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New Eyes


Well here we are in a new year, a year that we all hope will be better than the last, yet with just 1-week in the history books we have to wonder if it’s not already time to skip the next 51 weeks and jump straight into 2022! Kidding aside, the world remains a mess, and no one truly knows how everything will pan out as the weeks and months unfold, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. I know that to be true, and I look enthusiastically towards reaching it.

One of my goals in 2021 is to intentionally look at things with new eyes so to speak. I will view the world and the opportunities for the resumption of travel with a new perspective, not clouded by old darkness, fear, and divisiveness but with new light, optimism and, hopefulness. If you’ll join me in this pursuit, I think we’ll go places. I am reminded of an oft-heard saying: If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to far, go together.

The secret to happiness is always having something to look forward to, not looking back at what you miss or can’t do now, but seeing ahead to the things that you want to do, people you want to see, places you want to visit, and experiences you want to have. What, where and when is it for you?

I want to remind you of how I can help you with your travel plans as we eventually emerge from COVID chaos. There are two basic models for working with me. First and primarily I am your full-service advisor for big international (or domestic) trips that involve multiple components (air, hotels, cruises, tour, transfers, etc.) that typically require significant coordination. My affiliation with Virtuoso network gives me (and you) access to literally the “Best of the Best” of everything globally. I have minimum trip spend thresholds for this kind of service and I require trip planning fees to proceed with research, proposal-building and bookings. I will explain all of this in a complimentary consultation with you.

The second option for you to benefit from my insider connections is that of a booking service. Say you’ve got an upcoming short trip and all you need is a nice hotel. Well, I can help with that. I can tap into my vast resources and typically find you what you’re looking for at either a better price or at the same price with greater value and extra inclusions and amenities than you can find on your own; I will do this for you for a nominal booking fee. Similarly, if you’re into DIY, you can even access my private Virtuoso booking engine and do it yourself – knowing that you’re getting access to exclusive Virtuoso rates and amenities because of my agency’s affiliation. If you book it yourself on my booking engine (there's no booking fee).

If you’d like to see an actual example of the value I can bring to you visit my Instagram or give me a call.

I wish you a safe, healthy, and happy 2021, and look forward to many great things with you in 2021!

Destination Inspiration: Hawaii

-Philip

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Marcel Proust, 1871-1922 French Novelist