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But Can You Beat Costco???

Updated: 4 days ago

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As a travel advisor, I get questions all the time about my job and the services I provide. I absolutely LOVE talking about my job and all the ways I get to help people plan adventures of a lifetime. I get so excited with each client working to custom curate the vacation of their dreams! Still, of all the questions I answer daily, there are two that stand out the most. Here are the top two most frequently asked questions I get from clients and how I answer them.

Number 2 - "How much do your services cost?"

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I speak with clients every day who are in desperate need (and want) of some guidance in planning their vacations. Like everyone else they are on a budget and are concerned that the use of a travel advisor is not a "budget conscious" decision but a luxury choice. And here's where I get to share some really exciting news! 99.999% of the time, my services are completely complimentary! I have the absolute pleasure of working with a company, which, over the course of the last 10 years has built strong, trusting and lasting relationships with some of the best suppliers in the business. Those suppliers want their customers well taken care of, so, more often than not, the cost of using a travel advisor is already built into the cost of your just don't know it. Why pay for the services of a travel advisor without getting all the perks? That's where I come in! Let me guide you along the way to your perfect getaway and get that top notch concierge service you've always wanted!

Number 1 - "But can you beat (insert discount store of your choice) here?"

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This is one of my favorite questions because the answer may really surprise you! YES! In so many ways I can absolutely beat what the discount store is offering you!

  • I can beat them in personalized relationships.

  • I can beat them in customized services and trouble shooting.

  • I can beat them with travel tips and tricks.

  • I can beat them by knowing YOU and what YOUR family needs.

  • I can beat them by crafting a personalized vacation, not just booking a trip.

Let me give you something to think about. When the world shut down in 2020, the travel division from Costco turned off their phones. No customers could reach any representative and many people who were traveling all over the world were stranded and looking for help. Many agents in my company helped get those people back to their homes. Costco left those customers alone, confused and scared about what to do next. You will never get that feeling when you use a travel advisor!

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Here is what I do for all my clients, no matter the budget, no matter the trip:

  • Personalized Service: I get to know my clients' interests and lifestyles so I can craft the perfect travel experience for them. Every client is different, so every vacation is different. There is no "one-sized fits all cookie cutter" approach to my work.

  • Benefits: I offer unique experiences at competitive pricing, often offering things that cannot be found on consumer websites. I train and travel regularly, so I have a bank of experienced knowledge to share with my clients. I offer those insider tips and connections to ensure you have the best possible value.

  • Advocate: I know how hard my clients have worked to earn this vacation, and I want them to ENJOY every minute! That's why I stay informed about the latest travel trends and am there to help with any issues that arise before, during AND after travel. I understand the investment that goes into travel, and I want that protected as much as possible. My goal is to provide a stress-free process from beginning to end so my clients can truly enjoy their well-deserved time off.

  • One-Stop Shop: My services are a go-to for all aspects of my client's vacation. Planning, airfare, rental cars, excursions, accommodations, insurance; you name it, I can do it! My recommendations always reflect my client's best interest, not the suppliers or the bottom line.

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Contact me with your next idea for adventure. You never know, it may just be a lot closer than you think!



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