• "What is a Luxury Travel Advisor?"

  • What is a Luxury Travel Advisor?

    I define Luxury perhaps differently for every single client, as Luxury to each of you may be something very unique.

    Perhaps you see Luxury Travel as being on a private yacht sailing the Italian Riviera and spending a lot on those experiences.

    Then again perhaps Luxury Travel to you is going to an adults only upper moderate all inclusive in the Caribbean, that will cost you a couple thousand per person for a week. Luxury is in the mind of the individual, what is luxurious is completely up to you. I'm not here to try and sell you onto a Silversea cruise to Alaska, when perhaps you will be just as happy with a Celebrity cruise to Alaska. Of course the Silversea cruise will be much more luxurious in accommodations and services, maybe Celebrity is more your budget than Silversea, and hey I LOVE Celebrity!!


    As a Luxury Travel Advisor, I sell the world of custom designed travel to you.

    Yes the Luxury Tavel market is a specialty of mine, but I'm not here to force Luxury on you.

    If you want it, it's there and waiting for you, and with my expert knowledge, sources and connections worldwide, your luxury travel experiences will be absolutely incredible and unforgettable.


    I've been in this industry for along time (over two decades) and over all these years I've become extremely well traveled and gained a wealth of in depth knowledge on worldwide destinations. I have local contacts all over the world, and I'm certified by many major international official tourism boards. I craft experiences, I customize complete worldly itineraries, I tailor your trip to the most perfect version of what you desire it to be, and more so. This is what I do, and I love doing it. I'm impassioned doing it.


    You see some advisors, you'll ask them for a customized itinerary and they will go to one mega world source, that advisor will ask this one source to customize the entire trip for their clients, handling air, hotels, transfers, private tours and more. Was that one source really the best way to book all of that for you the client, regardless if it was Italy or Japan, they used the same source?


    The answer is no.


    Sure this was the easiest and most stress free way for that advisor to make the most profit for the least amount of direct customization work possible. This is the fast way, this is the easy way, and believe me the supplier they are giving all that work to is thrilled to see their sales volume go up and up. When an advisor becomes less and less involved in the direct process of making arrangements, they become less detailed, less focused and can quickly turn over bookings and move on to the next client.


    This not the way I do things. You're going to Japan? I dealing with my contact who operates in Japan. You're going to Peru, I'm dealing with my contact on the ground in Peru. I will design every aspect of travel customized to your desires. Through my international contacts I'll organize the private land services. All this tailoring takes much more time, but it's how I operate and why clients return to me again and again. Why do I spend all that time going back in forth with individual pieces & sourcing of an itinerary when I can have it all done with one source? The reason is, because I truly care about fulfilling your dream vacation, and having you as a client.


    In addition to my specialization and sourcing, comes my destination knowledge.

    When clients are having a consultation with me on the phone or in person, sometimes we can talk for nearly 30min to an hour just about the destinations in mind. This is yet another reason why you come to me as a Luxury Travel Advisor.


    Advisor = To ADVISE! & I love it when a client asks for my thoughts, my recommendations, my suggestions on an itinerary or vacation, as that is part of what I'm here for. To advise you & figure out your most perfectly crafted travel arrangements.


    I live for making your travel dreams reality, and you will see that when you begin working with me.


    [To read client travel feedback directly shared with me, please see: TRIP TALK]

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