Travel Agency also had a relationship with the Beaches general manager, which helped us get “perks” like a room upgrade when there technically weren’t any available, and reserving the hibachi restaurant in advance.

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Client Travel Story: Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort - Destination Weddings  
Colleen McKee   

“We worked with Mike Kerbelis to plan our destination wedding at Beaches Turks & Caicos, and he was always there for me. He organized a wonderful email to my list of guests and touched base with them about booking flights and deposits, and he kept them on track about money due dates. Southern Travel Agency also had a relationship with the Beaches general manager, which helped us get “perks” like a room upgrade when there technically weren’t any available, and reserving the hibachi restaurant in advance. We also created travel welcome bags, and we wanted to hand deliver them at the resort. Mike got us a list of everyone’s flights and arrival times so we could greet them in the lobby. Between the Beaches wedding planner helping us with all the wedding details and Mike helping with all the travel arrangements, everything was covered.”

Client Travel Story: Sandals Barbados and Grenada Resorts - Luxury Honeymoons  

“”We just returned from a two-week honeymoon at the Sandals resorts in Barbados and Grenada, planned by Southern Travel Agency – it was all so beautiful! As a true beach lover, I really appreciated how the atmosphere and focus of direction at the Barbados resort revolved around the incredible beach. Almost every restaurant had a full beach view. Thank you to Mike for finding the right fit for us. He truly listened to what we are looking for before making suggestions,

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Client Travel Story: Sandals Barbados and Grenada Resorts - Luxury Honeymoons  
Michele Hodges   

“”We just returned from a two-week honeymoon at the Sandals resorts in Barbados and Grenada, planned by Southern Travel Agency – it was all so beautiful! As a true beach lover, I really appreciated how the atmosphere and focus of direction at the Barbados resort revolved around the incredible beach. Almost every restaurant had a full beach view. Thank you to Mike for finding the right fit for us. He truly listened to what we are looking for before making suggestions, and he set up beautiful packages for us. It was a very personal planning experience, and he helped make what we were wishing for a reality. Plus, he takes the stress out of planning; we never had to worry about timing or that things weren’t well organized. We’re already working with him on planning a family trip and another couples trip in the future!”

Luxury Honeymoons  

“I just wanted to personally say thank you for all your help in making our honeymoon AMAZING! You were with us 100% of the way, and for that, you have customers for life! We are already looking forward to working with you again in years to come.”

Client Travel Story: Family Vacations  

“We have been using Southern Travel for years and they’ve booked numerous trips for us (including all three of my children’s honeymoons). Mike and the staff are great. They have lots of experience, so they can help you plan a fabulous trip while getting the most for your dollar. And when the airlines change flights or the unexpected comes up, they are just a phone call away and take care of everything. I highly recommend Southern Travel.”

Client Travel Story: Luxury Cruises  

“We had the most marvelous time of our lives on this cruise. I’ve never thought that I would be spoiled and pampered as I did for my birthday. The staff treated me like I was the only passenger on the ship, and the food — omg! you couldn’t get enough; they had so much of a variety to choose from! I want to thank you for your help on choosing this cruise for us and I’m already looking forward to next year!”

Client Travel Story: Customer Service When You Travel in a Foreign Country  

“It gives me great comfort to know that if a problem arises while I’m out of the country, Southern Travel Agency can take care of it on their end. Mike and his team make me feel safe when I’m in a foreign country. I know they have my back no matter where I am. They’ll get it worked out and fixed for me. Thank you!”

Client Travel Story: Ocean Cruises  

“We would like to recommend Southern Travel Agency in Augusta, GA. Our representative Jane, was especially helpful in arranging an ocean cruise from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale through the Panama Canal. She provided us with excellent comparisons of available ocean cruises so we could decide which best fit our needs. Due to complications from knee replacement surgery, I am not able to walk long distances. Jane was most helpful in arranging for a handicapped accessible cabin. She also suggested a company where we were able to rent a motorized scooter.

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Client Travel Story: Ocean Cruises  
Jane and Hugh, Augusta GA   

“We would like to recommend Southern Travel Agency in Augusta, GA. Our representative Jane, was especially helpful in arranging an ocean cruise from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale through the Panama Canal. She provided us with excellent comparisons of available ocean cruises so we could decide which best fit our needs. Due to complications from knee replacement surgery, I am not able to walk long distances. Jane was most helpful in arranging for a handicapped accessible cabin. She also suggested a company where we were able to rent a motorized scooter. I was surprised to learn that they would put the scooter in our cabin in Los Angeles and we could leave it in the cabin when we reached Ft. Lauderdale. Jane was also very knowledgeable and helpful when we were planning our side trip excursions. We will surely use Southern Travel Agency and Jane to arrange our next cruise.”

Client Travel Story: Group Vacations  

“I’ve used Southern Travel Agency for a long time, and I’ve never had a bad vacation. They’re very efficient and good with complicated logistics. My whole family goes on group trips together, but often we’ll arrive at the destination separately at different times — trying to keep that straight myself is confusing. But the travel agents at Southern Travel Agency know what they’re doing, and if there’s ever a problem I have a number to call. They’re very enthusiastic, do wonderful research,

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Client Travel Story: Group Vacations  
Lee Ann Carter   

“I’ve used Southern Travel Agency for a long time, and I’ve never had a bad vacation. They’re very efficient and good with complicated logistics. My whole family goes on group trips together, but often we’ll arrive at the destination separately at different times — trying to keep that straight myself is confusing. But the travel agents at Southern Travel Agency know what they’re doing, and if there’s ever a problem I have a number to call. They’re very enthusiastic, do wonderful research, and are so excited to help.”

Client Travel Story: Beaches Resort - Butler Service  

"And the butler service was amazing — we just had to tell our butler what we wanted to do and when, and he made it happen. One afternoon we were surprised with a drawn bubble bath with chilled champagne and shrimp cocktail in our room! We’re already working with Mike to plan a family vacation to a Beaches property next. Mike has an incredible knowledge about the resorts, and he takes into account our personal tastes. When he tells us ‘I know what you want,’ he always delivers."

Client Travel Story: Problem Solving  

“I know a lot of people book their travel online, but the biggest disadvantage of doing that is you have no one to turn to if you ever have a problem. I’ve been using Southern Travel Agency for years, and I appreciate having somebody I can call who can get a problem taken care of — which saves us from ruining the whole trip!”

Client Travel Story: Working with a Travel Agent  

“I’d never used a travel agency before, but working with you was awesome — we’ll now be booking all of our travel through Southern Travel Agency. You made it very easy!”

Client Travel Story: European River Cruises  

“I had a wonderful experience working with Lauren to plan a Viking European river cruise trip through Eastern Europe. She was a great help. When I wanted to book this package I sent her an email of what I wanted, and started with the “oh by the ways …” — she gladly took care of all of my special requests. She took care of getting us Delta Comfort seats, and she dealt with a little hiccup just a day before we left.

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Client Travel Story: European River Cruises  
Gordon Meek   

“I had a wonderful experience working with Lauren to plan a Viking European river cruise trip through Eastern Europe. She was a great help. When I wanted to book this package I sent her an email of what I wanted, and started with the “oh by the ways …” — she gladly took care of all of my special requests. She took care of getting us Delta Comfort seats, and she dealt with a little hiccup just a day before we left. In today’s world, you can do anything on the internet by yourself, but if something goes wrong it was nice to be able to have that kind of service.”

Client Travel Story: Sandals Emerald Bay Resort  

“The Sandals staff at Emerald Bay was so accommodating, there were so many restaurants to choose from, and the spa was outstanding. Not to mention the blue water was magnificent! We’re so glad we used Mike to plan our trip, and we will continue to use him. He made great suggestions on places we should go, made all the reservations, and supplied us with travel documents with an itinerary — all we had to do was just show up at the airport!”

Client Travel Story: Family Cruises  

“I have used Southern Travel Agency to plan several trips for me and my family, including two that were very special. One was a family cruise for 13 people to the Caribbean, and the other was a honeymoon trip to Hawaii. Our travel consultant was Jane who did an outstanding job in planning both trips. Jane was very professional and arranged every detail including air transportation, rental car, hotels, cruise line and travel insurance. I highly recommend Southern Travel Agency to plan your next rip.

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Client Travel Story: Family Cruises  
Don Bray   

“I have used Southern Travel Agency to plan several trips for me and my family, including two that were very special. One was a family cruise for 13 people to the Caribbean, and the other was a honeymoon trip to Hawaii. Our travel consultant was Jane who did an outstanding job in planning both trips. Jane was very professional and arranged every detail including air transportation, rental car, hotels, cruise line and travel insurance. I highly recommend Southern Travel Agency to plan your next rip. I certainly plan to use them for mine.”

Client Travel Story: Mission Trips  

“When we’re trying to put a big group of us together for our medical mission trips, we need someone who can roll with the punches — and Mike does. He coordinates everyone’s travel schedules, and he even helped us with ticket issues getting back into the country. He handles everything!”

Client Travel Story: Sandals Barbados - Destination Weddings and Honeymoons  

“We were planning our small all inclusive destination wedding in Barbados, but Delta cancelled their flights unexpectedly. I had to change the date of the wedding and the resort or else a lot of my guests wouldn’t be able to go. Once I found out Barbados wasn’t going to work, Mike Kerbelis and his team went over the top to help me. I spent a whole Saturday with him. He said, ‘Show me what you want and we’ll work from there.’ And he did it!

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Client Travel Story: Sandals Barbados - Destination Weddings and Honeymoons  
Stephanie Sherman   

“We were planning our small all inclusive destination wedding in Barbados, but Delta cancelled their flights unexpectedly. I had to change the date of the wedding and the resort or else a lot of my guests wouldn’t be able to go. Once I found out Barbados wasn’t going to work, Mike Kerbelis and his team went over the top to help me. I spent a whole Saturday with him. He said, ‘Show me what you want and we’ll work from there.’ And he did it! I told him I liked new, and he thought Grenada would be perfect, since his sister just spent her honeymoon there and loved it. They worked all the travel out for our guests too.”

Client Travel Story: Custom Tailor Made Vacations  

“My summer travel plans had gotten too complicated for me to handle myself. I walked in to Southern Travel Agency, talked with Mike Kerbelis, and soon had everything worked out. I will go back here the next vacation I need to plan. Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful. I am very pleased with my experience.”

Client Travel Story: Sandals Barbados and Grenada Resorts  

“We just returned from a two-week honeymoon at the Sandals resorts in Barbados and Grenada, planned by Southern Travel Agency. It was all so beautiful! As a true beach lover, I really appreciated how the atmosphere and focus of direction at the Sandals Barbados resort revolved around the incredible beach. Almost every restaurant had a full beach view. Thank you to Mike for finding the right fit for us. He truly listened to what we are looking for before making suggestions,

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Client Travel Story: Sandals Barbados and Grenada Resorts  
Michele Hodges   

“We just returned from a two-week honeymoon at the Sandals resorts in Barbados and Grenada, planned by Southern Travel Agency. It was all so beautiful! As a true beach lover, I really appreciated how the atmosphere and focus of direction at the Sandals Barbados resort revolved around the incredible beach. Almost every restaurant had a full beach view. Thank you to Mike for finding the right fit for us. He truly listened to what we are looking for before making suggestions, and he set up beautiful packages for us. It was a very personal planning experience, and he helped make what we were wishing for a reality. Plus, he takes the stress out of planning. We never had to worry about timing or that things weren’t well organized. We’re already working with him on planning a family trip and another couples trip in the future!”

Client Travel Story: Europe Vacations  

“We worked with Southern Travel Agency travel expert Jane, and she gave a lot of advice on what to do on our trip through France. She took care of all planning and paperwork for us, and she did a great job. When we told her that we wanted to spend extra time in Paris, it was not a problem. While we live in Augusta, we flew out of Atlanta, so we drove to airport. Coming back from Europe, we got in at 9 at night,

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Client Travel Story: Europe Vacations  
Jeffrey and Kathleen Gingera   

“We worked with Southern Travel Agency travel expert Jane, and she gave a lot of advice on what to do on our trip through France. She took care of all planning and paperwork for us, and she did a great job. When we told her that we wanted to spend extra time in Paris, it was not a problem. While we live in Augusta, we flew out of Atlanta, so we drove to airport. Coming back from Europe, we got in at 9 at night, so Jane booked us a hotel — and the hotel provided 14 days free parking, which meant we got to leave our car there the whole trip. It was excellent. We’ve used Southern Travel before, and we find the team there very personable, and they go out of their way to help you.”

Client Travel Story: Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort - Luxury Honeymoons  

“Between the amazing amenities and friendliness, we felt completely pampered on our recent honeymoon at Sandals LaSource Grenada, planned by Mike at Southern Travel Agency. We couldn’t walk by anyone who worked there without them saying “hello,” and often engaging us in questions on how we liked the island. And the butler service was amazing — we just had to tell our butler what we wanted to do and when, and he made it happen. One afternoon we were surprised with a drawn bubble bath with chilled champagne and shrimp cocktail in our room!

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Client Travel Story: Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort - Luxury Honeymoons  
Felix and Nancy Miclat   

“Between the amazing amenities and friendliness, we felt completely pampered on our recent honeymoon at Sandals LaSource Grenada, planned by Mike at Southern Travel Agency. We couldn’t walk by anyone who worked there without them saying “hello,” and often engaging us in questions on how we liked the island. And the butler service was amazing — we just had to tell our butler what we wanted to do and when, and he made it happen. One afternoon we were surprised with a drawn bubble bath with chilled champagne and shrimp cocktail in our room! We’re already working with Mike to plan a family vacation to a Beaches property next. Mike has an incredible knowledge about the resorts, and he takes into account our personal tastes. When he tells us, “I know what you want,” he always delivers.”

Client Travel Story: River Cruises  

“We’d worked with Jane at Southern Travel Agency before to arrange all the details of a previous trip — so we had confidence in her. All the arrangements for our AmaWaterways river cruise were made through her. Prior to departing, we met with her in person and she went over the trip step by step and helped us with all the paperwork. We had confidence she’d put together a river cruise trip we’d enjoy — and she did.”

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