WHAT IS

The Travel Planning Service?
DO YOU...
→ Want to travel, but feel overwhelmed by all of the possibilities?
→ Start doing research, but then get stumped when having to build an entire itinerary?
→ Find yourself having to plan a special getaway, but don't know where to start?
→ Want to just travel without the hassle of planning or going to a travel agency?

...THEN THIS IS FOR YOU.

Our Mission
We are here to help you get the most out of your experience.
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.
You Decide
what elements of your trip we help you with:
Consultation to discuss your goals and interests. This can be in the form of a Skype call
Accommodation suggestions tailored to your budget and travel preferences
Suggestions for off-the-beaten path destinations and events
Sightseeing and restaurant recommendations tailored to your interests and tastes
Flight bookings advice for best routes and top frequent flyer mile redemptions
Car rental options and information that best suit your itinerary needs
Train, ferry and other regional transport booking information and advice
Extensive visa and consulate information should your trip require it
Custom travel guide with tailored recommendations and detailed maps

Whether you need us to plan part or all of your trip, we are here to provide assitance

however you need it.

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 Frequent Flyer Miles, 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 need a passport.
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The Details

In Detail
What You Will Receive:
→ Pricing information on deals + special rates
→ Transportation options to help you choose the best way to get to and around your destination(s)
→ Insider tips on all the places you visit to ensure the best experience
→ Discounts on transport + attractions, including best days/times to visit
→ Flight recommendations including routes, airports, lounges and layovers
→ Information on new/most current museums + exhibits, including entrance fees, package options + special deals
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BOOKING

Information
We are not travel agents, but rather - travel planners
TRAVEL AGENTS
Book all flights, tours, etc., while charging an hourly rate and receive commission from airlines
TRAVEL PLANNERS
Are travel experts who can provide advice based off of their own experiences and knowledge. No commission is made from airlines or other services
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 of the bookings. If preferred, we can make bookings for you for an additional 5% fee added to the total.
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PRICING

Information
Pricing will depend on a few things:
DESTINATIONS
The number of destinations and the number of items on your itinerary that you would like us to help you plan
TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS
In addition to destinations, this is important because we will need to plan activities based on total number of days
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
Each person's trip is unique to them and so costs will always vary for customized travel planning packages
DEAL ALERT!
RETURNING CUSTOMERS receive 10% discount on new packages
REFERRAL BONUSES are available. Ask us for details.

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 call, we will ask more questions based on the information you provided in the forms. Please note that the meeting can be done via email, video conference or call - it's completely up to you. The more important thing to keep in mind is: the more we get to know you, the most customized your trip will be.

ITINERARY PROCESS

The first and most important step is to book flights and accommodations so we can have a base from which to start the 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. Note: we can take care of this at an additional 5% rate. Once this is complete, a base itinerary can be planned. Some of our clients are very clear upfront about where they want to travel to or what they want to see and do, while others are not. We will work on this together until you are happy with the plan.

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 make the final decision on where to stay, how little or how much to see, 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 the options, find the best prices and show you exactly where to go and what to do once you're there. 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 (or zip file) with all your information 1-2 weeks prior to your departure. This will include your custom travel guide(s), itinerary, supporting documents and map.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
"The EMATW Travel Planning Service planned our 10-day trip to Paris.
Em and her staff were professional, always available - even while we were in Europe - and made sure we felt comfortable every step of the way. I will continue to use their services on all trips in the future!"
- Martha, New Jersey
"I was hesitant to take a trip on my own without a tour group or guide there at all times.
Em gave me the confidence to take my trip without worrying about the details - her staff took care of EVERYTHING. They deliver everything they promise: all your reservation details, maps, timelines and even recommend apps that will help guide you during the trip. There is no way I could have done this without them."
- Devon, Colorado
"When I was put in charge of planning my sister's bachelorette party, I knew I had to find a professional to help.
I came across EMATW's service and emailed them at once with all my questions. Em and her staff answered every last one and helped me plan a trip that was exactly to my sister's liking. I had no idea there were so many travel tips and tricks to help get the most for our money. To date, my sister's bachelorette is still talked about!"
- Stacy, Texas
"i reached out to Em to get information on a trip I had been wanting to take to Bali for years.
Looking for trip details was overwhelming to me because there is just so much out there. Em and her team of travel experts took over my research and gave me all the information I needed in a convenient folder. No hassle, no stress and I had a great time! They truly listen to what you say and create the itinerary you're looking for."
- Matthew, Sydney, Australia

Contact Us

For additional information and a free quote, please fill out the form below.
Remember to provide as much information as possible in the message section in order to help us create your itinerary exactly as you want it.

PLEASE INCLUDE

The following information:
» YOUR EXACT BUDGET
» DESIRED TRAVEL DATES (ARE THEY FLEXIBLE? HOW MANY TOTAL?)
» DESTINATION(S) - PLEASE BE SPECIFIC
» NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRAVELING
» ANY SITES YOU MUST VISIT OR ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT
» AGE RANGE OF TRAVELERS - IF KIDS, PLEASE SPECIFY AGES
» TRAVEL STYLE i.e., backpacker, mid-range, luxury
» DESIRED LODGING AMENITIES
» ACCEPTABLE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS (EX. TRAIN ONLY, SOME OVERLAND TRAVEL, ETC.)
» FOOD ALLERGIES OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
» THINGS YOU LIKE/WANT TO DO (OUTDOOR SPORTS, BEACH, CULTURAL, NIGHTLIFE, ETC.)

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