Why Choose Simply Personalized Travel?
A PERSONAL TOUCH
Anyone can book a vacation on the Internet. Simply Personalized Travel isn’t just the Internet. Every time you e-mail or call, you will speak directly to a real person who is available to address your concerns, answer questions, and provide recommendations. When you book with a resort or destination on your own, you will probably speak with a different agent each time you contact them. Working with ONE Simply Personalized Travel agent allows us to develop a personal relationship so I can get to know your interests and preferences for your trip. A vacation is an investment that often requires you to save money for a while in order to go. Your investment is important to me, and I want you to maximize the value of your vacation.
It’s a tough job doing the research, but someone has to do it! I stay up to date on the latest deals, details, attractions, closures, changes, and options for you. I am constantly visiting locations, updating my certifications and attending trainings to know the best destinations, resorts, parks, and cruise lines. Chances are, either I’ve been there, or I’ve sent clients there. If I haven’t, I’ll do my research so you don’t have to. I know the best options to consider and the ones you should avoid. I’ll ask you the questions I need to know to steer you towards the right resort or destination for your needs.
The best part is that YOU DON’T PAY ME—the resort or destination does! My planning services are free for you! Many people misunderstand travel agents. You pay a commission even when you buy direct from a cruise, resort, or destination. If you don’t use a travel agent, you are essentially paying for a service that you are not utilizing.
I have insider access to deals and information through reputable vendors and tour operators around the world. This helps bring you cost-cutting vacation packages from the best destinations. Booking through me is often less expensive than booking on your own because I can monitor your reservation and be sure you are getting the best rate possible, even after you book the trip. I know what to avoid—hidden fees, extra add-ons, and when you’re truly finding a “deal.”
Are you wanting to book a vacation, but you don’t want to pay for it all at once? Many vacations only require a deposit, then you can make payments of any amount at any time until the final payment date. Depending on the trip and if airfare is included, the deposit is often small. Final payments are typically due around 30-45 days before the trip, depending on the vacation. If you book your vacation well in advance, you have time to make payments along the way.
Choosing a destination, resort or cruise is just the beginning. When you book with me, I will be your primary contact throughout the planning process. You can come to me with questions and concerns, and I will work with your resort or destination on the details. I will e-mail, call, wait on long holds, and more so you don’t have to. I am on your side and want to be sure your vacation is fabulous while costing you the best price with the least amount of work on your part. I can save you time, second guessing, and mistakes, so that your vacation planning is fun. If you prefer to handle most of the planning, I can be available to answer questions when needed. It is YOUR trip!