THERESA BRANDT | RIVER CRUISING | THERESA'S TRAVEL
WHAT I DO
Having your own professional and certified travel advisor is like having a private concierge for all things travel - qualified, experienced, knowledgeable, connected, and always working to make your next trip the best one you've ever had.
My professional planning fees are transparent and cover a wide variety of tasks and services. These include but are not limited to:
Domestic and international air
Pre/Post cruise hotels
Day tours and excursions
Monitoring flights & flight changes
HOW IT CHANGES YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
My clients often receive additional free amenities and benefits from my travel partners. In many cases, this added value will be greater than the cost of my services.
You won't lose tens or hundreds of hours each trip staring at a screen with dozens of tabs open.
You won't go around in researching circles so many times that you miss the best opportunities.
Most likely you are taking a vacation to disconnect and unwind - you'll no longer start that off with months of stressful planning.
You'll never wonder what experiences or opportunities you didn't know about that you might have missed.
You won't waste money.
You won't waste time.
Your entire experience will be professionally planned and documented.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIY
Awful hotel rooms that don't match the brochure-like images
Travel insurance that doesn't actually work when you need it
Waiting on hold for days at a time to airlines, cruise lines, and hotels when you have a question or need help
Tired and frustrated fellow travelers
Wasted time trying to get from A-B
Poor document preparation
Denied entry and re-entry
Finding out activities and sites are closed or limited when you arrive
My planning fees are a one-time payment per household per trip. I will book all elements of your travel as listed above.
White-Glove Planning Fee
$250 / household
This white-glove planning fee allows me to plan, research and book every element of your vacation from the list above, all while staying within your budget and in alignment with your personal travel style.
Group Travel Planning
$350 / group
Before bringing together a group of your favorite friends, family, followers, or clients I will work with the group organizer to curate the perfect itinerary. Each traveling household will then work with me individually to align their travel arrangements with the group plan, while at the same time meeting their personal travel needs. This is a planning and research service only.
Emergency Support / Rebooking Fee
$250 / household
Need to cancel your trip and rebook the same vacation for a later date? I can take care of the tiny details from canceling each element of your current booking to confirming new dates. Should you need rebooking services while you are away I can also take full care of that.
If you have never worked with a professional travel advisor before (or a great one), you'll find my process effective and efficient.
If we haven't already had a quick 15-minute video or phone chat this is where I listen to your ideas and travel goals.
In this 30-45 minute virtual meeting we'll kick off the planning process. I will ask you a number of questions aimed at getting to know your travel preferences and style.
Sign my simple agreement, and submit your planning & research fee payment through my secure payment portal.
RESEARCH, PRESENTATION AND ADJUSTMENTS
I will present you with a full itinerary
containing options for travel, activities and accommodations. Request any small adjustments before we lock in your trip itinerary.
WHILE YOU ARE AWAY
I will only ever be an email, text or call away if you need me. In the event that you need to activate your emergency support plan, I will be on standby and ready to help.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
The only thing better than getting home is having your next trip in the pipeline. I'll get you scheduled for that next trip right away whether you want to take it in a month or a year.