your questions answered:

Dive into our FAQs for informed travel choices.

How can a travel advisor help me plan my trip?2024-01-30T10:54:35+00:00

As travel advisors, we specialise in curating personalised journeys, leveraging our expertise, industry connections, and destination knowledge to craft tailored itineraries that match your preferences, budget, and interests. 

Our role extends beyond mere bookings. We act as consultants, meticulously organising accommodations, transportation, activities, and contingencies to ensure a seamless and personalised experience throughout your trip.

What are the benefits of using a travel advisor?2024-01-30T10:54:25+00:00

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, placing trust in your travel advisor is essential. At Travel Inspirations, we take pride in our exclusive membership within the esteemed Virtuoso partnership, an invitation-only luxury travel collective with exclusive access to the Best of the Best Suppliers,  spanning hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more.

Through our membership, we gain access to an array of unparalleled opportunities, including distinctive experiences, exceptional value, complimentary perks, VIP treatment, and rare privileges that elevate and enrich your travel experience.

Time is also very valuable – our advisors spend their time curating and booking your trip so you don’t have to.  Travel sites are filled with information (and are not always up-to-date) – Travel Advisors are filled with wisdom and experience.

Furthermore, in unforeseen circumstances or emergencies during your trip, we stand by you with unwavering support. Our priority is to swiftly resolve any issues and minimize disruptions, ensuring a seamless travel experience while maintaining a personalised touch throughout your journey.


Our service doesn’t end when you get home.  IF you need assistance with after travel follow ups like travel insurance claims, we can assist with that too.

How do I choose the right travel advisor for my trip?2024-01-30T10:54:12+00:00

When it comes to selecting the perfect travel advisor for your trip, it’s crucial to consider various factors that align with their expertise to meet your unique expectations. At Travel Inspirations, understanding you is our foremost priority. We recognise that everyone has distinct preferences and individual likes and dislikes. That’s why we invest time in getting to know you—understanding your desires, preferences, and what your ideal travel experience looks like.

Travel Inspirations has been established for 35 years and we have more than 70+ years of travel advising experience between our team.

Drawing from our extensive personal travel experiences and established partnerships with trusted suppliers, we elevate your journey beyond the ordinary. Our goal isn’t just to plan another holiday; it’s to create unforgettable moments that will linger in your memory for years to come. We strive to enrich your trip with special touches, insider insights, and exceptional experiences, aiming to make it an unforgettable adventure.

Is using a travel advisor more expensive than booking online myself?2024-01-30T10:56:53+00:00

Despite what you may think, engaging our services may not necessarily entail higher costs. We apply a $100 consultation fee which is redeemed against the cost of your booking.

We do charge flight management fees on both domestic and international airfares.  However, for this we will compare all airlines, advise airfare conditions and inclusions (such a baggage and seating fees) so you can then make an informed decision.  After issuing the tickets, we also take care of any airline schedule changes, book seating, chauffeur drive transfers (where applicable) and provide travel documentation.

Our wide-ranging connections often grant our clients exclusive access to deals, bundled packages, and amenities that ADD Value to your trip.

We optimise your budget while ensuring added value through expert advice and personalised recommendations – offering cost-effective options.

Read more about 8 months about Travel Advisors.

Can a travel advisor help with emergencies or changes during my trip?2024-01-30T10:53:42+00:00

Absolutely, one of the primary advantages of entrusting your travel plans to an advisor is their adeptness at handling unexpected situations. Whether it involves sudden itinerary modifications, flight delays, accommodation issues, or unforeseen emergencies, travel advisors act as reliable support, 24/7 and ensuring swift resolutions and easing your concerns, so you can focus on enjoying your journey.

What if I prefer to plan some aspects of my trip myself?2024-01-30T10:53:32+00:00

Whether you wish to handle certain aspects of the trip personally or prefer comprehensive assistance, our curated itinerary is adaptable to your requirements. 

We do prefer to book the full itinerary where possible as this then means the trip will be seamless and if any alterations need to be done while you are away we have full details.

On some occasions we will recommend that some arrangements may be better controlled by you – such as some low cost airlines.

One of the joys of travel is the planning and anticipation. You can be  involved as much or as little as you want, allowing for a collaborative approach in designing your itinerary, choosing hotels, cruises, and more…. and making your dream holiday a reality.

Are there any hidden fees when using a travel advisor?2024-01-30T10:53:22+00:00

Transparency is fundamental in our client-advisor relationship, and reputable travel advisors prioritise clear communication regarding their service fees.   

Cruiselines, hotels and tour companies pay us a commission, so we don’t add fees to these component.  It’s advisable to engage in candid discussions with your advisor upfront, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the cost structure before finalising any bookings.

How far in advance should I contact a travel advisor before my trip?2024-01-30T10:53:13+00:00

Initiating contact with a travel advisor as early as possible is recommended, especially for intricate or complicated trips, and particularly during peak travel seasons.   

However, proficient advisors are often adept at accommodating last-minute bookings, provided there is availability. 

To secure the best options and ensure a tailored experience, initiating discussions well in advance is suggested.  Also, by contacting us well in advance, we can notify you when any special deals are released that may suit your plans.

Can a travel advisor assist with travel insurance and visa requirements?2024-01-30T10:53:02+00:00

Travel advisors extend their expertise beyond itinerary planning, aiding in navigating essential aspects such as suitable travel insurance options and providing guidance on visa requirements, travel vaccinations and other necessary documentation for international travel. Our comprehensive support streamlines these crucial logistical elements, ensuring you’re fully-prepared for your journey.

How do I get in touch with a travel advisor?2024-01-30T10:52:50+00:00

Connecting with a travel advisor is conveniently accessible through various channels, including our website, email, or phone. 

At Travel Inspirations, we value the importance of an initial consultation. Our  advisors, use this opportunity to understand your travel aspirations, preferences, and requirements, establishing a personalised and collaborative approach right from the outset.

For this initial consultation there’s a $100 consultation fee, a worthwhile investment that is fully redeemable against the cost of your eventual booking. During this consultation, our focus is on getting to know you. We invest time in understanding your desires, preferences, and envisioning your ideal travel experience, and based on this we will then move forward with curating an itinerary especially for you.

Have another question?

Don’t hesitate to reach out! Contact us now, and let’s ensure your journey is filled with clarity and excitement. Your adventure awaits – we’re here to help!



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