What Is The Travel Planning Service?

Do You...

→  Want to travel, but feel overwhelmed by all of the possibilities?

→  Start doing some research, but then get stumped when having to build the entire itinerary?

→  Find yourself having to plan a special getaway occasion (bachelorette party, solo adventure, etc.), but feel lost by all the information available online?

THE TRAVEL PLANNING SERVICE IS FOR YOU.

The Travel Planning Service is here to help you get the most out of your experience. First-hand advice and customized recommendations provide an itinerary that is unique from any other trip you've ever taken while still being exactly how you want it to be. 

The focus of the service lies in helping you with all the elements of your trip. Whether you only need us for one part or to plan all of it, we are flexible with providing assistance wherever and whenever you need it.

Consultation to discuss your goals and interests. This can be in the form of a Skype video call
→ Accommodation suggestions tailored to your budget and travel preferences
Sightseeing and restaurant recommendations tailored to your interests and tastes
Suggestions for off-the-beaten path destinations
Flight booking advice for the best routes and top frequent flier mile redemptions
Car rental options for your itinerary
Train, ferry and other regional transport booking advice
Visa advice if your trip requires a visa
Custom travel guide with tailored recommendations and detailed maps 

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The Benefits

ONE-OF-A-KIND ITINERARY

While many of you can probably do some of the offered services yourself, this does not guarantee you will get the most out of your trip or even travel in the most efficient way! Years of traveling around the world having given us the knowledge, experience and skill to be able to provide a one-of-a-kind itinerary to make your trip unforgettable.  

TIME AND STRESS SAVER

Rather than spend hours trying to figure out what the fastest routes are from place to place or the best way to travel using your mileage points, our first-hand experience will aide in making the planning quick and stress-free!

EXPERT ATTENTION TO DETAIL

We provide first-hand advice on any issues encountered in the past and how to best deal with them. Services will also include reminders of all last minute things to bring for specific situations, such as your IDs and the specific kind of ID that is required – sometimes a licence is enough, other times you may need a passport. 

THE

DETAILS

In Detail

→   All accommodation recommendations come with pricing information on deals and special rates. Sometimes, these rates are given to frequent travelers in the form of unique promotional codes which are included in your Planning Service package.

→   Suggestions for the best restaurants for your budget, the coolest bars to visit and sightseeing tips tailored to your interests are also included.

→   Transportation options to help you choose the best way to get to and around your destination(s).

→   You will receive insider tips for all the places you visit to ensure that you have the best experience.

→   Detailed advice will be given for discounts on transport, museums and attractions, including best days/times to visit. 

→   New museums and most current must-see temporary exhibitions will also be in your custom travel guide.

→   Flight recommendations including routes, airports, lounges and layovers.

→   Everything you need to know about available tours and museums including entrance fees, package offers and special deals.

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INFORMATION

Bookings

We are not travel agents, but rather, travel planners. The two are very different services:

A TRAVEL AGENT
Books all flights, tours etc., charges an hourly rate + receives commission from airlines. 

TRAVEL PLANNERS
Are travel experts who can provide advice based off of their own experiences and knowledge.  


WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

We will create the best travel itineraries for you based on your budget and preferences. 
However, it’s your job to make all the bookings. If preferred, we can make bookings for you, however there will be an additional 5% fee added to the total.

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How It Works

INITIAL CONSULTATION

Once you have contacted us via our site’s contact page or form below, we will reach out and confirm a date and time for the initial phone consultation.

During the consultation, we will ask more questions based on the information you provided in the forms. Please note that the meeting can be done via email or phone, it’s completely up to you. The most important thing to keep in mind is, the more we get to know you – the more customized your trip will be.

ITINERARY PROCESS

The first and most important step is to book flights and accommodation so we can have a base from which to start the itinerary process. We will work with you to find the best rates and then it will be up to you to purchase flights and book your stay. 

Then a base itinerary will be planned. Some of our clients are very clear upfront about where they want to travel to or what they want to do, while others are not. We’ll work on this together until it’s how you want it to be.

FILLING IN THE BLANKS

Once we have the outline of the itinerary, we can begin to add all transportation, tours/sites, activities, events and anything else you want to plan in advance.

We always like to leave some time in between activities for the unexpected. This way, you won’t feel rushed while exploring a new place.

In the end, YOU will make the final decision on where to stay, what tours to take, what mode of transportation you want to use and what sites you want to see. We just help you narrow down all the options.

Throughout the planning process, the lines of communication will always be open. We will be available to answer any questions you have and will reach out to ask you questions as well.

DELIVERABLES

You will receive a folder with all your information 1- 2 weeks prior to your departure. This will include your custom travel guide(s), itinerary,  supporting documents and map. 

Pricing

Information

Pricing will depend on the number of destinations and the number of items on your itinerary that you would like me to help you plan.

Please keep in mind that each person’s trip is unique to them and so costs will always vary for customized travel planning packages. 

Important to note: 

» Returning customers receive a 10% discount on new travel packages. 

» Referral bonuses are available as well. Ask us for details. 

STEP ONE

CONTACT US

For additional information and a free quote, please fill out the form or reach out via our contact page.

Remember to prove as much information as possible in the message section in order to help us create your itinerary exactly as you want it.

PLEASE INCLUDE:

→ Your exact budget

→ Desired travel dates are they flexible? How many days?

→ Destination(s) please be as detailed as possible. Don’t just say “Italy”, but instead specify “Rome + Naples”

→ Number of people traveling

→ Any sites you must visit or absolutely do not want

Age range of travelers any children? If so, what are their ages? 

→ Travel style i.e., backpacker, rustic, mid-range or luxury

→ Desired lodging amenities

→ Acceptable transportation options i.e., train only, some overland travel, all overland travel

→ Things you like/want to do ie.,outdoor sports? beach? cultural? nightlife?

→ What you like to eat Please include any food allergies.

Not Ready To Plan Just Yet?

Don't Worry!

Chances are, you will have a trip come up in your near future. We are here to let you know that you don't have to worry about a thing. With the EMATW Travel Planning Services, part or all of your trip can be taken care.

In the meantime, check out some articles below that may help you find some inspiration as well as give you tips for all future trips.