There Are Four Steps to Your Next Best Vacation
Step 1: Your Complimentary Consultation
We like to get to know our clients before the planning begins.
On your consultation call or online meeting, it’s our chance to learn more about you and your desires for this vacation. We’ll discuss other important considerations like your travel dates, budget, and who will be traveling with you.
You’ll also get an opportunity to ask us anything on this call as well.
Then if you feel like we’d make a good fit, we’ll share our planning and support fees with you ($100 minimum per booking – based on your trip’s length and complexity).
Step 2: Research, Plan & Tweaks
Based on what we learn during our consultation, we’ll begin researching your options.
We scour the inventory of our travel partners and brands and present you with the best value for your budget.
We also negotiate additional savings, extra amenities, exclusive perks, access to unique experiences not found on the internet, and VIP treatment just for you because we are a higher-tiered partner.
You’ll receive at least two customized proposals with itineraries that fit within your budget and wishes. We’ll discuss the options, tweak if necessary, and then we’ll finalize a uniquely SelfishMe Travel plan that will have you excited and craving your vacation sooner rather than later.
Step 3: Book & Manage
Once you sign off on your itinerary, we book every last travel component for you. This includes:
- Hotel, resort, villa, or house rental reservations
- Cruise ships
- Transfers to/from hotel, airport, cruise port, etc.
- Car rental, train or ferry reservations, and even provide subway logistics/suggestions
- Group, day, or private tours
- Shore excursions
- Restaurant recommendations, dining reservations, cooking classes, food pairings, or wine/beer/liquor-tastings
- Tee times at exclusive golf courses or tea times at a luxury hotel
- Spa appointments, wellness classes, fitness centers, or a private trainer
- Museum, theater, concert, or sporting event tickets
- Volunteer work
- Photographer for a day, special event, or the entire trip
- Travel and Health Insurance
We can even advise you on acquiring and using loyalty program (credit card, hotel, airline, etc.) points and miles for free travel.
However, there are some tours or activities that we will not book for you. Please see our Protecting Animals in Tourism Pledge page to understand our position. Thank you.
Step 4: Support
With post Covid-19 travel, the best scenario is that all your vacation plans are coordinated with the same Travel Professional. Flight cancellations, changing rules and restrictions, lockdowns and border closings, and other factors are going to make travel a lot harder to predict. I stay on top of all the news and advise you and/or your travel companions of all possible options in a timely manner to make it all seamless and stress-free.
We’ll provide you with detailed information about the next steps such as: deposit due date, payment plan dates, visa requirements, tests, vaccines, and any important travel documents you must complete.
We’ll keep in touch throughout the entire process by emailing you updates, reminders, travel tips, destination guides, fun facts, packing lists, maps, recommendations, etc.
Our online payment system is tops in the industry. We are GDPR and PCI Compliant, so your personal information is safe, secure, and encrypted.
You’ll receive all your final travel documents and itinerary via smartphone app, for “on-the-go” access. In addition, you’ll also receive these documents via email or if preferred through the postal service.
And if you need to cancel, reschedule, or make minor changes to your trip, we do that for you. We negotiate a reduction of possible fees and chase down any refunds and/or credits due to you from the travel brands; saving you a lot of time and stress.
Hey, it’s our job to sweat the small stuff so you don’t have to.
Step 5: It’s Go Time!
When you take off, you’ll be able to travel with confidence and ease.
And, of course, you’ll have 24/7 access to us as well. We’ll provide our personal cellphone number in case you encounter any travel issues and we’ll work behind the scenes to fix them for you and provide local assistance, if necessary.
When you return home, we’ll touch base to hear all about your dream vacation!