What we do. Who we are.
Branson's Best Vacations is a vacation planning service specializing in vacations
and get-aways to Branson, MO. We handle vacation planning for one or two guests,
families and even larger groups like family reunions & affinity group events.
With over thirty years in the market, we've seen this town grow from humble
beginnings to the #1 family-friendly tourist destination in the county,
with an estimated eight million visitors annually.
We know everything this town has to offer and it has something for everyone,
both young and old. We have a number of popular packages to choose from,
or we can customize a unique trip to the Ozarks especially for you.
MEET OUR TEAM
Gregg Gray, originally from Chicago, has made his home in Branson, Missouri since the 90's His background is music and he toured the country; worked in the recording studio as a keyboardist, producer & arranger; and has been actively involved with a number of well-known artists, including the Osmonds, Toby Keith,
John Davidson, Pam Tillis, Bobby Vinton, Jim Stafford,
Collin Raye and a host of others.
On a regular basis, Gregg was asked by his friends and family to recommend shows & attractions and put together vacation packages to the Ozarks. Friends of his in the travel industry started asking his advice on things to do and shows to see for their clients that wanted to experience Branson.
Our goal is to make it easy for travel agents and travel planners
who have clients that want to vacation in this beautiful destination.
Marlene Brice is an incredible asset to our team. She successfully
completed, graduated and is a member in good standing with the prestigious International Tour Management Institute. She is qualified for local guiding, receptive and incentive travel, meeting and event planning, domestic and international tour directing including international travel
by motor coach, air, cruise and rail.
What makes her so valuable to our company is her years of practical experience. Marlene owned and operated a KOA, destination campground in Arizona, where she actively scheduled and setup daily recreational activities for her guests.
Marlene is in demand as a Tour Director/ Manager. She has years of experience directing educational travel adventures with Road Scholar. Marlene is currently managing tours for a variety of clients, including Shoreline Tours & Travel, who specialize in travel fulfillment for Senior Centers across the country. In addition, Marlene is directing student performance group travel for Bob Rogers Travel.
Laura Curphey is an invaluable asset and team member with
Branson's Best Vacations. She's our Financial and Accounts Manager,
with over 40 years experience in accounting. Laura earned a degree in
Business Administration and Finance.
Her background includes working for a commercial construction
company that built hospitals and municipal buildings.
She created spreadsheets tracking every phase of construction;
sub-contractors, payroll and supplies, that would make your head hurt.
Her attention to detail is amazing. Laura also handles
insurance quotes and assists in customer service for our company.
Whit Privette was born in South Carolina and raised in Oklahoma. He spent most of his life actively involved in the music business, both as a musician and on the business side of the industry. He spent years in Branson, MO and Myrtle Beach, SC working with well-known artists and shows including Tony Orlando, Rich Little, the Osmond Brothers, Johnny Lee, Legends in Concert and many more.
In 2007, Whit moved to New Hampshire where he managed a nine hundred seat performing arts theatre in Manchester. He was responsible for booking national acts, as well as managing the theatre facilities. In 2017, Whit moved back to Branson as marketing director for the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center. After several months, he accepted an offer to partner with the Branson's Best Vacations team, where he does an outstanding job putting together vacation packages and managing customer service responsibilities.
Whit's real distinctive is that he loves people and realizes what makes our company stand out is our experience and great customer service.