There is something at Fitzgerald Travel that will never change post COVID-19 and the benefit of that noncompliance is and has always been for you.
We chose to work with onsite destination managers. It has always been our way. These are not huge corporations; these are experts in country that work with us directly to design your journey. We do this because we are more than 100% confident that your travel vision is optimized, and that all our objectives are executed beyond your expectations.
Planning travel moving forward is forever changed and because of that, it is more important now than it has ever to use a professional travel designer. Because of COVID-19, a newer safer space in this world has been carved out to protect you.
The design process will not look any different at Fitzgerald Travel. We just want to highlight and share to you why we have always used destination onsite managers for your journey. The value for you will always exceed the investment you make. If there was ever any doubt about investing a little more in your journey, you will come to understand the why rather quickly when you arrive, during your vacation and when you return home.
Today, we have a new world. Many of you out there right now do have the desire burning inside your soul to travel again but you are too hesitant to plan it. The uncertainty may have you paralyzed to make any future decisions and we understand your feelings. But there should be nothing stopping you to start planning late 2021 or even 2022 journeys. Why wait? It’s ok to plan now for the future.
If you are still a little hesitant, let me explain what compelled me to write this today. I read a very good article published by our consortia, Virtuoso. It was the simplest article, but it hit me. If I share the simple reasons we commit to partnering with onsite managers and give our clients the why, perhaps it will help them to better understand our service level. I feel it will also help our clients feel comfortable about moving forward and the reason to give that burning flame of desire to plan some fuel!
Why working with us and our onsite destinations managers is more valuable now than ever!
Our destination managers have an honest assessment of any risk on the ground and how protocols and standards are being implanted.
Assistance with evacuation should it be needed due to Force Majeure
Force Majeure is an event or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled
In-country emergency action to deal with regional lock downs
Assistance with accessing best medical care, if needed.
In-country monitoring of financial viability and standards/quality control of local operators.
Leverage on suppliers should we end up in an epidemic situation like this again.
Most onsite destination management companies hold your fund in escrow so if fair terms and conditions are set at the time of booking, your investment is protected
Lisa & I are daily communication with our onsite managers all during your vacation.
So you see, some thing will never change with Fitzgerald Travel. We hope that this article helps better explain what an onsite manager is and why we chose to work with them.
I am a lucky lady to have the honor to work side by side with Lisa Collins. Ocean Cruise phenom and lover of all things Ocean Cruising. Together we are the Lisas.
We are experts in the field of creating lasting memories without the stress and chaos that can often put a strain on your valuable time. Our dedication and commitment to developing an authentic relationship with each client is the cornerstone of our business. That level of service and attention to detail allows busy adults and curious travelers the opportunity to focus on the joy of the journey.
I’m Lisa! Founder of Fitzgerald Travel, lover of all things river cruising and self-proclaimed River Cruise Matchmaker.