Travel Agent Spotlight- Cindy Dismukes
Hello!! My name is Cindy Dismukes and I am an Independent Agent with Fairytale Adventures Travel. I am a wife to an amazing and supportive husband, Joey; and a mom to two adorable children, Haley (10) & Tripp (7) and one fur baby Chewie (take a wild guess who he was named after)! I have a degree in Computer Information Systems that just looks pretty hanging on the wall. I am a Lending Assistant at River Bank & Trust in Prattville Alabama by day and Your Vacation Destination Specialist by night! I love spending time with my friends and family!
Growing up living in Georgia and Alabama I have always been close to Florida Beaches for vacations. My grandmother had a love for Panama City Beach and we visited at least once a year. This love spilled over to her children also so vacationing anywhere else was just not an option in my family. I was only lucky enough to go to Walt Disney World and Gatlinburg once. I knew when I had children I wanted them to see the world, or at least more than just the beautiful sandy white beaches of Panama City Beach (I had such a deprived childhood right? LOL).
In January 2015 after one of our Family Disney Vacations I got a hair brain idea to become a Disney Travel Agent. Our household could use some extra income and I already planned vacations for friends and family so it seemed like the perfect fit. I talked it over with Joey and he told me to go for it! I took a leap of faith and joined Fairytale Adventures Travel Agency. When I first joined Fairytale I wanted to strictly book Disney Vacation. Disney was what I knew and what I loved and I didn’t feel comfortable booking any other destinations. In May 2015 I took my first flight ever from Birmingham to Orlando for Familiarization Training with Fairytale at Walt Disney World. There I received training on Sandals/Beaches, different cruise lines, and of course Walt Disney World. I knew then that I didn’t just want to book Disney Vacations…I wanted to book them all! In the two and a half years I have been a travel agent I have booked large and small family vacations, honeymoons/anniversary trips, military families and weekend get-a-ways to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Hawaii, and cruises.
Being a travel agent has brought a new meaning to the word travel. I love doing the research and finding the best vacation options for my clients. I absolutely love following along on their trips on Facebook and Instagram. What I love the most is hearing about what an amazing time they had, and how it was all made possible because of me! I’m giddy when my client tells me that they are planning a “1st Trip”, because I know when they get back home they will have experienced a trip of a lifetime. Here are a few things that some clients had to say:
Misty said – “Cindy was such a huge help especially since this was our first trip to Disney! Our trip was perfect!!! Thank you soo much for everything! Can't wait till our next trip!!!”
Christy said – “Cindy was exactly what we needed to coach us through our first Disney trip. She stayed on top of discounts and promotions. She sent reminders about reservation dates that were approaching. Her first-hand knowledge of touring Disney with kids at various ages was incredibly helpful. The very best part was knowing that I had a resource and advocate in case we encountered any questions or problems before or during our trip. Our trip went so well we booked another one immediately! I would not hesitate to recommend Cindy to anyone. Disney is her passion, but her professionalism would be beneficial to booking any vacation destination.”
Tina said – “Cindy planned and booked our 30th wedding anniversary to Hawaii and there are no words to describe what she did for us. I can tell you that it was a trip of a lifetime. Cindy worked her "magic". I love this girl and will definitely call on her again. Only her. Thanks again sweet girl!”
Being a travel agent has also given me opportunities that I would have never been able to experience before. I am grateful for the opportunity that Fairytale Adventures Travel Agency has given me. I look forward to the many years to come!! Thank you to all my past, present and even future clients. This dream come true wouldn’t have been possible without YOU!