CUSTOM TRAVEL SERVICES
Going beyond the boundaries of just any travel advisor or online booking site by offering personalized planning and booking services which ensures every detail from start to finish is impeccable and within your budget.
We can assist you with any of your travel needs from Hotel & Resort Bookings and Tours to Custom Trips and Once in a Lifetime Travel where we excel.
Our success is defined by how we can make your trip special, how we can listen to your unique requirements and exceed your expectations and how we can deliver a journey that is not just wonderful but extraordinary.
Exceptional travel planning, advice and booking services
We specialize in designing extraordinary travel experiences for our clients including:
Hotels & Resorts*
Add on Concierge Services
*Many with exclusive amenities and promotions not available online
Value-added concierge services
We go beyond just booking a trip and ensure that every aspect of your trip is taken care of including activities, restaurant reservations, side-trips, tours, transfers and more ensuring that everything in your trip from start to finish is taken care of.
Family and Multi-Generational Travel
We are experienced and specialized in booking trips for families and multi-generational groups where we ensure that an itinerary has something for everyone, even the littlest of travelers!
Expedition and Adventure Travel
We exceed at planning one off and extraordinary adventurous travel experiences to our clients, making sure your travels exceed your expectations and provide a once in a lifetime experience.
Provide access to exclusive amenities at many of the best hotels & resorts as well tours that promote wellness and restorative travel. .
In Pursuit of Travel is an affiliate of the leading Travel Experts agency. This affiliation provides a world class resource and a combined wealth of knowledge that can be drawn upon to ensure the best possible travel itineraries and journeys imaginable.
Our affiliation with Travel Experts also provides In Pursuit of Travel with exclusive memberships to many invitation only, hotel, tour and cruise suppliers and itineraries, allowing us to provide our clients VIP status, preferred rates, additional amenities and unique itineraries throughout the world.
OWNER / LEAD ADVISOR | ALICIA ANDERSON
Alicia has been an avid traveler since a very young age and has lived outside her native country of the US nearly half her life in the UK, Switzerland and Africa gaining a wealth of location and travel knowledge even before starting her career in travel 14 years ago after a successful career in international business and marketing consulting abroad. It is this experience and love of travel and adventure which led her to her career as a travel advisor, where she can share her passion with her clients, creating unique and fully tailored experiences throughout the world.
She brings a unique perspective and offers special value added services going beyond just planning and booking a trip but ensuring every aspect of the trip is taken care of and that all members of the traveling party, young and old, have everything they need to make the journey not just amazing but extraordinary.
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
TRIP MANAGER | MARIA GIOVANNA PALAZZO
As the name suggests, Maria is Italian. She made her dream come true when it comes to tourism, turning her passion for traveling into what she considers "one of the most beautiful jobs in the world". Her journey in the tourism sector started at age 8 when her favorite game was playing a travel agent selling air tickets to invisible clients until she landed in a real travel agency 24 years ago in Sicily where everything started, then moving to Florence where her work in the travel sector continued in business travel.
Maria is well travelled and has visited many places around the world including India, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Peru,
Brazil, Vietnam, Tanzania, Namibia and others, priceless experiences enriching her personal and professional growth. In her spare time she enjoys walking in the countryside, photography, furnishing her new home and letting her partner discover the countless delicacies of Italian cuisine
TRAINEE TRAVEL ADVISOR | LARKIN SHELDON
Larkin grew up on Bainbridge Island, WA and attended Scripps College in Claremont, CA where she got her BA with Honors in Media Studies (Film & Video Production) with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Straight out of college Larkin moved to Cusco, Peru to accept a job co-managing a non-profit focused on sports for development. After living and traveling throughout South America for a year, she returned to Seattle to start a career in marketing and media production.
With a keen sense of adventure, Larkin has explored destinations all around the world. Some of her most memorable trips include Turkey, Czech Republic, Russia, French Polynesia, and Patagonia. As she continues to delve deeper into the travel
industry, Larkin is eager to become an expert on top travel destinations and unique experiences. In her free time she enjoys skiing, exploring nature, cooking, winning pub trivia, and following Formula 1
As with any consulting service we charge a fee for our planning and booking services. We spend on average 25 hours booking a trip of one week from initial consultation through to quoting, booking chosen flight, tour and concierge elements and along with trip support. Here is our current fee schedule - all fees will agreed at first consultation:
Planning Fee | From $300 - TBD after initial consultation. Includes advice, planning and booking all travel elements as well as travel management.
Hotel Booking Fee | If booking online OR by email for Virtuoso or Preferred Partners amenities - free of charge / If you require hotel research and detailed booking $50 per reservation
Airline Booking Fee | $100 per international ticket / $30 per domestic ticket - includes tracking and management
Last minute booking (within two weeks of travel) | An additional $200 added on to fees above
Cancellation Fee | $50 for up to first hour and $40 per hour after
Change Fee | $50 for up to first hour and $40 per hour after
Group travel (over 5 people) | Additional fees may apply to above rates.
Yearly Service Fees are available, please get in touch if you would like more information.