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Rey Alton

Bellaire, TX

The Luxury Travel Expert

The process of planning, coordinating, booking, and managing travel arrangements can be a daunting experience. But with a seasoned and respected travel advisor, your travel planning experience will be streamlined and hassle-free. With more than 25 years of travel industry experience. Rey is committed to providing his clients with honest and straightforward advice throughout the travel planning process. He places a special emphasis on being responsive to his clients’ needs while making each client feel comfortable and equipped to make informed travel decisions. Rey thrives on helping people fulfill their travel goals and dreams. As an experienced world traveler who has visited six continents and 45 countries, Rey uses his first-hand knowledge to help guide and advise his clients.

My Travel Specialties

Certified Travel Industry Executive

The process of planning, coordinating, booking, and managing travel arrangements can be a daunting experience.  But, with a seasoned and respected travel advisor, your travel planning experience will be streamlined and hassle-free. With more than 25 years of travel industry experience, Rey specializes...
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Honeymoon Specialist & Romance Travel Agent Expert

I am a member of the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist Association (DWHSA). DWHSA is North America’s largest network of Travel Planners who specialize in destination weddings, honeymoons, and other romantic getaways. By being a DWHSA member, I undergo year-round training and contribute to...
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Greece Travel Expert

The ambiance of the Greek isle and the historic charm of Athens welcomes you during your custom-tailored Greece vacation. Greece gives you captivating culture, marvelous history with enticing luxury. You can visit the Acropolis in Athens and discover the whitewashed houses of the Cycladic islands,...
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Santorini’s caldera

Santorini Travel Agent Expert

Santorini is a bucket-list destination. Located in the lower Greek Cyclades, the crescent-shaped volcanic island is the most popular island in Greece.   Famous for luxury hotel caldera views, whitewashed cliff-side villas with infinity pools, clifftop wineries, and stunning sunsets. The five villages...
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Oia Mare Villas

Mykonos Travel Agent Expert

One of the smallest Greek Cyclades islands, Mykonos is fast becoming one of the most glamorous destinations in the world. This beautiful island is all about enjoying the good life. Couture shops, swanky restaurants, upscale clubs, golden sandy beaches, and a plethora of land and water activities ensure...
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Athens Travel Agent Expert

Welcome to Athens, a modern metropolis with a glorious past. From fancy restaurants and traditional tavernas, to magnificent museums and historical sites, you’ll find a blend of the new and the old almost everywhere you go. Crowning the city are the majestic, marbled columns of the Acropolis, reminding...
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Corfu Travel Agent Expert

Due to its venerated Venetian history, at first sight Corfu, or Kerkyra, might appear to be an Italian island. In fact, Corfu Town is home to two commanding Venetian fortresses. However, despite years of Venetian rule, as well as French and British, cosmopolitan Corfu is proudly Greek, yet still home...
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Paros Travel Agent Expert

The soothing colors of Paros, from clear turquoise seas to milky white hills, lull visitors into a dreamlike state of rejuvenating calm.

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Crete Travel Agent Expert

Crete, Europe's southernmost and most expansive island in Greece, is big on history and charm. The ruins of its ancient Palace of Knossos, considered Europe's oldest city, date back to 7,000 BC. They rest in the island's unique capital city of Heraklion. Myriad artifacts, frescoes, and tombs are on...
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Rhodes Travel Agent Expert

Renowned for its legendary Colossus of Rhodes, this enchanting Greek isle of Rhodes continues to offer impressive sites and scenery. Whether or not this immense statue actually existed, it has achieved fame as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. One of the most cosmopolitan of the Dodecanese isles...
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Italy Trip Planning Resource

Italy once among the most powerful regions in the world, Italy is now one of its most charming. From the ancient Roman Colosseum to the Renaissance art of Florence, the sparkling Amalfi coastline and romantic Venice Canals, Italy and its people have long celebrated la dolce vita, the sweet life. What...
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Rome Trip Planning Resource

The Eternal City of Rome, the second most photographed city in the entire world next to New York, became Italy’s capital in 1870. Before that, the honor was bestowed upon Florence and Turin.

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Picture the perfect marriage of land and sea, ancient history and modern pleasures, known as Sorrento. Gazing upon the emerald waters of the Bay of Naples in southwestern Italy with a view of Mt. Vesuvius in the distance, one quickly realizes that Sorrento is a sight to behold in a country full of...
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France Trip Planning Resource

France is all about world-class art and architecture, Roman temples and Renaissance châteaux, iconic landmarks and rising stars few yet know. Stroll the lily-clad gardens Monet painted and savour coffee at the Parisian cafe where Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir met to philosophise.

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Paris Travel Agent Expert

Paris has an unmatched impact on culture, fashion, gastronomy, and wine, and is the most popular tourist destination in the world. From classical sites and world-class museums, to Michelin-Starred restaurants,and iconic monuments, a trip to Paris will be all that you desire.

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Maldives Luxury Honeymoon Travel Agent Specialist

Updated July 27, 2023

Are you dreaming of a breathtaking and luxurious honeymoon in the Maldives? Look no further! As your dedicated Luxury Honeymoon Travel Agent Specialist, I am here to create a truly magical experience for you and your partner. Let's embark on a journey...
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#1 Bora Bora Travel Expert

Nowhere else in Tahiti say romance and adventure like Bora Bora.  Graced with perfect beaches, the Bora Bora hotels in this South Seas jewel offer privacy and relaxation.  Its dramatic peaks and shimmering lagoon will quickly put you under their spell.  Explore surrounding islands by outrigger canoe,...
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Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Aruba Travel Expert Advisor

The lovely island of Aruba lies just a few miles off the coast of Venezuela. With a warm, dry climate, powdery white sands and clear blue seas, this is a well-loved vacation destination.Twisted Fofoti trees line the northeast coast where continual trade winds sculpt them into oversized bonsai-like...
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Anguilla Trave Agent Expert

Nestled in the northeastern Caribbean, the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla possesses the easy vibe of the islands along with a fascinating blend of South American Amerindian, Arawak, French and British cultures. Its ancient inhabitants, the Amerindians, believed the Big Springs caves at Island...
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Antigua Trravel Agent Speicalist

In 1784, Great Britain's Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed to Antigua to create his country's Caribbean base. The island's safe harbors and protective coral reef seemed the perfect spot to hide a fleet. Today, Antigua provides an ideal hideaway for vacationers looking for a sunny holiday in the sun-blessed...
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Cape Town

Captivating Cape Town is located at the bottom of the African continent and seems to flow up flat-topped Table Mountain, the iconic landmark under which the city sits. Historic Cape Town, aka South Africa’s “Mother City” as it was the site of the first European settlement in the country, was established...
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South Africa

South Africa is acclaimed for its cultural diversity. In fact, South Africa, aka the "Rainbow Nation," possesses one of the most diverse populations on the planet. The African continent's southernmost country also contains astonishing natural beauty and a coastline that stretches more than 1,700 miles...
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Moorea Tahiti Travel Expert

A 30-minute ferry or a 10-minute flight from Papeete lands you in Moorea with its wide, shallow lagoon that surrounds the island’s vertical mountains. The peaceful meadows and cool waterfalls of Moorea make this a gentle, unforgettable paradise with pastel painted houses surrounded by gardens of hyacinth...
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Tahiti Travel Expert

The islands of Tahiti have long been called a paradise, and it's not hard to see why. Bora Bora is romance distilled. Everything about this island, from the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, to the fragrant tropical breezes and lush natural surroundings speaks to the love of a lifetime. Moorea,...
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Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that includes seven rivers, fourteen countries and the exclusive experiences only AmaWaterways provides. Debuting in 2023 for the first time ever, our unforgettable Seven River Journeys will forever mark their place in history as the longest and most epic river...
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Venice, northern Italy’s incredibly romantic “City of Water” with 177 canals and 400 bridges, still remains afloat.Ride a water taxi or romantic gondola through the extraordinary Grand Canal, one of Venice’s major transportation corridors. Capture stunning views around every turn in this incredibly...
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Florence Travel Expert

Art, commerce, cuisine, and history mingle in breathtakingly beautiful Firenze, or Florence, in the heart of Italy’s sunny Tuscany region.

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2023 London Travel Expert

Ancient history meets modern luxury in London. A capital city of finance and technology, London's skyline is now dominated by towers of steel and glass rather than stone, but its heart remains. The history of the city is everywhere you look, from the dignified palaces of the royal family to iconic...
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My Travel Albums

Conrad Bora Bora Nui
CONRAD MALDIVES Under Water Dining
Canaves Oia Suites
Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival
Rey & Chef Marcus Samuelsson
Running of the Bulls
Spain - Running of the Bulls
Honeymoon - Venice
Honeymoon - Venice St Mark's Square
Honeymoon Rome
Honeymoon - Vatican City
Honeymoon Florence, Tuscany & Pisa
Honeymoon France
Honeymoon Barcelona, Spain
W Hotel in Barcelona
My Destination Wedding Riviera Maya
Me & my groomsmen

My Travel Stories

Barbados - Food, Wine and Rum Festival

For four days in November, Barbados hosts one of its most talked about events of the island; the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival. The festival allows you to experience the beauty of the island, exquisite food, drinks and mingle with some of the most highly acclaimed chefs of the cooking world....Read more.

Customer Testimonials

Honeymoon Dubai & Maldives

Thank you so much for helping plan our dream honeymoon! It was the trip of a lifetime, one that we'll never forget, and we owe so much of that to you. Thanks again for all of your meticulous planning and helping to organize everything to be as smooth as possible. We had no hiccups in any of our itineraries, and everything was on time and exactly according to plan. Thank you so much again, and I hope to work together again on another wonderful vacation! Best, Quinn
Quinn C Washington DC

Portugal River Cruise was wonderful

We want to thank you very much for coordinating our Portugal River cruise, everything worked out perfect and we had the best time. We loved every minute.
Louis & Martha G, Houston, Texas

Europe Trip

Rey, Just wanted to say thanks from Elaine & I and let you know trip went great. Everything went without a hitch and we’ll definitely be in touch when we get ready to plan next trip. Lucien
Lucien S, Houston, Texas

The trip to Europe was awesome. All went well.

The trip to Europe was awesome. All went well. I do need to give you feedback about the Eurostar ticket people what the reviews say is completely true. The man comes 15 minutes before you leave. We were there an hour before. But all was great!
Kimberly F

My Reviews

70 of 114 people found this review helpful
Another fabulous trip!
Rey has booked several domestic and international trips for me over the years. Each time the experience was fantastic. Rey is not only a knowledgeable and experienced travel agent, he is patient with groups and always provides stellar customer service. The resorts are always fabulous and his recommendations on what to do when we arrive at our destinations make my vacations more enjoyable. I’ve counted on Rey to book fabulous vacations for over 10 years and he always delivers the best. I’ve always enjoyed the individual attention and care Rey provides his clients. He understands the apprehension that comes along with trying new places and is thorough and accommodating as a result. He’s also great at making suggestions on future vacations and I’ve never been disappointed when I follow his suggestions. Rey will remain my travel confidante for many years to come. He’s the best, hands down!
By  TC  from  San Antonio, Texas
Traveled to  Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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72 of 121 people found this review helpful
Travel Expert
We have worked with Rey for many years and have always enjoyed the experience. Most of our travel has been river cruises in Europe but last year we did a trip to South Africa. Rey is very thoughtful, thorough and responsive.
By  Randy  from  Houston
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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62 of 108 people found this review helpful
Destination Wedding Planner
Love working w/ Rey! Very knowledgable and detailed!! Definitely recommend to any and everyone traveling abroad.
By  Destination Wedding Planner - Elite Eventz   from  Houston, Texas
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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63 of 112 people found this review helpful
July 4th Fun!!!
Rey and the Almeda Travel family have been so good to my family in assisting us in all of our travel needs/goals from beginning to return. Rey has shown nothing but the utmost professionalism, patience,guidance, and quality service that is so difficult to find these days. We have trusted Almeda Travel for the last 5-6 years for our vacations and will continue to do so, I also strongly recommend if you’re looking for an agent/team that is knowledgeable and consumer responsive go with Almeda Travel!
By  Lady on the Go  from  Beaumont, Texas
Traveled to  Washington D.C. ~ District of Columbia ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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56 of 100 people found this review helpful
Anniversary Trip
I have the opportunity to book travel with Rey at Alameda Travel several times over the past 5-8years. He is very informative and knowledgeable about different places to travel and the hospitality service companies in those areas. I have been very pleased with every interactions and trip we have been on.
By  Chris Cooper  from  Humble, Texas
Traveled to  Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • South Africa
  • Maldives
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Cape Town
  • Athens
  • Corfu
  • Bora Bora
  • Tahiti
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • England
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Crete
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • Moorea Island
  • Spain
  • Johannesburg
  • Sandy Ground
  • Antigua
  • Eagle Beach
  • London
  • Cannes
  • Paris
  • Mykonos
  • Paros
  • Santorini
  • Amalfi
  • Tuscany
  • Venice
  • Kruger National Park
  • Falmouth, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Palm Beach
  • Stonehenge
  • Lyon
  • Delphi
  • Sorrento
  • Netherlands
  • Stellenbosch
  • Jumby Bay Island
  • Oranjestad
  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Bordeaux
  • Mexico

Travel Specialist:

  • Adult Only
  • All Inclusive
  • Archaeology
  • Arts & Culture
  • Beach Vacations
  • Castles & Cathedrals
  • Celebration Travel
  • Couples & Romance
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Destination Weddings
  • Escorted Tours
  • European Culture
  • Honeymoons
  • Wine Country Vacations
  • River Cruises
  • Historical Sites
  • Luxury
  • Overwater Bungalows
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Shopping
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Theatre & Music

Top Travel Partners:

  • Accor
  • Aman Resorts
  • AmaWaterways
  • Belmond
  • Classic Vacations
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Rail Europe
  • Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
  • Auberge Resorts Collection
  • Inclusive Collection – World of Hyatt
  • Leading Hotels of The World
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Tauck
  • Iberostar
  • Nobu Hotels
  • The Peninsula Hotels


  • CTIE
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner 2013
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner 2011
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner 2009

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