Why Book With Us?
  • Personalized consulting
  • Flexible hours
  • Your travel advocate
  • Competitive prices
  • Travel advice/recommendations

About Us

About Our Owner and Company

Our owner, Jill Merrill, is a US Air Force veteran who traveled extensively and worked in the aviation field for over 25 years before starting this travel agency in 2006. Our travel agency is affiliated with Montrose Travel, a leader in the travel industry so you can be assured of the very best travel deals around. By providing both personal and online services, Favorite Travel Agent helps you save gas, money, and time and is always there when you need vacation planning assistance. Personal service and expert advice are what sets us apart from the others. And now we have a self booking tool right here to book simple items like air or hotel on your own.

Enjoy beautiful cruises, tours, family travel and honeymoon packages and more.  From our business in Hope Mills, North Carolina. Favorite Travel Agent offers all types of travel services, including group cruises, couples getaways, and charity cruises to anyone, anywhere in the country. Don't stress out about planning your next vacation; contact us at (910) 423-2088 or cell 910-527-7733 and let us plan it out for you. We make even the most even complicated itinerary simple and provide insight and advise along the way.

Family Travel, Honeymoon Packages, Disney, Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, Tours, Group Travel, Military Discounts,  Sr. Travel, Travel Insurance, Charity Cruises and  More

Special Travel Packages

Have the dream vacation you have always wanted with services from Favorite Travel Agent. We set up beach vacations for families and couples and offer group travel services.

Romantic Honeymoons

Favorite Travel Agent can help you book a honeymoon or romantic destination trip that features cruises and/or land trips. You can even list parts of your dream honeymoon on your bridal registry. Sample honeymoon destinations include the Sandals, a Princess Cruise®, Las Vegas, and Disney World™ weddings at sea and much more.


Spend some time at sea with individual and group cruises from Favorite Travel Agent. We offer honeymoon packages, as well as charity cruise services, on a wide variety of cruise lines. Our agents can work with any budget and can even handle last minute cruise requests. Cruise the oceans, cruise the rivers, cruise the world! We have the very best prices and availability.


Group Travel examples

                           BFF Trips

·                          Weddings/Honeymoon at Sea or at Exotic Locations

·                         Church Groups

·                         Chamber and other Organizations Group Tours/cruises

·                         Charity Cruises

·                         Business Trips

·                         Business Class/Meeting at Sea anyone? Or how about Hawaii?

·                         Your Group Here!

·                         Family Reunions/trips

·                         Spring Break Trips

·                         Girls-Only Getaways

                          Red Hats                

Book a charity cruise for American Brittany Rescue (ABR) or any other 501C charitable group on Holland America or other participating cruiselines. For example Holland America donates up $50 per cabin when we book 16 cabins or more with at least 2 people in each cabin.. What a great way to earn money for a great organization. Book more cabins and earn more. Groups can usually get a meeting room to use while on board to further the fund raising activities or have a business meeting or presentation,


Mission Statement

Jill Merrill at Favorite Travel Agent's goal is to help you turn an ordinary trip into an extraordinary vacation of your dreams. We have worked hard to earn our business name by offering excellent customer service, quality and value, low prices, and providing start to finish travel planning. Our staff wants you to be so happy with our travel agent services so that you will return to us again and again, as well as recommend us to your friends.

Helping you make a life time of memories one vacation at a time!

Email or call us at (910) 423-2088 or 910-527-7733 to learn more about our cruises, wedding/honeymoon packages, great destinations, escorted and unescorted travel and more.



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Gloria Trejos Cambre reviewed Favorite Travel Agent — 5 star January 30 · Jill helped us to book our recent vacation to Asheville and we loved the hotel she helped us to chose. She was very easy to work with and very helpful. Def. booking more getaways with her!! Favorite Travel Agent Comments Jill Merrill from Favorite Travel Agent: Thank you Gloria!! I'm glad I was able to help! Can't wait to help you with your next adventure!

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There's no better gift than that of a new destination, vacation retreat or cultural experience.

"To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live." - Nepalese mountaineer, Tenzing Norgay

Travel vouchers are available for any amount and can be used for any service or travel booking we offer. Contact our Travel Specialists to help you discover our many vacation and travel options. Our vouchers are flexible, easy to use and can be customized for any occasion. The possibilities are endless!

Purchase a travel voucher for...

  • Employee Awards
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Weddings
  • Graduations
  • and more!

Call or email us today and give a gift they will never forget... a wondrous gift of travel.

We value your privacy. As such, we understand that making purchases online involves trust on your part. We take that trust seriously and make it our highest priority to ensure that your personal information is held in the strictest confidence.

  • Our agency retains only that information which you voluntarily give to us.
  • We use your personal information only for the purpose of responding to and processing your travel request.
  • We will only share your personal information with authorized suppliers that perform specific functions on our behalf as required by you.
  • We will not ever sell your personal information to any third party.
  • We provide you with the choice and the control over the collection and use of your personal information. You may update, correct or remove your personal information at any time.
  • We make this Privacy Policy available to you on our home page and at every point where personal information is being requested.
  • And, to provide you with the best available quality service; your call may be recorded.

The information we collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on this website. On some pages, you can purchase travel, make travel requests, and register to receive marketing specials. The types of personal information collected on these pages are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Credit/Debit Card Information

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you would like to refer a friend to our agency, you will need to submit that individual's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone Number

Traveler profile information

We collect personal information in the form of a profile when a reservation is made. In addition to personal information, we may also collect personal preferences such as seat requests, special meal requests, frequent flyer programs and membership numbers.

If you are purchasing travel for someone other than yourself or for someone who is accompanying you on travel purchased through us, we may collect personal information about that individual also. Please obtain the consent of other individuals prior to providing us with their personal information.

The way we use information

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing a travel reservation only to complete your request. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to confirm a reservation and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your travel request.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive our marketing specials as well as updates on new products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form. You can unsubscribe from this service by either sending an email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line through our Contact Us page that includes your associated email address and street address or by following the instructions on the email you receive.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Use of cookies

When you visit our site, we may place a "cookie" on your personal computer. A cookie is a small data file that is transmitted between computers to help us recognize you when you return to our website. Any information stored in the cookie is encrypted, so no one can view the data it contains through unauthorized access to your computer. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can, however, instruct your browser to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from any site you may visit.

We may also have third-party advertisers on our site. The third-party advertisers are required to perform a rigorous approval process to ensure a secure site structure. No personal information about you is shared unless you give us permission to do so. Third-party advertiser may use anonymous information about your visits to their site in order to provide advertisements about travel-related goods and services in which you may be interested.

How you can access or change your personal information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by reviewing My Profile information. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.


Any minor - under the age of 18 - is not eligible to register for or use the services of this website. We encourage parents to play a central role in their child's online activities and should monitor the sites visited to ensure the child's privacy is being protected.

Changes to our privacy policy

This Privacy Policy was produced and posted on September 29, 2003. We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. If changes are of a material nature, we will prominently display those changes prior to implementing the change.

How to contact us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us.

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