For years, a growing conception has been that self-booking a trip online has replaced the need to use an luxury travel advisor in one’s trip planning. After nearly two decades of this mentality, it is coming to a head: there are too many options, too many hidden fees, and too much of a time commitment involved.
I am a luxury travel advisor who promises first and foremost to provide you with a seamless, first-class planning experience.
I believe that every aspect of a trip – including the planning phase – should be enjoyable. Not only will I eliminate the hassle of trolling the internet for deals and the best places to stay, I can give you added value and unique experiences that are simply impossible to book online. As an Luxury Travel Advisor with Brownell Travel, I, and therefore my clients, have access to the worldwide Virtuoso network, which often allows such complimentary amenities as upgrades, monetary credits and special experiences at member hotels and on cruise lines. With these connections, we can also create an unforgettable, bespoke itinerary that allows you to truly immerse yourself in to a new destination, without the stress of planning yourself.
With my support and network, I have been able to secure clients an upgrade to the Presidential Suite at a Four Seasons in peak season. I have facilitated the shipping of a client’s bag – after the client was unexpectedly hospitalized and airlifted to Athens – from a remote Greek island to his hospital bedside. I have had clients have a before-hours private viewing of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, go alpine fishing in the remote mountains of New Zealand, and have a privately guided safari in South Africa with one of Africa’s most heralded guides. These are just a few of the experiences we have personally created (or situations we have handled!) for clients looking for a trip they will never forget.
Brownell is a member of Four Seasons Preferred, Ritz Carlton STARS, Rosewood Elite, Orient Express Bellini Club, and other programs. Through my affiliation with Brownell, I can utilize these benefits to extend my clients VIP status and service at their properties.