Many of you are solo travelers, long-term adventurers, and dedicated travel researchers. As experienced travelers who are accustomed to planning your own itinerary and doing all of the research yourself, you may wonder what the benefits of working with a travel advisor, and specifically a Virtuoso travel advisor, are.
If this is a thought that has crossed your mind, you’re not alone! It’s only reasonable to question the value of your investments, and I am always willing to explain how working with a travel advisor can improve your overall experience.
Top Reasons to Use a Travel Advisor
You get the best value for your time and money
Travel advisors spend much of their time researching destinations, meeting with suppliers, and selecting the best travel experiences for their clients. This travel acumen is built up through years of being in the industry, and it all leads up to crafting your unique itinerary! You could spend your own time poring over online guidebooks, but your travel advisor has already been to those places and knows which restaurants, tours, and hotels will be the best for your individual taste.
You get access to perks you would not otherwise be able to get
Because travel advisors have a network of industry connections, they can leverage those to grant you access to experiences you would either have to pay a lot more for or would not be able to access on your own.
You have a support system
Think about the last few times you’ve planned a trip. Have any of those gone exactly according to your vision? No trip ever goes exactly as planned. With a travel advisor, you have someone in your corner at all times who can help you out when things go awry.
Why Work with a Virtuoso Travel Advisor
What is Virtuoso?
Virtuoso is a global network of travel advisors and experience providers that specialize in experiential travel. Virtuoso partners with more than 1,800 luxury travel companies; all providers are vetted to ensure that clients receive the best possible service.
Virtuoso Travel Advisors
Being part of this global community means Virtuoso travel advisors uphold the rigorous standards of the consortium and have an insider’s advantage with worldwide travel experience providers. We visit these hotels ourselves and go on the same tours that we recommend to our clients. We then use this firsthand experience to craft travel itineraries bespoke to you, and we leverage our global connections to provide you with complimentary perks and VIP access to the most exclusive experiences.
There is plenty more to be said about Virtuoso--its commitment to sustainability, its reputation for quality, its world-class vendors--but this is a solid overview. If you have any questions or if you’re ready to book your next trip, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Author: Debra Harris
As founder of Life’s Journey Travel, I’m deeply passionate about creating custom travel experiences that allow my clients to truly savor the journey.