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Every part of
travel is a cooperative venture. You know where you want
to go and your agent makes it happen. That agent may be the unknown
robot at the end of a few keystrokes on an internet site, or your
agent may be a travel professional with many years’ experience
who can provide insights and assistance to ease your mind and relieve
the stress of sorting through endless pages of information as you
prepare for your own wonderful journey.
As with any professional, the true travel professional expects
to be fairly compensated for time and experience. Many consultants,
such as myself, enjoy their work so much that they keep their
fee structure to a minimum. Nevertheless, there are certain administrative
costs that occur. These include but are not limited to research
consultation time via email or phone, communication costs, itinerary
preparation, delivery fees, and client advocacy issues such as
Over the years my clients and I have developed the following
fee schedule. It works well for everyone because it keeps
and helps us all to plan quickly and effectively. Naturally,
it is flexible
depending upon circumstances. Fees are never charged for changes
resulting from airline schedule variations, for example.
- Consultation. First two hours are complimentary.
The vast majority of trips and cruises fall within this category.
Additional hours at $50 per hour.
- Itinerary Preparation. Specialized trips
of 10 or more days normally require specialized itinerary planning.
These trips will require a retainer of $100 per person, which
includes preparation of the first itinerary and one revision.
Further drafts are $25 per itinerary. The retainer may be
refunded in full upon purchase of approved travel insurance.
- Changes. After you have approved and
agreed to a final itinerary and costing, all changes are $25 per
- Cancellation. $150 per person, after deposit.
$50 per person with approved travel insurance.
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then come along and have A Fine Day!