<![CDATA[Island Life Travel - Home]]>Sun, 26 May 2019 00:12:56 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[July 23rd, 2017]]>Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:39:04 GMThttp://goseethesun.com/home/top-13-ways-to-make-your-life-easier-at-the-airport<![CDATA[Top 10 Benefits of Using a Travel Concierge]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 03:03:11 GMThttp://goseethesun.com/home/top-10-benefits-of-using-a-travel-concierge
  1. We take the stress, hassle, and fear out of Vacation planning. Planning a vacation can be very stressful. The amount of information available is overwhelming, and let's be honest, in most cases it is completely misleading. All of those flashy websites with catchy jingles, and discount stores where you buy your toilet paper promising the "best deal" attached to fine print that reads like a horror novel. They do not have your best interest at heart. It is simply not part of their business model. To them you are just a number. Should something go wrong, that is all they will be to you a toll free number with a never ending parade of unskilled employees more invested in their next break than they are in your vacation. An experienced Travel Planner has the tools and resources necessary to make your Travel Planning experience seamless and enjoyable. We have access to the unbiased reviews and the Industry connections necessary to ensure that the vacation you want is in fact the one you are getting- leaving you free to focus on actually enjoying your vacation! 
  2. We save you time. Planning a vacation is a full time job. How many free hours do you have to spend pouring over reviews that may or may not be biased, reading guide books, blogs and forums filled with what very well may be inaccurate or outdated information? A well seasoned, traveled, and trained Travel Planner has ready access to the most up to date and informative resources.
  3. We save you money. Not only do we have access to all of the same packages and pricing you can find on the internet, we also have access to pricing and packages that you do not. One of the biggest misconceptions I have found is the belief that you pay more when you book with a Travel Planner, this is simply not true. In fact most of the time we can and will save you money. Best of all, when you book your vacation with us, our services are completely free!
  4. We add value to your vacation. In addition to saving you time and money, most well seasoned Travel Planners can provide you with opportunities and perks that you didn't even know existed and wouldn't have access to on your own. 
  5. We safeguard your best interests. We work for you. Not the Cruise Line, or the Resort, or the airline. A good Travel Planner will help you navigate a sea of misleading advertising, nightmare connections, and hidden fees. We advocate on your behalf to ensure that you are getting the most value for your hard earned money.
  6. We are there when you need us to be. While our goal is always for you to have a perfect, stress free vacation- we are well aware of the unpredictable nature of travel. Should something not go as planned we are there to help. Our clients have our personal contact information, and when they are traveling we are always available. 
  7. We know things. Travel Planners are creatures of accumulative knowledge. Knowledge that comes not only from continued education and training, but from the real world experiences of ourselves, our clients, and colleagues as well. This industry is constantly changing, and we must change, learn and grow with it. You may be internet savvy, and a fantastic researcher capable of finding just about anything online. However, Travel is not your average consumer good. It is an ever-changing, multifaceted investment. When it comes to Travel, much like financial planning or medical advice,sometimes it truly is in your best interest to contact a professional.
  8. We have been places. One of my favorite quotes is "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list" Most Travel Planners know the irreplaceable value of first hand experience. We travel as often as we can, not only because it enriches our lives, but also because it enables us to enrich the lives of our clients by being the most valuable resource we can be. There are many things you can only learn through personal experience. Each trip we take rekindles our passion for the industry and keeps the knowledge and skills we have worked so hard to acquire fresh. It has allowed us time and again to provide our clients with valuable tips, and unique off the beaten path experiences.
  9. We are well connected. Most Travel Planners spend their entire careers cultivating relationships with suppliers. This not only provides us with the most up to date knowledge and training opportunities, it also provides our clients with access to some very nice perks as well. Such as Upgrade Eligibility, Onboard Credit, Reduced Deposits, Special Pricing, Amenities or Unique Experiences, just to name a few. We also have direct access to many suppliers through dedicated phone lines, which comes in handy should any problems arise. In addition to extensive industry connections, most Travel Planners have access in some form or another to a vast network of fellow agents. We share experience, knowledge, and resources in order to enrich the travel experiences of our clients.
  10. We offer customized experiences. While this is not necessarily a service offered by every Travel Planner, Concierge Travel Planners will design customized itineraries based on your parties individual needs. We work closely with our clients to determine their likes and dislikes, the more we know about the things that matter most to them- the better equipped we are able to craft unique and wonderful travel experiences that will leave them with a lifetime full of memories. 
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