Fees

Like many people, you may not know how travel agents make money. The answer is: it depends.

Generally, I work with suppliers that pay a commission to travel agents. We are their sales team bringing them business so they pay a percentage commission for that business. Usually this comes at no additional package cost.

I do charge a fee for some of my services which are detailed below.

  • Theme Park– Concierge planning fee on some services. See below.
  • Fun-in-the-Sun (all-inclusive, tropical)- $150 research fee
  • Cruises– $150 research fee
  • Last minute– $100 rush fee on all trips less than 6 weeks out.
  • FIT– customized itineraries for Hawaii, Alaska, and Europe- $250/family

Walt Disney World

Complimentary Services

  • Initial consultation by phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
  • Guidance on selecting a resort and ticket package, including any add-ons, to fit the needs of your family
  • Booking the trip and handling all payments
  • Guidance on booking dining reservations
  • Guidance on booking the most valuable fast passes for your family (along with a fast pass cheat sheet)

Concierge Services

  • Booking your Advance Dining Reservations for you at exactly 6am 180 days before travel (or as soon as you book if you book less than 180 days before travel)
  • Booking your Fast Pass reservations for you at exactly 7am 60 days before travel
  • Creating a customized touring plan specific to your family. This will include travel tips, your dining and fast pass times along with any other reservations, tips on how to approach touring the parks to maximize your time and minimize your waits and back-tracking. This is curated using years of visits, hours reading Disney-specific bloggers who continually test touring strategies, in conjunction with the knowledge I have about your specific family. Almost all of my clients that follow my touring plan return saying that they barely had to wait in any lines and they were able to fit in everything they wanted.

Cost of Concierge planning:

  • $100 -packages booked through me consisting of at least 4-night stay and 3-day park tickets.
  • $150– packages booked through me that do not meet minimum package requirements above.
  • $250– all trips that do not include an on-site Disney resort component.

All fees above are for a family of up to 6. Add $25 for each additional individual.

Universal

Complimentary Services (with the purchase of the park-to-park option on tickets purchased through me)

  • Initial consultation by phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
  • Guidance on selecting a resort, length of stay, ticket options, and add-on options
  • Booking the trip and handling all payments

Concierge Services– $100 per family

  • General touring plan
  • General touring tips
  • Dining recommendations

Fun in the Sun– All-inclusive and Cruise Vacations

$150 research fee

Services include:

  • Initial consultation by phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
  • Quote of up to 4 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; within 5 business days of receipt of planning fee
  • One revision of quotes with up to 2 new options after gaining feedback from you
  • Booking the vacation and handling all payments
  • Providing information throughout the planning process that you need for the destination, resort, or cruise you ultimately chose

In order to ensure that your trip is something that I am confident you will be delighted in, the minimum budget I accept for a Fun in the Sun vacation package is $200 per person per night (not including airfare)

Further revisions to quotes may be subject to additional fees.

FIT (Free Independent Travel) – customized itineraries for Europe, Alaska, and Hawaii

$250 Research and Planning Fee

“FIT” is travel lingo for a customized itinerary to locations stateside or internationally – a weekend in San Francisco or two weeks in Europe, for example. 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

Services Include:

  • Initial consultation by phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
  • A customized proposal curated to your wishes within 2 weeks of payment of fee
  • Revisions to proposal, as needed
  • Booking all components of the trip, including air, lodging, tours, and insurance
  • Continued follow up as trip approaches to answer questions and prepare you for the trip
  • Availability during travel as needed