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12 reasons to work with a travel consultant

 

1.    Our Careers are Based on Knowing Things, Places & People That You Don't Know

We have spent most of our careers establishing and building relationships with our supplier and destination counterparts, so that our clients can enjoy exclusive access, VIP treatment and special amenities wherever and whenever they travel. In some cases these benefits are complementary to the traveler—just one more way travel advisors provide superior value.

 

2.    We Will Be Honest If You Ask Our Opinion

We rely on our personal experience, not reviews on websites from people you don’t know. And if we haven’t been to your resort—we usually know someone who has and can give you first-hand feedback.

 

3.    Your Travel Consultant is an Expert

We will ask the right questions, listen to your answers and offer expert advice to guide you in making the right decision regarding how to spend your vacation time. We take a critical look at all the moving parts of your trip to make sure that each component fits—like a giant jigsaw puzzle.

 

4.    If Time Is Money, Think of Us as Asset Managers

You can’t hit re-do on a vacation and your time is your most precious asset. Let us take the stress out of planning—or if you like planning—let’s do it together.

 

5.    It's All About You..

The more information clients can give us about their preferences and interests, the better. We can tailor tours towards your interests—the sky's the limit. Think of us as your personal matchmaker for travel.

 

6.    ...Please Do Not Base Your Hotel Choices on Random Web Reviews

You have no idea who that reviewer is, what their expectations are when it comes to a hotel stay and what "their perception" of great is. We choose hotels based on "your needs and expectations." Just because a vacation was great for someone else, doesn't mean the same vacation will be great for you. Getting to know and understand my clients' needs and wishes are my top priorities, so we can advise you on the best choices for "your" vacation.

 

7.   When it Comes to Logistics, We Have Your Best Interest at Heart

Sometimes there are “cheaper” options but if we don’t mention them to you there is a reason and the price saved is truly not worth it.

 

8.  You Are Leaving Money on the Table When You Book Direct Instead of With Us

We can add value to your reservations with complimentary breakfast daily, possible upgrades, and a special amenity like a spa or food and beverage credit.

 

9.  We Provide More Than Just an Airline Ticket

We can help you coordinate your air travel providing the best logical routing, connecting times, baggage restrictions and also assist with canceled flights, missed connections and schedule changes.  You’d be surprised how often the airlines, weather, natural disasters and world events affect travelers, you need more assistance then a website or call center can provide, especially in times of need

 

10.  We Practice What We Preach

We are very well-traveled, typically having been to dozens of countries and we share our first-hand insights with clients. Chances are we have been where you are going!

 

11.  We Work for You, Not for the Travel Supplier

We are your advocates and have no reason not to get you the best price possible, benefit, value and service.

 

12.    We Know the Value of Your Vacation Time and How to Protect It

If you can’t afford to lose everything you’ve paid for your trip—say if you fall hurt yourself two weeks before you are supposed to travel, or you can’t leave your for business reasons—you need to buy travel insurance. Being young and healthy doesn’t mean you don’t need insurance. And your U.S. health insurance may not offer medical coverage outside the U.S. Travel insurance is for unexpected emergencies, regardless of your age or health.

 

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