Why Use a Travel Advisor?

Why Use a Travel Advisor?

In this day and age, with the world at your fingertips via the Internet, many people question whether a travel advisor is necessary or worth the money. Here are six reasons why we know consulting with a CSB Travel advisor is in your best interest! 

 

Our Engagement

When starting the planning process, we take the time to get to know our clients. We ask their preferred airline and hotel brands, their scheduling preferences, their activity level, and so on. We ask their planning style: hands-on or hands-free? We are not a one-size-fits-all agency: we custom craft bespoke vacations specifically designed to your liking and budget. When we engage with a client and understand his or her habits and taste, we can produce itineraries best suited for that individual. Additionally, we keep detailed records in our client database, so we don’t have the same conversations over and over. 

 

Our Experience

Our team has decades of experience in the business and is very well traveled. We have seen just about every situation – including the impact a pandemic has on the industry. We’ve dealt with all sorts of bumps in the road for parties of two and parties of 20. Our advisors have been almost everywhere (no, really), and whatever destination you want to visit, we’ve got an expert for it. 

 

Our Expertise

Sure, our CSB Travel team’s resume is great, but visiting places is different than knowing places, and neither of those guarantees a competent, effective travel advisor. To put it simply, we know what we’re doing and we do it very well. We deliver results. We’ve faced nearly every type of client emergency and know how to handle whatever comes our (and our clients’) way. But don’t just take our word for it: check out the reviews for our owner and advisor Cristina Buaas. 

 

Our Connections

As you can imagine, working in the industry this long means we have developed personal relationships with supplier partners throughout our business: hotel partners, tour operators, cruise lines, transfer companies, bars and restaurants, and so forth. We have access to a network your average traveler, or even average travel agency, does not. No longer will you have to spend hours making dinner reservations or call a hotel to request an extra bed – we’ve got you covered. 

 

Our Advocacy

Part of being a successful advisor with satisfied clients is being available when issues arise.  When a client is traveling we provide emergency contact information for our partners in that destination, but we’re also available should a question arise or hiccup occur. This support is enormously helpful especially to clients visiting a remote or less developed area of the world. Regardless of your location, we’ve got your back from start to finish. 

 

Our Perks

When you book through a CSB Travel advisor, you’re signing up for exclusive perks throughout your vacation – think room upgrades, welcome amenities, food and beverage credits… sounds nice, right? Because of our years in the business and extensive network of partners, we’re able to add this value to your trips that otherwise is out of reach. 

 

Ready to reserve? Contact us or book with us and receive complimentary amenities through our Virtuoso hotel site here!

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