Thank you for considering using me as your booking agent! I’m sure you’ve already read the differences between using a booking agent or booking yourself online, and now you’re trying to decide if you’d like to use me.
Who Am I?
Hi! I’m Carly from Atlanta! Teacher by day and booking agent by also day… and night! I’ve been traveling solo since I graduated from college at 21. Most of the time I went alone and sometimes I’m able to drag friends along with me. I’ve traveled by planes, trains, and automobiles… as well as buses, ships, and ferries. I’ve now been to all 7 continents and as of this writing, over 70 countries.
I tell you this, so you understand the full weight of experience I have in planning trips and anticipating problems!
What Can I Book?
As an independent booking agent, there is a lot that I can book for, however I mainly specialize in a few categories:
- Small Group Tours
- Flight and Hotel packages (like All-inclusive!)
I can do custom itineraries, but they can be very time consuming and they do come with an extra fee. The bookings above do not come with a fee since I would be paid through the company.
What About Money?
This might depend on which company you’re booking with, but as an independent agent, I have access to the booking portals, so I am putting your information directly into their sites under their agent platform. Payment will then be processed by the company, not me.
It depends on how far in advance you’re booking and the company you’re booking with, but most allow for deposits!
I like to do payments over the phone, so all of your information is protected and safe.
How Is Booking With Me Different?
Price-wise? It’s the same price or possibly cheaper. There is no extra fee for booking with an agent a pre-built package or tour.
Let me say that again for the people in the back! There is no extra fee to book a tour or package! The company pays me, not you! The only time there is an extra fee is for a custom and specific itinerary because of the extra work that comes with it, but we will discuss that beforehand.
If you live in the US, I will mail you a lovely packet with a color-coded table of contents of all of the materials that you’d need on your trip! If you’re not in the US, I will send you a digital copy 🙂
If you book with me, you also have access to all of my advice and experience. Since I’ve traveled so much, chances are super good that I have been where you want to go! I can tell you what to expect, what to pack, and places to see! I am available via email, chat, or text, and I will answer any question you have!
I hope nothing does go wrong, but if something does, you have me to deal with all the nonsense, so you can focus on just having fun!
Please check out my testimonial page to see what others have said about using me as their booking agent! Here are some highlights!