HOW DO TRAVEL AGENTS GET PAID? WILL I BE CHARGED EXTRA OR WILL MY ACCOMMODATIONS HAVE AN EXTRA FEE?
We are paid by the resorts; we do not charge a service fee. Many resorts have price parity, the cost is the same whether you book through us, direct with the resort, or with an online booking engine. The difference between using a travel agent is that we help you plan a stress-free vacation without the hassle of going it alone.
WHY SHOULD I BOOK WITH YOU INSTEAD OF AN ONLINE BOOKING SITE, OR DIRECT WITH A RESORT?
- With us, you get exceptional personal assistance before, during, and after your vacation.
- We provide honest advice about all resorts and destinations to help you choose the perfect resort for you.
- You also benefit from our extensive personal connections which carry a certain gravitas when needing anything addressed. We have an easier time getting you perks (like getting your room upgraded)—it's easier for us to get a "yes" because we work with them often.
- We also arm you with your own personal 1-800 call number to call and reach us if you need something while you are away. You will not get that from a travel site.
WILL I PAY MORE FOR VACATION IF I BOOK THROUGH YOU THAN AN ONLINE BOOKING SITE?
No. We have access to all the same pricing for resorts as the online booking sites do and we can price-match online booking engine pricing when comparing apples to apples. In many cases, we can find discounts and other promotional offerings that are not offered to the public.
WHAT IMPORTANT INFORMATION SHOULD I HAVE THOUGHT THROUGH BEFORE CONTACTING YOU OUT?
Ultimate Bucket List Destinations strives to give you a realistic, fun, and memorable itinerary for a price you are comfortable with. There is no pressure to go above and beyond what you are comfortable with. You cannot enjoy your vacation when you are stressed out about paying for it.
DO I HAVE TO PAY YOU UP FRONT FOR MY VACATION?
Not at all! The deposit requirements are set by the resorts and the tour operators we book through. Deposit rates vary based on the resort or package you select, and the time you are traveling. Ultimate Bucket List Destinations makes the deposit directly with the resort or tour operator. Most vacation packages require that you pay the balance 45 days prior to your arrival. Again, that payment is made directly to the supplier.
WHAT GUARANTEES DO I HAVE DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU?
Because Ultimate Bucket List Destinations is not paid directly for your vacation, there is no risk of losing your vacation through us. When making your reservations, you provide us with your credit card information for booking. In turn, we provide that information to the vacation vendors (resorts, airlines, etc.). They charge your card. This gives you confidence that every payment you make towards your vacation is applied directly to your reservation.