***Please note we are no longer consulting on or booking flights unless they are part of an all inclusive package or being booked in conjunction with a cruise, tour or customized FIT package. This service will still be provided to those who have purchased our VIP Service plan***.
As a professional travel consultant, Jennifer's goal is to provide a high-touch service level in an honest and transparent way. She wades through all of the online clutter and provides information from first-hand sources and global connections. She only works with vetted suppliers and partners. Jennifer takes her business and the needs of her clients' very seriously and is committed to providing a fantastic experience from the moment of inquiry until after you return home. She manages all the details, Big and Small. This is what sets her apart.
Jennifer is an advisor, collaborator, concierge and advocate, and as such charges for her time and knowledge. You will never hear Jennifer use the word "deal". Her top priority is to ensure her clients are spending their travel time wisely and receiving maximum value for their investment. Jennifer spends a significant amount of time on research and client communication before a single booking is even made. Think of her as your personal assistant, financial advisor and crisis management specialist all rolled into one. She provides her clients with a level of service not found on an app or website or through big box agencies. The tremendous travel disruptions of COVID-19 serve as a reminder of how important it is to be able to connect to an actual live and EXPERIENCED person who can walk you through unexpected situations, especially during a world-wide crisis.
INSPIRE*EDUCATE*CREATE The process begins with a discovery call or zoom for all new/potential clients which allows Jennifer to get to the heart of your travel needs and get to know you better. The key to a successful relationship will be communication and trust. She will review your previous travel history, likes/dislikes, special needs, expectations for this trip, budget expectations, discuss how you can best work together, and then go over her professional travel management fees.
Should you decide Jennifer is the right consultant for you, she will forward you a professional fee authorization form to as well as a traveller information form. The professional travel management fee will be due prior to the start of any research.
The majority of communication will be via email which provides you with a written record of requests, consultation and arrangements made.
By working with Jennifer, you will receive:
her time, research, knowledge, expertise and commitment
an honest and unbiased opinion - she's working for you, not the supplier
collaboration with her throughout the booking process
friendly email or text reminders regarding deposit/final payment due dates
counselling on passport validity & visa requirements
health info (COVID info, quarantine requirements, health visas, local travel clinics for vaccinations)*
cancellation & medical insurance options
baggage allowance information
special requests added to your file with the supplier (ie. king bed, ground floor room etc). Requests are never guaranteed
schedule change/file monitoring from booking until you return
preferred rate at stopover hotel near airport/ Park N Fly discount rates
assistance with insurance claim if needed (when insurance is purchased through Jennifer)
special VIP amenities where available and when offered through our Travel Leader Network membership
loyalty numbers added to your booking (must be provided at time of booking if you have them)
any pre-trip advisories
tips and tricks you may not have thought of to enhance your holiday experience
emergency assistance directly from Jennifer while travelling
personal attention and assistance
post-travel follow up
*services offered vary for No Fee Service Pkg
Professional Fee Schedule: Fees are calculated based on estimated number of hours required for research, modifications, execution, monitoring, and follow up. Subject to change.
Premium Service Package: $299* and up, per file.
research, up to 6 recommendations with quotes on ITC's
research, up to 3 recommendations with quotes for tours, custom itineraries, and cruises.
booking and managing any changes and moving parts prior to departure
online check in for flights if requested, assistance with Electronic Travel Authorizations where needed.
online check in for cruises.
assistance with advanced seat selection and special requests.
travel documents emailed to you, mailed ,or hand delivered if local.
personal assistance from Jennifer while travelling (email, text, What's App)
higher fee may apply for customized itineraries that include more than one destination, researching/booking products that offer consultants little to no revenue, assistance with visas, air tickets, etc.
based on maximum of 2 adults/2 kids on file.
VIP Service Packages 1. $90* per month or $1020 annually (up to 4 trips a year) 2. $130* per month or $1500 annually (unlimited trips a year)
priority service (on last minute travel) plus all services noted above
up to 4 trips in a 12 month period
no additional booking fee for international airline tickets. $25 ticketing fee pp for domestic/transborder tickets.
personal assistance from me while travelling to answer any questions or modify trip if needed.
coaching on trips you choose to book yourself (health requirements, documentation, suggested excursions, troubleshooting, etc.)
free gift with subscription and yearly renewal and other surprises (if and when available)
exclusive VIP Service Pkg monthly newsletter (coming soon) with exclusive offers, travel tips, tricks, inspiration, latest travel info and more
$90* / $130* billed monthly (yearly commitment required), or $1020*/$1500* one time billing annually
includes up to 2 adults/2 kids per trip ($25 per additional person per trip)
No Fee Pkg for the DIY'er - Free if booked on website. www.theinspiredwanderertravelco.ca
no frills package for all inclusive resorts only - you pick where you want to go and when.
you require no additional assistance or recommendations ( you take full responsibility for your choice)
you do your own seat selection and online check in.
electronic documents will be emailed to you.
Bonus: Emergency assistance directly from Jennifer when traveling.
Plan to Go Research Fee- $500* per booking
Applicable for river cruise inquiries only.
plan to go fee will be applied to final payment.
Fee is non refundable if you choose to cancel your trip for any reason.
Group Service Package - starting at $299*
applicable to all inclusive leisure groups to Caribbean (10 or more people travelling)
Fee is to be paid by group leader at time of inquiry. This is a non refundable planning fee. In addition to any deposits required by supplier.
includes initial consultation and 4 destination/property recommendations and quotes including my time to obtain the quotes and present (if more than 4 options are requested, a $10 fee will apply per property/destination)
management of supplier contract, deposit/final payment requirements and due dates, rooming lists, insurance, counselling on health and travel requirements, document distribution, assisting individual travelers as needed prior to departure, emergency assistance while in destination
On average a leisure group file requires a minimum of 20 hrs of client service time from moment of inquiry thru to return from travel.
depending on the scope of work a higher fee may be required and quoted accordingly for air only groups, corporate incentive trips, retreats, conference travel etc.
*** Cancellation fee $100 plus tax per file*** Cancellations happen for various reasons. Travel advisors are not compensated by suppliers if a client cancels. 100% of expected revenue is lost even though the advisor has done all the work of booking and has to process the cancellation which often involves lengthy hold times and advocating on clients behalf. Due to an increase in the number of cancellations we are seeing, it has become necessary to charge a fee for this. Cancellation fee will be charged at time of requested cancellation prior to advisor processing the cancellation. Thank you for your understanding.
A La Carte Fees
Validation / Verification fee - $100* (if you have booked something yourself or elsewhere and need clarification on entry requirements, documentation etc. One time 10 minute consultation. Links will be provided that you can refer to closer to departure.
Accommodations Only (Caribbean/Europe/USA) - $50* per room per night (includes consultation, research and booking). Fee is due at time of inquiry.
Insurance only (includes consultation, quote, assistance with claim as necessary ) - $25* per person
*All fees are taxable * Professional fees are non refundable/non insurable. *All fees are at advisor discretion and subject to change.