We had the good fortune of connecting with Shawna-Kay Waugh and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shawna-Kay, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
For my 26th birthday (September ’19), I planned an amazing group trip with 16 friends to Bali, Indonesia. I had tons of people ask me “Who did you use as your travel agent?” And I kept thinking to myself, “I didn’t use a travel agent, I planned this LOL!” After further thinking, I decided that this was the perfect time to capitalize from this opportunity…So in December ’19 I reached out to a travel agent coach and launched my full service travel agency in January ’20.Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
S-Kape Travel Agency is a full-service travel agency that offers customized vacation packages, cruises, flight + hotels, luxury villas, excursions, group trips and more! We specialize in finding the best deals to the hottest destinations in the world while providing amazing customer service. With a passion for client satisfaction, our #1 goal is to make your next S-Kape an experience to remember.

I am most proud about the success of my travel business during a pandemic! It was tough because so many clients cancelled their trips and no one knew the future of the travel industry. There were many times I thought about quitting, but I challenged myself to stay productive and consistent during this down time. During this time, I’ve learned to just keep going. I’m so glad that I did just that. The growth of my baby has been overwhelmingly amazing! I’m super excited to see how my brand grows this year.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a foodie, so food will definitely be on the list! I actually have a running list of all the restaurants I want to try in Atlanta. I would start off at brunch at Garden Parc. Then we would go to C&C Social House for happy hour cocktails. If we are hungry, we would go to Rock Steady for dinner and then end the night dancing on the rooftop at Suite Lounge.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Absolutely! I’d like to shoutout my travel agent mentor, Marissa Daniels. She is the owner of Spread Your Wings Travel Agency.

Website: https://www.s-kapetravelagency.com/

Instagram: @s.kapetravelagency and @shawnawithdakay

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