frequently asked questions
WHY SHOULD I USE A TRAVEL ADVISOR? CAN’T I JUST GO TO XYZ SITE?
Did you know that it takes an average of 10-20 hours to research a trip? This time can double if you’re researching a new or unfamiliar destination. Think of a travel advisor like you would a financial advisor, or any other professional service provider that you utilize. Sure you can file your taxes online but maybe you missed deductions you were eligible for, maybe you’ll get audited, maybe you thought you knew the filing deadline but it was different for sole proprietors than LLC’s. There are so many more maybes in travel, and the services that I provide means that you can spend those 20+ hours planning your outfits instead of planning your outings.
How much does it cost to work with perspectives travel?
It all depends on what your needs are. Customized Travel Planning starts at $150 and can include the planning of all hotels, transportation, tours, activities, excursions, and dining. Travel Concierge Services start at $75 and can include personalized itineraries, securing reservations, or booking activities, excursions, and transportation. For hotels, cruises, rail, and car rentals there is no fee if you have identified your hotel, cruise, rail or car preference, and would like with assistance booking. If research is required for hotel, cruise, rail, or car bookings in order to find you the perfect match there is a $50 fee per quote. For all Airbnb bookings there is a $50 fee.
I already started booking my trip but now i need help!
While my preference is to handle gate to gate bookings for clients we are able to assist clients with bookings of hotels, cruises, tours, and ground transportation when airfare has already been secured.
I just need to book something QUICKLY. can i access any special rates on my own?
Perspective Travel offers a private label site that has access to rates that have been negotiated for our clients. These rates are typically slightly favorable to booking directly through the hotel’s website or on an online booking site. You can book hotel, flights, and cruises here. Just because I like to get to know my clients goals, preferences, and needs doesn’t mean that I can’t turn around a trip quickly. My goal is always to send initial proposals to clients in 24-48 hours, and if you like what you see we can get you booked right away.
i have a complex trip, can you help me?
We can! Although Perspectives Travel is a boutique agency we are affiliated with and supported by one of the largest agencies in the country, and the top luxury consortium in the world. MTravel is the host agency that we operate under, and is part of the Corporate Travel Management family. Being affiliated with MTravel means that we are able to tap into the relationships, buying power, and expertise of a much larger company.
As a Virtuoso Travel Advisor, Perspectives Travel is connected to a network that represents the best of the best in travel, with a portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners including top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Through Virtuoso we are able to use our global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for our clients, from weekend getaways to dream vacations all while getting the best value for our clients’ time and money.
what’s the bird in the logo?
The Arctic Tern is one of the most amazing birds on the planet. Every year they fly all the way from their northern breeding grounds to the Antarctic for the southern summer, a round trip of up to 56,000 miles. This is the longest migration in the animal kingdom, and adds up to more than 1.5 million miles in its lifetime. A very appropriate mascot for a travel company!