I'M HERE TO TAKE YOU THERE
I am the owner of Lucky Dog Travel and I sell travel. I believe in utilizing my impeccable skills and years of experience to assist my clients in any way possible.
People ask "Do travel agents still exist?" The answer is "Yes!!" More than ever. Everyone is so busy. With this outsource environment we live in, we hire people to do all sorts of tasks for us - we hire a yard person, we hire a pool person, we hire a driver (Uber), we even hire someone to pick up our dog poop - why not hire someone to take care of your important vacation plans?
I take my minutes to make your memories. I'll save you countless hours of online searching, to find you the best value for your vacation dollar.
I'm a one-stop shop that can handle every aspect of your vacation.
I can uncover the complexity of various pricing and promotions to find the best value for you. Depending on the vacation, my pricing is discounted from the supplier direct pricing and/or additional promotions can be added.
Every detail of your vacation is perfectly planned just for you.
Just because you can do it on your own doesn't mean you should. My service is free to you!
I look forward to working with you!
With 11 years of experience working at Sony Pictures as the Director of Special Events for the international division, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel around the world coordinating conference, special events and booked accommodations for the attendees. For 5 years, I managed corporate and personal travel for a major commercial construction company.
With 16 years of experience in planning for travel within the corporate world and a passion in travel, I went ahead and launched my own independent travel agency. I now offer travel services worldwide; cruises, resorts, tours and many more. I am also able to handle small or large groups like families, church groups, reunions, bachelor and bachelorette trips, etc.
Why book with me?
PLACES THAT I HAVE TRAVELED:
China, Hong Kong, France, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, England, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, Haiti, Tahiti, Belize, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and various states throughout the US.
MY HOST AGENCY:
My host agency is Avoya Travel. I hang my shingle with them in order to leverage their buying power and their relationships with various suppliers. I can book any type of iconic vacations for you...cruise, all-inclusive resort, tour through Europe, train vacation, whatever you can think of. In many cases, Avoya has such a great relationship with that supplier that they've been offered exclusive pricing and/or promotions just for Avoya clients which in turn benefits my clients. There are no booking fees except for custom independent vacation packages or flights on their own. Think of me as a personal vacation concierge.
Here are 8 reasons why a Travel Agent is useful:
1) They Are Educated and Have Personal Experience
Simply put, they know more than you. They can give you insider tips and advice, using their education and personal experience to guide your vacation decisions in a way that provides you with the best vacation possible for you and your hard-earned investment. They have access to the personal feedback from hundreds of clients, and their own personal travel agent network, to provide insights you can’t get on TripAdvisor or other social media sites.
2) They Have Clout
Many travel agents develop personal relationships with individuals at the companies they sell. They leverage these relationships to get you things you can’t get on your own. That “sold out” room or the connecting rooms you want for your extended family trip when the online sites say they aren’t available. They also have exclusive entrée to experiences you might not know are available to you.
3) The Fixer
In addition to getting you more on any particular trip, they can step in and fix things when your trip goes awry. The average consumer books one or two trips per year, typically with different travel suppliers, so they have little or no leverage when things go wrong. The travel agent is constantly selling a particular supplier and has the leverage to fix things, even when the supplier isn’t directly at fault. Travel suppliers value the travel agent’s business much more than any individual traveler. They will step up to make things right or simply to make sure that traveler, and their travel agent, are happy.
The best travel agents have unique access to benefits that can save you a lot of money and provide you with a better experience: free room upgrades, spa credits, food and beverage credits are just a few of the things that agents can get, that you can’t. Add in hard-to-get restaurant reservations, exclusive or priority access to attractions, added amenities, and you will have a lot more value for your travel dollar. (Ever wonder why the couple in the cabin next to yours got champagne and you didn't? They probably used a travel agent)
Instead of searching blindly on the Internet for hours, days, or even weeks – depending on the complexity of the travel plans – you can have an expert do the research for you, with your personal needs in mind. They do it for every component of the trip and very often do it at no cost to you.
6) On the Cutting Edge
They are on the cutting edge of what's new: Travel agents are the first to know about a new resort, cruise ship or tour. They have relationships with their best travel partners who keep them informed as to the latest and greatest offerings they have. So if you want to travel on the latest and greatest, agents are the way to go!
7) You Get Matched Right
If you call a cruise line directly, they won’t tell you that their competitor is a better fit for you and your travel needs. Since travel agents sell everything, they focus on you’re your particular needs, making sure you are matched up with the right.
8) An Ongoing Mutually Beneficial Relationship
A good agent is like a good mechanic. Once you find them, you’ll never want to give them up. Travel could be your biggest discretionary spend in any given year, along with your limited time, so you want to make sure it’s done right. When they make that happen, you’ll want them in your inner circle moving forward.