Recently novelist and Reader’s Digest travel writer Nadine Jolie Courtney asked Luxury Ventures Travel founder Victoria Zindell the question, when should someone consider using a Travel Advisor?
RD: Everyone likes to save money (occasional lower rates), how can you help?
VZ: Our advisors have access to the same (and often better) pricing than you can find online. We can secure special perks like complimentary room upgrades, daily breakfast, and other benefits you can’t get on your own. The amenities our clients receive on a hotel stay alone are valued at up to $450++ per stay.
RD: How can you help plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip?
VZ: If you dream it, we can do it. We take the time to understand your travel style, remember your important milestones, & encourage bucket list aspirations to design extraordinary trips that exceed your expectations.
RD:What if the client wants the latest and greatest in travel trends, hotel openings, wedding locations, and so on?
Our clients benefit from our extensive firsthand travel experience and being at the forefront of the latest trends & newest openings before they have happened. Our team has traveled the globe, discovering everything from the world’s most sought-after cities to the gems you’ve haven’t even heard of.
RD: What happens if things go wrong?
VZ: We’re here for you 24/7, that includes before, during and after every trip.
RD: Can the client request special or VIP access?
VZ: Our advisors have access behind the velvet rope to experiences you never even dreamed were possible. We are pleased that our clients are the guests who will be first to be upgraded at the best hotel in the city, they are the individuals who will receive the impossible to come by Broadway tickets, and the fortunate ones who will enjoy the best seat in the house at the most highly sought-after Michelin star restaurant.
RD: Sometimes things can be very last minute.
VZ: Planning and booking your own trip would take hours and hours. Even then, it’s like drinking from a fire hose with all the information out there. Our travel advisors provide the kind of top-notch service that helps you conserve your most precious resource: time.
Life is all about experience and the one thing that we buy and is guaranteed to make us richer is travel. We have assistance in every other part of our lives, so why wouldn’t we seek knowledge and expertise when planning our travel? Your most precious asset is your leisure time and this will be thoughtfully managed by an entrusted advisor who will eliminate calamities during your time traveling.
Read full Readers Digest article ‘14 Times It Actually Pays off to Use a Travel Agent’ online here: https://www.rd.com/advice/travel/when-to-use-travel-agents