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 work as a team to serve our valued clients.

We are proud members of Ensemble, 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.

Where do your Bucket List 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!

Clients who turn to a Travel Concepts Specialist desire an in-depth, personal approach and want the advice and expertise of a professional. Travel Concepts is a Certified Seller of Travel; you should avoid any seller who has not taken the safeguards required by law to protect your investment.

Our Mission Statement permeates every customer contact: We are passionate about our clients, their dreams and designing 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! Travel Concepts helps people realize their ‘Bucket List’ travel dreams by creating a WOW experience! If you can dream it, we can take you there!

Meet Our Team

Travel Concepts has expanded our team to include Travel Specialists throughout the United States. As an industry leader, the team at Travel Concepts is committed to designing and delivering unique and innovative concepts, destinations and experiences.

With over 70 years of combined years in the travel industry, we possess in-depth destination and product knowledge and our strength is over-the-top customer service. We go to great lengths to ensure that our clients’ travel experiences, whether personal or business, are amazing!

Together, we have received expert certification with numerous destination and resort/hotel partners globally. As your personal travel concierge, we remain at your service!!

~ It is a beautiful thing when a career & passion come together ~

Denise Canon


Denise is the President and Owner of Travel Concepts, Inc., and has spent over 35 years in the travel industry. She leads and oversees the full-service travel consulting and management firm.

INSPIRATION: Travel has played an 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 eliminate 1 ‘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, adult children, grandchildren 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!

Ashley Jessee

“Travel is the only thing you buy, that actually makes you richer”. I really love that quote and it is so very true. My passion is to help people see the world and to successfully plan their adventure. No single approach to travel is the right fit for everyone, which is why my skill set of organization, leadership, trustworthiness, and problem solving best serve the client and their goal. My educational background has a strong focus in business and customer relations. I strive to make each and every Celebra-cation™ amazing and perfect for the client, fulfilling their dreams and expectations.

My time away from the office is spent with my husband golfing, enjoying new restaurants, friends, and family and of course traveling!”

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