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Why Cultivating Connections Travel Planners Isn’t for Everyone

Updated: Jan 26


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Cultivating Connections Travel Planners offers trip planning services to people seeking once-in-a-lifetime, hitch-free travel experiences. But we’re not the best fit for everyone. In this article, we dive into who best benefits from a CCTP experience and who might be better suited for another type of trip-planning experience.



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With a travel advisor’s expert experience, you’ll save time and money by getting the best deals and value for your money.

The Bottom Dollar Deal Hunter

If getting the absolute lowest price on everything from flights to hotels to transportation is your number one priority, then Cultivating Connections Travel Planners might not be ideal for you.


While we’re not opposed to budget travel, we believe that our resources are best used in designing trips for clients who are willing to pay a bit more for comfort and luxury. This doesn’t mean all of our clients stay only at the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton. But if a client is going to stress over a $50 difference in price on a property, it might be best to work with another travel advisor.


CCTP specializes in planning vacations for travelers who don’t mind spending a little more on their vacations to make them remarkable, memorable, and worth the investment.


While we often talk about the pitfalls of using online booking engines, true budget travelers might actually prefer that method.




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With a travel advisor’s expert experience, you’ll save time and money by getting the best deals and value for your money.

The Micromanager

If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to be in total control of every detail of planning your vacation, then Cultivating Connections is not for you. We always like it when our clients trust us to design itineraries around their unique interests. As professionals, we hope our clients trust us to present the best options to our clients. Although we absolutely don’t exclude clients from sharing their preferences and needs, we prefer to take the reins in the planning process.


We review the vacation plan with the client and allow them to make necessary modifications. But if you like to dictate and be in total control of the vacation from top to finish, then you might be happier just planning your trip yourself!


The Disney Obsessed

Our lead travel advisor, Erin, is skilled in planning a variety of vacation styles, including adventure, river and ocean cruising, and group travel. However, Disney trips, amusement parks, and travel designed around the needs of small children is not a specialty of CCTP. If you’re seeking the magic of a Disney vacation, we can recommend other travel advisors who specialize in this area.


Our Fees

At Cultivating Connections, we charge retainer fees for our planning services to give ourselves the professional time and resources to design the trip of your dreams. If you’re opposed to travel planning fees, then CCTP isn’t your best option.


Some travel planners don’t charge fees but push services and itineraries not in their client’s best interest to make more money on commissions. Our retainer fee lets us focus on designing the best trip possible for you. We don’t worry about competing commission levels. We worry about providing exemplary customer service.


Who Is The Ideal CCTP Client?

If you’re seeking a luxury river cruise getaway or want to tour Europe in style, then Cultivating Connections Travel Planners is for you! You can count on CCTP to provide personalized, unique, and exclusive services that wow our clients again and again.


Our ideal client is someone who appreciates the time and expertise necessary to craft a truly unique luxury vacation. We love working with people who offer their preferences, but then sit back, relax, and let us work our travel planning magic! Cultivating Connections Travel Planners’ clients can appreciate a deal but aren’t hyper-focused on the bottom dollar. They know that sometimes spending a little more can mean the difference between an average experience and a remarkable one.


The CCTP Difference

Whether you’re traveling in a group, celebrating an anniversary, or interested in a solo retreat, Cultivating Connections is dedicated to providing our clients with fantastic travel experiences they’ll never forget. From the ideal type of transportation to selecting the proper means of transfer, to all-inclusive resorts, CCTP guarantees your optimal satisfaction as we plan every stage of your trip.


Interested in learning more about our services? Contact us today for a complimentary trip-planning consultation!



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