Judi Samson

  • Coppell US-TX

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present


Family Custom Travel

For more than twenty years, Judi served her clients as a travel consultant working as an employee for a number of travel agencies.  When the agency she worked with for nearly ten years decided they would no longer employ full-time agents, she formed her own travel consulting business to continue serving the families of friends and associates she has helped with travel plans over the past two decades.

Family Custom Travel is dedicated to working with families to create well designed travel ventures that leave a legacy of "family memories for a lifetime".  Please see www.familycustomtravel.com for additional information.

2000 - 2009

Travel Consultant

Coppell Travel

Judi joined this well known agency when she discovered it was located just minutes from her home in Coppell and needed additional travel agents.  Her growing involvement in the Coppell/Valley Ranch community made this decision easier as she focused on serving those she knows.

As the agency has gone through many changes (relocating their offices twice and refocusing their marketing efforts several times) Judi has consistently provided the level of service to the clients she has served that results in their returning for help in planning future travel. 

1998 - 2000

Travel Consultant

Keller Travel

The former owner of Cavalier Travel asked Judi to join her in this agency which had acquired Cavailer in the late 1990's,  The new agency had grown rapidly through acqusition and was in need of seasoned agents who could serve a wide range of leisure clients.  Judi continued to focus on leisure travel serving old as well as new clients.

1997 - 1998

Travel Consultant

Dallas Travel

In the fall of 1997 the agency Judi was working with closed their business location and moved into the owner’s home.  At that time she elected to join, as an independent travel agent, two friends she had worked with in her first travel agency as they opened the North Dallas office of a major travel agency that had served Dallas clients for over 30 years.  Working from this office she provided her clients with a full range of leisure travel services which increasingly focused on the upscale destinations her clients requested.

1995 - 1997

Independent Travel Agent

Maclin Travel

By 1995 many of the clients Judi served were expanding their travel needs to include corporate travel and business meetings.  In the fall of that year, she joined another travel agency that served a large number of business professionals, sports celebrities and upscale clients.  Working as an independent travel consultant, this agency helped her expand her knowledge of airline reservation systems, corporate travel and meeting planning that she needed to better serve her evolving client base.  During this time she also expanded her focus to include upscale leisure travel.

1987 - 1995

Travel Agent

Cavalier Travel

Judi entered the travel business in 1987 at an entry-level position with a well established Dallas travel agency.  Her focus was planning and booking a wide range of leisure trips including destinations in Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Alaska, Australia, and throughout the United States.  She determined alternatives available and made reservations for the full range of travel accommodations including airlines, cruise and rail travel, as well as hotel and resort facilities.

Continuing Education

Judi has completed numerous specialist programs for destinations including Canada, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Jamica, Great Britian, and Las Vegas.  She is currently working on France.  She has also attended training programs and received certificates from numerous hotel chains.  She is a member of CTO.

Carnival Ecstasy


We had a fantastic time. I want to do 2 cruises a Year now. Haha.

One of the best vacations I've ever had.


When Things Go Bad

Jackie and Judi

I want to tell you both THANK YOU  for all the help you gave to me and my family for our trip to Mexico. 

First of all Jackie and Judi - both of you were there for me when our flights on American Airlines was cancelled due to bad weather and they could not put us on another flight until the Sunday the day before our trip was to end. 

When I called, Judi you quickly looked into alternatives for us for flights out on funjet and you were able to get all 4 of us on a flight out the next morning and moved our hotel out a day to allow us to have the full 4 night 5 day vacation I paid for with no hotel penalties.  Your ability to work with me and help me out was extraordinary!  Thank you for your support and dedication if you had not helped me to get flights we would have had to cancel this once in life vacation for me and my two nieces and best friend.  The trip was to celebrate my youngest niece's 21st B-day. 

Thank you for helping my trip with my nieces and my best friend to be one of the best trips I have had.

With great respect and gratitude I say thank you

Your customer for life


Alaskan Cruise


Thank you for everything you did for Julie and me.  We had a wonderful trip to Alaska. 

We were upgraded to the best stateroom on the boat and I have this strong suspicion you had something to do with it.  You’re the best. 

I will stop by sometime this week and thank you in person.

Have a great day,




I wanted to thank you for you help in making our honeymoon so relaxing and stress-free.

Everything was taken care of when we arrived at check-in. We had no problems getting the free upgrade. The hotel was absolutely amazing.

Again, thanks for your help! We will definitely recommend you to anyone planning a vacation or honeymoon. We'll come see you for our next vacation.



Judi is a travel advisor and consultant who helps her clients plan and secure domestic and international travel arrangements.  She has extensive experience in booking family travel to exotic, premium and luxury destinations in Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico.  During the past few years she has also helped her clients plan and book trips to the Philippines, Egypt, and India. 

She knows how to assemble family vacations, family reunions, destination weddings and honeymoon travel ventures that meet the desires and needs of her client . . . . and through an extensive network of contacts, she knows who to contact to make her client's travel happen in the most cost effective way that will create memories to be cherished and shared with others for many years.

Judi is recognized by her clients as their most trusted travel advisor and consultant.