PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FEES

Using my professional travel planning services will ensure that you have a memorable holiday. I will do the research and shopping for you, find you the best value based on your travel needs, provide you with personal (and professional) recommendations on the things to do and places to see that would enhance your trip. 

PS. For existing clients and their continued support through the years, the planning fees are waived!

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Initial Consultation

Let's have a conversation--at no charge, to start thinking about your perfect vacation. I will listen to what you have in mind and discuss your travel style and needs.

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Research & Planning

After our discussion, the next step is for me is to provide you with an outline of your desired trip which will be forwarded by email along with an invoice and service agreement. After the planning fee has been processed, I will research and select the most suitable options to meet your travel needs as we discussed and provide a quote. 

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Booking

Once the quote has been reviewed and decided on what elements you would like to book, I will confirm and book each element of the itinerary and advise you of your payment schedule (deposit, final payment, etc.). Final documentation will be provided virtually or in paper form—your preference.

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Bon Voyage!

I will be here to support you while in destination should you need to reach out and of course when you return, I will follow up to hear all about your experience.

THE PROCESS

FEE SCHEDULE

DISCOVERY FEE

Maybe you are new to travel and not sure where to go or where to start? Or maybe you know where you want to travel to but not sure when is the best time to visit? The options can be overwhelming when searching online or, maybe you just want to pick a travel advisor’s brain for ideas? This session will be about getting to know your travel wishes, asking questions about what type of travel you are interested in, and help you decide whether or not you need the assistance of a travel advisor. The discovery fee can be used to gather information and ideas and then do the research and planning on your own or if you wish to work with me, we can move ahead with creating your custom itinerary for your vacation. The planning and support fee will be determined at this point.

 

$50 + GST (1 hour)

CONCIERGE SERVICES

Concierge services are offered to travelers that already have their cruise and/or land package booked, but are looking for assistance with booking their pre- and post- hotels, shore excursions, guided tours & activities, transportation, entertainment, dinner reservations, assistance with flights, etc. I am happy to schedule a call to discuss your specific travel requirements; I will then provide recommendations and booking services using our contacts and suppliers.

Typically, three recommendations per service are offered. Once the services are confirmed and payment has been processed, I will provide all vouchers and a detailed itinerary as needed (paper or virtually).

 

$200 + GST (2 hours)

$400 + GST (4 hours)

PLANNING & SUPPORT FEE

Researching travel options online are endless and can be time-consuming. With 25 plus years of expertise and knowledge, I can help you weigh through the options and finalize an awesome itinerary based on your specific travel needs. As a professional travel advisor, I will provide expert insight, save you time and money, and deliver a vacation tailor-made to your needs. So are you ready to start planning? In order to move forward with my services, it's time to process the plan-to-go fee.

- The fee is required on all customized itineraries and small group planning.

- This fee is non-refundable and is considered a service fee for planning your trip.

- This fee entitles you to three quotes and is valid for 21 days.

  • All-Inclusive Package: $100 Planning Fee

  • Custom Itinerary: $200 Planning Fee        (4 hours of planning)

  • Luxury/Virtuoso: $200 Planning Fee         (4 hours of planning)

  • Cruise-Only:  $200 Planning Fee            (per stateroom)

  • $400: Ideal for groups of 8 and more for a detailed and customized itinerary.

FLIGHT ONLY FEES
  • Domestic and Transborder: $40

  • International: $75

  • Voluntary changes: $25

  • Voluntary cancellations: $50

  • Loyalty Points usage: $100

Please note:

  • fee includes the research, booking, and management

  • all rates are per person, per ticket

  • all fees are subject to additional GST

 

Please note that ticketing fees apply to new and existing clients. As well, ticketing fees may be waived, dependent on the type of travel package booked (TBD)

WHAT DOES THE PLANNING FEE COVER?

  • Complete custom itinerary design including accommodation and tour options.

  • Confirming and managing reservations in all aspects required for your ideal trip itinerary based on your specific travel needs.

  • Enjoy preferred pricing, VIP access, and inclusion of our exclusive negotiated amenities throughout the itinerary. 

  • Destination and product knowledge that has been earned from attending conferences, webinars, workshops, familiarization trips, and my own personal trips.

  • Product comparisons offered such as which ocean or river cruise would be best suited for you, or which is the better value. Or is a private or group tour best for you? I can recommend the best options for your style of travel.

  • Flight booking assistance includes departure and arrival airports, various routing options, stopover recommendations, managing airline schedule changes, and cancellations as well as coordination changes with transfers, hotels, and tours. Access to contract rates (when applicable) giving you lower prices on airfares that are not available online or to the public.

  • Emergency support if a situation arises.

  • Pre- and post-tour options and recommendations—it takes time to research and manage customized pre and post-tour add-ons to your cruise or tour. I will help you plan, confirm, and manage add-ons to customize your itinerary.

  • Navigating through the health and safety protocols with hotels, airlines, cruise and tour operators.

  • Personalized Trip Plans App: access to this App organizes your itinerary, documents, and important contact information for easy access on or offline.