(16 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Mendy Kooi

Edmond, OK

Europe, River and Ocean Cruise Specialist, Japan

Vienna is one of my favorite cities!
Vienna is one of my favorite cities!

During the past 14 years, I have helped more than 1,000 travelers explore this great, big, beautiful world. In the process, I have accumulated a vast amount of first-hand experience on some of the most fascinating places in the world.  One of the most important things I learned during this period was how to get a traveler the most travel bang for their buck.  It is important for me to find interesting and fulfilling excursions, activities and tours that will give clients the best travel experience all while staying in excellent hotels in the best locations.

Besides staying busy booking travel for clients,  I also travel as much as possible.  I have family members who live in Austria, so I try to head to Vienna as much as possible.   Besides many places in Europe, other destinations I have traveled to include but are not limited to:

  • Honduras
  • Japan 
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Russia

One of the "bonuses" of my frequent travels are the personal connections I have developed over the years with hotels and guides in some of the major cities. Because of these connections, I'm often able to give my clients a more personalized experience as they explore their dream destination.

During my travels, I have discovered many unique tours and excursions that I enjoy sharing with my clients. That means you can expect the unexpected from me. For example, while those packaged itineraries you find on the Internet will only include a standard "city tour," I'll help you find that excursion with a twist. In Japan, it might be the Ghost Tour of Kyoto. Or if you're heading to Austria, I might suggest the "Dark Secrets of Vienna." If you are an art lover, like me, I can give you suggestions on exceptional museums, since I have visited many of the great ones during my journeys to Europe.  

I also have a special passion for river cruises, especially in Europe but also in the US and Asia.  I would love to sit down and visit with you about this unique experience.   It is a great way to see some unique destinations up close and you only have to unpack once.

In addition to my travel experiences, I have also earned training certificates from the following suppliers:

  • RIVER CRUISES:  Viking Cruise Line, AMA Waterways, Avalon Cruise Line, Uniwold River Cruises, American Cruise Line
  • OCEAN CRUISES:  Windstar Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
  • RAIL: Rocky Mountaineer, Rail Europe
  • TOUR PACKAGES:  Globus Family of Brands,  Insight Vacations, G Adventures National Geographic Tours, Disney's College of Knowledge.

So are you ready to explore the world? Then please contact me and I would be happy to help. I have the experience and knowledge necessary to create a unique and personalized vacation for you that will also be within your budget.   

Your trip, your way!

My Reviews

12 of 17 people found this review helpful
Mendy has been amazing to work with! We have used her for difficult group travel and solo trips. She is always attentive to all the details and very quick to respond.
By  KJ - OCiH  from  Edmond, OK
Traveled to  Austria ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 16 people found this review helpful
Birthday Party on the Hudson!
Mendy was eager to help me, prompt, and genuinely interested in what I was looking for.
By  Sharon  from  Edmond, OK
Traveled to  Newark ~ New Jersey ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Dream come true vacation!
Mendy's suggestion that my husband and I take a Viking cruise was just the start of a wonderful trip experience. She provided specific information, such as having a trip medical insurance policy to including 2 days in Amerstam before our cruise began so that we could recover from jet lag. During the months of trip planning, Mendy made airline arrangements, getting us the best seats available, taking into consideration our needs, and minimizing layovers in our flight plan. She made us her priority! Mendy contacted us with any flight updates as well as was excited for us as we approached the start of our trip. My husband and I really appreciate that Mendy listens to what we want to experience in a trip and then goes to work to provide that experience. She is very professional in her attention to detail in every aspect of planning and taking a trip. I trust Mendy to take care of ALL my travel needs. Not only is she the best travel agent one could hope for, she has become a great friend!
By  pogo  from  Oklahoma City, OK
Traveled to  Rhine River ~ On the River ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 16 people found this review helpful
Fabulous Experience!
Mendy was great to work with. She has spent so much time traveling Europe that she knew a lot of great places to send us. We were on a tight budget but she helped us manage the trip without going over. She was particularly helpful in guiding us on culture, helpful apps & website, and what to avoid. She took time to get to know what kind of an experience we wanted to have. What we enjoyed doing. We had a great time! This was my first time working with a travel agent and it was awesome. I would recommend her to my friends and will definitely use her again!
By  Kelly  from  New Haven, CT
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 16 people found this review helpful
One of the best trips. Yes
She was prompt and very helpful.
By  Action J  from  Edmond, Ok
Traveled to  Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Vienna
  • Florence
  • London
  • Paris
  • Tokyo

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Cruises
  • European Culture
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Independent Travel

Top Travel Partners:

  • Viking River Cruises
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Windstar Cruises
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