Site Updates & News:
Keep updated of my sites additional new pages, features, and ideas.
10.1 - The Latest
1.) New blog section called 'Travel News/Features' has begun. - This will include the latest promos, deals, and I'll write up features about hotels, destinations, tours etc, and drop some travel news from time to time.
2.) Ray Loewe's Silversea Cruise is selling, Good news is Silversea has extended the free air promo/credit until 11.30, though the pay in full advance 10% discount is only good until 10.30. I have clients in entry level Vista suites, that I was able to reduce from $6,200.00 to $4,700.00 per person!!
Reach out to me & get in on this if interested, it's a hell of a deal!!!
Trip Talk RELAUNCH! - 9.25.19
I had to really rack my brain to figure out what I was going to do & how I was going to find time to redesign TRIP TALK. But I did it! Finally TRIP TALK is new, redesigned and launched in blog format as individual posts. All previous feedback is dated today 9/25/19. All future feedback will be dated accordingly.
Clients can now include travel photos by sending the photo(s) to me via email. I'm starting to think of a nice little thank you incentive to include clients travel photography in future feedback posts. Not all blog tags work yet, as I'm limited to 30 on the blog, and well my clients have traveled to OVER 30 countries of course, so going to need to get creative in how I tag the blog.
9.26.19 - Tags Update - Fixed, all posts tagged.
Back from Cabo! - 9.21.19
I'm back from a fantastic week in Cabo San Lucas, where I visited & stayed at luxury resorts in the region.
I'll be adding individual posts to the Trip Journal in the coming days about each resort I visited, with my reviews & thoughts.
Photos from the trip will be posted soon, and in addition to I need to get photos up on here from the Scandinavian trip!
Affiliate Booking Tools:
You can book directly online several vacation/cruise suppliers. Now accessible to you to reserve online is:
Classic Vacations is an industry leading supplier for 4 & 5 star hotel and packages that must include hotels. Programs can include air, private transfers, and some shared or private sightseeing. Bookings must include at least 2/3 nights hotels, in order to qualify. You can book hotel only if desired as well. While I support Classic Vacations as an excellent supplier. I do not use them exclusively, and prefer on most occasions to use my local specialized contacts for ground services. If you are considering booking though my portal, but unsure of your decisions. Then please consult with me and I'll make sure you are choosing well, and I'll book the services for you instead of you doing it on your own. Booking through the affiliate link, gives me control of your reservation and I take responsibility for handling it. This does not mean I necessarily recommended or support your decisions in hotels or services booked. Unless consulting with me first.
- Virtuoso Booking Tools:
Luxury Hotels by Virtuoso
Luxury Tours by Virtuoso
Luxury Cruises by Virtuoso
Virtuoso is the industry leading invite only consortium for high level luxury travel agencies and advisors. Annually Virtuoso chooses its best preferred hotels, cruise lines and tour operators that qualify as such in their network. Using these online booking affiliate links gives you access to book with their vendors on Virtuoso's official portal, and you will get all Virtuoso added amenities and exclusive features that come with said booking. Booking through my link gives me control & responsibility of all your reservations. You are welcome to consult with me before booking, and I can make your reservations for you if desired. Again while Virtuoso has the best industry rep, your choices without consulting me first are yours & may not have been exactly what I would've suggested for you, if consulting with me. I can help guide you to the perfect hotels, cruise or tour.
Viator, owned by Tripadvisor is one of the world leading sources for land arrangements. Through my link you can organize any number of activities & transfers needed practically anywhere in the world. Please be aware not everything on Viator is good choice. In fact I'm personally very very selective on what I use Viator for. Typically I use it for only certain activities and transfers I may have no other avenue to secure. If I can I prefer to use my private local contacts for private services instead of using a booking engine like Viator. Viator has a massive selection of activities & excursions to chose from. If you book direct via my link I will control your reservation and documentation. I will not always agree with your self made decisions & reservations, and will not be held responsible if something goes horribly wrong or unsatisfactory with your self reserved transfers or activities with Viator. I leave the decision to book direct via my link up to you. I would prefer you consult with me to discuss services you see with Viator. If I agree we should book via Viator, then you have my support.
More booking tools coming soon!
It is always a smart choice to consult with me first before making any reservation via my affiliate links! Thank you!
Affiliate Browsing Tools:
In addition to my first affiliate booking tools, I have added the capability to browse/research with:
Silversea Cruises: Silversea Cruises is a luxury cruise line, with all suite ships and an excellent level of service and worldwide cruise itineraries. Through my link you can look at everything Silversea has to offer, to help decide on your perfect Silversea Cruise. Once you are ready to proceed, or want to consult me on a Silversea or other sailing on a luxury cruise (by no means do I only sell Silversea), please contact me to begin the process of planning, and I'll organize everything for you.
Viking River & Ocean Cruises: Viking is a luxury cruise line everyone has heard of, they are heavily marketed to the public. One of your many luxury options is Viking. Viking once a river cruise only line, now also sails the oceans of the world on their luxurious cruise ships. You can view via my affiliate link both the river cruise and ocean options directly, and request a quote from me via the portal. Please contact me to consult about finding the most ideal Viking river or ocean cruise.
More affiliate browsing tools coming soon!
I'm fully aware of how slow Trip Talk client feedback loads. I'm looking into it, and trying to decide how to best improve this page. Suggestions welcome.
Many potential new clients will refer to the page to see what previous clientele have said about me & my services. So I'm not very happy with the fact that it is very bogged down by heavy text content. I'm working on it trust me!
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Customers who make travel arrangements through Derek Schemonitz or Mr.TravelAgent.net, thereby become clients of Derek Schemonitz at Avenue Two Travel. Avenue Two Travel will build a secure client profile in our database with your submitted details. This profile can/will be used to complete reservations, send e-marketing and postal mail marketing both directly by Avenue Two Travel & indirectly by our affiliation with Virtuoso.
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Third Party E-Commerce Bookings using Mr.TravelAgent.net:
Any reservation made through third party links on Mr.TravelAgent.net (i.e.: Classic Vacations, Viator, Virtuoso) you are actually making your reservation with that company on their e-commerce affiliate portal, all personal information and payment details transmitted in process of making a third party reservation are not the responsibility/ownership of Derek Schemonitz, Avenue Two Travel. We will be notified of your reservation shortly thereafter, and at time of Derek Schemonitz becomes the advisor of record and you become his client at Avenue Two Travel. Derek Schemonitz will still require to collect personal/payment details verbally or by secure intake form to document our profile database and record transaction into our accounting system. At which point Derek Schemonitz will become responsible for all future communication, billing and any additional matters for said reservation. Reservations made though e-commerce travel affiliates are not subject to any agency fees in themselves. Any additional services, consultation, and reservations secured by Derek Schemonitz may result in additional fees.