Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Mike Belobradic Luxury Travel: The Finer Side of Travel™
Thank you for visiting my luxury travel website. In this FAQ I answer some of the more common questions that I get asked about my travel services and related topics. I hope that you find it helpful. If you have additional questions not answered here, please feel free to look around my website or send me an email with any specific questions.
Q. Do you charge for your Disney travel services?
Yes and no. The answer really depends on what you need assistance with.
If you simply want advice or input relating to which resort to choose and assistance with related options (such as which Disney Magic Your Way tickets to buy, or whether or not to purchase a Disney Dining Plan)—and you want me to make those reservations on your behalf—then there is no additional cost to you.
It will cost the same whether you book directly by yourself or you choose me to do your booking. Disney covers my costs for these transactions. As an added service, when you book through me I will monitor your booking on your behalf in case Disney releases any special travel deals after you have already booked your vacation. I can then work to apply these to your booking (if applicable and available) in order to ensure that you alway have the best possible pricing.
Itinerary Planning Services
As a full-service Travel Advisor my primary value to my clients is to create a custom daily itinerary for your vacation. I spend approximately 35 hours to 40 hours on this and for this service I charge a one-time non-refundable flat-fee of CAD$399 per vacation (US$375 for US-based clients).
There are many complexities and nuances around crafting a well-planned Disney vacation (restaurant reservations, FastPass+ reservations, etc.). Putting these all together and forming a custom plan for my clients eases stress levels and saves them time, money and the effort of trying to sift through conflicting advice online or from friends. My custom travel advisory services include the delivery of a custom written itinerary unique to your family, plus many other additional services.
Q. How far in advance should I book my Disney vacation?
As far in advance as possible.
To get your first choice of accommodation and room type it is always best to book your vacation as early as possible. Walt Disney World typically requires only a US$200 deposit (in most cases) at the time of booking. Full payment is not due until 45 days before your vacation. However, Walt Disney World dining reservations can be made as far out as 180 days before your arrival. The most popular restaurants book up quickly as a result. So for this reason alone it is worth booking as early as possible. Dining reservations form the backbone of the custom travel itinerary that I will create for you so having these in place is extremely helpful. Plus, you can avoid disappointment by being among the first to book the most popular restaurants.
Please note that even at six months in advance, there is no guarantee that you will get the reservation you desire, as many travelers will be waiting for their day as weell, in order to start booking Disney dining. However, I will do my best at that time to aim to get all of the dining reservations that we would have discussed and agreed to in advance.
Q. If I booked my own Disney vacation, can I have you create my own custom Disney itinerary?
Yes. If you have already booked your Disney vacation directly and you would like expert advice and assistance in creating a custom travel itinerary, you have two options.
- In many cases, you can transfer that booking to me and I will then perform my itinerary travel planning services at my client rate of CAD$399 (or US$375 for US clients).
- If your booking cannot be transferred, or if you don’t want to transfer your booking, I will perform my Disney travel planning services on an a-la-carte basis for a flat fee of CAD$475 (or US$399).
Q. Do you book any non-Disney travel?
As a Luxury Travel Advisor, I am experienced with many North American and global luxury travel destinations. As an affiliate of Travel Edge Luxury Travel, I am also a Virtuoso Luxury Travel Advisor. Through the Virtuoso Network I have access to additional luxury travel destinations and special offers available exclusively to Virtuoso Advisors. (A private island vacation anyone?)
So when you are not on a Luxury Disney vacation, I am here to assist with your complete upscale travel needs. Feel free to contact me to learn more about my recommended destinations, or for any specific travel destinations that you may have.
Q. Can you work with clients anywhere in the world?
Currently I focus my business on assisting clients who are based in Canada or the U.S.
Q. Do you book flights, car rentals, transfers, etc.?
Yes. I am here to fulfill your complete travel requirements from door to door. I can assist with all your vacation requirements, regardless of whether you have booked your own airfare in advance, or if you would like me to assist with that. In some cases there may be a transaction cost of $25 per flight booking if I do that on your behalf, but I will let you know this in advance. All costs to you are transparent.
Q. Do I need travel insurance?
Whether or not to purchase travel insurance is a very personal question unique to each traveler. Whether it is cancellation insurance or emergency medical, I will offer options at the time of booking and you can make a decision as to whether you would like to purchase or decline insurance.
Ready to Book Your Next Vacation?
If you are ready to begin discussing the exciting options for your next vacation, or if you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. It would be my pleasure to assist you.
Mike Belobradic: Luxury Travel Advisor
The Finer Side of Travel™