Discover More about Our Talented Staff at Travel Concepts

Travel Concepts, Inc. is a privately owned travel consulting and management company headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.

Founded in 1996, Travel Concepts has established an organization built on a strong belief system. Our staff shares a common goal to fulfill their clients’ dreams and exceed their expectations. We provide our services with undeniable integrity. The focus of Travel Concepts is designing unique travel and cruise experiences, offering the highest levels of personalized service.

Leadership, ambition, passion and creative / out-of-the-box thinking are just a few of the qualities that empower our team to stand out in our competitive industry. The agency has gone to great lengths to hire associates whose interests and areas of expertise complement one another. It is through these focused efforts that we are best able to help each other and to serve our valued clients.

We are proud members of, a leading leisure travel marketing organization serving a network of more than 5100 travel agency locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our membership provides for exclusive travel experiences and guarantees value not available or accessible to outsiders.

Additionally, our membership and affiliation with the Cruise Lines International Association provides our clients with accredited experiences globally. We are connected to a worldwide network of professionals who guarantee the utmost attention to the critical details encompassing the cruise of your dreams.

Where do your dreams take you? Begin your journey with the professionals at Travel Concepts; our experience, long-standing relationships in the industry and our passion for exploring the world will provide our clients with a magical experience from start to finish!

Our Mission Statement permeates every customer contact: We are passionate about our clients, their dreams and crating the optimum travel experience. We are customer service experts, utilizing innovative global solutions and our own unique insight to ensure a quintessential travel experience AND a Journey Beyond Your Expectations!™

Denise Canon

Denise is the President and Owner of Travel Concepts, Inc., and has spent over 30 years in the travel industry. She leads and oversees the full-service travel consulting and management firm.

INSPIRATION: Travel has played in integral part in Denise’s life. Her wanderlust since high school paved her career path, and is reflected in the jobs she has had. She was a flight attendant and worked in radio station marketing, which included designing and planning individual and group travel programs.

ROMANCE: Passion of travel and numerous business trips to the islands of Hawaii eventually led her to meeting the man of her dreams in 1988, when the romantic journey began with their marriage.

PASSION: It’s the one emotion that that is synonymous with travel. Denise LOVES sharing a client’s dreams and ultimately crafting a unique journey, sprinkled with the many magical experiences a client will anticipate with her direction.

INNOVATIVE: Designing countless vacation experiences inspired Denise to invent the word ‘Celebra-cation™’ ~ celebrating a vacation; it’s the one word that says it all!

EXPERIENCE: Her extensive travels during her career have also developed many relationships and partnerships with destinations and suppliers, translating into an extension of the high levels of customer care benefiting the clients of Travel Concepts. Every day provides the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Time away from business is spent with her husband, 3 adult children, and family; passionate interests include daily exercise, love a great book, gardening, any opportunity to experience the ‘sand & sea’ and she is a wine enthusiast!

Amy Leines

Although new to the Romance and Travel Industry, Amy has had a passion for travel since she was a little girl. At a young age she developed a love for each unique travel experience, with special memories of her family’s Colorado ski vacations. The exhilarating feeling of the ski lift, soaring up the mountain, with breath-taking, panoramic beauty ~ a heart & soul experience!

Amy’s first international experience during freshman year of High School included the magical destinations within Italy ~ Rome, Venice, and Florence. Two years later, immersed into the culture and sites of London; she was officially bit by the world traveling bug!

Amy studied at the University of Central Missouri and obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Social Enterprise.
Seeking a travel career opportunity, Amy met Denise (owner) at a local bridal event; two years later her dream became her reality joining the team with Travel Concepts as Group Travel Specialist / Sales & Marketing Manager. Making a difference ~ her passion for travel and genuine caring to assist clients with their ‘bucket list’ of travel dreams!

Amy’s attention to critical details and ongoing global travel education enables her to embrace her client’s dreams and to ultimately create a WOW travel experience. “Working with Travel Concepts is an exciting opportunity … where else can you travel to Cancun, Caribbean destinations, Hawaii and Europe … all in one day?”

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