First, we learn about you. What’s your specialty, your niche – the work you do that sets you apart from others in the field? Or, are you a ”Jack, or Jill, of all trades” and have a general expertise that covers the topic gamut?
Next, we discuss with you your vision for your Tour. You may have a set list of activities, attractions, locations and presentations you’re ready to begin planning. If not, we will help find and define the parameters of a great trip. An ideal place to start is what you would like to share with your guests, and analyzing what experiences someone with the interest would love to do, see and enjoy. We are experts at asking the right questions to bring the “Wow!” to the plan, and usually suggest a way to “kick it up a notch,” with a common activity or outing. Since we work with a broad and diverse group of experts and a range of topics, it’s hard to get too specific here on the Tour content determinations. Suffice it to say, with your valuable input, together we will outline a terrific itinerary.
After we have arrived at the core of your Tour, we will ask you to reach out to vendors, colleagues, contacts, and those with which you have an established relationship to gain ”special access” that only you, or few others, could arrange. From our experience, we will offer suggestions for ways to make your Tour spectacular and memorable.
For our part, we have trusted relationships with vendors in lodging, dining, and transportation, among others, in many destinations. We will engage them to make special circumstances that match your theme, to ensure that the necessities and accouterments of the Tour are an added value to guests.
To complete the itinerary, we will research available entertainment, of a general and topic interest, for a relaxed and wonderful evening social event. With those arrangements, we then schedule and reserve the final itinerary, carefully coordinating dates and times, and planning contingencies for foreseeable detours.