The other sections of this website have focused ontypes of travel. Another option is just to pick a place and go. This sort of trip often consists of air, car, and hotel. Maybe you want to go to New York to see a play, the mountains to go skiing, or just get away to a quiet beach to relax in the sun.
Arranging destination trips - the most common example of a destination trip is a resort getaway. What are the issues you want to think about (or you want your agent to consider). First is just the transportation there and back - usually a plane ticket. Next is how are you going to get around while you are there. Do you need a car? What about a transfer from the airport? The biggest issue is where are you going to stay. What will it cost? What is the condition of the property - recently rennovated or in need of work? What about location - what's around the hotel - if you are on a beach and you want to snorkel, is it a good spot? Finally, what are you going to do while you are there? Are there activities, restaurants, or night clubs at the hotel? How are you going to get to the play you would like to see? What about deep sea fishing or a trip to a castle - easy to arrange?
Agents Responsibilities - our job is to listen to you describe what you are expecting from a trip and then use our knowledge to make recommendations and arrangements that will make you happy. The other part of our job it to get to know the destinations we recommend by either visiting them or participating in destination study programs. We are specialists in Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, and most of Europe including the United Kingdom.
Where can we
send you - the answer is almost anywhere. Because this
sort of travel leaves a lot to you, we don't recommend it for exotic
locations where you have never been and can't speak the language. Some
of the larger tour operators and some smaller companies offer sort of a
cross between an escorted tour and "on your own" stay. They will put
together a package that includes air, car and hotel (as well as a
selection of activities - think shore excursions) in a location of your
choice. They will have a representative in the city or resort you
choose who will act as a concierge - helping you find a restaurant or
the best place to shop. They will also have local tour guides that will
pick you up at your hotel for a day tour. This can be a nice
alternative to doing everything on your own.