Thursday, February 26, 2015

FAQ: How do you get paid?

I recently got a great question from a new client after I explained that I don't charge fees. 

 "If you don't mind me asking, where is the benefit to you for booking our trip and doing the research if you don't charge a commission?" 

Here's my answer: 

Great question. The resort pays me the commission. Commissions are built into the price for most  cruises, resorts, packages,  tours and Disney. If you use a website like Expedia to book, Expedia gets the commission. If you book directly through a resort's website, the resort keeps the commission as extra profit. If you call a 800 number, the person who answers the phones keeps part of the commission. If I make the booking, I get a commission from resort. 

I have contemplated charging a fee because many people thinks this sounds too good to be true, but it is really how it works.  I hope you'll consider booking with me as you'll get the same prices, but have the benefit of my research and advocacy on your behalf.