Before we get started, you’ll need to know the answers to a few questions.
Determine your travel dates
Who is going with you? Are you bringing the kids?
What budget do you have to work with? Is it a realistic budget?
Does everyone have a passport? If your passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your travel dates?
What type of vacation are you looking for? Cruise, resort, villa rental or a tailor-made itinerary to fit your specific needs?
Are there any special requests or needs that should be taken into account? (a room with a specific view, someone with mobility or health issues etc.)
Are you celebrating a special occasion? (honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary, graduation or retirement trip etc.)
Do you have any destinations in mind?
Are there any specific activities you’re looking to experience? (scuba, surfing, golf, sailing, hiking etc.)
Then once you’ve gotten a good idea of what you’re looking for, contact me either via the website, phone or email. We’ll chat a bit more about your travel needs and then I’ll put together a few recommendations for you and send them via email for your review. Once you have a proposal, review it carefully. If you have questions, ask. If you want to make any tweaks to the itinerary or look at alternate options, not a problem! Once we’ve found the perfect vacation experience for you, you’ll be invited to join my online client portal where you can securely add deposit/payment information, see your trip details, and complete any necessary forms. Pretty easy, huh?
How Much Does It Cost To Use Your Services?
NOTHING! Yes, you read that right!
It costs you nothing to use my services. Whether you book with an online travel website or through me, my commission is already included. If you’re going to be paying for an agent’s services, you might as well take advantage of it! We get paid by the companies with work with so it costs you nothing additional. The only time I may charge a planning fee is for destination weddings and groups of 10 or more tralvers or custom made itinieraries that require extensive research.
With that being said, I only earn a commission if you actually book your vacation with me. If you use me to do your research then book online, I don’t get compensated for my expert advice or time. If you do happen to find a lower rate for the same package I’ve quoted you, let me know! In most cases there is something different in the package (different flight schedule, room type, etc.). If it is the same package, I can often price match what you find.
We can all agree that not all trips need a travel agent. If you wanting to book your annual vacation to Myrtle Beach, you are probably able to do that in your sleep. But if you’re looking for a memorable vacation for your family, a cruise to Greece, planning your honeymoon or that special anniversary trip — don’t leave it to chance. It’s not my job to find you the cheapest price — it’s to get you the best value for your money that meets your interests and your budget!