WHY WOULD I USE A TRAVEL ADVISOR TO PLAN MY TRIP?
I'm no stranger to the fact that planning a vacation can be a lot of work, but I can turn an otherwise stressful, time consuming process into a fun experience that you, and your family or friends look forward to. You shouldn’t have to rely on hours spent on Google – and why would you? You deserve a travel advisor who can truly get to know your needs, which is why my planning process starts with a Free Discovery Call to get to know you more. Every trip I plan is customized to YOU.
WHY SHOULD I BOOK WITH YOU INSTEAD OF BOOKING ONLINE?
For many reasons! Some were mentioned in the previous above question. I save you a lot of time researching, comparing, and booking. I have many years of travel experience, and I learn something new every day! I visit the properties I recommend, take the cruises I want to book for my clients and keep up with travel industry continuing education. As a full-time business owner, I am committed to doing whatever it takes to make my clients happy and run a successful travel business.
I can offer you that personalized service you just won't get booking online and then waiting on hold for hours just to ask a question or make a change to your trip.
HOW DO YOU GET PAID?
Travel Advisors receive commission from hotels, suppliers, tour operators, and other travel partner groups that we work with to plan and book travel. The commission percentages are previously negotiated, so when we utilize our partners’ hotels, activities, or services, they give that percentage of the booking back to us in exchange for bringing them business. The total cost is not inflated in anticipation of agent commission and our partners do not increase their prices to cover their payment to us. For more complicated, multi-city and group itineraries, I do collect a small planning fee based on the time that will be needed to research and plan.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Don't wait for an emergency to find out! Although Travel Insurance is an optional choice, I strongly suggest you purchase it to protect your investment in fun. Travel Protection is there when your travel plans hit a snag. It’s total peace of mind, whether you’re dealing with common baggage mishaps or emergency medical evacuations and trip cancellations.
Travel insurance is meant to protect you against unforeseen travel misfortunes, like your flight getting cancelled due to severe weather or your baggage getting lost or stolen. When I provide your vacation quote, I can also provide information about the best options to protect your trip.
I'M IN! WHAT'S THE TRAVEL PLANNING PROCESS GOING TO BE LIKE?
My process is very easy! I like to start off with a Free Discovery Call which allows me to get to know you and make custom-tailored recommendations for your needs.
I will combine your wish list while taking into consideration other important factors like dates of travel and budget to create the perfect, customized itinerary and options.