(17 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Laura Gidden

Meridian, MS

Group Trips, All-Inclusive Stays, & Corporate

As a travel agent for the past 30+ years, my travel specialties include booking group vacations, all-inclusive stays, and corporate travel. I've booked many large group trips for graduating classes, bachelor/bachelorette trips, destination weddings, and many more. Whatever you and your group are looking for, I have you covered! Booking all-inclusive trips to Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia, the Dominican Republic, and many other exotic locations, is another one of my specialties and I'd love to find the perfect deal for your next warm weather, beach vacation! I also enjoy helping business travelers plan their corporate trips. I guarantee to find the best deal and make the booking process effortless while being as hands-on (or off) during the planning process as requested. Each client and trip is different and my promise is to tailor to your wants, needs, and budget to plan the perfect getaway!

My Travel Specialties

Luxury, All-Inclusive Stays

Looking to book your next romantic getaway? Newly married and ready to explore honeymoon options? You're in the right place and I'd love to help!

I specialize in booking luxury, all-inclusive stays for you and your partner to fully enjoy without any stress or worry. I can handle everything...
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Emerald Bay in Great Exuma

Honeymoon, Family and Group Travel Specialist

Cheers to 33 years as a travel advisor helping provide the best experiences in travel, relaxation, fun and entertainment to my clients!  I have a wealth of experience in leisure and corporate travel, groups, luxury, all inclusive, river cruises, family vacations, graduation trips, bachelor/bachelorette...
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Beaches Turks & Caicos

Senior Trip Expert

Since 2007, I have booked senior graduation trips for several local high schools,  varying from 35 to 75 people to exotic locations such as the Turks & Caicos Islands, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. When I book group travel I include flights, hotel accommodations, airport transportation, travel...
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Dominican Republic

Book Corporate Travel with Ease!

Over the past 30+ years, I've happily booked flights, hotels, rental cars, etc. for business professionals. When traveling for business, it is my goal to make the process simple for the business travelers who trust me to handle their travel accommodations so they can fully focus on their business...
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My Travel Albums

Luxury, All-Inclusive Stays
Emerald Bay in Great Exuma
Senior Trips
Sr Trip 2022
Beaches Turks and Caicos
Key West Village

My Reviews

6 of 9 people found this review helpful
Most conscientious, great follow through !
Laura is the best!! It is wonderful to deal with one agent that knows exactly what airlines seats, hotels, cars and vacation destination we like so there are no surprises. She is quick and responsive, incredibly reliable, and is a superstar when travel plans change (weather, trip changes, cancellations).
By  Oscar  from  Haymarket
Traveled to  Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Great Trip
Laura has been the best travel agent we have ever used. She is patient with our decision making and that is a big plus!
By  Rick  from  Meridian, MS
Traveled to  Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Laura Gidden responded:
Thank you

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First Trip in Retirement
My husband and I found working with Laura to be very easy. She listened well and patiently answered all of our ”first-time-traveler” questions. She consistently responded in a timely manner- even when we had to contact her from England due to a last minute change of plans. We are already working with Laura to plan our NEXT trip.
By  GB  from  Madison, MS
Traveled to  England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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BahaMar was our best trip ever!
Laura has been so easy to work with and very knowledgeable on all destinations we have looked at or she has chosen for us. We have even been in an emergency situation while in Bahamas and she had us on a flight in 4 hours. She’s awesome and would refer to all!
By  Tina  from  Madison Ms
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Unique Riverboat Cruise
Booking cruises with Laura is always a delight!

In 2018, she planned a Riverboat cruise up the Colombian Snake River through American Queen Voyages. It was such a fun and unique experience and we are looking forward to booking our next adventure!
By  William & Lee Ann  from  Meridian, MS
Traveled to  Washington ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Grenada
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • St. Lucia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Barbados
  • Grand Cayman

Travel Specialist:

  • Air Travel
  • Groups
  • All Inclusive
  • Luxury
  • Beach Vacations
  • Couples & Romance
  • Family Vacations
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruises
  • Student Groups

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Delta Vacations
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Avanti Destinations


  • Certified Sandals Specialist
  • Rocky Mountaineer Specialist
  • Luxury Travel Specialist
  • Antigua and Barbuda Specialist

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