An itinerary curated by a travel designer is like a Swiss watch, where every detail is worked out to ensure that expectation meets satisfaction
Knowledge, expertise, and experience converge as essential for adding value to travel design
Knowledge and Connections
Our local knowledge allows us to recommend hidden gems, off-the-beaten-path attractions, and local experiences that the average tourist might not know well. This insider expertise can enhance the traveler’s journey by providing access to authentic and immersive encounters.
Our local connections can grant travelers access to exclusive experiences, accommodations, and services that may not be available through standard booking channels. This could include private tours, unique dining experiences, and special events that add a touch of luxury and exclusivity to the trip.
As travel designers with in-depth knowledge of the destination, we can optimize travel plans by suggesting efficient routes, transportation options, and ideal timing for various activities. This can help travelers make the most of their time and reduce unnecessary stress or delays.
As travel designer who understands the local culture and customs, we can help travelers engage more deeply with the destination. We can provide insight into local traditions, etiquette, and cultural nuances, allowing travelers to connect with the local community and gain a deeper appreciation of the place they are visiting.
With our local connections, we can recommend trusted and reputable local businesses, guides, and service providers. This can enhance the overall quality of the traveler’s experience and help them avoid potential pitfalls or scams.
Troubleshooting and Support
Our local connections can be invaluable in the event of unexpected challenges during the trip, such as changes in plans, language barriers, or unforeseen situations. As well-connected travel designers, we can quickly address issues and assist, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable experience for the traveler.
Traveller Profiler Expertise
Travel Preferences & Goals
Preferred travel destinations, specific travel goals, ideal travel pace, length of trip, travel budget range, and time of year preferences.
Art & Cultural Interests
Preferred art forms, interest in cultural activities, specific artists or genres.
Accommodation & Comfort
Accommodation type, specific room or suite preferences, desired amenities, accessibility and mobility requirements, and preferred weather conditions.
Special Occasions & Celebrations
Special occasions, desired celebrations.
Activities & Interests
Hobbies and interests, event and entertainment preferences, photography and media interests, local engagement and interactions, and personal styling.
Wellness and Health
Health and wellness considerations, technology and connectivity preferences.
Travel Companions & Preferences
Number of travelers and relationships, interest in exclusive experiences, preferred communication channels, loyalty memberships.
Culinary & Dining Experiences
Dietary restrictions or preferences, culinary experiences, preferred dining options.
Travel Designer Experience
Consider the traveler’s specific preferences for destination types, activities, and interests. If the traveler is passionate about history and culture, the itinerary could feature guided tours of iconic museums and historical sites. For an even more personalized touch, include lesser-known local spots that align with their interests, allowing them to delve deeper into the destination’s heritage.
Leverage the traveler’s accommodation preferences and requirements to choose a perfect lodging fit. If they favor charming boutique inns, research options with historical significance or unique architecture. Should the traveler have accessibility needs, meticulously select accommodations equipped with ramps, elevators, and other necessary facilities to ensure a comfortable stay
Capitalize on special occasions or celebrations to create unforgettable memories. For a milestone birthday, orchestrate a surprise party or a private cooking class featuring local delicacies. By acknowledging and incorporating these significant moments, the traveler’s journey becomes an even more cherished and meaningful experience.
Catering to Dietary Restrictions
Craft a culinary journey that respects dietary restrictions while indulging the traveler’s taste buds. Collaborate with local restaurants or chefs to design tailored menus that cater to their needs, ensuring they can savor the destination’s flavors without any worries.
Local Guides and Language Support
Embrace the traveler’s language preference by arranging for local guides fluent in their chosen language. This not only fosters seamless communication but also facilitates a deeper connection with the local culture, as they can engage in meaningful conversations and gain insights that might otherwise be lost in translation
Tailor the transportation experience to the traveler’s liking by booking preferred seats and accommodations. Whether it’s securing a window seat for breathtaking views during a scenic train journey or selecting airlines known for exceptional in-flight service, attention to transportation details enhances their overall comfort and enjoyment
Cater to the traveler’s passion for photography by curating an itinerary that includes prime photo-taking locations. Sunrise at a tranquil lakeside, a guided tour through charming alleyways, or a visit to a bustling local market can all provide captivating snapshots of the destination’s essence.
Align activities with the traveler’s interests for an immersive experience. If they have a penchant for art, arrange a private workshop with a local artist or visit a renowned gallery. These hands-on experiences not only resonate with their passions but also foster a deeper connection with the destination.
I encourage my team to explore, seek inspiration, try the new, and discover what is still unknown. I incentive the search for the out of the ordinary, the exceptional, the surprising. Everything to capture the necessary ingredients to create unforgettable travel experiences.
CEO at VP Travel Switzerland