What I can provide and how I add value?
The question I get most often is, “why do I need a travel specialist when I can simply go online and make my own reservation?” If you need flights only or you know exactly where you want to go and stay, online booking sites are great. When you are planning a significant vacation and need to choose from the enormous number of options on the internet, I can provide value!
A vacation is a very big investment – I can minimize the work and stress and make planning more fun! I will help narrow down the large number of options you find online. I have in depth knowledge and experience with destinations and travel providers and can provide brochures, photos, specific information or even a presentation of what you can expect. I can handle all of the reservation details and send reminders of important due dates, provide your travel documents and helpful hints. Unfortunately, travel is unpredictable on so many levels (flights, weather, baggage, etc.) During travel I can assist in resolving any issues you may encounter – while you enjoy your vacation investment.
I stay up to date on destinations, travel suppliers and travel styles by traveling myself, networking with other agents, attending industry meetings and participating in webinars and specialty training. The connections I have through my host agency and travel affiliations give me access to contacts (over 3,000 travel agents) and resources that are not available online. If I do not have specialized knowledge of the type of trip or destination you desire, I can connect you with someone who does.
Bottom line, when using Sea The World Vacations, you get an additional level of personal service at no additional expense. My focus is river cruises, small ship cruises, Europe tours and some amazing beaches – but call me with anything, if I cannot assist I will can find someone who can!