Even in the age of online booking, travel agents are a great source of information and discounts. A travel agent can make sure that your trip is tailored to you, assist you in case of unexpected problems, and help you anticipate potential issues in advance.
VALUE: Travel agents who have been in the business long enough have access to rates the internet will not offer you. Think about it this way – giant corporations have corporate rates for their employees with built in discounts to save costs for company travel. The same is true for us. Our rates for hotels are at least the same as the internet, and often better.
PERKS: Our relationships with hotel chains or cruise lines allow us to include perks that are automatically included in the overall rate. For example, Select hotels will offer our clients free breakfast and a resort credit of some kind to use towards food or the spa. We are sometimes even able to negotiate a room upgrade upon your arrival!
A few friends have said to me “but I love to research and plan my trip myself.” I get this, I really do. But understand that by calling a travel agent who specializes in where you’re vacationing, you both can geek out talking about plans together. It’s like having a conversation with a dictionary when you love to talk about words! They will guide you, brainstorm with you, give you food for thought and allow you to do the research in a more fun and informative way. Also, let me say this – if you are googling parts of the world, airfare or hotel costs those companies are putting cookies into your computer. They know you are interested in going there. So guess what? The prices will go up after awhile. Sneaky, but true. So while you’re researching you are costing yourself more. Research to your hearts content, and then call us, have a fun brainstorming session and let us make the arrangements and put out expertise to use for you.
VIP YOURSELF: You don't have to be a celebrity to receive personalized attention and special treatment while you are on vacation. We can and happily will make you a VIP. Whether you want a specific bottle of wine upon arrival or enjoy being treated extra special on a special occasion, our partners will help you feel like J Lo and A Rod.
Travel Insurance: Travel is expensive. We can help you book "cancel for any reason" travel insurance so you can feel secure in your travel planning. You will need to add travel insurance at the time you make your deposit, but you will feel more secure knowing you will only be out the cost of the insurance itself should your plans change.