What Is A Travel Advisor?
Me -- I am a travel advisor! A travel advisor is a professional travel consultant with the resources, connections and expertise to add great value to your travel plans. Travel advisors work in partnership with you to select and plan travel experiences that are tailored to your unique wishes and budget. The benefits of using a travel advisor are endless, and you may find you uncover new perks each time you work with your travel advisor.
In contrast, some travel agencies with large call centers are often inbound marketing specialists with little to no actual travel experience. They are encouraged to sell certain properties and cruise departures. Their goal is speed and volume – that means taking your order and moving on to the next customer as quickly as possible. The disadvantages of using a travel agent is that they may not be able to provide guidance or answer questions about the destinations, cruise lines or properties you are interested in. Many times, due to their marketing partnerships they offer “one-size-fits-all” vacation packages.
Why Should I Use A Travel Advisor?
Your time away from home with family or friends is your most precious resource. You want to take advantage of an expert to help you invest it wisely. The very best travel advisors offer great value that adds a richness of experience to your vacations and getaways. Not only will the experience you have on your vacation be enhanced, the planning will also be a much less stressful and less time consuming for you. Through my preferred partnership with vetted travel partners worldwide, I am able to offer my clients preferred rates, amenities, upgrades, VIP status and credits that they cannot access on their own, through the Internet or by booking direct.
Why Work With A Certified Travel Specialist?
As a certified Signature Travel Expert, employee of Travel Central , and designated as one of the "Top 30 Under 30 Travel Agents in the US," I am among the very best in terms of expertise and professionalism. With these distinctions, I have been able to specialize in several destinations (USA, Costa Rica, Europe, etc.) and travel types (Adventure, Family Vacations, Romance, etc.) in order to offer clients true insight and also to deepen my office team’s collective knowledge. Beware of the holiday travel agents who claim to be qualified to plan your very complicated independent tour of any destination on the planet – you’re much better off working with someone who knows a lot about several destinations, instead of a little about a lot!
Advisors are vetted through an intense qualification process that factors their education through recent travel to the area, the number and intensity of client trips planned, and client feedback. When you select a specialist, rest assured you are working with a travel advisor who is deeply qualified and very excited to work with you! More information about my training and certifications.
Do You Have To Have A Big Budget To Work With An Advisor?
The short answer is… No! If you consider travel an investment in life and you value the experiences and memories that travel brings, then you will find great value in working with me as your travel advisor. This investment gains you access to potential upgrades, credits, amenities and a richer experience. I save you time by saving you from fruitless and frustrating Internet searches; and make sure your travel dollars are handled with the very best of care by well-vetted, financially secure travel partners.
How Much Does It Cost To Work With A Travel Advisor?
Do travel agents charge? Yes, travel agents and advisors are compensated for their time, expertise and the resources they deploy on your behalf. Travel By Bailey charges planning fees, a model much like architects, interior designers and financial planners utilize. Commissions are what we do for the supplier (matching their product to the right customer) and fees are what we do for you! To learn more about my travel management program click here. Fees range from $100 for advice-only, to upwards of $250 per person based on the intricacy of the itinerary, length of travel and number of passengers. Please note, the planning fee is custom to each client and departure and is up to the discretion of the travel advisor. 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 I am able to offer.
What Kind Of Trips Should I Book With Bailey?
Once you become my client, you are unlikely to ever book travel on your own again! You will find that I add value to even the simplest of reservations and the experience of working with me brings you ease-of-mind and joy. I find that travelers come to me the first time when they have become frustrated with travel agency call centers and are looking for true expertise and guidance with one of the travel types below. Of course, this is just a small sample of the type of travel experiences I create in collaboration with my clients.
Unique Honeymoons that are not “cookie cutter” packages
Private Jet Travel
Hotel Bookings at unique and luxury properties
Luxury Beach Vacations
Should I Use Bailey For Short Hotel Stays?
Absolutely! Through my status as a preferred partner with a wide range of hotels, villas, and resorts worldwide, I am able to offer my clients added value and preferred rates at thousands of hotels around the globe. We often hear from clients, “I didn’t want to bother you for a quick hotel booking.” It is our privilege and our pleasure to manage your travel reservations wherever or for how long you are away from home. Remember, you cannot VIP yourself, and the special perks, upgrades and amenities are only available to you by booking with a Travel Central travel advisor. Travel with me and discover why you should use Bailey as your advisor.
Are You A Travel By Bailey Traveler?
You value rich experiences that are tailored specifically for you, your spouse, and your friends and family. You like to see the world through your own lens, not through an online booking engine meant for the masses. Your destination and length of stay are of little consequence. I cater to all travelers from around-the-world to weekend getaways.
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