TRIP PLANNING & CONSULTING FEES
Since 2004, BVT has been creating completely customized, stress-free, and unforgettable travel experiences for our clients. As professional consultants, we listen carefully to our clients’ travel wishes and combine that with our local expertise to design the trip of a lifetime for them. We work with a limited clientele so that we can provide the utmost service to each and every one of them throughout the trip planning process.
Please note that in most destinations we partner with hotels that run anywhere from $500-$1000+ per night per room. Therefore, we generally work with budgets of $1,500 per day and up for full itinerary planning.
Each tailor-made vacation is unique and we spend approximately 30 hours working on a trip, from our initial conversation until the day you return home. Our clients receive special benefits and upgrades through our preferred partnerships, and with early planning, we can often secure the most favorable rates and access to tailor-made experiences based on your travel wishes and interests.
Our trip design fee varies based on the number of travelers, destinations, and overall intricacy of your vacation.
Trip requests with less than 90 days’ notice from the trip dates will be considered last-minute and additional design fees will apply.
Destination Consultation & Hotel/Villa Bookings
$250 PER DESTINATION
We can provide you with expertise on where to stay and how to best spend your time in a given destination. This includes your hotel bookings, hand-picked tours, necessary transportation, and our exclusive destination kits featuring our restaurant recommendations and “on your own” excursions.
Villa bookings will be charged an additional $250 to cover the additional time and resources required to find just the right luxury villa for you and your travel companions.
Preferred Luxury Hotels & Cruises
For the most part, our compensation is paid by the hotel and/or cruise line through the commission that is built into the price. We can provide you with up to 3 recommendations per destination free of charge. If a more extensive search is needed, we charge $100 with up to 6 recommendations per destination. There are hotels and smaller inns that do not provide commission. In these cases, we will add a 15% service fee to the price.
Flights & Rail
We have a third-party partner that handles international flights on behalf of our clients. This invaluable service not only manages to find the best schedules and pricing but also provides 24-hour, proactive monitoring and VIP assistance during travel for delays or cancellations and/or loss of luggage. Fees to our partner start at $125 per person for an international ticket.
For flights within Europe on low-cost airlines such as EasyJet or Ryan Air, we charge $25 per ticket issued.
For our multiple-trip and long-term planning clients, please email us at email@example.com about our annual membership fees.