Allison Jones is a native Floridian, who grew up in Orlando. She attended the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Recreation from the Health & Human Performance College. After college, Allison worked for the Walt Disney World Company, Holiday Inn Maingate East, and Give Kids The World; before starting an online travel agency called Destinations in Florida.
Destinations in Florida has expanded to 70 agents and over 800 websites that consider her agency their official travel agency. Destinations in Florida has received accolades; including Gator100, Universal Orlando Travel Agency of the Year for 3 years, Disney Destinations Top Sales Performer for 2 years, Authorized Disney Vacation Planner for 10 years, FunJet 500 Club, and more. Allison and her company have also been featured in hundreds of media, including Family Fun Magazine, Today Show, Brides Magazine, Redbook and more.
To share her knowledge, Allison started Travel Marketing Academy, which is an online training for travel agents and travel bloggers. She teaches others how to promote the tourism industry through unique marketing and business practices.
Throughout the years, Allison has been involved in community organizations, including Junior League in Jacksonville, Alpha Xi Delta Alumni Chapter of Jacksonville, Give Kids The World, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross and Dignity U Wear. She even received the Junior League of Jacksonville President’s Service Award.
Allison is married to a fellow UF Gator, Tim Jones and has 2 children. In Allison’s spare time, she enjoys the Florida beaches, visiting the theme parks, writing for Celebrations Magazine and Jax Moms Blog, and spending time with family and friends.