In a fast-paced world where we all value time off, spending quality time away is one of the most important things to get right.
Whilst the Internet is great for learning, entertainment, meeting people, sharing ideas, this technology still cannot replace the knowledge, value, expertise, and personalisation a Personal Travel Consultant can deliver.
So, if you're considering your next trip away, here are 13 reasons why you need someone like me ;)
1 - I'll save you time and stress
Looking at pictures in brochures, magazines, and on social media is fun, but planning a trip can involve time and often hard work. Especially if it’s a multi-generational trip, a group booking, an unusual destination, or a special occasion like a wedding.
Spending time researching, shopping around might not always be the best use of your time. A Personal Travel Consultant can do all that for you.
Coupled with my industry knowledge, connections, and own travel experience I'll will save you stress and time, not only in the planning of the trip but across the whole booking experience.
2 - I'll help spread the cost of your holiday
Whether it’s a dream honeymoon, last-minute break or family getaway, paying for a high-value holiday can sometimes be daunting. But when booking with a personal travel consultant, you’ll get access to a hassle-free option.
Once you’ve got your heart set on a holiday or trip of a lifetime, a direct debit scheme will take care of the rest: being able to spread the cost of a trip in low monthly instalments can make all the difference.
There will be an amount agreed to go out on the same date each month, which means you don’t need to worry about missed payments and can look forward to your holiday instead.
Bonus reason: Instead of a remaining balance 14-16 weeks before your holiday, the final payment isn’t due until 6 weeks before you travel when you pay via direct debit.
3- I'll have your back if you need an advocate
Whether it is a natural disaster, bad luck or just bad weather, not every single holiday booking goes to plan, no matter how amazing a travel consultant is.
Whether there are problems getting you out there or getting you back home safe, having someone like me to help steer around the things we cannot control is proving more valuable than ever before. Having someone at the end of the phone is something customers often tell me is so important to them.
4 - The world is ever-changing and sometimes turbulent
Has a Caribbean destination recovered from a hurricane? Is it safe to travel to the Middle East? Where can you travel post-COVID-19? A great travel consultant has inside knowledge and is up-to-date with the latest news, natural disasters, and hot topics.
Often before the news is shared online, the travel industry including tour operators and travel consultants (like me) are one step ahead. Without the need to search online, having a Personal Travel Consultant means having someone to turn to, someone who has already thought of the next step before you have to think of it yourself.
5 - Like any professional, I know holidays best
I'll give you the inside track to get the most out of your holiday, to make it as memorable as possible. Like any professional, I know my sector best. If you had a broken tap you’d call a plumber to fix it. It’s no different in the world of holidays.
I have trained to become a certified travel consultant to be able to provide a professional service. Again like most industries out there, the world of travel is an ever-moving target, it never sits still. The options available, the destinations best for certain types of travel, the go-to hotels never stay the same for long, but you can always rely on me to know what's best.
6 - Much more convenient, a one-stop-shop
As a Personal Travel Consultant, I handle every aspect of my customers' holidays or trips. From the flight to the booking of the hotel to the private transfer, the activities, any guided tours, airport parking, travel insurance... the list goes on.
Whatever the destination, size of group or preferences for the trip, I have the knowledge to be the one-stop-shop which makes it highly convenient for you whatever your preferences are.
7 - The care factor
My travel business depends on referrals and repeat business. So, you can bet that I will do everything I can to deliver amazing customer service. From start to finish.
I chose to work in this sector due to my passion for travel. I care about my customers having great experiences every time. Not all travel companies focus on referrals or repeat business, many of the higher volume sites are based on new business, whereas I care about every single customer and each booking.
8 - Get better access
Did you know I can book your holidays and get offers you just can’t find online? Whether you are looking for a ticket to a sold-out show in New York, you’re looking for a private boat tour for an anniversary, or you just need help with making the hotel room extra special for your honeymoon, I can make it happen.
There are perks from working in the trade and I will always try (cannot always guarantee) to get airport lounge tickets, any VIP connections, or upgrades to be added to your booking where possible. I'll always look out for that little extra, as I know it can go a long way to making the trip special.
9 - Group bookings are no easy feat
Organising group trips can become a logistical nightmare. Coordinating arrival times, different departure times, organising transfers for everyone etc. is something I can take off your hands. I'll be the one point of contact for the group.
Whether it’s a big family, a hen party, wedding party, a group of mates, a sports club, I can tie all the loose ends, connect the dots and make sure everyone has a great time away.