WHAT I DO AS YOUR TRAVEL ADVISOR:

 

I am not a travel agent. I am a travel advisor. I am quite a bit different in that I work for my clients in the travel planning process.  In order to maximize our time and expertise, I follow a process with my clients to ensure that your travel needs and expectations are met.

The first step in the process once you have inquired about a trip is to set up either an in person or phone consultation. This may be one person or it may be multiple. During this consultation I want to get to know you and your travel style. I ask a lot of questions and explain my planning process.

After the first step, we can determine if I will be a good fit for your travel needs. If both parties agree to move forward we will present you with our services agreement and require a commitment consultation fee from you to move forward.

Once you have contracted my services, I begin putting together a customized itinerary based on what was discussed during the consultation. This will be presented to you for review and amendments can be done as needed until we have an itinerary that you fulfills your travel wishes.  At this time we can secure arrangements with a deposit and the balance of our consultation fee.

The third step in the process is when we begin making reservations and recommendations specific to your trip.  Whether they be dining, spa, excursions, villa stocking, or babysitting, I take care of all of the details.  Final payment is usually due anywhere from 6 months to 2 months prior to your departure date.  This varies based on supplier.

A few weeks prior to departure, I will present you with your final documents, including all reservations and arrangements that have been made.  I offer a mobile app for those clients that wish to have it as well.  This app includes a detailed itinerary, city guides, real time flight updates, instant access to crucial documents, and messaging with your travel consultant during your trip.

Upon your return, I will follow up with you to get your feedback and to discuss any future travel needs you may have.

Specific Logistics I handle:

  • Transportation from airports, rail stations, ports and city to city, private transfers or group transfers

  • Customized airline reservations including seat assignments, frequent flyer point use and more. 

  • Train tickets or Luxury Rail Journeys

  • Accommodations including hotels, apartments, villas, home stays and tented camps.

  • Pre booked sightseeing tickets, private and group excursions and after hour experiences. 

  • Culinary experiences including dinning reservations, marketing, dinning with locals in their homes, cooking classes and more.

  • Pre and post- cruise land journeys.

  • Personalized immersive authentic experiences and excursions from helicopter rides to hiking

  • Travel Insurance -evaluation of the multiple options and find the best value based on your vacation price, destination and covered reasons

Do I charge a fee?

 

Depending on the complexity of a vacation and the number of people, I apply a travel management fee (usually $100 to $350) to your vacation. This amount is part of your deposit and disclosed at the beginning of the planning process. Travel management from me includes:

  • expert planned vacation itineraries by a travel advisor on your specific destination

  • access to our vetted and insured travel partners and their experiences

  • monitoring your flights and hotels leading up to departure

  • notification of any changes in your booking and working together to resolve issues

  • inside tips and recommendations for each of your vacation destinations

  • a customized app with your day-by-day travel itinerary, destination guides, and e-documents

  • reminders about final payment and setting up a monthly payment plan if requested

  • security knowing you’re getting what you pay for!!

 

Please remember most travel websites like Expedia and Travelocity also charge fees but wait until you’re at the check out page to disclose it. We are upfront and clear about any fees we charge you! And we provide services for our fee!

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