Like many people, you may not know how travel agents make money. The answer is: it depends.
Often I am paid a commission by the company or supplier I book with.
In some cases, with customized trips or vacations that require more expertise, research, and time, I charge a fee for this expertise and time. I will let you know after our initial consultation call if the trip you want to book will require an up-front fee.
Below I have outlined my fees.
Walt Disney World
Complimentary Services (for all packages that include at least a 4-night stay at a Walt Disney World hotel and at least 3-day tickets) include:
Initial consultation by phone or email
Guidance on selecting a resort and ticket package, including any add-ons, to fit your family needs
Booking the trip and handling all payments
Advance Dining reservations (guidance and booking)
Fast pass reservations (guidance and booking)
Customized touring plan, general Disney tips and tricks
Disney documents package
For any Walt Disney World trip that does NOT include at least a 4-night stay at a Disney World hotel and 3-day park tickets.
$100 non-refundable fee– Initial consultation, guidance on resort/time/length/etc, booking the trip and/or purchasing the tickets, general guidance on making dining and fast passes (however, you will be responsible for booking these), general Disney tips
$250 non-refundable fee- Initial consultation, guidance on resort/time/length/etc, booking the trip and/or purchasing the tickets , advance dining reservations, fast pass reservations, generic touring plan for up to a family of 6, general Disney tips and tricks- (each additional person- $25)
$350 non-refundable fee– Initial consultation, guidance on resort/time/length/etc, booking the trip and/or purchasing the tickets, advance dining reservations, fast pass reservations, customized touring plan for up to a family of 6, general Disney tips and tricks, Disney documents package- (each additional person- $25)
Complimentary Services (with the purchase of the park-to-park option on your tickets) include:
Initial consultation via email or phone
Guidance on resort selection, length of stay, ticket options, add-on options
Booking trip, handling all payments
General touring advice and tips
Fun in the Sun
Complimentary services for All-inclusive vacation packages and Disney Cruise line
Initial consultation via phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
Quote of up to 3 resorts or cruises that best-fit your family and budget with any explanation or suggestions based on my knowledge of you and the vacation packages
Booking the vacation and processing all payments
Providing information throughout the planning process that you need for the destination, resort, or cruise you chose.
**In order to ensure that your trip is something that I am confident you will be delighted in, the minimum budget I accept is $200 per person per night (not including airfare).**
Cruises (Excluding Disney Cruise Line)
$150 non-refundable research fee-
Initial consultation with you to get to know you and what you want for this trip
3-4 cruises that fit your wishes; one additional revision to the original quote (change of dates or itinerary)
Further revisions or research may be subject to additional fees.
FIT (Free Independent Travel)
FIT” is travel lingo for a customized itinerary to locations stateside or internationally – a weekend in San Francisco or two weeks in Europe. These unique trips allow me the opportunity to build an itinerary that is tailor made for you and your needs using my network of travel vendors and connections with individuals that have a treasure trove of knowledge about the locations you’ll be visiting
$250 non-refundable research fee-
Initial consultation to get to know you and what you want from your vacation and figure out dates and budget.
A customized proposal curated to your wishes within 2 weeks of initial consultation call
Revisions, as needed, to proposal
Booking all components of trip including air, lodging, tours, insurance
Continued follow up as trip approaches to answer questions, prepare you for the trip.
Availability during travel as needed