When you first start to put together a trip to Europe, you quickly think about hiring a travel agent.
After all, isn’t that a logical and smart thing to do?
What you really need is a Europe travel planner?
What’s that, Julia? A travel planner?
How is that different from a travel agent?
A travel agent, while a helpful resource, will give you a one-size-fits-all itinerary.
Even if they do customize it, it’ll take into account the hotels they’re affiliated with or the popular attractions.
You get a vacation that everyone else does.
Why would you want a holiday that isn’t tailored totally to who you are and what you love?
Why would you want to spend a much-needed break in the middle of tourist traps or at restaurants where the food doesn’t put the place on a plate?
Because unlike most travellers, you, my friend, are a Culinatour traveller.
You want to travel and not just see the sights but soak in the experience.
You want to travel and take home memories that bring a smile each time you think of them.
You want to travel like a local and enjoy Europe the way the Europeans do.
That is why you need a Europe travel planner who’ll put together an itinerary that takes into account not just how many days you’ve got but also (and most importantly!) your personal preferences regarding transportation, lodging, activities, food, budget, etc.
What is the Difference Between a Travel Agent and a Travel Planner
Most travel agents are paid by the hotels, tour companies, airlines, etc. for their recommendations. So they are not bias-free and cannot customize the trip to suit you.
A travel planner, like myself, on the other hand, does a great deal of research to find not only the best price but also the best-suited hotels, flights, restaurants or even places for a stopover!
The level of customization and personal attention you’d get from a travel or trip planner is incomparable when it comes to organizing your European holiday.
Speaking of personal attention, did you know that when you and I work together to plan your trip to Europe, you can get on-demand, on-trip email access to me so you can switch up your custom itinerary without worrying that you’re going off-track?
Yes, we keep the spirit of spontaneity alive even when everything is planned.
So, What Does Working with a Europe travel planner Look Like?
If you’ve found that Googling “best places to visit in Italy” is leaving you overwhelmed with choices and reading reviews on TripAdvisor is ruining your eyesight; you need to work with a specialist.
Someone who’s not only living in Europe but has travelled across 15 European countries and knows exactly what makes each one of them special and unique.
When you work with a Europe travel planner, you get to:
- Save time (and headaches) going through countless travel blogs and websites because I’ll do the heavy lifting for you!
- Travel on your own terms away from the hordes of tourists. #introvertsunite
- Explore hidden gems that are known only to locals.
- Dive deep into European culture, taste delicious local food, experience bucket-list activities and more to make this your personal European adventure.
- Forget about the stress of booking tickets, rentals, rooms and more! Everything is done-for-you.
- Get the best value for your money AND complete peace-of-mind while enjoying a truly local travel experience.
Can’t I Do This On My Own? Why Do I Need a Travel Planner?
I’m glad you asked.
Yes, you could definitely do this on your own but if you’ve never visited a place before, how on earth would you know what to Google besides the popular attractions, activities, hotels and restaurants?
You NEED insider info and that’s where I come in.
You get to tap into my brain and my European travel team’s collective brain so you get an experience that, like Vanessa said, will blow you away!
The bottom line, my friend is…
You can try wrangling your way through pages and pages of blogs, websites and travel aggregators to plan your trip and still have that nervous knot in your stomach – you’ve forgotten something or aren’t 100% confident you made the best choice.
You can hand over your travel worries and needs to a travel planner, like me, and let us do everything for you so all you need to worry about is what outfits to take for those perfect #vacationlife selfies!
Want more details about working with a Europe travel planner? Check it all out here and schedule your FREE travel inspiration call!