Although travel agencies offer the same overall service: travel planning, it doesn’t mean the inclusions will be the same! All travel agencies are not created equal. It’s so important to choose a service that best fits what you’re looking for and meets the expectations and needs that you have. When you begin your planning process this way, it makes the whole experience better for everyone involved. You may not need individualized service or a personal touch with the next trip you have in mind. That means that using a website to book your vacation might be right for you this time! Oftentimes trips that fall into this category are simple airline tickets to visit family or a few nights at a condo on the beach.
If you feel you are too busy to plan your own vacation, or just want to ensure that every detail is taken care of, our team at CARE Travel can provide that! We ask questions to get to know what you’re looking for, and find out your likes and dislikes. This ensures that our resort recommendations, transports, activities, and all the other little details fit exactly what you’re looking for. Because of our expertise and collective agency experience in the travel industry we know just by hearing about a local interest of yours what may be a good fit for you in a destination! What we offer isn’t just planning, it’s the ease and enjoyment of knowing that you are well taken care of. We believe that vacations should be fun, stress free experiences where you focus on making memories with the people you’re with.
The benefits of working with the CARE Travel team are numerous but we managed to narrow down our top 5!
We’re so grateful for the many advances in technology, but in a lot of ways that means there are less opportunities to connect face to face. This is especially true within the travel industry. With more and more online booking services interpersonal relationships are now looked at as unique! We understand the value of your time and that your shortage of time may be a big incentive to booking using a travel advisor. That’s why we maximize the time you do spend with us to build relationships and learn as much as we can. Asking questions and diving deeper isn’t something that a computer will ever be able to do. We take pride in the extra services that we provide because we know those details are what make a vacation a lifelong memory.
We always recommend travel insurance to anyone who is planning on traveling whether they’re a client of ours or not. When you book with us there’s a guarantee that you’ll be taken care of before, during, and after your vacation. This year especially we’ve seen the value in that for our clients. With Covid-19 we have seen the value in our services even more! The same can be said whenever there is civil unrest, labor strikes, mother nature strikes unexpectedly and more. You name it, we’ve probably worked with suppliers to solve problems on behalf of our clients.
During this season specifically we have cancelled or rebooked hundreds of vacations. Our team members spent almost every day of the past 4 months working 12-14 hour days to make sure that every detail was accounted for. For us this goes back to the customer service that we work so hard to provide. Because of the value we place in our clients experience, WE spend 5 hours on hold with our suppliers so you don’t have to! We advocate for you and work hard to make sure you’re taken care of every step of the way. This extra effort doesn’t cost you anything extra and that’s important to us too.
We’ve mentioned already that a major benefit of booking through CARE Travel is the time you can save! We know how valuable your time is, and we know how overwhelming the search results are when you type, “best honeymoon destination” into Google. There are millions of responses! How could you possibly narrow those down? The answer will be different for everyone! That’s where we come in. That’s why we care about meeting face to face. To get to know the things that are important to you! Your budget, time frame, travel dates, group and more are such important factors. There is a huge difference between travel inspiration (we love you Pinterest) and actual travel wants. We know what destinations offer because we’ve been to many ourselves, but we’ve also sent clients and gotten their feedback!
Many people believe that DIY travel can save them money, but unfortunately, a lot of times the opposite is true. Because we work in the travel industry daily, and have been for years, we know the most affordable time to travel to Bali or if you’re paying too much for a transfer. If you get online to book a trip once a year or every other year, you’re starting from scratch every time! We also build connections with travel suppliers across the globe. We plan hundreds of trips every year and that leads to savings we can offer to YOU. For special celebration trips, we can sometimes access additional perks such as VIP packages, room upgrades or restaurant reservations you couldn’t get on your own.
We take the time to explain the difference between best value and best price. When comparing flights, 9/10 people will choose a slightly more expensive flight with no layover as opposed to a cheaper flight with a 6 hour layover. It’s not always about the cheapest trip! We firmly believe there is a difference between best VALUE and best PRICE and feel it is our job to show you the difference when planning a vacation.
Accreditation, Education & Professionalism
There are so many different types of travel agencies. Part time agents, home based, some plan as a hobby. We’ve seen how important having a space to meet with our clients is. There are no licensing or certification requirements but we wish that there were. Because of the value we place on continued education we make a point to never stop learning more about the world we live in and explore together! We currently have certifications through Walt Disney World, DisneyLand and Disney Cruise Lines, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Hard Rock Resorts, Viking Cruise Lines and Globus Tours as well as countless others.
If you’re debating whether our services will be the right fit for what you’re looking for, please reach out! We would love to meet with you and find out how we can help you find the best fit. Even if that means booking online. We have great resources for you no matter what that looks like for you.