Service Rates

On average, travel advisors spend at least 30-40 hours working on an all-encompassing trip, from our initial discussion through to the day you return from your trip. In the same way you hire an architect or financial planner for advice, we are a travel advisory, whereby our clients receive our time as consultants and our expertise as travel planners 

below, please find an overview of our rates:

The following rates are our starting guidelines for most trips, though they may be customized based on trip complexity, duration, and number of travelers.

Hotel Only Services

Includes hotel reservation assistance, access to amenities where applicable.

Hotel booking is often waived if you know exact dates and property you want to stay at, want to take advantage of our Virtuoso or Preferred Partner amenities, and no other services are required.

** Please note that this booking tool is designed for reserving only one (1) room stays. It does not offer special requests, or trips involving multiple hotels. Once booked, we receive a notification and will get in touch with you to discuss any additional preferences for your trip. For multi-room stays, and more elaborate trips, please contact Stuart Travel Design directly.

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Virtuoso VIP Booking Tool

$150: Concierge fee - Up to 5 hotel concierge bookings added onto a "Hotel Only” reservation (such as: hotel dining reservations, spa appointments, hotel activities).

Custom Trip Services

Research and advice on destinations, accommodations, excursions. Designing and presenting a customized proposal. 

$350+: Initial research fee for one household (fee may vary based on complexity of trip)

$200: Additional late booking charge for trips booked within 75 days of travel.

$500: Additional late booking charge for Festive trips (December 20 – January 4) booked after September 1st.

Destination changes after initial proposal or trip confirmation, will incur an additional research fee of $350+ for a new trip.  

Management Fee

For customized, intricate trips, we pass along net industry rates to you. 

Our management fee is 15% of the net, non-commissionable costs of the services arranged. This fee is due at the time of initial deposit paid, to confirm travel arrangements. Whenever possible we work with net, transparent pricing so that our clients are fully informed of the components of their trip cost.

** Please note, not all of our suppliers break down the costs for services; in some instances, depending on the suppliers, you might receive a net package price, plus our 15% management fee.  

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