(18 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Rey Alton

Bellaire, TX

Maldives Trusted Travel Expert

Planning the perfect vacation, with the wealth of options available, can be daunting. The islands of the Maldives are a world apart, and you want to be prepared as possible. Never fear, because I am here to help. In addition to expert advice on the ideal places to visit and stay; to how best to travel there and back, hot tips on local activities, culinary delights, and must-sees, and more. I am a one-stop shop for creating the perfect vacation experience tailored just for you, so that you can save big, stress less, and enjoy the vacation of your dreams!

My Travel Specialties

Full-Service Trip Planner

The process of planning, coordinating, booking, and managing travel arrangements can be a daunting experience.  But, with a seasoned and respected travel advisor, your travel planning experience will be streamlined and hassle-free. With more than 25 years of travel industry experience, Rey specializes...
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Honeymoon Expert

Honeymoons & destination weddings are something I know well! The best wedding gift my wife & I gave to ourselves was the honeymoon. We honeymooned for two weeks in Barcelona, France, the Amalfi Coast, Rome, Tuscany, Venice, and Croatia. It was a nice relaxation period after wedding planning for eight...
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The is wedding complete, now on to the honeymoon!


When picturing the perfect island escape, worlds away from the ordinary, few places compare to the Maldives, with its paradisiacal beaches, warm breezes, and calming ocean waves.  The Maldives boast breathtaking horizons: vibrant seascapes, immaculate beaches, and a culture rich in music and dance....
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My Travel Albums

Canaves Oia Suites
Client Weddings
Bride & Groom wed in Riviera Maya Mexico
Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival
Rey & Chef Marcus Samuelsson
Running of the Bulls
Spain - Running of the Bulls
Honeymoon - Venice
Honeymoon - Venice St Mark's Square
Honeymoon Rome
Honeymoon - Vatican City
Honeymoon Florence, Tuscany & Pisa
Honeymoon France
Honeymoon Barcelona, Spain
W Hotel in Barcelona
My Destination Wedding Riviera Maya
Me & my groomsmen

My Travel Stories

Barbados - Food, Wine and Rum Festival

For four days in November, Barbados hosts one of its most talked about events of the island; the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival. The festival allows you to experience the beauty of the island, exquisite food, drinks and mingle with some of the most highly acclaimed chefs of the cooking world....Read more.

Customer Testimonials

Portugal River Cruise was wonderful

We want to thank you very much for coordinating our Portugal River cruise, everything worked out perfect and we had the best time. We loved every minute.
Louis & Martha G, Houston, Texas

Europe Trip

Rey, Just wanted to say thanks from Elaine & I and let you know trip went great. Everything went without a hitch and we’ll definitely be in touch when we get ready to plan next trip. Lucien
Lucien S, Houston, Texas

The trip to Europe was awesome. All went well.

The trip to Europe was awesome. All went well. I do need to give you feedback about the Eurostar ticket people what the reviews say is completely true. The man comes 15 minutes before you leave. We were there an hour before. But all was great!
Kimberly F

My Reviews

40 of 65 people found this review helpful
Travel Expert
We have worked with Rey for many years and have always enjoyed the experience. Most of our travel has been river cruises in Europe but last year we did a trip to South Africa. Rey is very thoughtful, thorough and responsive.
By  Randy  from  Houston
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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34 of 59 people found this review helpful
The best trip of our lives has been to Jamaica
My husband and I have been using Almeda Travel for 11 years. He is always thorough and willing to make adjustments as needed. We have enjoyed the many cruises we have taken and we will continue to do so.
By  Alexis  from  Houston, Texas
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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32 of 56 people found this review helpful
Another fabulous trip!
Rey has booked several domestic and international trips for me over the years. Each time the experience was fantastic. Rey is not only a knowledgeable and experienced travel agent, he is patient with groups and always provides stellar customer service. The resorts are always fabulous and his recommendations on what to do when we arrive at our destinations make my vacations more enjoyable. I’ve counted on Rey to book fabulous vacations for over 10 years and he always delivers the best. I’ve always enjoyed the individual attention and care Rey provides his clients. He understands the apprehension that comes along with trying new places and is thorough and accommodating as a result. He’s also great at making suggestions on future vacations and I’ve never been disappointed when I follow his suggestions. Rey will remain my travel confidante for many years to come. He’s the best, hands down!
By  TC  from  San Antonio, Texas
Traveled to  Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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31 of 54 people found this review helpful
Anniversary Trip
I have the opportunity to book travel with Rey at Alameda Travel several times over the past 5-8years. He is very informative and knowledgeable about different places to travel and the hospitality service companies in those areas. I have been very pleased with every interactions and trip we have been on.
By  Chris Cooper  from  Humble, Texas
Traveled to  Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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31 of 56 people found this review helpful
The Winter Holidays in Southeast Asia
Our vacation was awesome! Thanks to your excellent expertise. Everything went smoothly Singapore was everything I expected to be and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel was over the top. We had a beautiful room facing the Bay. Delicious food, great shopping. My first time entering a Buddhist Temple. Everything in Singapore was excellent.We enjoyed visiting the Temples in Bangkok. Thank You. You are the best!

By  Myrtis  from  Sarasoto, FL
Traveled to  Singapore ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Maldives
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Bora Bora
  • Mexico

Travel Specialist:

  • Adult Only
  • Destination Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Couples & Romance
  • River Cruises
  • Beach Vacations
  • Luxury
  • All Inclusive

Top Travel Partners:

  • Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
  • InterContinental Hotels Group


  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner 2013
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner 2011
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner 2009

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