Now more than ever before you need an expert on your side when making travel decisions. It’s tough enough to navigate the world on your own, mix in a global pandemic and you’re in for more headache than bliss. Here are the 5 main reasons you need a Travel Advisor on your side in the years to come to maximize your vacation potential!
The most obvious answer on when to bring on an expert to do your travel planning is when you feel the most pressure of needing a partner and advocate on your side. Typically, that’s going to be in instances when you’ve got a lot of pressure to get it right. We’re looking at you, grooms who have been tasked with impressing your bride-to-be over honeymoon plans – and you, grandparents who are hoping to treat your family to celebrate your anniversary, but have to figure out how to entertain a guest list ranging in age from 7 months to 70 years. Learning about the destination from someone who has not only planned plenty of trips there but has also visited themselves makes a huge difference in your vacation.
Avoid the Google Headache
Travel planning can very quickly become an added stressor onto the day to day activities in your life, not to mention the overwhelming amount of information available these days, none of which is customized to your needs. Put simply, you don’t know what you don’t know – or have time to find out – and that’s exactly what we’re here for. An advisor will spare you the time and headaches you would have had otherwise spending hours on Google trying to plan out your vacation. Our services help you navigate the planning by personalizing your vacation to your needs.
At Epperly Travel, the majority of our clients meet us for the first time when they’re planning that big trip, but the clients who get the most out of our services are the ones who continuously use us for all of their travels, regardless of how big or small.
A great travel advisor spends a lot of time building up their network: the connections we have around the world and even around the street can add value to even a staycation or domestic getaway. We’ll always be transparent about where we can benefit you the most, but it never hurts to ask your advisor if they’ve got a personal “in” or even amenities at the hotels you’re looking at worldwide, even if you don’t need to plan out the rest of the trip.
As stated before, when you hire Epperly Travel to plan your vacation, you are hiring our entire network. One of these networks is Virtuoso. Virtuoso is made of over 1,800 travel partners where we work together to provide our guests with top-notch experiences and of course added amenities such as room upgrades, spa and resort credits, complimentary breakfast, and so much more!
In a world still grappling with a global pandemic, you need an expert problem solver with the resources to help you in the time of need. We are constantly receiving travel updates to ensure your destination is safe and you are meeting all the requirements for travel so there are no hiccups upon arrival.
For example, at the beginning of the pandemic shutdowns, we had clients set to celebrate their 20th anniversary in Argentina. The day they arrived, Argentina instituted 14-day quarantine and we worked with our partners at Ker + Downey to get them home safely in less than 24 hours upon arrival to avoid having to quarantine away from home. The clients were very happy to be able to return home safely and though they were disappointed about the change in plans, we are working with our partners to postpone their travels so that they can have the best belated 20th-anniversary trip they could imagine to one of their top dream destinations!
We are here to advocate for you as the world slowly shifts back to welcoming travelers. You deserve a stress-free vacation and we are here to make that happen no matter how big or small! Contact us today to get started!