Special to the Chronicle
Having a hard time achieving your travel bucket list? Travel Time’s upcoming South Okanagan Travel Show can help.
It’s unfortunate, but we’ve heard from many retirees that while working, they didn’t budget and plan well enough to include all the travel experiences they dreamed of after retirement.
And for most of these retirees, they never considered working with a Travel Advisor to assist with the research, planning, and budgeting required to create a valid and achievable Travel Bucket List.
Research, Planning, Budgeting & Saving? It all sounds like a financial plan doesn’t it? Financial planners assess an individual’s financial situation to help them achieve short and long-term goals, and then recommend investments to meet the client’s financial goals.
Like a Financial Planner, the right Travel Advisor will assess your travel wants and help with the planning of your travel goals. They’ll also source out and provide travel options that match your budget, preferences and travel styles and when you’re ready to book, they’ll recommend, arrange and monitor all the details of your trip to ensure you receive the travel experience you wanted.
We suggest that you work with a travel adviser who listens. Someone who asks lots of questions. Why? Where? and How Long? are powerful tools in assisting us to create tailor-made itineraries, customized to your dreams and desires.
Create a five-to-10-year travel plan now, regardless of age. Your plan should incorporate short and long-term goals, upcoming weddings and honeymoons, milestone events, multi- generational trips and all your “must have” travel dreams. If your budget or goals change, your Travel Advisor can assist to re-focus, providing new direction and travel options.
Is Africa of interest? This destination is an exotic gem but experiencing her vast wilderness and indigenous cultures is a daunting task to those without a plan.
An around-the-world cruise? Which cruise line is right for you? Big, brash and full of entertainment options? Or smaller, elegant and inclusive ships with an emphasis on the itinerary?
Machu Picchu on your List? The right travel adviser will help you with the budget, the right season to visit, the health and visa requirements and will offer optional inclusions to make this dream destination shine!
Ahh, Italy! This destination is consistently in the top 10 of most Travel Bucket Lists. There are a million reasons to visit Italy, but what shouldn’t you miss?
For those serious about starting or adding to their personal Travel Bucket List, join us at our South Okanagan Travel Show on June 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Frank Venables Theatre.
Well-travelled and experienced travel suppliers will be presenting short seminars on their personal product and will be on hand for one on one discussions regarding destinations and lifetime experiences.