Why use a travel advisor?

“I did my own research before I emailed my adviser, Beth Washington at McCabe World Travel, a Virtuoso member in McLean, Va. Scouring the internet for the best deals at luxury resorts in Sedona with a pool, nearby hikes and kid-friendly activities, I narrowed my choice down to the Enchantment. The cheapest option was a nonrefundable rate of $623.38 for two nights or $718.76 with flexible cancellation. The Virtuoso rate for the same room was the same as the flexible rate and included daily breakfast (a $30 credit per person, per day) and $100 credit toward spa or golf. In other words, if my daughter and I both had breakfast each day, which we certainly planned to, the Virtuoso deal was better than if I booked through the hotel directly. Because my daughter was too young to go to the spa and neither of us play golf, my adviser offered to apply the credit to food and beverages instead. Sold.”

Michelle Higgins in The New York Times, 15 November 2019


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