About franklin travel llc


Franklin Travel LLC

I started my career in travel in 1984, booking hotels in the travel office at the World Bank in Washington DC — if ever there was a crash course in world geography, that was it! I later moved to Costa Rica to study Spanish, and then to Chicago, where I worked for a large travel management firm doing corporate travel. After six Chicago winters, I headed south to Nashville, TN, where I was a corporate agent. Some life changes called for a break from the travel business, but I never stopped travelling!

In 2010, the itch to get back in the business was too strong to resist, and I found the perfect way to scratch it by joining MTravel as an independent contractor. It's my dream job: working with my clients to plan their cruises, tours, foreign independent trips, or visits to the theme parks in Florida. I'm equally happy to book a trip for a destination or cruise line I know well,or research a new destination for a client's dream trip. If I haven’t been there, I know a colleague who has, so my information sources go much deeper than any Google search. My travel bucket list, already long, has only increased with each client trip I plan!


Why Use a Travel Professional?

At tax time, you consult a professional: your accountant. When you’re sick, you consult a professional: your doctor. If you are starting a business, you consult a professional: your attorney. So why, when you need vacation time away to rest and recharge, do you book it yourself online? In the same way you use an accountant, an attorney, a doctor, you should use a professional for your travel planning.

Let's compare:

DIY Version: You just go online, point, click, pay, and you're done.
And then you realize the flight was so cheap because you change planes three times and go north to head south and it takes 12 hours... 
And you read the reviews of the resort, and realize it's really not that great — and whoops, it's a family resort and you were looking for some peaceful, quiet, adult time.
And when you go to change it, you find it's all non-refundable, and you're stuck with it.
And then you get there, and have to figure out how to get to the resort (since you didn't know transportation from the airport wasn't included in the package).
And then you spend most of your time fending off time-share sales people.
Great vacation? Not so much.

Travel Professional: Now, try again with a travel professional:
You're booked on non-stop or one-stop flights, and you arrive at your destination at a very reasonable time of day.
You've been forewarned about the time-share sales people waiting like vultures, so you ignore them on your way to your pre-booked transfer which whisks you away.
You arrive at your adults-only resort, where the most difficult decision is where to dine every evening.
You have a fantastic trip, and it didn't cost you any more than the not-so-great vacation you could have booked online.

Which vacation would you rather have?




Franklin Travel LLC
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