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Professional Travel Planning Fees
Hibiscus International Ltd. is a licensed niche travel company supporting a team of professional travel advisors with 30+ years’ experience developing destination knowledge while building supplier relationships to better serve our clients. In our unstable and ever-changing pandemic world today, traveller’s appreciate our professional guidance now more than ever.
We offer a complimentary 15-minute pre-set consultation time to explore your “what, why, how, when and who” requirements, travel style and budget for your vacation. At the conclusion of the consultation, if we mutually agree to move forward; we will gather information to set up your file and charge a professional travel planning fee based on the schedule below.
We work on your behalf with our suppliers so you can avoid long wait times on hold and often time frustrating booking systems. Our relationships with travel suppliers can be an asset throughout the process as we have access to added amenities and unpublished sales. If you’ve already made a booking and want to transfer the work to our agency, we are able to assist, in most cases.
Our travel agency works with airlines, river/ocean, sailing & barge cruise lines, resorts, hotels, vacation homes, B&Bs, trains domestic and luxury, biking, hiking, solo travel, and all types of reputable tours operators from around the world. We have the ability to charge in CAD & USD.
À LA CARTE PROFESSIONAL FEES
Professional Travel Customization Package
Requires a minimum fee of $250 + tax for travellers from the same household and/or travelling on the same booking reference. Fee is paid upfront upon agreement. Included in the Planning fee: consultation, research and planning a customized trip. Cancellations, changes to bookings, refunds, may incur separate charges for service time.
Hibiscus International’s AIR DESK Let the experts handle all your flight bookings for ease and convenience. As a One Stop Shop, we coordinate your accommodation/cruise & tours with your flights. A service fee of $50 + tax, per person will apply to the issuance of tickets and the reissuance of tickets when changes are requested. The Hibiscus Air Desk is operated for Hibiscus International under Total Advantage Travel TICO License #4374724. Reach out direct at Hibiscus@TotalAdvantage.com
Hotel, Car or Cruise Only Reservation
We charge an agency fee of $75 + tax per booking
Cancellation/Refund Fees There will be a fee of $100 + tax per booking charged for cancellations initiated by the client. There is no fee charged to the client if the supplier is forced to make the cancellation.
Travel Insurance We strongly recommend you protect your travel investment and future financial health by ensuring you are covered for unforeseen emergencies. We sell stand alone policies if needed.
Destination Weddings Coordination Fee
Requires a minimum flat fee of $2500 + tax depending on the scope of work requested. Additional travel service fees may apply.
After Hours Fees: Our agents work long, hard hours, planning travel experiences to meet the needs of all our clients. To best serve you, our team needs to be focused while at work and to have time to recharge on time off. For this reason, we normal business hours on Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday and the Air Desk is also open on Saturdays. Travel emergencies are responded to as soon as possible.
Additional government taxes may apply. Travel suppliers have separate fees for changing or canceling a reservation apart from our agency’s fees. Please note, our booking, change, cancellation and refund fees are not penalties but are reflective of the work and time an agent must do on your behalf. Most suppliers do not pay out agency commission until after a client has travelled and so we are continually working on your behalf offering valuable professional service.
Professional Travel Planning Fees are Non-Refundable
Hibiscus International is...
a fully licensed travel agency meeting the needs of discerning travellers. We are also the home to the Real Estate Travel Academy, a membership based travel club and IFWIRE, International Forum for Women Investing in Real Estate. Hibiscus International is a ONE STOP SHOP for all your travel needs.