Michael W. Graham, CTIE

I believe that Time is our most precious commodity and we must spend it wisely.  Travel is an investment, and I am a well-traveled Travel Investment Advisor.

It is my hope that more people travel because when we travel we realize that, while governments may differ, we are all one people. And when we realize that, it fosters more peace and harmony among all of us. And that is something this world desperately needs.

The best value my agency can bring you is the optimization of your most valuable asset: time.  What you want is an authentic experience directed by insider knowledge. Our clients are engaged in all levels of travel - check their testimonials - but they are not having to search for the "best of" because we have already certified it for them. 

For me to plan your travel personally, you must be a member of the Elite Travel Service, which is by direct invite or approved referral, when there is an opening.  Due to the focused nature of this subscription program, there are necessarily a limited number of participants.

Michael is the author of the River Cruise Bible, available at fine bookstores and online booksellers.


As the President of MGA Travel, this business is a labor of love derived from my fantastic journeys over the past 35 years. 

I have visited 80+ countries, all 7 continents, and hundreds of cities. In addition to many other methods of travel, I have sailed on countless ocean & river cruises, and on virtually every brand.

I have had the pleasure of personally guiding many organizations around the world across 50+ countries, by sea and land.     Here is a map of these adventures!

My success is due to my family, my team, the grace of God, and learning from a lot of mistakes!

Michael, a CTIE, ACC, and VTA certified expert, is available to give travel talks at consumer, trade, and corporate events.


Michael receiving the Pacesetter Award in Bali, May 2017. 
Left: Chris Besendorfer, VP of US Customer Experience, Amex; Center: Michael, Right: Claire Bennett, Executive VP, Global Travel and Lifestyle Services, Amex.  

Michael is part of the A-Team.  You can set an appointment to talk travel with him here. 
Email him at michael@mgatravel.com or call him at 843-279-0310