Never used a travel advisor before and afraid of not knowing what to expect? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We have constructed a bunch of frequently asked questions that we have received from our clients who have allowed us to design their vacation with loved ones in the past. These FAQs are bound to give you the answers you need.
Frequently asked questions
Is it worth booking a trip through a travel consultant (travel agent)?
Unless you have incredible relationships with suppliers, hoteliers, tour operators, and other travelling companies, your special journey may end up in a disaster, considering how many hours you may lose research the relaxing vacation or travel experience you ought to have.
It can take up to 40 hours or more to book a vacation to a new and unknown destination. Multiply that time by your hourly wage, which is, for example, $25 an hour. Spending up to 40 hours in planning a vacation would cost you about $1,000 of your valuable time. Our nominal professional service fee is a fraction of this cost.
Do you really want to browse through hundreds of online reviews, suppliers, as well as all the other components required for a trip? Of course not! That is where we come in. We do all of the heavy lifting so that you can sit back and relax, even before the relaxing vacation. All this at a nominal fee, which includes the professional treatment and FREE consultations that you deserve.
How much does it cost to go through a travel agent
Our fees range from $25 to $299, depending on the level of service and the type of travel. Below is our going rates:
- Diamond Service (Group of 10 rooms or more) - Groups or Wedding Destinations. Price - $299.
- VIP Service - Custom-designed travel package river cruises and we guarantee to come within budget for these travel categories and the others listed below! Price - $249.
- Platinum Service – All-inclusive resort package and Ocean Cruise. Price - $149.
- Gold Service – A booking made by you before contacting us, that we will service for you after it is transferred to us. Price - $99.
- Silver Service – Review a booking made by client. Price - $49.
- Air or Hotel Only - Booking fee. Price - $25.
What does this fee cover?
Our clients are hardworking professions who do not have time to take care of the smaller aspects of vacation planning. They are smart with their time and money. They understand the value of hiring a good professional for services they desire. A vacation is particularly important to them, as it allows them to reconnect with family and friends. We understand that we are competing for your non-discretionary funds with other luxury items, but rest assured, the trips that we plan for couples, families, and groups lasts a lifetime. Our professional service fee covers time spent in researching and building an itinerary. So, not only does your fee cover our time researching and building an itinerary, we also add the following bonuses (for most service levels): • A private travel portfolio, wherein you can submit payment authorization, 24/7 (for Gold & above. Silver service not included) and track all their past, current, and future travel details. • A detailed itinerary of your trip (which includes a mobile version too!)
What Types of Vacations Do You Have Experience in Planning?
We book any type of travel. However, our specialty is European and US River Cruises, all-inclusive resorts, custom-designed vacations, honeymoons, and destinations weddings. We select and work with only the top-notch tour operators and suppliers that we love to work with that are personally vetted for you by us.
Can I Access My Vacation Itinerary Online?
Yes, you can. We offer to ways to view your itinerary online. We provide a personal online portfolio, where our clients can access all their trips, including authorizing payments, 24/7. Furthermore, we send an electronic itinerary that can be downloaded to your phone. However, we always encourage our clients to take their original paperwork as a backup, hence the reason for the custom document holder for our higher service level clients.
When is the best time to start planning my vacation, be it a honeymoon or destination wedding?
Typically, 9 to 11 month is a good rule because flights are generally not available until about 11 months out (if you want a packaged trip but budget airlines book 6 months or less unless it is a chartered flights.) Cruise lines book 2 years out. There is never a better time to plan a vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding than right now. Don’t waste a single second. You never know what unexpected problems you may face in the future. So give us a call right away and we’ll get the show on the road!
If I am getting married, what name do I put on my airline ticket?
It is particularly important that you put the name that matches your passport and ID on your airline ticket. This will avoid any unnecessary interferences. So, if you will be newly married, most likely it will be your maiden name. Then upon your return you have 6 months to submit a name change to your passport at no extra cost.
What are the best wedding destinations?
This would have to be the islands across the world. More specifically, the islands of Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, etc. There is just something about these islands that encrypt these memories into the minds of guests for a longer time.
Do I need a passport or a Visa?
Definitely yes. When flying internationally, a passport book (not card) is as needed as the wings of the plane. Without it, you’re grounded. Visas vary from place to place. Let us know where you want to travel, and we will be more than happy to let you know whether you need a Visa or not!
I am really busy.Can we discuss everything through email?
If you found time to read these FAQs, perhaps you may have a few minutes to spare so that we may hear your lovely voice? We would love to create a connection with our beloved customers through the phone. If not, email is not a problem.