Kathy Ward, of Tollymore Brae in Newcastle, was handed a two-year sentence suspended for three years at Downpatrick Crown Court on Friday.
The 40-year-old operated La Mon Travel in Downpatrick, but instead of providing customers with a holiday of a lifetime, she left many out of pocket and stranded at airports and ferry terminals.
She previously admitted 80 criminal charges, including fraud, forgery and theft.
The offences took place at her business between 2009 and 2010, when she defrauded over £110,000 from her clients.
Ward owed customers thousands and the court heard how she would take cash from one customer to pay for the holiday of another. Some of her victims did get their money back, however, others were left out of pocket. Around 22 of them were at court on Friday.
During sentencing the judge said he accepted that Kathy Ward's motive was the survival of her business and not greed or a desire to live beyond her means.
He also acknowledged that Ward's thyroid problem - known as Graves' disease - was likely to have contributed to her impaired judgement.
Her partner, 47-year-old William Mark McConkey, also of Tollymore Brae, who also worked at the travel agency, was given a one year suspended sentence for two years after he pleaded guilty to seven offences including fraud and theft.
The actions of these two individuals have had a serious impact on their victims, coming as they did at a time of great economic difficulty for a lot of people.
Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Harris
After the sentencing, Niall Murphy, Kathy Ward's solicitor, read a statement.
It said: "Kathy Ward and Mark McConkey would like to sincerely apologise unreservedly for the customers of La Mon travel who were affected by their actions.
"Kathy and Mark deeply regret the emotional and financial stress that was placed upon their former customers. They would like to take this opportunity to point out that despite many reports this was not an orchestrated fraud to fund a champagne lifestyle."
But outside the courthouse, there was little sympathy from victims for Ward, who previously admitted a charge of theft in 2007.
Anna Bowles, who lost over £5,000, said: "I'm very disappointed.
"Second offence, what does this send out to our community? You go in and you thieve and you get away with it. I'm really angry, she done us out of £5,500 and we never got a penny."
Victims described Ward as an "amazing actress", who would turn on the tears whenever customers questioned her about booking irregularities.
James Lappin was left stranded in Cambodia in 2010 because she had only booked him a one-way ticket.
"I stole from markets, I begged from people. Some people did look after me, a Thai family looked after me when I made it to Thailand," he told UTV.
"It was a nightmare trying to make my way home.
"The last thing she said to me was: 'Don't forget to send me a postcard'."