Typically, I am paid from the commission that is already included in the price when I book tours, cars, hotels, cruises and so forth.
Otherwise, if you do not need any commissionable items or you want a completely custom itinerary (or if you want to mix and match a custom itinerary with some commissionable items), then a trip planning fee would apply. My fees are never hidden and are discussed up front so you know what to expect.
Fees are based on the amount of time necessary to personalize your itinerary. For itinerary planning, the hourly rate is $120 USD and the number of hours necessary is based on how much work you want me to do.
Note: If you already have an itinerary and would like an expert to review it and give you advice, this can be done by phone or email for a rate of $60 per half hour.
All initial inquiries are no charge.
Once you give me a list of the places you want to see, I'll put together a plan on how you can accomplish that. Upon further consultation with you, we will customize your trip and create a personal itinerary specific to your needs and wants. The full package can contain a detailed itinerary with where you will be staying each night, what activities you could do during the day, check in and check out times, car rental pick up and drop off times, notes about reservations for dinner or shows, and so forth. This is what a final daily itinerary would look like: Sample Daily Itinerary and it can also be accessed via an app on your phone.
All fees are payable by PayPal when requested/invoiced.