I’m an A-Type personality; leaving things to the last minute or taking a trip on a whim without anything planned causes me extreme anxiety. The whole notion of going with the flow can only happen AFTER everything has been planned, communicated, confirmed, revised and understood. It doesn’t work for everyone and that’s fine. Luckily, I married an equally organized A-Type personality. I feel very sorry for our potential future child. Especially if he/she turns out to be Type-B. That said, the idea of hiring someone to plan our trips never crossed my mind. Because let’s be honest, who could possibly do a better job at planning every little detail of OUR vacation? Well, ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you: Carmen Caballero García-Vaquero, founder of Exotik Traveler, also known as my Travel Fairy Godmother. Thanks to her I now understand the benefits of booking through a luxury travel consultant.
When you travel as often as we do, giving up a little control means enjoying your time away a little more. Knowing that someone has taken care of every little detail and is a phone call or email away to handle any problem that might arise is priceless!
Process Of Booking With a Luxury Travel Consultant
I stumbled upon Exotik Traveler on Instagram and asked her to plan our most recent trip to Greece. I had started working on our itinerary, went through two other travel consultants and after being quoted ridiculous prices, I’d had enough. So, I contacted Carmen and shared my frustrations. She waved her magic wand and poof our vacation was planned. Okay, maybe it didn’t go exactly like that but she was able to tailor our trip exactly how we wanted all within our budget. Which is more than I can say for the other two I worked with.
A Few Questions Carmen Might Ask:
- How are you used to traveling?
- What are some previous vacation likes and dislikes?
- What is your best travel experience so far?
- Are you outdoorsy?
- How much relaxing/beach time do you want to dedicate to this trip?
- What do you look for in a hotel.
- Families with children might want a nanny service;
- A couple might like an adults only resort;
- Fitness enthusiasts might like a yoga studio and/or a gym.
Best Price Guaranteed
A good travel consultant will give you the best price guaranteed. Meaning, if you do it yourself you will probably find the same price for hotel bookings, but you will also get the service of a personal concierge that you can reach anytime. This is an invaluable service!
Services at the hotel, welcome amenities such as champagne, a warm welcome letter, complimentary upgrades in some cases are all little extras you can expect.
At Your Service 7 Days A Week
We had a little incident during our trip due to poor decision making on my part. I insisted on booking a certain hotel and it turned out to be terrible. My first instinct was to start doing my own research. Which meant taking time away from our vacation to find another hotel. I then realised I had a Travel Fairy Godmother! I sent an email explaining the situation and within minutes she had a list of five-star hotels with availabilities for us to choose from. She organised the whole thing, including our luggage pick up and transfer. Piece of cake!
Help With Planning Unique Experiences And Activities
There are so many options available when it comes to planning activities. Not only do you have to decide what you want to do but then you need to make sure you choose a legit company. Reading through countless reviews and researching companies is REALLY time consuming, trust me! Carmen takes care of all this! Looking for a unique experience? She can make great recommendations.
Building a relationship with your luxury travel consultant is important. That’s how they get to know your tastes and preferences. Which will eventually lead to recommendations that exceed your expectations.
Contacts All Over The World
Exotik Traveler has contacts in most parts of the world that will review hotels and experiences. They also attend seminars to stay up to date on new hotels, renovations, activities and much more. I like to think that I am in the know when comes to the travel industry but things change so quickly. Working with an expert gives you the peace of mind that you are making the right decision during the planning and selection process.
And We Traveled Happily Ever After Thanks To Our Luxury Travel Consultant
They cater to the clients’ every need. While we sit back and relax, Exotik Traveler does all the work involved in travel planning and throughout the journey.
Wouldn’t you want your very own Luxury Travel Consultant a.k.a. Travel Fairy Godmother? I’d love to hear from you! Have you booked through a consultant in the past? What was your experience like?
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Read all about our trip to Greece planned by Exotik Traveler HERE.
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