Planning & Design
For our research, planning and design services, we charge an upfront fee of $250. This covers all land arrangements including car rentals, transfers, hotels, on-sites, tours, restaurant reservations and mailing costs of travel documents. It does not cover air (see below). This fee may vary based on the type, duration and complexity of travel. If your travel plans are simple and straightforward, the fee could be less, but if it’s a multi-destination FIT (foreign independent travel), it will likely be higher. If it’s the latter, we’ll talk about this once we have our discovery conversation. There’s no fee for ‘hotel’ only bookings, so if you book through us and the hotel is a Brownell/Virtuoso partner, you’ll enjoy amenities such as upgrades (if available), credits, full breakfast daily, VIP status and more. All of this is explained in our Description of Services, which is sent with every new engagement.
For air travel, we charge a fee for domestic and international tickets. This fee will be included in your air quote and will range between $40 and $100 per ticket. When you book your air with us, not only will we work with you to find the best flights available, but we’ll be there for you should schedule changes arise, regardless of the reason. So, relax and leave the air arrangements to us.
We strongly recommend that all our clients purchase travel insurance to protect their investment. This is an additional cost to be factored into your budget and is not included in the fees outlined above.