About MJ Travel Group and Events

MJ Travel Group and Events is a worldwide travel agency and advisor based in the USA.

We are your go-to experts for Destination Weddings, Group Travel, All-Inclusive Vacations, Cruises, and unforgettable journeys to Hawaii, Europe, and beyond. Our passion lies in crafting the perfect travel experiences that cater to your every desire.

Our Story

MJ Travel Group, established in 2009 in Maryland, is a premier travel agency dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences for its clients. With over a decade of expertise in the travel industry, MJ Travel Group specializes in crafting customized travel packages tailored to the unique preferences and interests of each individual or group.

Led by a team of passionate travel enthusiasts, MJ Travel Group is committed to providing exceptional service and attention to detail, ensuring that every aspect of the travel experience exceeds expectations. Whether it's a relaxing beach getaway, an adventurous safari, a romantic honeymoon, or a corporate retreat, MJ Travel Group has the knowledge and resources to curate the perfect itinerary.

In the bustling metropolis of Houston, Texas, where dreams were as vast as the Lone Star State itself, Marlene Johnson found her calling amidst the towering skyscrapers and bustling streets. Armed with a degree in business management with a concentration in human resources, Marlene set out to chart her own path in the world of entrepreneurship.

With a passion for travel that burned brighter than the Texas sun, Marlene envisioned a travel agency that not only catered to the wanderlust of its clients but also nurtured a culture of care and personalized service. Thus, MJ Travel Group was born – a testament to Marlene's ambition, dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

From the moment MJ Travel Group opened its doors in the heart of Houston, it became clear that Marlene's unique blend of business acumen and people skills would set them apart in the industry. With a team of like-minded professionals by her side, Marlene set out to redefine the travel experience, one client at a time.

Inside the sleek and modern offices of MJ Travel Group, located in a vibrant neighborhood in downtown Houston, Marlene and her team worked tirelessly to turn dreams into reality. Each client that walked through their doors was greeted with warmth and enthusiasm, as Marlene and her team set out to craft personalized itineraries that catered to every whim and desire.

Over the years, MJ Travel Group has built strong partnerships with top airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators worldwide, allowing them to offer exclusive deals and perks to their clients. From seamless booking processes to personalized concierge services, MJ Travel Group strives to make travel dreams a reality, one journey at a time.

With a reputation for reliability, professionalism, and unparalleled customer satisfaction, MJ Travel Group continues to be a trusted choice for travelers seeking unforgettable experiences and seamless travel solutions. Whether embarking on a solo adventure, a family vacation, or a group retreat, MJ Travel Group is your gateway to discovering the world in style and comfort.

Marlene's background in human resources lent a unique perspective to the business, as she understood the importance of building strong relationships – both with clients and within the team. With her leadership, MJ Travel Group became more than just a travel agency – it became a family, united by a shared passion for exploration and adventure.

One day, a young couple approached MJ Travel Group with a simple request – they wanted to celebrate their anniversary in style, with a romantic getaway to a tropical paradise. With her keen eye for detail and personalized approach, Marlene went above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of their trip was perfect – from arranging private beachfront accommodations to organizing candlelit dinners under the stars.

As the couple embarked on their journey, their hearts filled with gratitude and excitement, Marlene couldn't help but feel a sense of pride. For her, MJ Travel Group wasn't just a business – it was a reflection of her passion, her values, and her unwavering belief in the power of travel to inspire, connect, and transform lives.

And as the sun set over the Houston skyline, casting a warm glow over the bustling city below, Marlene knew that she was exactly where she was meant to be – leading MJ Travel Group into a future filled with endless possibilities and infinite horizons.

Why Work With a Travel Advisor

In today's complex travel landscape, the value of having a seasoned travel advisor by your side cannot be overstated. Our primary aim is to understand you personally—your likes, interests, and what excites you about travel. Whether you're drawn to the culinary delights of global destinations, the excitement of vibrant cities, or the tranquility of hidden gems, we're here to connect you with experiences that will enrich your life and create lasting memories. From planning an epic honeymoon to organizing a multi-generational trip, our goal is to ensure your travel is smooth, enjoyable, and filled with moments that you'll cherish forever.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to foster lifelong relationships with our clients by designing itineraries that align perfectly with their dreams and aspirations. Exceptional customer service is at the heart of what we do, alongside a commitment to continuously expand our knowledge of the ever-changing world of travel. We're dedicated to navigating travel restrictions and ensuring that each journey we plan is an extraordinary experience.

Meet Marlene Johnson

Marlene Johnson, affectionately known as MJ, is a seasoned Travel Advisor with over 25 years of experience in the service industry. She has dedicated herself to meeting her clients' travel needs, connecting them with exceptional deals and package values unmatched elsewhere. Marlene's love for travel blossomed in her childhood and grew into a hobby during her teenage years. This passion eventually led her to establish her own travel agency, inspired by the challenge of finding agents willing to tailor travel plans to fit her financial and time constraints. Marlene's success as a travel agent is widespread, with a client base that spans across the country and extends internationally. Her commitment to her clients and outstanding customer service skills have earned her the title of Top Travel Jamaica Specialist annually since 2014.

Marlene holds a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources from Strayer University, where she graduated with honors in 2010. Her career began with an 11-year tenure at the National Institute of Health, where she was honored with an award for excellent service in the Government sector. Her experience at the largest travel company further honed her leadership and entrepreneurial skills, setting the stage for her to become the top agent for KHM and eventually venture into her own business. Marlene's integration of social media and development of smartphone applications have made her services readily accessible to the next generation of travelers, demonstrating her adaptability to new technology.

This adaptability has not only contributed to her success in the travel agency field but has also led to numerous awards from Funjet Vacations and GoGo Vacations. Marlene's networking and partnerships with various hoteliers ensure her clients receive exclusive discounts, offering rates significantly lower than those found on the web. Her approach to planning travel itineraries is highly personalized, catering to the diverse needs of her satisfied clients. Marlene's dedication and innovative strategies position her to continue fulfilling the travel needs of individuals both near and far.

Our Team of Experienced Travel Agents

Jason James

Travel Advisor

Based in New York

Jason James is a dedicated travel agent renowned for crafting personalized travel experiences for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Jason's journey in the world of travel began in the hospitality industry, where he honed his skills and passion working for prestigious luxury brands in Jamaica. His career took an exciting turn when he joined VIP Attractions, the multi-award-winning Airport Concierge and Lounge Service company, enhancing the travel experience for countless international travelers.

With an impressive 18-year career in hospitality, the last five of which have been spent with MJ Travel Group and Events, Jason's expertise, particularly in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe, has only deepened his love for the travel industry. He considers himself incredibly lucky to have found a career that not only fulfills him but also allows him to share his passion for exploration and adventure with others.

Kadia Darby

Travel Designer

Based in New York

Kadia Darby is an experienced travel designer with 11 years of experience, currently affiliated with MJ Travel Group & Events. Her role involves creating personalized travel experiences with a focus on destination weddings, honeymoons, group and family travel. Kadia's approach is driven by her love for travel and her keen eye for detail, ensuring each client's needs are met with precision and care.

At the heart of Kadia's success is her commitment to staying at the forefront of the travel design industry. By regularly attending annual conferences, maintaining up-to-date certifications, and personally experiencing resorts and destinations, Kadia ensures her recommendations are based on firsthand knowledge and current trends.

Christopher Davis

Travel Advisor

Based in Maryland

Your ultimate travel companion! With 7 years of experience as a certified travel agent, I bring a wealth of expertise to curate unforgettable journeys. Hailing from Jamaica, I specialize in crafting stress-free experiences tailored to your desires.

As the ultimate people-pleaser, I ensure every detail of your dream trip, no matter how grand or intimate, is realized. From luxurious island escapes to extravagant getaways, I thrive on making your travel dreams a reality. Whether you seek the serenity of a secluded beach or the vibrancy of a bustling city, I'm here to guide you every step of the way. Let's embark on an adventure together and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Andrea Stewart

Travel Advisor

Based in Gainesville Florida

Andrea Stewart is a multifaceted individual, blending her military expertise with a keen eye for fashion and a passion for travel. As a dedicated member of the armed forces, she brings discipline and commitment to her role while simultaneously showcasing her unique sense of style, earning her the reputation of a fashion diva among her peers. With over a decade of experience in travel, Andrea not only explores the world but also serves as a trusted travel advisor, offering insights and recommendations to fellow adventurers. Her diverse experiences have enriched her perspective, making her a valuable resource for those seeking unforgettable journeys. Andrea embodies resilience, sophistication, and a deep appreciation for both her military service and the wonders of travel.

MJ Travel Group and Events is a reputed travel agency that serves clients across the world, including Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Annapolis, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Reston, McLean, and the USA, Canada, and Jamaica.