Lainey Melnick, ACC & Associates
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Austin, TX - (512) 799-0626
  About Us  

In 1962, Lainey Melnick took her first international flight from France to Wisconsin at 6 weeks old, and was hooked. Travel is more than a hobby or an interest to the Melnick family. It is woven into family memories, experiences and creates ageless bonds. From the earliest memories of road trips across America, explorations of the Hawaiin Islands, zip-lining with the monkeys in Costa Rica, and swimming in the crystal clear Caribbean ocean, to the most heartwarming destination celebrations of weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, and even business meetings and conventions, one thing stands out among it all - Travel, surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and some of the friendliest strangers you could meet. We are honored to help you build your most cherished memories.

Thank you for choosing Dream Vacations - Lainey Melnick & Associates. We know that you have many choices, and we deeply appreciate your business.


Lainey Melnick

Dream Vacations, Franchise Owner


About Us

Lainey Melnick, ACC

With over 30 years of executive experience in media, technology, marketing, management and politics, Lainey Melnick is a seasoned professional. Lainey is the mother of 4 children and the grandma to two beautiful twin boys. The Melnick family lives in the Eanes ISD area, and Lainey gives back to the community in many ways. After running for the US House of Representatives in TX-21, she was appointed to serve as Commissioner for Travis County Emergency Service District 10/Ce-Bar Fire Department. In addition, Lainey has volunteered and supported the Eanes schools, EEF, Shalom Austin JCC, Congregation Beth Israel, Austin Humane Society, Rawson-Saunders School, the Red Cross, Lonestar Soccer and Learning Ally. IATA member agency. Lainey is a member of the World Travel Holdings Certified Spokesperson Team and is the Travel Destinations Expert for Life in Westlake, Neighbors of Westlake, Barton Creek Resort Living, and Rob Roy Living Magazines. CLIA Accredited Cruise Counsellor. Designated a Hotel Sales Specialist (HSS) certified by Marriott and a StarwoodPro, and a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and Princess Commodore. Certified Alaska Anchorage Wild Expert. Certified Sud de France Specialist. Certified Jamaica Specialist. Certified Puerto Rico Travel Expert. AMResorts Master Agent. Certified Aussie and New Zealand Specialist. Lainey is the 2017 Recipient of the OPAL Award for Women in recognition of her outstanding performance and leadership in her community and business. 2018 Travel Marketing Influencer Award. 2017 Club Med Top Producer. 2010 True Blue Award Recipient. 2011-present Platinum Ranked Agency. Travel Leaders Affliliate. Offering eligible American Express card members access to travel products and services including pay with points. Contact Lainey direct at 512-799-0626, 855-GR8-TRIP ext 123, or by email.



Dawn Myers - Grandview, Texas Branch

Managing our Grandview, Texas location is Dawn Myers.


With over 20 years of Inside Sales and Administrative experience in various corporations, I decided it was time to join the fun in the travel industry.  I have been an Independent Vacation Specialist with Dream Vacations-Lainey Melnick & Associates since 2017.  I am a mother of 4 beautiful children with my husband, Todd and we reside in the beautiful little country town of Grandview, TX.  When I'm not booking travel, I enjoy coaching little league softball teams and I play both softball, golf and travel when I can.

I can help you with all of your travel needs.  I have experience booking individuals, couples, business, and group bookings.  I specialize in domestic and international travel with cruises, land packages, resorts, rental cars, transfers, and travel insurance.  Since I've been in the travel business, I have gained so much knowledge to help you plan that perfect Dream Vacation.  I am a Certified Aussie Specialist, a Certified Hawaiian Destination Specialist and I am a Graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge.  I am constantly learning new destinations and new ideas through training and live seminars so I can better assist my clients. I want to help provide you with the most memorable vacation experience possible.  If you would like to plan your next Dream Vacations you can reach me by phone at (817) 449-3164, 855-GR8-TRIP x789 or by email.



Now Hiring Travel Agent Associates

Do you have a passion for travel? Lainey Melnick & Associates is currently hiring tech-saavy Travel Associates who have a proven history of success (in any industry). The right person would always put customer service above personal profit. These positions are outside sales people working on a commission split basis, full or part time, working from your home. Email your resume and cover letter to Lainey Melnick.


Lainey works tirelessly to get her customers what they want or to fix up whatever might have gone wrong.  She is totally trustworthy and always ready to offer creative suggestions.  Whatever you want from your vacation, she'll find a way to get it for you.


Dick and Mitzi, Tucson, AZ (Carnival Destiny 11/11)


CruiseOne and Lainey have taken the work out of cruise planning. They took care of all the details, leaving us just the FUN part of the vacation!  Highly recommend!

 Joe & Carol,  Austin, TX (Carnival Magic 11/11)


Lainey has helped make my lifelong dream of an Alaskan Cruise come true. My new husband and I are extremely pleased at our price, the details that Lainey has made sure were wrapped up before we left and the bottom line of EVERYTHING we are getting. It's been an absolute pleasure to work w/Lainey @ Cruise One.


Deborah and Howard, Salt Lake City, UT (Holland 5/12)


Everything went extremely smooth so many thanks to Lainey. This trip was filled w/firsts and AWE inspiring moments. It was a wonderful vacation. We totally enjoyed ourselves. We felt like prince and princess the entire time. The tours Lainey set us up on were AWESOME. We couldn’t have asked for better. We will be going back to Alaska in about two years and will always use her services to do other tours as we were very impressed w/the service, cost and want bang for our buck we got. She did us a fantastic service.

Debbie (Holland America, 6/12)


Lainey, I just wants to thank you for helping us organize a great vacation. The Disney Dream cruise was one of the best vacations we’ve had so far. I think every family should one day take a vacation like this, the kids and I had the best time ever, and part of that was because you helped us and guided us through all the steps of that trip..thank again,and we'll definatley use your help in future vacations.


Hazar (Disney 8/2012)


Your service was spectacular and we will not hesitate to recommend you to others.


Mary (Norwegian 8/2012)


Lainey Melnick was great. She was professional and worked tirelessly to get me the best deals. She gave me quality service.

Jacqueline (Norwegian 12/2012)


 Thank you for being the most amazing agent!!! (I've dealt with many!)

Valerie (Celebrity 02/13)


Lainey went out of her way to quote vacations with very little notice. She got us good rates and took an evening out of her day to bring me some paperwork. I will book my next vacation with Lainey.

Jon (DisneyWorld 08/13)


Lainey, Thank you so much for making our vacation. It is wonderful to have someone care enough to give the extra special touch. We appreciate you hard work.

Tara and Randy (Disney 10/2013)


The best part of planning this trip has been having a helper like you. My husband thinks you are the best travel agent he has worked with!!

Shantha and Ramesh (Oceania 11/2013)



We love Lainey Melnick! She was super responsive no matter what time we called or emailed, very professional and courteous. She was patient with our changes and helped us so much anytime a conflict arose. I would recommend her to anyone. consequently, we booked another cruise already! Thank you, Lainey, for everything you did.

Janine and Lee (Disney and Europe Land 7/14)


Fantastic service. Before, during, and after our cruise! We will be using your service for our next vacation!!

Kathy, George, Karin and Jacob (Carnival 4/16)


Lainey was easy to reach and responsive when we had questions or concerns. Would not hesitate to book with again.

Martha, Charles and James (Carnival 1/16)


I enjoy working with Lainey.  She makes everything easy. She is knowledgeable and works hard to make sure all is place.  Thank you.

Enid (Las Vegas 1/16)


Lainey did a wonderful job for us!

Ed  and Kim (Cancun Land, 2/14)


Lainey and CruiseOne = FABULOUS!

Randy and Bessie (DisneyWorld, 11/14)


I had an amazing time!

Susin and Jacque (Norwegian Cruise, 10/14)


It was the perfect experience for us!  Great place and easy booking for a large group. Overall it couldn't have been better.  One of the girls said "this was everything I dreamed of"

Tanya and 22 Hyline Moms and Daughters (Cancun, 3/16)


Lainey listens to our needs and is very responsive. Highly recommended. We love Lainey!

Randy and Bessie (Amazon River Cruise and Macchu Pichu Land Extension, April 2016)


Dream Vacations made our family trip to Mexico a moment of a lifetime.  Lainey was very friendly, helpful, and thorough.  From start to finish, each detail was carefully planned and flawlessly executed.  We did not worry about a thing as she had it all handled. 

Kelly (Cancun, 12/2016)


The vacation was just what we hoped for. The entire vacation was well planned. This is my third time using Lainey. I was very satisfied with everything.

Evadne (Group to Australia and New Zealand, March 2017)


A great trip. Cruise was comfortable and safe.

Hyacinth (Holland America, Australia and New Zealand, March 2017)


Dawn was awesome!

Katie (Hotel stay, March 2017)


It was awesome! We loved the guide Lainey had set up. Great people very professional and organized. The hotel was perfect.

Randy and Tara (Cuba, April 2017)


Dawn was patient and looked into several travel destinations for me, as I was undecided on where to go. I had not traveled in almost 10 years and she told me what to do each step of the way- even sending reminders to check in online for our flights. We appreciated all her help and will definitely use Dawn again for our next vacation!

Lesa (Secrets, Los Cabos July 2017)


Dawn was extremely helpful during the entire process and always went above and beyond to help our needs or answer any questions!

Christina and Billy (Los Cabos, July 2017)



Amazing! I wanted to let you know how perfect the expedition around Svalbard was! I cannot think of anything negative from the size of the ship, the excursions, the people, the amazing food, the lectures, the views and the was a trip of a lifetime. The kids loved it as much as I did and are now bugging me to do Antarctica... Thank you, Lainey, for all your help!

Alexia, Everest, Orion and Thomas (G Adventures Polar Expedition, July 2017)



Lainey was so intelligent and knew the answers for everything before we had questions, she made everything I mean EVERYTHING was hassle free, from flight to vacation to back home, will definitely use her again and again and again.

Doug, Sherry, Charlotte, Scarlett and Alexandra (Disney, October 2017)


Lainey did a great job (as always) in making the preparations and keeping us updated of the timeframes and information that we would need for our trip.

Susan and Alex (Norwegian, October 2017)


Lainey Melnick's assistance was first class. Always happy to help. Always accommodated our preferences. She has earned the spot as our Number 1 cruise planner.

Susan and Joel (Disney, December 2017)


Dorothy and I had a vacation that Lainey arranged and I can tell you that she is really excellent at what she does. She LISTENS and, if what you want is possible, she gets it done. She doesn’t just pick a package off a shelf and cram it quickly down your throat. Her INTEGRITY is absolute. When she says something, you can leave for the bank to make your deposit.

John and Dorothy (Uniworld, April 2012 and GOGO Vacations, April 2015) 



I feel like I always receive the best options with great pricing with Lainey.

Cecily, Noah and Mia (Carnival, April 2018)



Awesome vacation! Best flight times, loved the resort and great price!


Lisa and Matt (St Croix, June 2018)




Dawn Meyers was great! she was very responsive and helpful. She answered all of my questions and made everything easy for us.


Maria and Jessica (Los Cabos, June 2018)



Dawn was a tremendous help to me and my son. Our first father son trip, to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando was so much fun and stress free 100%.

Melissa (Orlando, August 2018)


It was the first time It was the first time I'd ever been to the Bahamas and thanks to Dawn it was such an awesome experience. She helped us book an awesome excursion in Nassau and we had anawesome time on our family vacation. I'd ever been to the Bahamas and thanks to Dawn it was such an awesome experience. She helped us book an awesome excursion in Nassau and we had an awesome time on our family vacation.


Melissa (Bahamas, July 2018)


I give Lainey a 10 out of 10 stars. Everything went very smooth we were always informed where the next place was the luggage alaways arrived on time. We had a wonderful cruisetour of Alaska.

Esther (Holland America, July 2018)



Dawn was most professional and answered all questions and concerns. She got me exactly what I wanted that was affordable as well as enjoyable. I will refer her to others as often as possible.



Amy (July 2018)

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