If you aren't charging me for your services, then how do You get paid?
The best travel advisors make their money through commissions from suppliers which are already built into the pricing structure that you see online, while still finding you the best deal possible, meaning booking with an advisor won't cost you any more than if you were to book yourself. In fact, you're likely going to save money. When you book direct, the resort / cruise lines keep their commission - but don't give you a discount by booking direct. If you book with an online travel agency like Travelocity or Kayak, they are paid the commission (and you get your service from a call center in another country from an hourly employee who has no true concern about the quality of your trip). If you book with us, the resorts and cruise lines pay us the commission. You are provided with personalized service and a human being who is there to help you with all of those questions and to advise you of those things that you don't know that you don't know. It's a win-win for us both. So really, why wouldn't you use a skilled travel advisor?
Can a Travel Advisor Really save me money?
Yes, most legitimate and skilled advisors have access to wholesalers and group cruise pricing structures that the general public just does not have. While we might not be able to find you a better deal in every single situation, we guarantee that you will will save hours of time allowing us to plan your trip. Because time is money, we definitely save you money in that aspect! We also can help you avoid costly mistakes that you might make when booking on your own (some of those "cheap" deals are going to have you sitting in an airport for 12 hours). In addition, we provide you with additional value adds and special touches that you won't get by booking on your own or through the supplier directly.
I like to plan my own trips. Won't using a travel advisor take that joy from me?
Absolutely not! We welcome our clients to be involved as much or as little as they want to be. While we have some clients who trust us enough to give us their dates and a few details and tell us to plan the whole thing, we have others that submit their entirely planned itinerary to us! What we can do for you then is make sure you are getting the best price and affirm your choices or provide you with suggestions for making your trip even better! Then we will book it all for you, so you have someone in your corner in case something goes wrong while you are traveling and someone to provide you with a few special surprises along the way to add to the quality of your experience.
Do you offer payment plans?
In most cases, yes. We can work out a budget for you and make payments on your behalf based on whatever schedule you would like (monthly, bi-weekly etc...) . If you book within a month or two of your departure date, this may not be possible, so we recommend booking as far in advance as possible so you have time to pay it off.
Do you Price Match?
In most cases, if you find the exact same apples to apples package online that we are offering for less, we will make every attempt to price match before you deposit.