VEndor Spotlight – Shelly Copeland of Haynie Travel

Shelly Copeland is fulfilling her longtime dream of working in the travel industry.  After 25 years in corporate accounting, she joined Haynie Travel Service in January 2013 and has loved every minute. Even during these trying travel times, she is enjoying helping clients to reschedule canceled travel plans for the future and making sure the process is as seamless and as pleasant as possible.  She cares about each and every one of her clients and shares in their disappointment at this time . 

Her favorite part of her job is to sit down with clients, young and old, and listen to what their ideas of a dream vacation or honeymoon would be and doing her best to make that dream a reality.  She is inspired to travel to all of the destinations that she researches for clients, and that is world wide!  She has assisted her clients in traveling to six out of seven continents, with Africa being the last to check off her list and that would have been fulfilled in October 2020, but thanks to Covid19, the 77 day adventure for her client has been canceled.  Hopefully it will reschedule soon!!! 

Since joining Haynie Travel, Shelly has had the opportunity to travel to some of her own dream destinations, like Hawaii!  She has visited both Oahu and Maui and is a certified Hawaii Travel Specialist.  Among Shelly’s other certifications, she is a certified Signature Travel Expert and a Sandals Specialist.  Her other favorite destinations include any of the Caribbean islands she has visited, particularly Aruba and Jamaica!