Common Misconceptions About Booking Your Vacation With a Travel Planner
Today is Travel Planner Appreciation Day! To celebrate, I have put together a list of common misconceptions people have when it come to booking their vacation with a Travel Planner. Below each myth is the actual truth and benefits of booking with one.
1. “Travel Planners Cost Extra to Use”
There is no fee or any extra costs associated with using a Travel Planner’s, like myself, services! You will pay exactly the same amount as booking with Disney directly. In fact, you are paying for a Travel Planner whether you use one or not. Our commissions are built into EVERY Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package sold regardless if you book with Disney directly or if you book through a Travel Planner.
2. “I Like Planning My Own Trips and Do Not want to Give That Control to a Travel Planner”
When you book with a Travel Planner, you can still do as much as the planning as you would like. If getting those FastPasses and dining reservations is what you live to do, you are still free to do them yourself! (I understand that is part of the fun, that’s why this is my job!) However, if you don’t want to get up early to make dining reservations, FastPasses, etc., send me your wish list and I will take care of it for you. Think of me as your own Fairy Godmother!
3. “I Like to Stay Off-property when I visit Walt Disney World and Disneyland”
Most Travel Planners still have access to book pretty much every off-property location including rental houses.
4. “I’m Not Going to Get a Good Discount if I Book with a Travel Planner” -or- “I will Find a Better Discount on my Own”
Travel Planners like myself are ALWAYS looking for new ways to save money for their clients. If I find a better deal for your reservation, even AFTER you have booked, I will pass on the savings to you! This also saves you time when a new discount is offered. Hold times on discount days can be as long as 3 hours! I mean, who has time to wait to save some money?! I do!
5. “I’m a Disney Vacation Club Member/Annual Passholder”
Travel Planners can still help with your vacation even if you don’t need a room or tickets. If you are a Disney Vacation Club Member and don’t have an Annual Pass? I can get your tickets for you. Are you an Annual Passholder needing a room for your visit? I can help with that too. (There are some great Annual Passholder discounts available for this Summer at Walt Disney World!)
One of my favorite reasons to book your vacation with a Travel Planner is you are supporting a small business. Instead of Disney keeping the commission that is already built into your Disney vacation package, you know exactly where it is going – to fund the hopes and dreams of a small business owner and their family! And, when you book with me, you are getting the benefit of a “Disney-Know-It-All” at your fingertips! That means I put together custom itineraries and also provide a bunch of tips and trips to make maximize your time and make the most of your visit.
As a Travel Planner specializing in Disney, I can book your Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa, and Adventures by Disney vacation. I also work with other destinations outside of Disney through our sister agency, Let’s Adventure Travel.
So, what are you waiting for?! Let’s start booking your vacation today! (Did I mention I always throw in some “pixie dust” for clients who book with me?!) Fill out the form below or send an email to Holly@MickeyTravels.com for a FREE, no-obligation quote. As an agent with MickeyTravels (a Platinum Earmarked Agency), I will be on hand to help you with everything from finding your perfect package to nabbing those hard-to-get dining and FastPass reservations. I work with all Disney Destinations. Best of all, my services are absolutely FREE. Get in touch via email at Holly@MickeyTravels.com or calling 954.401.9577. Also, make sure to CLICK HERE to follow along with my Facebook page for all things Disney and giveaways!
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