12 reasons to book your holiday with Sian
Sian Pages – Travel Planner
In a fast-paced world where we all value time off, spending quality time away is one of the most important things to get right.
Whilst the Internet is great for learning, entertainment, meeting people, sharing ideas, this technology still cannot replace the knowledge, value, expertise, and personalisation a Personal Travel Consultant can deliver.
So, if you’re considering your next trip away, here are 12 reasons why you need someone like me.
1- I’ll save you time and stress
Looking at pictures in brochures, magazines, and on social media is fun, but planning a trip can involve time and often hard work. Especially if it’s a multi-generational trip, a group booking, an unusual destination, or a special occasion like a wedding.
Spending time researching, shopping around might not always be the best use of your time. A Personal Travel Consultant can do all that for you.
Coupled with my industry knowledge, connections, and own travel experience I will save you stress and time, not only in the planning of the trip but across the whole booking experience.
2- I’ll have your back if you need an advocate
Whether it is a natural disaster, bad luck or just bad weather, not every single holiday booking goes to plan, no matter how amazing a travel consultant is.
Whether there are problems getting you out there or getting you back home safe, having someone like me to help steer around the things we cannot control is proving more valuable than ever before. Having someone at the end of the phone is something customers often tell me is so important to them.
3- The world is ever-changing and sometimes turbulent
Has a Caribbean destination recovered from a hurricane? Is it safe to travel to the Middle East? Where can you travel post-COVID-19? A great travel consultant has inside knowledge and is up-to-date with the latest news, natural disasters, and hot topics.
Often before the news is shared online, the travel industry including tour operators and travel consultants (like me) are one step ahead. Without the need to search online, having a Personal Travel Consultant means having someone to turn to, someone who has already thought of the next step before you have to think of it yourself.
4 – Like any professional, I know holidays best
I’ll give you the inside track to get the most out of your holiday, to make it as memorable as possible. Like any professional, I know my sector best. If you had a broken tap, you’d call a plumber to fix it. It’s no different in the world of holidays.
I have trained to become a certified travel consultant to be able to provide a professional service. Again, like most industries out there, the world of travel is an ever-moving target, it never sits still. The options available, the destinations best for certain types of travel, the go-to hotels never stay the same for long, but you can always rely on me to know what’s best.
5 – Much more convenient, a one-stop-shop
As a Personal Travel Consultant, I handle every aspect of my customers’ holidays or trips. From the flight to the booking of the hotel to the private transfer, the activities, any guided tours, airport parking, travel insurance… the list goes on.
Whatever the destination, size of group or preferences for the trip, I have the knowledge to be the one-stop-shop which makes it highly convenient for you whatever your preferences are.
6- The care factor
My travel business depends on referrals and repeat business. So, you can bet that I will do everything I can to deliver amazing customer service. From start to finish.
I chose to work in this sector due to my passion for travel. I care about my customers having great experiences every time. Not all travel companies focus on referrals or repeat business, many of the higher volume sites are based on new business, whereas I care about every single customer and each booking.
7- Get better access
Did you know I can book your holidays and get offers you just can’t find online? Whether you are looking for a ticket to a sold-out show in New York, you’re looking for a private boat tour for an anniversary, or you just need help with making the hotel room extra special for your honeymoon, I can make it happen.
There are perks from working in the trade and I will always try (cannot always guarantee) to get airport lounge tickets, any VIP connections, or upgrades to be added to your booking where possible. I’ll always look out for that little extra, as I know it can go a long way to making the trip special.
8- Group bookings are no easy feat
Organising group trips can become a logistical nightmare. Coordinating arrival times, different departure times, organising transfers for everyone etc. is something I can take off your hands. I’ll be the one point of contact for the group.
Whether it’s a big family, a hen party, wedding party, a group of mates, a sports club, I can tie all the loose ends, connect the dots and make sure everyone has a great time away.
9- You’ll get more for your money
I will save you money where possible — that doesn’t mean the cheapest. I look to deliver value for my customers. Many tour operators and resorts are happy that I send people their way, this means that I can access discounts, perks, or be made aware of something which would give you more value.
I’ll be able to recommend a hotel or destination from the top of my head, without you having to spend hours researching. This in itself will get you more for your money. Let me put all the pieces of the puzzle together for you to ensure a smooth, stress-free trip.
10- Saved preferences for all your future travel
Once I learn what type of holidays you like or dislike, what your bucket list experiences are, whether you like sitting in the aisle or window seat etc. you won’t need to tell me once again.
It’s then my job to make sure all your trips are tailor-made to you. This saves you not only time, as you won’t have to repeat yourself, but means I can always marry my knowledge of travel with your specific preferences and needs.
11- I can give recommendations and inspire you
I’m in the business of travel for a reason. I love to plan holidays and trips for people. I have so much knowledge which I would love to share with you. Whether it’s that authentic seafront restaurant or that city tour which you cannot miss, I’ll be able to make recommendations, so you don’t miss a thing.
Even if I haven’t been to the destination myself, I will know someone who has, or I’ll be able to get inside knowledge for you from our destination specialists.
12- I’m always in the know
The world of travel never sits still for very long and it’s my job to always be in the know. Recent trends have been seen across train travel, dog-friendly trips, sustainable and responsible travel. Whatever the trends ahead of us, I’ll be there to advise you.
If there is a new exciting hotel in the Maldives or a refurbished dog-friendly Spa in Cornwall which everyone is raving about, I’ll be able to share insider knowledge with you to help you make the best decision on where to spend your time away.
Want More Information?
If you’d like to discuss your future travel plans you have in mind, get in contact with our in-house travel consultant, Sian Pages, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sian will be more than happy to spend time talking you through your options; remembering her service is delivered at no cost to clients and professional connections of Longhurst.