WHY SHOULD I BOOK WITH YOU INSTEAD OF AN ONLINE BOOKING SITE, OR DIRECTLY WITH A RESORT?
I provide you with exceptional personal assistance before, during and after your vacation! Budget is important and we strive to get your dream vacation within the budget you've set for it. We provide honest advice about all resorts and destinations to help you choose the perfect resort for you. You also benefit from our extensive network of personal connections. We have an easier time getting you perks (like getting your room upgraded)!
WHEN DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO USE A TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL?
All trips are not created equal and yes, there are times where it may make sense to do-it-yourself. Are you planning go to your cousin's wedding in Dallas and all you need is a hotel room near the reception? (no activities, dining recommendations, other travel arrangements required) That sounds like the perfect time to turn to the internet! Planning to spend two weeks touring London and Paris this summer and you've never been there before? That calls for a professional! Someone who can direct you to the best places to stay, the "can't miss" dining locations the locals love, arrange private tours without the long lines and crowds to the must-see attractions, and make sure that your time (and money!) are spent experiencing the "best of the best" while you are there.
HOW DO TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS GET PAID? WILL I BE CHARGED EXTRA OR WILL MY ACCOMMODATIONS HAVE AN EXTRA FEE?
We are paid by the resorts, we do not charge a service fee. Many resorts have price parity, the cost is same whether you book through us, direct with the resort, or with an online booking engine. The difference between using travel agent is that we help you plan a stress-free vacation without the hassle of doing it alone.
WILL I PAY MORE FOR VACATIONS IF I BOOK THROUGH YOU THAN AN ONLINE BOOKING SITE?
Majority of the time, no! The deposit requirements are set by the resorts and the tour operators we book through. Deposit rates vary based on the resort or package you select, and the time you are traveling.The deposit is made via First in Flight Travel directly with the resort or tour operator. This way, you are assured that your deposit is applied directly to your vacation at the time of booking. Most vacation package require that you pay the balance 45 days prior to your arrival.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Travel insurance is available and recommended to protect your travel investment. Many trips, such as tours and cruises, involve non-refundable funds paid months in advance. Travel insurance protects you from losing this investment. Perhaps even more important is the 'during travel' coverage and assistance that comes with the top-flight insurance companies we carry. Trip interruption due to illness or unforeseen circumstances can be very expensive, and medical care abroad is often not covered by domestic insurance plans.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CONTACT A TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL?
As soon as you are serious about planning your trip. The sooner, the better. Whether it's last minute or planned 18 months in advance, the more time you can give us, the better! You'll need to be sure of a few details such as the dates (or date range) you wish to travel, the number of people in your travel party including the ages of any children going with you, your anticipated budget, and an idea of what you'd like to experience. Your travel professional will be happy to recommend specifics based on the information you provide.
Due to the significant time we dedicate to each itinerary, the one thing every travel professional will ask is that you are serious about the trip you are asking us to plan. No matter how far our the travel dates are, we respectfully ask that you only ask us to begin planning for travel you intend to book soon.
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