Travel Research & Support
Free travel research, advice and collaboration just when you need it
This informal service is for everyone; free-lance travel consultants/agents, travel professionals and the travelling public. Whether you need support to save you time, or help you improve your travel options and ideas. To help explain, there are some brief examples of the kind of things I can help with below.
I am happy to think about travel for free! I just ask if you would consider contributing via the support button, (at the top of the screen) if you find the response useful or interesting.
Family Holiday to California
"Hi Ben, I am a freelance travel agent. I am putting together a two week trip for a family to California. I would like to include some time in a wine region like Napa. However, it is too far North of all the other attractions the family also want to include in the trip. Any suggestions on alternatives? Please can you spend about an hour on this".
Flights home too expensive
"Hi Ben, I am planning our family holiday in August next year. The trouble is all the flights back to the UK, with the usual low-cost airlines, from Mediterranean are proving really expensive, do you have any ideas?"
Butrint and the Oracle at Dodona
"Hi Ben, I am a freelance travel agent. I have just booked a great two week all-inclusive luxury holiday for a family in Corfu next Summer. However, I know one of the parents wanted a touring holiday to see some of the archaeological sites in Greece. Can you look into what they maybe able to visit either on Corfu or nearby on the mainland so I can try and keep everyone happy!
Research on excursions and activities
What can we/my clients do when there? Historical sites, excursions, theme parks, sports, parks, shopping and outdoor activities.
E.g. A trip to Florida: Which Shopping Mall is best and what does each one offer? How do I get to see a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral? What Major League sports teams are based in the State, what time of year are games on and how much does it cost to see one?
Travel & Transport
Flights, car hire, public transport, train travel. Is there a more environmentally friendly option?
E.g. Can I hire an electric car on Mallorca now? How feasible is it to travel to the South of France by train instead? Which Greek Islands can you visit by Hydrofoil? Is there a better flight option than the one I am currently looking at?
Are you just stuck, want some inspiration, want to try something different or would just like a chat/brainstorm on some travel ideas? I am happy to help.
E.g. Ever thought of visiting the French lakes instead of a beach holiday?...
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