TRAVEL PLANNING SERVICES

Creating your most memorable trip

Eliminates Booking Stress

Travel planning can be exhausting and overwhelming! Navigating airline sites,  juggling logistics, entering personal details – only to have the site crash.

The solution? Leave it to us. We create an itinerary based on your plans, then book it once approved!

Saving you time and money

The average person can spend 30+ hours planning their travel only to find hidden “extras” in the final price.

We are experienced travelers who can avoid the traps and pass on any “Industry Discounts” we find.

Providing you the ideal travel plan

We have travelled the globe for over 20 years now, we are experts at finding the best accommodation for your budget, hidden spots that only locals know and the best way to get from point A to point B

“We create amazing travel experiences with you as the director”

We pride ourselves on the ability to search and find the best travel options for your budget. Our combined travel experience covers most parts of the globe, with extensive knowledge of where to go, what to do and what not to. 

We can find you fantastic places away from the tourist crowd and closer to the local culture. This means you get more value for money and a more authentic experience.

The value for our client is you get a tailor made trip that matches your needs and budget. Save hours of on-line research, cost comparisons, and navigating booking sites. You won’t pay any booking fees, credit card surcharges or be stung with any hidden costs (especially with airline bookings).

Our service also includes follow up support and in-country assistance if required, last minute changes or cancellation of bookings, emergency assistance where practical and last minute confirmation for day tours.

Combined with the benefit of industry discounts, we believe the final price (including our fee) can actually be cheaper than not using our service!

Does this sound familiar?

 

  • You want to plan your dream holiday and fit as much in as possible, but don’t know where to start.
  • You’re getting frustrated trying to compare accommodation and all the pros and cons of an area.
  • You missed that cheap airfare because you didn’t realise it was the best option at the time.
  • You’re putting so much time into planning that you’re missing out on the fun and the relaxation.
  • You probably have given up on taking the trip of your dreams because it feels like too much work.

 

The truth is…

you’re missing out on your dream vacation, because you’re trying to do everything yourself.

You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!

How it works

1 – CONTACT

 Submit your travel inquiry form. We’ll be in contact within 24- 48 hours.

2 – CHAT

We will schedule a quick chat to learn more about your travel requirements.

3 – CONTRACT

Once you decide to work with Spondeo, we’ll send you a travel service agreement to review and sign if you want to proceed. This clarifies our mutual committment and sets out all fees and charges.

4 – PLAN

This is the exciting part! We’ll start researching and planning the perfect getaway! We’ll provide you with a detailed itinerary including added options for you to choose from based on our initial discussion.

5 – BOOK

Once you’ve chosen your final itinerary, we will secure your booking, providing you with with payment links, timetables and/or other payment details.

 

6 – SUPPORT

Things can and do sometimes go wrong, but don’t worry! We’ll be there to help with questions, support and follow up from the time your trip is booked until you return home. 

Finding the right destination can be challenging…

Too many places and not enough leave? Unsure how to link one “must see” spot with another? Looking for inspiration? Drop us a line for an obligation free chat, we are happy to help! 

“The wow factor amped up each day, every day……

…Scott had mapped out a route that took in back roads, lakes, mountain passes, authentic piazzas, villages, people, markets, boutique hotels. All the “hidden” things that a traditional tour group would not normally see”.

Clinton Smith

“Scott and the staff at Spondeo were incredibly professional and thoughtful. Scott went out of his way to ensure we had the most memorable trip. He took painstaking time to program an excellent tour from Amsterdam to France (Nice) then Italy, Switzerland and back to Nice – the most epic trip I could have imagined! Every hour and every day brought new, awe inspiring scenery with a good dose of local culture and foods along the way.”

Shane de Reuck

About Scott

Travel addict, foodie and sometimes consultant

Inspired by my parents passion for travel, I was hooked on stories of far away lands from an early age. I have spent the best part of my adult life wanting to know what was over the hill or around the next corner.

Prefering more “off the path” destinations, I used my love of diving to broarden my travel horizons. From here, I began working for an iternational company, living at one time on every continent. I love the cultural diversity that travel provides, from tasting local specialty dishes to managing a greeting in a foriegn language – there is just so much to experience!

If your looking for some travel advice, have in mind a great trip that you are struggling to put together or just want more information on what we do. Please, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

My Approach

My work has taken me all over the globe for the best part of 20 years. The down side is countless hours spent comparing airlines and flight options, being stranded in the wrong part of a foriegn city or getting stuck in the “accommodation from hell”. I use these learnings to save my clients from making some of the same mistakes I have made.

My Process

Closer to home, I use personal experience to advise on the best airlines, travel logistics and how to get the best value for your budget. Further afield, we rely on a network of partners, associates and destination experts – built up over a number of years. Our aim is to get you: where you want to go, to see what you want to see, for a price you’re happy to pay.

Unique Framework

As a travel organisation, we know the industry and how to get great discounts, special rates, optional extras and access to unique services. This we pass on to you, the client. In most cases, the savings we provide exceed our service fee. We also provide travel advice, recommendations, and follow up support – just in case you run into problems in a foriegn country.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

Why should I hire a travel planner?

If you’re looking to do something a bit unique or specific, have special dietry or access requirements, want to sample more of a regions food and wine or just want to do specialised activities. A travel planner gives you all the control without the headaches.

What if we don't like the accommodation, is there a refund?

No, the same as if you had booked it yourself. We use our unique search system to find the best accommodation to suit your needs and budget. During the planning phase, you are given details of your accommodation and the option for us to book it or find alternatives. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver excellent accommodation choices. 

Do you book airline tickets?

Every airline is different, we prefer to pre-reserve your flights then send you the details so you can make the payment. In some cases this this is impractical so we will book using your credit card details after your approval.

Do you receive a commission from service providers?

No. One of our underlying principals is that we give informed, honest advice to our clients without compromise. If we can secure a discount, we pass that discount onto you, our client because thats how we earn our income.

Isn't hiring a travel planner expensive?

We charge 9% of the total planned cost of your trip. Considering we know how to find the best accommodation at industry prices, can quickly identify great value airfares and transport options, we believe we can deliver a better package, cheaper than you can yourself.

What if we decide to cancel halfway through the planning process?

Clients can opt out up to 4 weeks before departure and loose only 50% of the service fee payable but airfares and some accommodation will not be refundable. After 4 weeks to departure full service fee payment is expected. See our terms and conditions for a more detailed answer.