Professional Services & Fees
As your travel advisor/agent, I work for my clients in the travel planning process. In order to maximize my time and expertise, I follow a process with my clients to ensure that your travel needs and expectations are met.
Complimentary Initial Private Consultation
I get to know You and Your Travel Style. Our initial conversation is about exploring your expectations, likes, dislikes, and you are looking for in your vacation. Questions will include, things like what is the primary experience you are looking for… romantic, adventurous, relaxing, family bonding, exciting, celebratory, educational…? I am compensated for my time, expertise and the resources we deploy on your behalf through professional fees. This chart highlights just some of the services we will provide. Fees are based on the intricacy of the itinerary, length of travel and number of passengers.
Fees range from $25 for simple hotel bookings, to upwards of $250 per person per week based on the intricacy of the itinerary, length of travel and number of passengers. Very often, clients find that they more than make up the planning fee in the discounts, food and beverage credits, extra amenities and value-adds that our travel advisors are able to offer.
Custom Travel Management Includes:
- Expertly planned vacation itineraries on your specific destination including personalized immersive authentic experiences and excursions
- Access to our vetted and insured travel partners and their experiences
- Monitoring and tracking your flights, cruises, hotels leading for changes in price, amenities, itinerary or schedule changes and resolving any challenges or 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.
- Review of trip documents and confirmations. Eco-friendly electronic documents.
- Support from Start to Finish: from the start of your request, you will collaborate with a dedicated Travel Central advisor to ensure a flawless experience for you.
Design, Plan, Implementation
Cruise Comparisons: I review their strengths and weaknesses, their ports, the inclusions, amenities and pricing.
Securing reservations using our special rates and booking amenities such as onboard credit or complimentary
upgrades. Designing customized pre and post- cruise land journeys.
Unique Accommodations including hotels, apartments, villas, home stays, ranches, houseboats, wilderness lodges,
and luxury tented camps.
Customizing airline reservations including seat assignments, frequent flyer point use, air credits, tracking schedule
changes, utilizing consolidators to often find savings up to 40% on business class.
We offer the full range of stylish transportation options from luxury sedans and exotic cars, to private jets and
luxury yachts, to rail tickets or Luxury Rail Journeys
Personalizing authentic immersive private or group experiences and excursions including helicopter rides, hiking,
sightseeing tickets, after hour experiences, culinary experiences including gourmet dining reservations to enjoying
dinner with locals in their homes.
Concierge Services including restaurant reservations or suggestions, golf tee times, spa appointments, babysitting
and nannies, private chefs, photographers, and special event tickets.
Access to special rates or additional amenities
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Access to our comprehensive digital travel guides
Access to our local in-country Destination Specialists
Reservations for Guided Group Excursions
Pro-rated monthly trip payment plan from Uplift
Eco-friendly electronic documents
Reservations for transfers, rail tickets, shows & events
Dining reservations (as available)
Cruise online pre-travel registration
Land vacation pre-travel registration
Protection Of Your Investment
I recommend and evaluate multiple options for Travel Insurance and find the best value based on your vacation price, destination and covered reason. I highly recommend the purchase of Cancel/Trip Insurance. I also monitor changes that may impact your vacation. I also review terms, conditions, and cancellation penalties for your vacation.
Peace Of Mind
Priority access by phone or email access to your travel advisor
Contact before, during, and after your vacation
Emergency assistance during your vacation
Our Pocket Travel smart phone app with your complete daily itinerary
Complimentary Breakfast at Travel Central’s preferred Hotels & Resorts worldwide
Food & Beverage Credit at Travel Central’s preferred Hotels & Resorts worldwide
Early check-in and late check out privileges by advance confirmation or subject to availability
Private Car & Driver Excursion at select ports on select cruise lines
Travel Sweepstakes (3 times each year)
Travel Magazine Subscription featuring inspiring and exclusive travel offers
5 Reasons to Contact Me
Firsthand Expertise and Knowledge
My colleagues and I have traveled the world, and we have the firsthand experiences and insider connections to prove it.
Thanks to my worldwide partnerships, I can create that one-of-a-kind travel experience just for you.
I can give you access to exclusive perks only available through us.
I Know You
Unlike the average travel booking website, we will take the time to get to know your preferences, making sure your vacation is perfectly tailored to your needs.
You Can Rest Assured
Let us expect the unexpected. As your advocate, we not only know your preferences before you go, but have the know-how to anticipate your needs, solve problems while you’re traveling and be here for you on your return.