Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should You Hire A Travel Company? I've got flight apps and Google.
If you’ve got hours to spend comparing review sites, researching the best local excursions, checking airfare prices every Tuesday, and getting your friends on the same page – go for it.
Meanwhile, we’ll get your flights booked, your property vetted and an itinerary planned that matches your style and interests. All for the best possible deal, thanks to partnerships with industry suppliers that allow us to negotiate costs, secure room upgrades, and more on your behalf.
Then, when things go left, we’ll be here to reroute flights, snag last-minute room changes and get your trip back on track if things don’t go as planned.
Sit back and pour a drink. We’ve got this.
Okay, but I can't afford a travel agent. Right?
Wait, what? Who told you that mess? Odds are, you’re already paying for an agent and don’t even know it. You know those additional fees & taxes that magically appear after booking a trip online? Yeah...let’s put your hard-earned money to work.
When you book with TravelBash, you pay a fee and walk away with all the perks.
Can you help me *save* money?
Does Olivia Pope run the Oval on Scandal? Duh. Our job is to help you avoid costly mistakes and get the full experience you’re looking for at the best possible rate.
Do you handle all the details of my trip?
Sure do. We can help with booking local activities, answer packing questions and coordinate special requests like private sunset dinners and spa appointments. Snap your fingers, shoot us an email, we’ve got you.
When you jet off, we track your flights and help resolve any problems or delays you may have. When you arrive, we advocate for you for better views and upgraded service. Basically, we’re your new BFFs so just go ahead and add us to your Favorite Contacts.
What if I want to handle some of the planning? Can I get services a la carte?
We totally get it, event planning is fun. Travel planning is even more fun. Hello, that’s why we do it full-time. We’re happy to share the planning process with you and only take on specific tasks. Check out the different package options here
What are your Certifications?
Courtnie is a graduate of the Travel Leaders of Tomorrow program, one of the premiere travel schools in the U.S., and is a member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA).
We’re really good at what we do. But don’t just take our word for it.
We found a better deal online--can you get the same rate?
This is a good one. We will always work to get you the best rate, but you may find a better rate floating around on the web. Proceed with caution! That great deal online might not be as great as you think. More on that here.
How do I get paid?
When you book your trip, the supplier gives me a commission meaning I am paid by the hotel, cruise line, or tour operator. This means if you decide not to book and we spend hours working on your personalized vacay, I am not compensated which sucks right?! Just imagine you do all this work and your boss comes in and says you know what great work on this project, but we are scraping it, and by the way, you won't be getting paid for the word you have spent on putting these plans together for me…. geez, how would you feel? Therefore, I charge a $100 non-refundable planning fee that is credited towards your package once you book. This way if I pull quotes and start planning your trip and you decide you aren't a right fit or can't go I am compensated for at least some of my time.
Due to the specialization of Destination Weddings, we also charge an additional planning fee that differs from regular travel planning services.
How does payment work? Do you offer payment plans?
So glad you asked. We know that travel can be a significant investment – and a huge commitment! Just like your typical event planner, our rates vary based on your package of choice and we take a deposit at the beginning of the planning process. Then, we get to work planning your destination event or vacation, and you stay focused on your career and social life.
Payment plans are another crazy cool perk of working with TravelBash. Rather than demanding that you pay it all upfront, we set up a schedule to pay off the rest of your travel costs. The full balance is paid 60 days before you leave. Win, win for everyone.