Trade Designations and Memberships
Vacations are more than just airline tickets and hotel reservations; at Sunsational Vacations, they are among the most amazing moments in life! Sunsational Vacations, LLC is under the ownership of Cathy Jackson, a Certified Travel Advisor. Our passion and specialty is planning romantic getaways, honeymoons, destination weddings, cruises, group trips and family vacations to tropical destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and the Islands of Tahiti.
I have a true passion for travel (some would say an addiction!).
I have traveled avidly my whole life, including trips throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and Tahiti.
I’ve worked in the travel industry for many years, inspired by my love of travel and experiencing new places. My education in the travel industry is an ongoing process. I attend many webinars, resort and cruise ship inspections, supplier seminars, workshops and certification classes in the area of travel that I specialize in. I’m a Certified Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist, a Tahiti Tiare Specialist, a Sandals Certified Expert, AMResorts Master Agent, and the recipient of the Diamond Producer Award from Karisma Hotels. I have also earned specialist certification from the Travel Institute for numerous destinations and niche specialties.
We are a leader in the travel industry utilizing the latest technology to get the most competitive prices on hotel and car rental reservations, cruises, tours and complete vacation packages.
We have many resources at our disposal: access to the best suppliers in the industry, continuing education and a team of other agents to share ideas with. Because of our affiliation with our consortium, Vacation.com, we can sometimes get special amenities for our clients they would not otherwise get by booking online with a discount website!
Cathy Jackson, Owner of Sunsational Vacations, LLC holds the following trade designations and memberships:
- ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors)
- Certified Travel Associate
- Maui Destination Specialist
- Certified Tahiti Tiare Specialist
- Diamond GI Vacation Consultant for Karisma Hotels
- Certified Honeymoon & Destination Weddings Specialist
- Member of Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Specialist Association
- Affiliate of DestinationWeddings.com
- Member of Travel Leaders Consortium
- AMResorts Master Agent
- Cruise Lines International Association
- Bermuda Specialist
- Certified Sandals & Beaches Specialist
- Official Cancun Counselor
- Los Cabos Expert
- Cozumel Specialist
- Aruba Certified Expert
- Master Agent Secrets, Dreams and Sunscape Resort & Spas
- Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Expert
- Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resort Specialist
- Las Vegas Travel and Trade Expert
- Puerto Rico Destination Specialist
- Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
- American Society of Travel Agents
- Marriott Hotels Sales Specialist
- US Virgin Islands Specialist
- The Travel Institute
- St. Lucia Travel Specialist
- Outside Sales Support Network
- US Air Consolidators Association
- IATA (International Air Transport Association)
- Association of Central Jersey Travel Professionals
- NACTA (National Association of Career Travel Agents)
- Jamaica Travel Specialist
- Certified Elite Island Resorts Master Specialist
- Barbados Specialist
- Club Med Expert Agent
We specialize in the service you deserve!
At Sunsational Vacations, we recognize that you are our most valuable customer, and we are committed to providing you with the best service, and the best vacation.
In today’s world of easy online access to information on different types of travel options, you may wonder why it makes sense to plan your honeymoon, cruise, family vacation or group trip with a travel specialist. We set ourselves apart – and above – other agencies because we are focused on YOU. We’re not like the online discount sites. We’ll listen to you, take the time to get to know you, and we learn what your interests are, what types of experiences you are looking for and what style accommodations suit you best. We take those factors into consideration, match them with your budget, and seek the best deals from the many different tour operators we work with to create a vacation that’s uniquely yours. We also offer a Price Match Guarantee!
We’re there for you before, during, and after your trip. We plan your trip until it’s just what you envisioned, follow-up with you during your trip when possible, and help you with the claims process in the event you need to file an insurance claim when you come home.
Our business is typically conducted on the phone, or by email, and a high level of trust is developed with each and every customer. You’ll also find that we’re easy to get a hold of, whether by phone or email, and we’ll respond to your requests very quickly.
We Offer Flexible Payment Plans!
Just make the required down payment and you structure how the balance is paid by the final payment due date – no interest! Take advantage of this and book your future vacation now!
Here are some things we want our clients to know:
- If something goes amiss when you’re on your trip, call your agent immediately so she can fix it. Don’t be shy and say you didn’t want to make a fuss. You’ve paid money for this vacation and we’re your advisors for a reason. Little things that mar the experience can typically be fixed quite easily and that’s what we’re here for.
- When you compare the vacation packages we’ve offered you with what’s available via an online travel agency or discount website, please know that you’re probably not comparing apples to apples. The hotel we’ve selected is in a location we think you will like, based on what you’ve told us. The room we recommended for you is guaranteed in its category, meaning when you check in, you won’t be given inferior accommodations, based on the desk attendant’s mood. If you’re looking at a website that brags that it has the lowest pricing available, you’ll likely be getting the lowest quality room available. Trust us!
- When you’re online and you see a deal that looks too good to be true, it probably is. Travel companies don’t give away things for no reason. Is there fine print you may have overlooked because you’re so excited about the price you’re seeing? Please bring any deals you see to our attention and we promise to give you our best expert opinion as to what you’d actually get for your money.
- Do make travel a priority in your life. Every moment is precious and if you keep putting off that family vacation or that couple’s getaway, you may never do it and only end up with regrets. Let us craft a trip for you that will make the most of your time together so you’ll end up with fabulous memories. Live for the now; who knows what tomorrow will bring?
Be sure to read our client Testimonials, and feel free to send us your testimonial when you return from your next trip.
We look forward to hearing from you and beginning a relationship that exceeds your expectations. The world awaits you. It will be our pleasure to take you there!
The world is a book, and those who
do not travel read only one page..
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds.
Explore… Dream… Discover
We travel not to escape life,
but for life not to escape us.