Abby Murray, 30

Abby Murray, Journeys Yacht & Travel, an affiliate of Travel Experts

Abby Murray, 30

Journeys Yacht & Travel, an affiliate of Travel Experts

Charlotte, NC

Abby Murray has spent the past few months earning certifications (she’s now a Tahiti Specialist) to expand her strong knowledge base of travel. Born in Hong Kong, she’s traveled already to more than 65 countries. She’s also developing alliances to help her sell travel.

“I recently partnered with a high-end blogger in Dallas and sent them to the brand-new Commodore Perry Estate to show their and my followers how resorts take care of you when you travel and why it is so important to book with a travel advisor,” she tells us. 

Murray’s clients range from their 20s to their 40s and are currently traveling to Mexico, the Caribbean and, of course, through the U.S. during COVID. Pre-pandemic, one of her top bookings was a luxury road trip through Italy with boutique accommodations in small towns. The challenge, she said, was making sure the properties were up to her client’s expectations, but she also plotted out VIP experiences in each village. The best part? The client asked to have eight of his friends join him from all over to participate in the road trip.

“Abby’s background in events, weddings, and extensive global travel is an asset to my company by bringing in fresh niches and to our clients by delivering outstanding outcomes and destination knowledge,” says Debbie Dos Santos, owner of Journeys Yacht & Travel. “Abby’s can-do attitude, creative spark, and ability to provide unique, personalized travel experiences to our VIP clients is making her a key influencer in the travel space — evidenced by her sales figures doubling every year.”

Abby Murray, 30