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Shani Laplume

Scottsdale, Arizona Travel Agent

Personalized Luxury Travel Agent

I am passionate about traveling and helping others plan the trips of their dreams. Using my extensive travel experience and industry expertise, I curate personalized hassle-free journeys of a lifetime. I pride myself on above and beyond personalized customer service and work to ensure every detail, no matter how small, is attended to so that you can relax and create lasting, treasured memories.

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Travel Specialties

My Life in Travel

Growing up in Winnipeg, Canada, I always looked forward to Folklorama, an annual summer festival celebrating cultures from around the world. Perhaps that’s why traveling and exploring other lands captured my attention from a young age.

My first job was as a ... Read more from my My Life in Travel bio.

Oh Canada!

I grew up in Winnipeg, a place we would say could be colder than the moon. It’s in the prairies and very flat, but it has some wonderful summer music and cultural festivals. Winnipeg is also in the middle of the ... Read more from my Oh Canada! bio.

Personalized Luxury Travel Agent

Cruising offers an easy, stress-free and luxurious way to explore the world. You don’t waste time traveling from place to place. Instead, you relax in your floating hotel, waking up in new places every day and enjoy fine dining and a ... Read more from my Personalized Luxury Travel Agent bio.

Travel Experiences

Steaming Volcano
Aloha!
Cascais
Picturesque Portugal

Food and Fantasy in France

I first fell in love with France during my French classes in school. I loved the language, the history and everything about it. We had a poster of Mont-Saint-Michel in my classroom, and I would often look at it and think “I’m going to go there one day.”

When I finally got ... Read more from my Food and Fantasy in France story.

Client Testimonials

Magical Honeymoon

Dear Shani We can't begin to thank you enough for all your efforts in making our official honeymoon so magical! We loved every detail and always looked forward to seeing the Shani "wedding photo" in each room! And we so enjoyed all the in room treats! Thank you , thank you for taking such good care of us! Also, many thanks for all your last minute help with our ground transportation too! XOXO Andrea & John

Provided by Andrea & John

Adventure Alaska

Shani Thank you for all your effort. You gave us a first class cruise. Hard work paid off. Sincerely, Chris Katsenes

Provided by Chris K.

Adventure Alaska

Shani You are the best!!! John P

Provided by John P.

Adventure Alaska

Thank you for putting this together for all of us. We had a fantastic time. The Stamatis Family

Provided by Stamatis Family

Adventure in Arizona

Dear Shani Thank you for helping Judy and I arrange some great adventures in Arizona, plus introducing us to the Gold Club. You were delightful. We so enjoyed the pink jeep tour and Sedona. I hope to steer some business your way soon. Regards, Maryann

Provided by MaryAnn

Adventure Alaska

Dear Shani Thank you for the countless hours of planning and communicating with us to create the most amazing memorable family vacation. We can’t thank you enough for putting this event together. Your attention to detail has been outstanding, it has been a fantastic cruise! Thank you Warmly, Lisa & Tom N.

Provided by Lisa & Tom N.

Adventure Alaska

Dear Shani What an unbelievable trip you put together for us, and all the delicious surprises. Shani – you didn’t miss a beat and made it seamless and easy for Mary. We created such great and lasting memories! Thank you again! Thanks to you, we now know “how much food is too much food”. We have whale watched from the dining room and guess what. I think I’ve eaten a whale’s cation. Thank you so much for a memorable experience. Regards Lori & Paul Katsenes

Provided by Lori K. & Paul K.

Adventure Alaska

Dearest Shani Bless your heart! You came thru with every detail. John and I thank you for the beautiful flowers, champagne & tapas. We enjoyed the tapas with all our game players. I’ll fill in details when back home! The arrangements, thank you were wonderful! Cordially, Mary & John K.

Provided by Mary K. and John K. Scottsdale, AZ

Sweet Escape

Love working with Shani to arrange a fabulous escape to the ocean for our New Year renewal trip!! She is fabulous and insured every detail was taken care of and surprises upon arrival!! Always going to be using Shani for all future travel!

Provided by Holly D., Scottsdale, AZ

A fabulous trip

"What a fabulous trip you helped plan. You did not miss a detail. The itinerary, rooms, location of our rooms and the lunch just TERRIFIC!!!! You were so patient and responsive to address every single question and detail! WOW…what an undertaking! I would love to work with you again you were such a pleasure. On behalf of my husband Stacy and me, thank you so much."

Provided by Gerri Tsantilas

Reviews

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Fantastic family vacation!

Reviewed By Jen - Hancock, Michigan | Traveled to San Diego ~ California ~ USA
Shani is so friendly, helpful and professional! She’s already planning another trip for me!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Dealing with cancellations and strikes

Reviewed By Mary - Phoenix | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Finest travel agent ever
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France and Italy are amazing!

Reviewed By Jen Lewis - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Europe
In planning a very special trip, we used a travel agent for the first time, and Shani was outstanding. She helped plan, organize, schedule and book an amazing 3 week trip through France and Italy, land and a river cruise. For us having never been to either country, we relied on Shani to guide us with the best hotels, transfers, tours and tickets. She did an amazing job which made our trip even more special! Can't wait to book the next trip with her help.
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Grand Canyon or bust!

Reviewed By Deanna - San Francisco | Traveled to Grand Canyon ~ Arizona ~ USA
Shani was great! I found her on the internet so had no personal connection to her or her office. From day one she treated me like a long time customer. Very thorough, responsive and very nice to boot. I highly recommend working with Shani!
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It was a trip of a lifetime with friends

Reviewed By Skip - Scottsdale, Az | Traveled to Mediterranean ports of Italy, France Spain
Shani took over the travel file that I had started. She provided us with many new ideas for for our destinations. We were on a cruise with predetermined ports.Her suggested excursions and places to visit were perfect for our inquiring minds. In addition , she responded quickly to emails and phone calls.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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our Honeymoon, times TWO!

Reviewed By Mr. & Mrs. Pappas - Scottsdale, AZ | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Shani did not miss one touch...we walked into our BEAUTIFUL hotel room, she worked with local hotel staff to assure that we had surprises in our room, great accommodations...we even found a beautiful photo from our wedding on the nightstand!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Annual Mother Daughter Trip

Reviewed By Texas Concierge - Houston, TX | Traveled to Arizona ~ USA
Shani did an excellent job from beginning to end. She took into consideration out interests.
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She finds the deals and goes the extra mile!

Reviewed By Kami - Maple Valley, WA | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Shani Laplume coordinated travel for many households seamlessly. In the months leading up to the big event, she was incredible about keeping us on track and for awhile, each email from her greeted us with a LOWER PRICE on our final ticket cost. Her eagle eyes saved us *so much* money to put toward fun excursions on our cruise. More than that, she blessed us with a surprise cruise credit and outfitted our document folder with certificates to use towards upgraded dining options. The extra touch of laminating our bag tags was noted by all and indicative of the extra mile Shani at Protravel will go for her clients. I can't wait until we head somewhere new so Shani can help make it an awesome experience.
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Amazing Trip to relax at Luxury Hotel!

Reviewed By Holly Dowling - Scottsdale, AZ | Traveled to Los Cabos ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Amazing!! She takes care of every detail and we arrive as VIP's!!
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Summer Memories...Fun, Adventure & Education

Reviewed By Marlee Mauvis - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to California ~ USA
I contacted Shani with some specific requirements; busy family, only 4 days, traveling by car, child with special needs, so whatever we do needs to be accessible and full of adventure. She sent us an itinerary from the moment we drove out of the driveway. This kept us all accountable, and the kiddos busy and excited for every moment.

We traveled to Disney for 2-days to visit the new Star Wars exhibit with a stop at Joshua Tree National Park for some education and a sunset tour. It was amazing! The scenery was beautiful, even the kiddos were taking pictures we'll look back on with a big smile.

Shani sent an itinerary that included hotel and event confirmation #'s, addresses, a contact at each location. Not to mention, she made herself available for anything we needed while traveling.

Thank you Shani for turning wonderful moments into forever memories. Excited about our next adventure with you!!!
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Family Cruise vacation

Reviewed By Mark - Scottsdale | Traveled to Caribbean
Shani was wonderful. She organized our cruise with six staterooms for our family cruise. She will be part of all our future vacation plans.
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Hawai’i Vacation

Reviewed By RSalz - Louisville, Colorado | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Engaging, informative, attention to details, follow up
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Amazing trip from start to finish!

Reviewed By Stephanie - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
Shani was great from start to finish! She took the time to get to know our wants and needs and kept those in mind throughout every step of the process. The hotels and activities she booked for us were exactly what we wanted and had personal touches along the way making it feel extra special!
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Looking for the ideal location to stay

Reviewed By Heather - Mount Pleasant | Traveled to Arizona ~ USA
Fast, efficient and found what we were looking for
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