About Celebration Travel

Founded in 1984, Celebration Travel is a full service, licensed and bonded travel agency located in Shelbyville, TN. We are motivated to find you the vacation of your dreams for the best price. Celebration Travel’s owner, Nakai Waynick began her career here in 1986 filing travel brochures. Within a couple years she became part-owner and eventually the sole owner. Nakai is living the true American Dream. Most people ask about the name Nakai. She is Hawaiian and a designated Hawaii specialist.

The Celebration Travel Team

“We love to experience the culture of new places in the world. And we love helping others experience them too!”


Nakai Waynick CTC, owner Celebration Travel – Nakai is a Certified Travel Consultant with more than thirty years in the travel industry.  As a native Hawaiian, Nakai has close ties to the people of Hawaii and knows the best places to visit on the Islands.  Nakai has traveled all over the world including most of the United States, the Caribbean Islands, Europe, Costa Rica, Belize, Bermuda, Mexico and more. Nakai escorts a group annually to a wondrous exotic destination. Past groups have included Alaska, Hawaii, New England, Canada, Italy, and Mediterranean Cruises.

April Finch CTA- April is a Certified Travel Associate part of Celebration Travel since 2012. She has helped clients with plans to all major travel destinations and is a graduate of The Travel Institute. If you are looking for excellent customer service and a contagious smile call April. Some of her favorite places include Coastal Alabama, Florida, Cruises to anywhere, Walt Disney Resorts, Las Vegas, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and All-Inclusive Vacations to the Caribbean. April is a certified Disney Travel Specialist, Princess Cruise Specialist, and Certified Sandals Specialist.

Tom Waynick-Business Administrator-The BA title means he does almost everything except sit at a desk out front. Tom helps host groups, works with advertising, promotions, marketing, accounting, backup support, research, crazy ideas, changes lightbulbs and sometimes makes lunch. He is also a realtor, auctioneer, newspaper columnist and freelance broadcaster.

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There are no additional fees. Whether you’re planning an individual, group or cruise vacation, we will help! We can coordinate your out-of-town family and friend’s travel plans with yours as well. Our vacation services and resources are free.  However, we must charge a small ticketing fee for airline tickets outside of a vacation package. To learn more, contact us at 931-684-2111 or email.