- Cultivating Connections Travel Planners
The Cost of Traveling with Cultivating Connections Travel Planners
Updated: Feb 2
New clients usually wonder how much it costs to work with a travel advisor. Here, we break down our schedule of services and fees.
Our Paid Services
First, we want to get to know you! Our first meeting is a 100% complimentary consultation. We use this time to learn more about who you are, what you like and dislike, and your general travel preferences.
If you decide you’d like to work with us, we’ll ask you to sign our contract and pay our modest retainer fee. We devote our time, connections, and experience to planning highly customized dream vacations for our many clients. We also work in partnership with our trusted travel partners in the industry to make sure we’re offering the best of the best to our clients.
For us, every client is special and our client’s satisfaction is our utmost goal. The Cultivating Connections Travel Planners travel experience is unique because we always strive to make your travel vision come true!
Our paid services include the following:
Unrivaled concierge support from Cultivating Connections Travel Planners.
Customized itinerary planning and implementation with professionally organized proposals including all elements of travel, such as transportation, accommodations, restaurants, and activities.
Professional travel advisory services, with updates on destination trends and news from our network.
Available inclusions such as stateroom upgrades, exclusive amenities, spa credits, late check-out/early check-in, and promotions when possible.
Our Service Fees
Customized Itineraries for Individuals and Families
Cultivation Connections Travel Planners charges a per-trip retainer fee starting at $350 per person or $500 per household for a family of four. Because trip planning requires a great deal of time and focus, our retainer fees are non-refundable, even in the event of trip cancellation.
Because every group is different in size and scope, your group’s planning fee will be determined after our first consultation. Generally speaking, group fees start at $99 per traveler.
The Next Steps
After your planning fee is paid, CCTP begins work on your trip! Your trip fee includes consultation, planning, and monitoring of your trip. We utilize our global network of trusted travel partners and our professional expertise to design a trip that exceeds your expectations. Once the design is done, we present your proposal.
If you’re unhappy with any element of the trip, we offer one round of trip edits at no additional cost. We want you to be thrilled with your itinerary, so don’t be shy!
Once you’re satisfied with the proposal, we’ll reconfirm the details, process your trip deposit, and offer suggestions for unique experiences that will make your trip even better.
In the months and weeks leading up to your departure, we’ll monitor your trip and keep you updated on payments as they become due. Once your final payment is processed, we’ll send you your full itinerary so you have everything you need to go!
Additional Concierge Services
We offer additional travel services for clients who may not need comprehensive trip design.
Hotel-Only Booking Fee: $50
If you only need a hotel, we’re happy to handle the booking logistics for you.
Standalone Airline Tickets Booking Fee: $50 per Domestic Ticket / $100 per International Ticket
Our air booking desk is dedicated to getting our established clients the best flight solutions at reasonable prices. We have unlimited access to both public and non-public fares on select international first/business class routes.
CCTP Consultation ONLY Fee: $150/hour.
Have you already booked a trip that you want a little guidance on? We would sit down together and I would give you my ideas, and general knowledge. Or, you may want to choose one area of an upcoming trip, i.e. accommodations, and I will research and send you my recommendations for you to book direct.
Cultivating Connections recommends that clients purchase travel insurance for all trips. CCTP doesn't charge additional fees on the purchase of travel insurance policies.
Cancellation of Travel Fees*
CCTP charges a fee of 15% or $250 (whichever is more) for cancellation of travel.
Hotel-Only and Cruise-Only Cancellations: $50 Cancellation Fee Per Booking
Air-Only Cancellations or Changes: $50 (domestic) or $100 (international) per ticket
Last-Minute Changes: $200 per booking if any changes are made within 5 days of departure
*Please note that CCTP cancellation fees are independent of any supplier-required cancellation fees as outlined in their terms and conditions.
Our fees are based on the intricacies of each trip and are estimated as an overall project cost after the initial consultation. Additional airline & travel management fees may apply, depending on the trip.
All fees are non-refundable once paid. Got more questions about our fees? Please contact us for more information.
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