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  • Writer's pictureRachelle Eubanks

Curious Minds, Curated Journeys: 10 Reasons to Opt for a Travel Planner

Updated: Jun 30, 2023



As you start to think about your next travel adventure, what are some of the things you think about? Destination? Excursions? Transportation? Somewhere around this point of exploration, you log onto the internet and start researching hotels. Let's see... let's type in Rome. Results....over 10,000 properties to choose from!!! What? This is where the panic starts...What area should you stay in? Which hotels have rooftop bars, balconies, air conditioning? Is the hotel near the metro? If you want to stay outside of town, how will you get to town to see the sites? Eye-yi-yi ((deep breath))! Don't worry that's where I come in.


Many people misunderstand what an experienced, accredited travel advisor does. It's confusing. To be honest, before I started The Curious Traveler Co., I was just as confused as you! When I talk to people about hiring a travel advisor, they usually have a lot of questions, however the first question is - How do you get paid?

  1. Cost-Effective Collaboration: Contrary to common misconception, engaging the services of The Curious Traveler Co. costs you NOTHING more than booking the travel yourself. The cost of our commission is already included in the cost you pay, whether you use an advisor or not. So essentially by booking yourself, you are paying for a service you are not receiving. You can choose to send that included commission to a large box store that specializes in selling paper towels etc. in bulk, you can choose to let the hotel, rail company, and airlines keep it, or you can choose to use that money to partner with a travel advisor who handles all of the details of your travels for you.

  2. Seamless Logistics: Travel advisors quote and book travel, however an experienced travel advisor possess in-depth knowledge and expertise about various destinations, tours, and experiences allowing us to offer valuable insights and insider tips to enhance your travel experience. From flights and transportation to hotel reservations and activities, we take care of all the logistics, ensuring a seamless travel experience.

  3. Time and Stress Savings: Planning a trip can be time-consuming and overwhelming. As a travel advisor, we take care of all the details. We spend time on the phone with the vendors, we call your hotel before your arrival to ensure everything is ready and waiting for you. Our job is to minimize your stress and save you time.

  4. Accreditation: When a travel advisor is accredited, it typically means that we have a personal code or a number that allows other industry players (mostly, suppliers) to recognize them as a legitimate partner. After we are accredited, we are required to complete continuing education to keep our accreditation active.

  5. Continuing Education: Not only is the ideal travel advisor accredited, we continue our education through Tourism Boards, cruise lines, tour and hotel groups. Increasing our knowledge about destinations, new cruise ships, and new experiences, in order to provide our clients with the most in depth information while curating our client's travel experience.

  6. Unveiling Hidden Gems: Travel advisors love travel and want to share it with our clients. It's why the reputable advisors do what they do. We accumulate a treasure trove of insider tips and recommendations that we eagerly share with our clients. Whether it's uncovering the best local cuisines or stumbling upon off-the-beaten-path wonders, we curate personalized itineraries, ensuring you discover the true essence of your chosen destination.

  7. Local Expertise: We have connections and contacts in various destinations. We can provide insights into local culture, customs, and lesser-known attractions, enabling you to discover authentic experiences beyond the typical tourist spots.

  8. Personalized Recommendations: We understand that every traveler is unique. Therefore, tailoring your trip based on your preferences, interests, and budget, ensuring that you have a customized itinerary designed specifically for you. When traveling between cities, clients' travel preferences include planes, buses, and ferries. A travel planner will be able to ensure your travel experience is curated for your needs.

  9. Access to Exclusive Deals and Upgrades: We often have access to exclusive deals, promotions, and upgrades that may not be available to the general public. We can help you find the best value for your money and maximize your travel budget.

  10. Troubleshooting and Unwavering Support: When unexpected challenges arise, you can count on us to be your steadfast problem-solvers. We're committed to going above and beyond, troubleshooting on your behalf, and ensuring that your travel experiences are hassle-free. With a simple call or message, we'll navigate any hurdles that come your way, leaving you to focus on creating memories.

The expertise, time savings, personalized recommendations, and stress-free experience provided by a travel advisor offer excellent value and a high return on investment. The memories and experiences gained from a well-planned trip are truly truly priceless, and knowing that you have a dedicated professional taking care of all the details of your trip can provide peace of mind. This gives you the opportunity to relax and fully immerse yourself in the experience, knowing that everything is being handled efficiently and professionally.


When it comes to planning your next adventure, whether it be a weekend getaway, a summer in Europe or any other adventure, don't hesitate to reach out to a trusted travel advisor.

Wishing you incredible travels,


Rachelle

The Curious Traveler


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