After an initial planning session where we discuss what type of travel you’re interested in and if we want to work together, I’ll provide you with some options and will continue to make adjustments until it’s exactly what you want. I book the trip and handle all details and any issues that arise until you return from your trip. Plain and simple.
Commission is built into all travel you buy online, so when I book your trip, I earn commission from the company. There is little to no out-of-pocket expense for you to use my services.
I charge a fully refundable planning fee that you will receive back when you take your trip. This protects me from doing a lot of work for a trip that does not take place. I may also charge a planning fee if the trip you are looking for requires a lot of customization, research, or companies that do not work with travel advisors.
Remember, you aren’t just getting a vacation. You are getting full service, support, and peace of mind knowing there is nothing you need to worry about…except packing. No one likes packing.
A lot of times, yes.
I get emails daily about sales and how long they will run for, so I can book discounted trips that you wouldn’t know are available.
I also have access to net rates and wholesale pricing, so I may find a hotel or resort for several hundred dollars less than you could. In this instance I do charge a wholesale fee, but even still, you are saving money.
At the end of the day, it’s about getting the best value for your money. The services a travel advisor provides can’t be bought at an online booking engine.