Frequently Asked Questions

This may be the first time you have worked with a travel agent. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about working with me.

If you don’t see the answer to your question, e-mail me at mandy@simplypersonalizedtravel.com.

If I can get the same pricing online myself, what is the advantage of booking through you?

When booking online, you receive a confirmation number and impersonal emails from your supplier. When you book with me, you get someone who takes the time to get to your know your travel wishes and will work hard to help you customize your vacation. Using my services does not cost you anything, but gives you the unique benefit of working one-on-one with an expert who can help you personalize the details of planning the perfect vacation.

WILL I PAY MORE FOR VACATION IF I BOOK THROUGH YOU THAN AN ONLINE BOOKING SITE?

No. I have access to all the same pricing for resorts as the online booking engines do. I can read the fine print, check to see if you are comparing apples to apples, and price match if available.  Often times, I can find discounts and promotions that are not available to the general public.

How do you get paid if there are no additional fees?

Suppliers build in commission into all of their pricing. If you book with them directly, they keep that money. If you book with me, they pay Simply Personalized Travel AFTER your trip is complete. I am not paid for the quotes, questions and research that I do. I am not paid until I have done all of the work and you have returned from travel. The price is exactly the same directly or booking through me. There’s no reason not to. You get personalized planning and easy access to expert advice for no extra charge.

What kind of clients do you cater to?

Everyone! I help clients with all budgets. Letting someone handle the logistics and details is something that ALL of my clients will receive, no matter the cost of the vacation. I can help you decide where to spend and where to splurge based on your budget.

WHAT IMPORTANT INFORMATION SHOULD I know BEFORE CONTACTING YOU?

You should have your travel dates and exactly who will be going on the trip. It is helpful if you can also set a budget that you are comfortable with, so that I can prepare a quote that is realistic for you. Please fill out the online quote request form, e-mail me, or call me. Once I receive your information, I will reach out if I need more information for you. At that time, I will prepare a quote so that I can let you know all your options to book your vacation with Simply Personalized Travel.