No doubt booking with a travel advisor saves precious time both during the planning process and during your journey. But that’s hardly the extent of the value a Largay Travel advisor adds to your trip. In many cases, booking with us actually saves money. We also provide you with amenities you can’t get on your own or through an online travel agency. If you’ve worked with us before, you know about our affiliation with the Virtuoso network. Through this invitation-only network, we enjoy Preferred Partner status with the best hotels, tour operators, and cruise lines in the world. Our membership also provides exclusive benefits to our clients. These include perks such as room upgrades, resort credits, and breakfast included when you stay at a Virtuoso hotel. More
why book with a travel advisor
What else does a travel advisor do? A few months ago, I wrote about my job. I’m a travel advisor. A curator. Bucket list ticker offer. Whatever you want to call it. Essentially, I do all aspects of a trip, from the minute your head leave the pillow in the morning before you leave to when it hits the pillow on your return. I research and book hotels. I research and book flights – domestic and international. Car rentals too, or private drivers, helicopters, private planes, and trains. But what else does a travel advisor do? More
I recently spent five days at an amazing professional development course hosted by Virtuoso. During these intense days, I learned a lot about myself, about my business and its goals, and about the Virtuoso name – more than I knew before. I came home armed with a binder full of notes, pop quizzes, and business cards from my fellow classmates. We talked about all sorts of questions, like “what does a travel advisor do?” And we shared our thoughts on the process. A class of 16 strong, powerful, fearless women who have walked away from other powerful careers discussed our goals, hopes, and fears.
(PS I feel so lucky to know these women, just FYI.)
With the week fresh in my mind, I felt it was time to share a little bit more about what it is – exactly – that I do.
As a new travel advisor, when I start telling someone what I do (“I sell luxury travel experiences and curate custom itineraries for your trip”) I often get one of three answers. “We are just going to book it online!” “I like planning my own trips.” “Who uses a travel agent anyway?” Fair points, right? In today’s day and age, when you can book almost anything online (flights, groceries, laundry services, a date!), why should you use a travel advisor? More