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A Luxury Travel Agency
Like No Other

Simple Pleasures Travel’s luxury travel agency experts manage all your travel needs reducing stress and saving time giving you the best travel experience imaginable.

About Our Luxury Travel Planning Services

Luxury travel planning is a service that helps design, arrange and manage all aspects of your travel.

Warm sandy beaches in Tulum, an overwater bungalow in the Maldives, kiteboarding in Grand Cayman, or sleeping under a bed of stars in South Africa- when it’s time to travel to the World’s best destinations, why leave important details to chance?

Simple Pleasures Travel are experts in creating itineraries to your favorite destinations. And if you’re not sure how to get more from your travel budget, we can help with that too.

We provide expert travel planning services that makes your travel simple and pleasant. Have a trip in mind, but don’t have time to put it all together? Have a special occasion or challenging trip to plan? Want to experience a new destination, but not sure where to go? Let us help manage your travel.

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Romantic Travel Experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant travel concierges are hand-picked to provide a genuine experience, bringing your destination to life with care and passion.

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Professional Concierge Services

We plan and manage all aspects of your travel. Your dedicated travel planner oversees your travel from the time you ask for help until you are safely back home.

Bespoke Itineraries

We’ll design the entire trip around your specific interests, tastes and preferences, providing helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.

Reasons Why Clients Use a Luxury Travel Planner

Time really is one of your greatest luxuries. Travel itineraries have multiple pieces (airfare, transportation, lodging, excursions, special needs) that all need to fit together and more importantly meet or exceed your expectations. Avoiding the hassles and “time suck” creating YOUR perfect trip is an affordable luxury.

We help clients who are:

  • Nervous or anxious about planning international travel
  • Just don’t have enough time to plan a trip
  • Too consumed in other priorities (like planning a wedding)
  • Avoiding wasting time planning another trip
  • Almost out of time getting a trip scheduled for a fast-approaching departure date
  • Dealing with a complex itineraries (e.g. multi-destination or group traveling)
  • Overwhelmed with all the information online

Or need help:

  • Deciding where to go and what you want to do
  • Designing something truly authentic not offered in any travel brochure or OTA
  • Saving time in planning a complete itinerary, including transportation, accommodations, outings, travel protection and reservations
  • Creating a truly unique VIP experience through better amenities, connections and things to do
  • Managing group (e.g. destination weddings) communications, passenger information and payment options

Instead of spending hours researching and making the reservations, let one of our travel planners create the travel itinerary you want without the hassle of self-booking.

The less time you spend researching, booking and managing your travel, the more time you have to focus on what’s really important. Besides, you can still enjoy time imagining the perfect trip while we handle all the details of making it happen.

Ask Laura

Ask Laura

Is now the best time to book travel?

If you're planning to travel in the next 6-8 weeks, the answer is "yes". This will probably sound a little overstated, but time and time again we see fear of missing out (FOMO) on a better deal as the biggest challenge to creating the perfect travel itinerary.

We’ve booked lots of trips and seen a lot of things, but FOMO persist. You want to feel smart about how you spend your travel budget. Our goal is to make you feel even smarter.

Unfortunately, we sometimes we have to be the bearer of bad news when your dream accommodations just aren't’ available during your travel dates.

As travelers, we all seem hardwired with an unavoidable sense of FOMO. This usually factors in when we hesitate making a reservation or booking a flight because there “might” be a better deal if we wait. Yikes!!

More than not, you get what you pay for when booking quality accommodations and excursions because the good stuff gets booked up early and often.

Last minute deals often are for rooms or outings that just aren’t ideal for most traveler’s schedules or tastes.

We also see itinerary costs go up over time because of incompatibility between FOMO and the industry’s yield pricing strategies. Or worse, options disappear simply because of limited supply.

If you’re traveling during a popular time of year, and when is it not, you’re facing stiff competition for the best accommodations at the best properties so please excuse our sincere “nudging” when we say “now is the best time to book”.

Enjoy the Benefits

Pleasant travel planning – so you’re not distracted with trip logistics.

Saves time – feel even smarter knowing time wasn’t wasted planning your trip.

Simplifies travel – Simplifying complex travel so important details aren’t missed.

Single point of contact – We’re your personal travel concierge. VIP service means always knowing who to call when you have questions or need help.

Helps guarantee better travel – Less to worry about on your next trip; luxury travel isn’t just about what it costs, it’s about how it feels. We know where the locals go and how to plan an authentic experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is working with a travel planner the smarter way to travel?

Obviously we think so. Our perspective is you’re better served when an expert who cares about your travel experience helping plan your next vacation, trip or adventure.

How does using your services compare to booking myself?

There’s a “Internet” of information and options available online, but how do you know which options are going to provide the best results?

 

For us, we want to put in you with resorts and travel-experience companies that truly value your experiences. You know, the ones that see you as family and appreciate your patronage.

 

For example, we help you steer clear of resorts and tour providers that only care about getting your business one time versus those that want you to come back again…and again.

How much do you charge for travel planning services?

What is your time really worth? Do you have a bunch of extra time to invest in researching and booking your trip?

 

Our travel planning service fees typically range between $350-$500 per trip, depending on complexity.

 

Travel planning fees cover our time researching and managing your trip, and are not based on the cost of your trip.

 

Most clients have a minimum travel budget of $2500/person making this a small cost of having a professional manage their travel

How much time will it take to create my itinerary?

The process for booking a trip will take less of your time than booking yourself because we’re the ones doing the work.

 

You tell us what you want and need, and we go put together an itinerary you can choose to book or refine as needed.

 

We won’t book until you’re satisfied the itinerary is everything, or more than, you imagined, which tends to happen quite often.

 

We’re especially good at saving time (and money) for multi-destination stays, group or complex itineraries)

How much time will it take to create my itinerary?

As little or as much as you like. Simple Pleasures Travel can manage the entire process, start to finish, or you can take an active role in the design process.

 

The choice is yours. Our clients often appreciate the ability to be involved as much or little as they choose.

Can you get me a better deal / options?

Not all travel suppliers work directly with the public. The suppliers in our network specialize in local and regional travel because we can’t be in all places at one time. This gives you better access to bespoke itineraries and authentic experiences.

Why not just book it myself?

Travel variables such as time of year, current destination/excursion management, supplier relationships are all key considerations in designing an itinerary.

 

While it may sound simple, creating an itinerary is a detailed process, one we have mastered over decades of traveling and planning travel.

 

Simple Pleasures Travel goes to great lengths designing travel itineraries and assembling authentic travel experiences that match your expectations. As such, clients of Simple Pleasures Travel often come back for future trips. Here’s what clients have said about our services:

What Clients say about Simple Pleasures Travel

Laura planned our honeymoon to Maui and couldn't have been any easier. She helped us so much and it was amazing. Everyone needs to use her to plan any trip! She was so quick with our first itinerary and had the trip booked within a couple weeks of just meeting her. We didn't worry at all about our honeymoon. Everything turned out SO amazing!! ~~ Lisa S, Austin, TX

Honeymoon in Maui

Thank you so much for making our special day PERFECT! We couldn't have done it without you. The location beautiful, the hotel wonderful, the planner/photographer amazing... Absolutely everything went as we hoped! We can't wait to plan our next getaway! Here is a picture from our special day, thanks to you! ~~ Melissa M, Austin, TX

Destination Wedding - Maui

Laura was extremely helpful in keeping my wife and I appraised of the activities in Hawaii and the pricing and booking of hotels and flights. When we actually got to Hawaii, all we had to do was sit back and relax! Laura was even instrumental in making sure that we had what we needed for our wedding night in Austin. Laura's an awesome planner; we've already referred her to some friends of ours to plan their vacation, and we'll definitely be recommending her to everyone we know! Thank you so much Laura! ~~ Trey A, Austin, TX

Hawaiian Honeymoon

Laura booked a trip to Atlantis for our family, and with never being there before and the cost, we wanted to make sure that we were getting the best for the money. Laura handled every bit of our expectations with diligence and really went above and beyond. We travel a lot and can be very demanding on our wants, since we cherish our vacation time, and Laura stood up and exceeded our wants!! ~~ Todd G, Austin, TX

Bahamas Family Vacation

A Better Way to Travel

Running the Travel Planning Gauntlet

You live in a world where the day is already full of immovable commitments. There’s little to no time for planning travel and the window for booking reservations you want is closing. It’s difficult to process all the reviews, options and concerns for things like:

  • Do I have all the documents required to travel
  • How could weather and security impact connections?
  • Is it safe to put off purchasing flights or reserving lodging?
  • Are the resorts I’m considering really as good/bad as the reviews suggest?
  • Will the excursions and private tours live up to their promises?
  • What happens if my room sucks?
  • Am I getting the best possible experience for my budget?

No wonder it’s hard creating an amazing travel itinerary.

Blue Skies, Nothing But Blue Skies

Now imagine having a deep understanding of each destination and things to do during your visit. It’s not hard to imagine a better planning experience and there’s no shortage of time either.

The exact flights & accommodations are available, and you already know the perfect experiences and excursions to book. Blue skies abound.

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Let’s Make Great Travel Happen

There are disruptors and challenges in every facet of our lives. Sometimes even trips to the grocery store feels way more difficult than it should.

Your ultimate luxury is time. You work hard in pursuit of more time to experience life’s greatest moments so why spend your precious time planning travel?

Just because you want to experience amazing travel doesn’t mean you have to suffer or labor through the planning process.

Let Simple Pleasure Travel start planning the perfect luxury travel experience today. Simply fill out the form below or just give us a call. We can’t wait to help!

Let’s Plan Some Amazing Travel

Let one of our luxury travel advisors help plan your perfect trip. Start by sharing a few thoughts about your travel plans.

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