I just got a note from a really nice lady saying her husband is skeptical about a third party helping plan their vacation. Check it out.
Hi, Dad. I have a Disney vacation booked for this April, and I recently did a reservation transfer to Pixie and Pirate destinations, thanks to your site! I am very confident using their services and I trust my DVP, she is absolutely wonderful, but my husband is very skeptical about having a third party person to help plan and deal with transactions for our vacation. Is there any information you can give me about PAPD that might help to ease my husband’s worries? Thanks for any help you can give!!
I’m sure lots of you deal with people that are skeptical of using any travel agent when you’re booking a trip. It’s not the way we do it any more. (Which is a real shame.) So here’s my answer to the nice lady.
Dear nice lady,
Thank you for the trust you’ve put in me by taking my advice about Pixie and Pirate Destinations. Aren’t they great. I’m sure they’ll take great care of you. I’m sorry to hear your husband is reluctant and skeptical, but I understand where he comes from. Here’s what I would say to him.
There are three reasons you should use a Disney Travel Agent like Pixie and Pirate Destinations -
- Time – good Disney Vacation Planners spend hundreds of hours learning about Walt Disney World. They learn the tricks, the secrets, the ins and outs of things that make for a great vacation. They can (and usually do) save you hours of research on planning and dealing with Disney.
- Money – Disney Vacation Planners will monitor your reservation. If a discount becomes available, they will get it applied to your reservation. They can also help you make good selections (like whether you need park hoppers or where to dine, etc.) that can save you lots of money. Plus, if you try to call Disney it’s not toll free.
- Peace of mind – it’s always good to have a third party that has your interest at heart when you are spending this much money. A good travel agent is like a real estate agent. They are on your side. If you have any issues they are going to do the best they can to get it right.
Pixie and Pirate Destinations, like all businesses love repeat customers. They are going to do all they can to make you a customer for life. They will take good care of you.
Over the last year, Amanda and her crew have booked almost 200 trips for people from Dad’s Guide. I haven’t received one complaint. That’s amazing.
Dear lady, if he balks at all of that then do this … Tell him to go ahead and do it all himself. Hand him the reservation and anything other paperwork you have. Give him Disney’s long distance phone number. Say it’s all in your hands now buddy. (OK, you might want to be a bit nicer. Dad has a mean streak sometimes.) If he wants to do it himself, you’ll be glad to let him but you’re not going to help. It’s his baby now. See what he says to that.
OK, a better way might be to sit down with him and explain what Pixie and Pirate Destinations is doing for you. Talk to him about the plans you are making. Let him know the input your Disney Vacation Planner is giving you. Let him know it’s more than just making the transactions. That they really are your partner in planning “THE BEST VACATION EVER.”
Hope that helps,
Carl (Dad) Trent
If you’re interested in using a really good Travel Agent to help with your Disney Vacation, give my friends over at Pixie and Pirate Destinations a shout. They’ll take good care of you. Trust me.