Your personal travel connection
How does this process work?
In today’s world of instant online access to unlimited information on travel options you might be wondering why it makes sense to plan your vacation with a travel professional like Personal Travel.
We take the time to get to know you, understanding your approach to travel what you like to see and do and in what style. Then we will match these factors with your budget, schedule, and our insider connections with the best travel providers. We're always here for you to talk to, answer your questions and design a vacation perfect just for you. No web site or cell phone “app” can do it our personalized way.
For Expert Insights
It’s our job and passion to know the world’s greatest destinations inside and out. Our expertise and resources give you an insider’s view when planning your next vacation.
To Save You Time
The average person spends 10+ hours and visits over 20 websites to plan and book their vacation (eek!). Our extensive knowledge of cruise lines, resorts, airlines and tour operators means we can cut through the clutter and zero in on the vacation you really want.
To Save You Money
We have access to discounted, limited-time offers and exclusive benefits you cannot obtain on your own. You’ll find that we don’t post a ton of deals our website or offer an online booking engine. Deals change frequently and many are unpublished offers. If you do find a lower package rate from an OTA (online travel agency like Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity etc.) We can usually match it and sometimes beat it!
To Personalize Your Vacation
Through a global network of trusted travel partners, we can custom-tailor your vacation to perfectly match your individual needs & desires
To Be There When You Need Us
Sometimes the perfectly planned dream vacation hits snags, like a missed plane connection, a front desk clerk who can’t find your hotel reservation or a medical emergency. When you book with Personal Travel, all you have to do is make one simple phone call or send us a quick email and we will handle the rest
Why go it alone by using the Internet when you can work with an experienced travel professional, trained to save you time and money?
So how does this process work?
Prior to our communication, you will want to already have the answers to these questions:
~Determine your travel dates
~Who is going with you? Are you bringing the kids?
~What spending plan do you have to work with? Is it realistic?
~Does everyone have a passport?
~What type of vacation are you looking for? Resort, all inclusive, escorted tour, river cruise, etc.
~Are there any special requests or needs that should be taken into account? e.g. a room with a view, someone with mobility or health issues etc.
~Are you celebrating a special occasion? e.g. honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary, graduation or retirement trip etc.
~Do you have any destinations in mind?
~Are there any specific activities you’re looking to experience? e.g. scuba, surfing, golf, sailing, hiking etc.
Then once you’ve gotten a good idea of what you’re looking for, contact us either via the website, phone or email. We’ll chat a bit more about your travel needs and then we'll put together a few recommendations for you and send them via email for your review. Once you have a proposal, review it carefully. If you have questions, ask. If you want to make any tweaks to the itinerary or look at alternate options, not a problem! Once we’ve found the perfect vacation experience for you, you’ll email us your full legal names and birth dates and then you will make your deposit over the phone with us and your trip will be reserved for you! It’s as easy as that.
What about service fees?
Our compensation comes from the vendors we work with so they pay our salary.
We may ask for an upfront plan to go fee for tailor-made itineraries (as a considerable amount of time goes into planning custom itineraries) or for anything over the one free proposal. Any other fees that may be involved will be disclosed upfront in our initial conversation.
That said, we only get paid if you actually book your vacation with us. You wouldn’t (we hope), go to your local CPA and expect free tax advice only to then go do your own taxes online would you? If you happen to find a lower rate for the exact same package elsewhere, let us know! In most cases we’re not looking at the exact same trip (such as different flight schedules, room types or varying amenities). We am happy to make adjustments where needed so that we can ensure you have the perfect vacation to fit your specific needs and you can still benefit from personalized service.