Even more than questions about destinations and vacation planning, the question we are most often asked is "How does this work?" It's absolutely a valid question! Because getting a free travel planner definitely seems too good to be true and we have been well-trained to be skeptical in this digital age. So let me share with you how our services work and how we are able to offer them for free... it is a tale of mutual trust.
YOUR TRUST IN US
We LOVE what we do! So much that we invest a lot of time, energy, and our own money in ongoing training, education, and personal experience. We want to make sure we always have the BEST options for you and the most current information and tips to share with you. We want you to know that our #1 priority is you and your vacation experience. There is a reason we are called Magical Memory Planners! Travel builds stronger connections and creates lifelong memories and we would never take that lightly. So we use our extensive knowledge and experience to personally match you to options we feel would be a great fit for you and your family. We aren't building OUR dream vacation... we are building YOURS! This is why we ask lots of questions; we want to get to know you and your priorities. We feel so honored that you would trust us with your vacation and we hold that honor with the weight it deserves.
We want to hold and further build your trust so we work hard for you. If you have questions, we answer them as quickly as we can. If you want advice, we will happily offer it. If you need to make changes, we handle that for you. If something is less than magical on your vacation, we step in and advocate for you so that things are turned around and the magic is restored. You have a personal travel concierge and we often hear that our clients feel like they are our only clients because of the level of care they receive. That is always our goal!
And we never ask our clients for a single penny for our services; that is not our business model. But we do get paid!
OUR TRUST IN YOU
Our time and expertise are valuable and we deserve to be compensated for it. This is where our trust in our clients comes in. We are not paid for our consultation time. So the time we invest before you book your vacation is given on good faith. We get to know you and your vacation wishes, suggest some options, pull price quotes, and offer advice upfront with no compensation.
We only get paid when you actually book your vacation with us.
You see, the vacation destination pays us a small fee as a thank you for sending happy, well-prepared visitors to them. They know that when you work with us, it will be a good match and you will be confident in what your vacation experience should be. They also know we will step in if it's not. Ha ha ha. But we all want you to have an amazing vacation, because when you do you are more likely to return and to recommend not only the destination, but our travel planning services as well.
It's a win-win-win situation. You get expert travel planning services for free, the vacation destination gets happy vacationers who make magical memories with them, and we can pay our bills.
If you just need advice or resources, please be up front with us about that. We are always happy to help! But it honors us and our time if we know up front that you will not be booking your vacation with us this time.
OUR PROMISES TO YOU
1. We will always honor your priorities. This is not our vacation... it's yours.
2. We will always honor your budget. Being stressed about money is not a fun way to spend your vacation. We would never encourage you to spend more than you have budgeted for your vacation.
3. We will always be available to you and if we are traveling, we will notify you with a direct contact for you to call in our absence. We've got you covered 24/7.
4. We will always be so grateful for every vacation you book with us and every referral you send our way. In fact, when your family or friends book their vacation with us, we will send you a Disney or Visa gift card as a thank you.
Let's get started planning your magical vacation! Contact us here.
At the beginning of March, I spent 4 days at Universal Studios Orlando for a travel agent training program. While I was there, I got to ride lots of cool things at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Below are my 5 most favorite rides!
The Hulk Coaster
I'm a huge roller coaster fan. And as far as coasters go, this one is excellent.
Hands down, this is my favorite ride at Universal Studios Orlando.
DID YOU KNOW?
Universal Studios owns the Hulk and won't let Marvel/Disney make a stand-alone Hulk film. But they will Marvel/ Disney use the Hulk in ensemble films like the Avengers and other MCU Films.
I recently had the privilege of attending a 4-day travel agent training at Universal Studios in Orlando. As a group, we toured 3 of these on-site resorts on Saturday. Then our group stayed in another resort. And I also toured the other two resorts on my own on Sunday. In this post, we'll look at all 6 of these Universal Studios Orlando hotels.
Before reviewing the Universal Studios Orlando hotels, let's look at the resort categories. At present, there are 3 categories of Universal resorts. All resorts include Early Park Admission, complimentary transportation (buses and/ or water taxis), resort-wide charging, complimentary merchandise delivery, and free access to certain CityWalk venues. Below are more details about each category:
Below is a review of Universal Studios Florida's 6 resorts along with a preview of two new resorts that are currently under construction.
Jo is a travel planner who loves all things Disney! She also has food sensitivities and lots of experience with special diets while traveling.
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