Why work with a Travel Advisor? In the day and age where so much information is often at our finger tips, including the ability to quickly book our travel on our own, many people often ask, why would we work with a travel advisor?
Experience: I think the best answer in our experience is simply that; experience. Travel is something we live, breathe, and do day in and day out. We have countless resources at our fingertips to make your trip perfect. Whether you want to live like a local in Rome, skip all the lines at Walt Disney World (and make sure you have the best guide to help you do so!), or simply be able to see the most of Southeast Asia in the shortest amount of time; we know how to make it happen. Save yourself the pain of hours of online research and lots of conflicting information and make sure the resources you are spending on your vacation are well spent. The Shameless Tourist has connections to locals in almost every destination throughout the globe that can assist in real time recommendations for your trip. And after all, if you had a friend who lived in Paris (and was in the Travel Industry), wouldn’t that be the the first place you started when planning a trip to that destination? We are your connection to the local, wherever your travels may take you.
Perks: With our affiliation with Virtuoso and numerous other hotel programs throughout the world, we are able to offer our clients amenities valuing at usually $500 or more per stay when you book one of our affiliated hotels through us. As an affiliate of Avenue Two Travel, one of the largest luxury travel agencies in the United States, our select partners are almost always able to offer amenities and VIP status above and beyond American Express Travel and many other travel agencies.
Technology: Another one of our perks is the utilization of the Axus® Itinerary App, which allows our clients access to their travel information from their smart phones at any time. This “live” app allows for real time updates, so everyone always has the most up to date version. Less paper, less to carry around, less headache, more fun!
Disney: For Disney Destinations (which is one of our specialties), our experience in the luxury travel sphere creates an unparalleled attention to detail, level of customer service, and the critical eye that is expected of discerning clients. There are very few Disney Travel Specialists that also have the training and affiliation of a Virtuoso Member agency, which is where we can provide the most value for our clients traveling to Disney Parks or Destinations throughout the world. If you are planning a trip to Disney and want to make sure this memorable trip in your family’s lives is planned by a team that has a broad level of experience in luxury travel, but also visits Disney Parks multiple times per year and has a great relationship with “the Mouse”, we are the perfect choice for you. Lastly, at Walt Disney World, debuting Spring 2020, we will also have an onsite Concierge option for our clients if they would like real time assistance with FastPass+ modifications, dining additions, and more!
A Team of Professionals: No one can be on call 24/7, but when we need assistance, it is nice to know there is someone who can always help. When you book with an advisor at the Shameless Tourist, you can rest assured that there is always someone who can assist in case of emergency. Whether your advisor is on vacation or sick, or it is simply after hours and you are in need of assistance, there is always a trusted group member with access to your file who can assist.
Air: With a Dedicated Air Department, we can assist in booking air to wherever your destination may be. We have some of the best contracts with the largest air providers world wide and can often offer a better rate than you are able to get online. As part of our air service, we are always checking for schedule changes, weather issues that might cause issues, airline strikes and more.
And more!: We strive to be your go-to person, being knowledgeable, personable, shamelessly responsive to your inquires, and more.