Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Advisor

Why use a travel advisor?

Yes, we’ve heard it all and we know it is possible to book your own travel. Consider this – how much time and effort does it take to put together an amazing vacation?!

Many people end up not taking (a much needed and well-deserved) vacation because they simply do not have the extra time to plan one. Especially in this post-pandemic world, planning a trip can be confusing, time-consuming, and quite a hassle.

That is where our travel advisors come in! Our teams arrange transportation, provide early booking discounts, special fares, hotel deals. Plus, they guide you through the complexities of travel advisories.

Let our advisors ease any uncertainty you may have with up-to-the-minute information and expert advice.  It is all in a day’s work in the exciting world of travel planning and building relationships!

Here are the top five reasons you should plan your next vacation with a travel advisor!

Save time!

Sure – of course you can book your own travel. Just like you can go to the store to shop. In all honestly – it’s incredibly time consuming. Shopping the best deals, researching resorts, adjusting flights, checking COVID protocols – it takes a lot of time and energy. Make the call so we can take on the confusion and stress of planning. The last thing you want to think about is whether you have a transfer included or arranged or if your lost luggage is covered.  You can sit back and enjoy a memorable experience. Let us sweat the details while you do nothing but relax!

Save money!

When most people think of using a travel advisor their first thought may not be of saving money, but this is often the case. Our vacation professionals have cultivated strong relationships and premium partnerships with countless travel suppliers giving them access to a network of lower pricing and exclusive travel packages. With the latest in computer reservations technology, our travel advisors have the most up-to-date information at their fingertips to get you the best value possible.

Travel Advocate!

Fox recognizes no two travelers are alike. We personalize your vacation by taking the time to understand your unique travel needs, interests and concerns and plan to address all of them. Ensuring you take meaningful vacations that inspire lifelong memories is our top priority. Fox has a long-standing record—more than 60 years—helping customers create that ultimate experience while being by their side before, during and after a vacation in case of the unexpected.  Whether that’s a delayed flight, natural disaster, or pandemic, we go the extra mile to make sure your trip isn’t disrupted!

One Stop Shop!

Fox is proud to offer a one-stop shopping experience for all your travel arrangements. Vacations can take on many different forms, and we can help with the details of booking that cruise, train ride, flight, or car. We take the time to learn what is important to you and create customized itineraries that can bring your bucket-list items to life.

Expertise!

Our travel advisors are knowledgeable and active in the industry. We specialize in all-inclusive vacations, destination weddings and cruises—just to name a few. Many of our advisors are certified experts to destinations like Alaska, the Caribbean, and Europe. Want to take a romantic trip through Italy? We have advisors who can key you into the perfect spot to see a Tuscan sunset. Want to plan a memorable family vacation to Disney? We have Disney certified advisors Dream Team who can make your dreams come true. Or do you want to sit back and relax as you cruise crystal blue waters? We have a team of cruise specialists who will find the best unique itinerary that caters to everything you dream about.

 

Many of our travel advisors have developed long-standing friendships with clients who now trust them to make recommendations without even having to ask! Those relationships have been critical in helping our customers navigate unprecedented travel restrictions due to the pandemic. It is all in a day’s work in the exciting world of travel planning and building relationships! Contact one of our advisors today!

There’s Something About a Beach

By Rose Gray; Business Relationship Director & Global Travel Expert

 

What is it about a beach vacation that draws us to it? Why are we compelled to kick off our shoes and run through the sand?

Having grown up on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, one might assume that my love of the beach is in my soul, in my DNA, in my being.  But it’s not just me. Even people raised in the Colorado mountains, Oklahoma plains, or landlocked cities like Dallas know the allure of a beach! The ebb and flow of the surf, the crashing waves, the distinctive aromas – these beautiful characteristics call to us and we go!

Choosing a favorite beach is like picking your favorite child.  Each one is different, but you love them all.  In no particular order, these are some of my favorite beaches in the United States.

 

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

This is one of my “go to” beaches when looking for that relaxing winter getaway. Wisconsin winters can be brutal! Those of us looking to escape winter know that the farther south we can go, the better! It is known as the Venice of America because of its canal network, rivers, and waterways. This laid-back destination is perfect for those who are seeking a perfect beach experience without the fast-paced atmosphere of Miami.

 

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Thirty-two miles of pristine, white sand beach. Need I say more? If you want to take a break from the beach, check out Gulf State Park which offers 28 miles of hiking trails, biking, fishing, and a nature center.

 

Venice Beach, California

This lively Los Angeles beach offers prime surfing and excellent sunbathing spots. It also has one of my favorite pass-times, people watching! Ocean Front Walk is a boardwalk which runs parallel to the beach and has provided me with hours of entertainment while literally doing nothing but watching the “free spirits” of Venice Beach.

 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Although it is widely known as a destination for golfers, Myrtle Beach is the hub of Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of endless beaches. It is a perfect vacation spot for families and in addition to sand and sun, offers great restaurants, arcades, an amusement park, and a great selection of accommodations.

 

Sanibel Island, Florida

Considering the east to west positioning of this island, Sanibel offers some of the best shelling in the United States. Nature lovers will enjoy this vacation destination as almost 60% of the island is covered by nature reserves.

 

BONUS! Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii

At only three miles long, this fabulous beach in Maui, Hawaii offers crystal clear water, white powdery sand, and amazing snorkeling. When your day at the beach is over, grab a cocktail and dinner at one of the fantastic restaurants at Whalers Village. Plus, you will not want to miss one of Kaanapali Beach’s most famous attractions – the nightly cliff diving at the beach’s northernmost cliffs.

If you are looking for a quick vacation escape to warmer temperatures right now, you are certainly not alone. In the heart of winter, nothing sounds more alluring than relaxing with a cool beverage, pressing your toes into the sun-heated sand, and feeling the sunshine warming your soul. Contact one of our vacation travel advisors today for help booking a trip to the beach!