History of Personal Touch Tours Travel Agency
Over 30 years ago, from her kitchen table, Mrs. Harris planned Falcons v Saints bus trips, weekend trips to Disney, Washington DC, and various other destinations. She was trying to make extra money to send her daughter to college. Who would have thought that one day her dream would become a reality? After graduating from college, her daughter, LaCresia, envisioned an upscale, full-service Black-owned and operated travel agency. In 1999, through hard work, dedication, and consistent professionalism, we organized and launched the new beginning of Personal Touch Tours Travel Agency. The agency was taken to another level when incorporated into a reality with a storefront in Hapeville, Georgia, located minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Even today, Mrs.Harris remains an integral part of the agency.
Nearly 23 years later, we still cater to our clients’ needs operating as a full-service travel agency. We have been acknowledged by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), receiving recognition as “Best Travel Agency,” and “Top Female Enterprise” by the Chamber of Commerce. We have accreditation through the IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network), NACTA (National Association of Career Travel Agents), and CLIA (Cruise Line International Association). Several of our agents have earned certifications as a Sandals & Beaches Resort Certified Specialist, Accredited Cruise Counselor, Mariott Travel Specialist, and others. It’s safe to say we are all experts wherever you may wish to travel. Our exclusive travel service for our clientele offers complete travel packages for land and air, cruise, honeymoons, destination weddings, last-minute getaways, or even your family reunion. We can make ANY vacation possible.
Our mission is to provide outstanding and professional services to each client with a unique personal touch to their travel needs. We believe in offering affordable planned vacations without a financial burden. With the motto of “One Day at a Time,” our clients are guaranteed that there is NO Vacation TOO Short or TOO Long that we cannot handle. Therefore, we continue our service, honoring our agency’s policy of giving all your travel needs a “Personal Touch.”
Thank You for allowing Personal Touch Tours Travel Agency to meet all your travel needs.
Meet the Agents
LaCresia has been a full-time/full-service agent since 1999. She began her travel agency career after 13 years with Coca-Cola in Atlanta. She enjoys and specializes in Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Fantasies – making it all come true. LaCresia earned a dual degree in Business Management and Education from Georgia College in Milledgeville. She understands that without the Lord, her family, and especially those triple “J’s,” none of this would be possible. However, she stands by her motto, which you will often hear her say, “One Day at a Time.”
Barbara has been the manager of Personal Touch Tours since 2002. She is known to say, “I thought tall, am talented, and sold out to Jesus.” She was born & raised in Atlanta and retired from Sears, Co. with 30+ years. Once you meet her, you will never forget her. Barbara loves to plan those family reunion trips that will require a motorcoach and more. If your group wants to raise money, she can also be your fundraiser assistant. She is ready to assist with all of your group or individual vacations.
Patricia “Trisha” Mirr has been putting together cruise groups since 1983. Having retired from the Clayton County Board of Education in 2004, she spends more time helping organize and book cruise groups as a home-based agent. She holds a Master’s degree thru CLIA and can answer all your cruise questions.
After retiring from retail sales in the 1980s, Loretta decided to follow her passion, making jewelry and traveling. Her love for travel led her to Carnival Cruise lines, where she received professional training on sales and booking cruises for customers. Loretta joined Personal Touch Tours about eight years ago; during this time, she has challenged herself to increase the number of booked cruises every year and increase her clientele. She has organized cruises for Los Angeles City Fire Department as her most significant accomplishment with Personal Touch Tours.
Patrick has been with the office for over ten years as a part-time agent. He specializes in weekend getaways, trips to sports events, and cruises. If you’re looking to take a break from work and see new places, give him a call. There is no trip too short or large. Remember you can take a trip anywhere you like, just let us know.
Our travel professionals with over 30 years’ experience eagerly await the opportunity to coordinate your individual or group vacation. Our specialty is cruising because it has proven to be the most economical and fulfilling vacation for our customers. Cruising not for you? No problem. Our commitment to excellence covers all travel plans, air, and land, as well as the coordination of your special events.
Carolyn loves sharing her excitement for travel with her clients. Since her adolescent days, travel has always been a passion, but now she gets to express that passion by assisting others. Her goal is making travel extraordinary – meeting and understanding each client’s travel needs. Whether that’s planning a honeymoon, business trip, or weekend getaway, she will be a great point of contact to reach.