Travel Consulting and Management Fee
Pineapple7 provides a highly personalized travel consulting service; as such, we charge a retainer for our time. We begin every client travel matter with a detailed conversation, at no charge, to identify such trip specifics such as goals, preferences, concerns, “must haves”, fees, and budget. Only after this preliminary conversation, if the client desires to move forward and hire Pineapple7, then we charge the requisite, nonrefundable professional design retainer. These fees are due regardless of whether the trip materializes.
Our compensation derives from both supplier commission and professional fees. Neither alone is sufficient to enable the level of service we provide to our clients. There are numerous models for advisor compensation, including hourly charges, or annual subscription. We have chosen this paradigm as the most transparent from the client standpoint.
Engagement and Customized Itinerary Retainer:
Starts at $450 per itinerary
Travel Research and price comparisons
Up to 3 personalized proposals
4 hours of collaboration with travel partners and clients
Management of all travel components
Ongoing support for duration of client's travels
Fee is based on the complexity and length of the trip, and number of guests. $450 is the typical fee for a one week trip to one destination for up to 5 people. For groups of 6 or more, fee is $100 per person. Longer trips, additional travelers, multi-destinations, or last minute planning will incur additional fees due to the extra hours required related to everything above.
Domestic: $70/ticket/person; International: $100/ticket/person
No charge if the client specifies the exact Virtuoso or preferred partner property desired.
$50 to research and/or book each hotel reservation (other than the above). For a lengthy itinerary, it may be best to price as customized land itinerary.
Cruise, Escorted Tour:
$30 per person over the age of 12
Rail and hotels or other suppliers which do not pay commission:
15% of cost of the component
There may be other instances in which it is necessary to charge a professional fee. However, such arrangement only occurs after any such fees have been discussed with and consented to by our clients.
The design fee does more than just "book" travel. The fee covers hours to contact wholesalers that may offer lower rates or work direct with the hotel to quote options, secure your reservations, VIP you, extend extra amenities and assist with activities, restaurants, spa and more. Typically, for Pineapple7 clients booking the top Virtuoso 4-5 star hotels, the value of the free breakfasts, resort credits and other benefits you receive by booking through me will more than make-up for this fee …plus, we do all the work and you just have to show up for your trip and fully enjoy your travels.
We are here to work for you and provide a highly personalized vacation. Thank you for your consideration.