Here’s Why You Should Hire a Luxury Travel Expert For Your Next Vacation
January 23, 2023
With the world at our fingertips, it can take time to decide what we can do independently and when to bring in the experts. When it comes to luxury travel planning, we are here to tell you that hiring a luxury travel expert will not only save you time and lots of headaches but provide you with some cost savings, too. Here are some reasons to hire a luxury travel expert for your next vacation.
What Is A Luxury Travel Expert?
Booking a trip can be anxiety-inducing for many travelers. Should you book online via a booking site or work with a travel expert? Some trips may fit the bill for something self-planned, but when it comes to hard-to-reach destinations where you need local knowledge for the best possible trip, a travel expert is key. A luxury travel expert creates and organizes high-end, custom vacation experiences for their clients. Experts have extensive knowledge of destinations and can offer personalized travel itineraries, including luxurious accommodations, exclusive access to events and activities, customized services such as private tours and transportation, and provide access to exclusive travel deals and experiences that may only be available to people in their network. They may also be able to offer specialized services, such as organizing multi-destination trips or coordinating travel for large groups.
Travel Expert vs. Booking Site
In the world of travel, there is a massive difference between a travel booking website (like Expedia) which scans many booking sites to find the best available prices for your trip and working with a travel expert. Of course, you can find last-minute deals on a travel booking site. Still, we like to ensure our clients know that cancellation policies are often much more strict and more of a hassle than going directly through the airline or another travel company. Often, in fact, you can get the same deal or better when you book directly through the provider and even more perks when you book through someone like a travel expert who has historical relationships with these companies.
How A Travel Expert Can Save You Money
A study by ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents) found that travel agents save customers an average of $452 per trip and four hours of planning time. Also, 63% of the participants said that the professional help improved their overall travel experience. Plus, they have specific training in the industry, so when things like the travel industry closure in 2020 occur, they can take care of the headache and hassle of canceling or rebooking your vacation.
Why Work With OTA?
At Outdoor Travel Adventures, located in San Diego, California, we have a team that loves travel, visits the destinations we promote, and has personal relationships with folks on the ground when you arrive. We have been helping clients book the travel of their dreams since 1996. You share your dream trip, and then we set out to create it for you. We specialize in adventure travel, which means if you are an outdoors, get-out-and-explore kind of person who also wants a touch of lux when they lay their head down at night, we are the group for you. Our team also has local knowledge, with team members specifically focused on destinations like Tahiti, some focused on Australia, others in Polar Regions, and others all over the world. We have been where you want to go, so we have first-hand experience with the best ways to get there, experiences you can’t miss, and even things to avoid, all while giving you the trip of a lifetime.
As one of our clients has said, “The three most important contacts you should have in your phone are a great lawyer, agreat accountant, and a great travel agent.”—and we would love to be that for you. Contact us today to see how we can plan your dream adventure!