Luxury Travel Planning FAQs

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When we’re not arranging travel for clients, we’re trekking the globe, scouting destinations and forging connections. Our most important role doesn’t take place in our offices. Our value comes in the form of networking with partners—airlines, hotels, and more—experiencing services and property amenities first-hand. We have the highest expectations and selectively add luxury destinations to our collective knowledge. When you arrange luxury travel via CIRE, there is no question as to whether you’re in for an experience of a lifetime.

Here are a few questions our luxury travel planners field most often …

Exactly what types of luxury trips does CIRE Travel plan?
To have our luxury travel planners arrange a journey to a mainstream all-inclusive Caribbean resort, frankly would be a waste of our knowledge and connections. Using our A-list connections and personal experience with so many global destinations, our specialty is planning luxury journeys and acting as your personal concierge from beginning to end.

How involved or hands off can we be with the travel planning?
This is your journey and your personal preference. Some travelers want to be involved in planning every aspect. Others suggest a region or experience and let our luxury travel planners take it from there. And, there are others who give very little direction and let us do what we do best. Whichever direction you prefer, take comfort in the fact that each call and email from CIRE Travel builds trust to the point that even very involved clients eventually sit back and enjoy the process.

What is the first step and what if we don’t know where we want to travel?
The first step is to schedule a private consultation. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and a CIRE luxury travel expert will contact you to schedule an introductory call or meeting. During this time, you will be asked questions you may have never considered. It’s because of our personal touch and creative thinking that your journey will be truly remarkable.

How does the CIRE team create our luxury travel itinerary?
Based on what we learn during our initial discussions and reading between the lines, we work on a draft itinerary. We present the options and then revise or begin reaching out to our connections on your behalf based on your feedback.

Does CIRE Travel handle everything to do with our trip down to the smallest detail and personal preference?
Unequivocally, yes. Right down to the thread count of the sheets, if necessary. With our travel planners’ knowledge of the best locales in the world to do whatever your heart desires, our industry A-list connections and the powerful reach of First in Service Travel, we handle every detail, including:

  • Complimentary consultation
  • Airline reservations
  • Accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • Activities and special experiences
  • Travel documentation: Vetted visa expeditor can help coordinate requirements for traveling abroad

What if we run into a situation or have questions while traveling?  
Your luxury travel advisor micromanages every detail of your journey. We’ve ensured travelers arrive at their destinations when volcano eruptions have halted all air traffic, when snowstorms shut down airports and when clients have overslept. Just one call to CIRE, and it’s handled. That’s all you want to hear.

CIRE Travel runs reports for all our travelers if advance or immediate warnings are released about world events or weather forcing travel delays or cancellations. In the event of a possible or impending delay, the CIRE team reroutes and reschedules as necessary, so you’re never left waiting uninformed, in line, or on hold.

CIRE Travel advisors are not 9-to-5 employees, but rather career agents who love what they do and genuinely care about your journey and experience. Reach out to the team, any time, even at 3:00 am in case of a situation.

We’re looking for a long-term relationship with a travel agency. After we use your expert travel planning services for the first time, can we reach out anytime for travel planning support?
Absolutely!  Whether you plan one big vacation a year, or several long-weekend getaways, our team can be considered your first call for any and all travel support.

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    – Benjamin, Media – New York

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