A vacation is meant to be a break from work, but we all know that creating a dream vacation is work – and stressful work at that.
That’s why having someone whose sole mission is to make sure your trip is carefree and perfect is so important.
But why not work with just any travel planner? Why Paris Made for You?
And read on for more on why Paris Made for You’s custom-designed experience is the best choice:
|DIY||Group Travel||Travel Agent||Paris Made for You|
|Stress & Overwhelm||HIGH
Too much information
Too fast-paced, too many people, no chance to experience the city at your own pace or go where you want to go.
Takes care of initial details.
Robyn learns about you and plans the ideal trip for you with your input. She handles all the arrangements so stress is low.
Sources; Many there to sell their own trips, hotels and restaurants
Completely dependent on the company you book with.
Some travel agents have not visited Paris themselves or are forced to work only with certain vendors.
Robyn’s only loyalty is to you and you will approve your itinerary before Robyn makes the arrangements.
Easy in terms of finding information, VERY DIFFICULT in terms of sorting it out.
As long as you follow the group every step of the way.
Depends on your specific agent.
Robyn makes recommendations based on your desires and personality and then handles EVERY DETAIL.
While you are planning your own trip, you won’t have access to the insider resources the other options give you and you’ll likely be following the same tips everyone else gets.
You go where the group goes.
|GOOD WITH CAVEATS
Some agents work strictly from templates and have loyalties to certain vendors so customization depends on your specific agent.
Plus truly unique experiences that only a Paris insider can arrange for you.
|Assistance During Trip||NO ACCESS TO HELP||FULL ACCESS TO HELP
You are always with your group leader.
|GOOD ACCESS TO HELP
Your agent will have an emergency line if you need it.
|FULL ACCESS TO HELP
Robyn will personally answer your call 24/7 while you’re on your trip.
|Experience||Too much left to chance; can feel like you’re missing out on the REAL Paris.||Like cattle being herded. Plus, guides can be hit or miss and venues like restaurants run of the mill.||Typically good, but again depends on specific agent.||Exceptional – a one-of-kind Paris experience that lets you focus on making memories rather than details.|
|Cost|| VARIES + SURPRISES
You plan your own trip based on your budget. However, self-planned travel is typically packed with surprise costs. Most people spend a great deal more than they budgeted.
While the price of a packaged tour may be attractive, many group tour companies try to upsell you on optional tours which are often pricey and could be done on your own.
But lack of industry standardization concerning fee structures.
One low-cost, upfront and completely transparent fee that covers all your consultation and planning. Robyn will secure discounted prices whenever possible, and loves adding special “surprises” to your itinerary at no additional cost.
Can be satisfying but often leaves you wishing you made different choices and saying, “We’ll do it different next time.” (if there is a next time)
Group travels tends to have the lowest enjoyment factor unless the group is comprised of your own friends rather than strangers.
It depends on how well your agent really knows the city and how much customization they can do.
|100% SATISFACTION RATING FROM CLIENTS
We’ve literally never let anyone down and you can read our Applause page for proof.
Robyn grew up in the hotel business. In fact, her parents worked at the famous Catskill Mountain, New York resort, The Concord Hotel – the inspiration for the movie Dirty Dancing.
There she learned how to cha-cha and everything else you saw in the movie (minus falling in love with Patrick Swayze), but most of all she watched her parents deliver top-notch service to a sometimes difficult clientele – all without showing the slightest bit of stress.
This commitment to the client’s experience is what left the deepest impression on Robyn.
She grew up appreciating that delivering true quality experiences takes great dedication and that giving special, customized moments to guests is a gift they will never forget and her deepest pleasure.
Today, Robyn emulates her parent’s devotion to individualized service through Paris Made for You – a business she launched to combine her love of service with her favorite city.
An award-winning cookbook author, Robyn’s journey to France embarked when she began to teach cooking classes and lead culinary tours in Europe.
So, it makes sense that her love affair with Paris began when she first visited the city to explore its food and wine.
With each subsequent visit, Robyn realized that she was falling deeper and deeper in love with the city. Not only with its cuisine but with its history, art, architecture and enchanting present-day culture.
As she explored more deeply, she began to understand the real magic of Paris, finding treasures and experiences that went well beyond guidebook recommendations.
Over the years, she’s formed relationships with guides, artisans, and craftspeople who continue to open her eyes to all the wonderful and varied adventures Paris had to offer.
So that today Robyn has tight bonds with a cadre of insiders and uses her knowledge of the city and expertise in logistics to arrange truly custom Paris trips for clients.
She is the author of the award-winning book, The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide, a practical source to finding the apartment of your dreams and the first book to share her insider knowledge of Paris.
Robyn is also a Certified International Tour Manager and her Paris-based friends share that she knows the city better than they do. And, of course, this is what enables her to offer each traveler she works with a completely personalized Paris experience with special-access adventures created just for them.
Above all, she helps her clients travel smarter, with ease, enjoyment and the freedom that comes with knowing every detail is taken care of so that they can truly absorb and remember the experience.
The proof is in the stories her clients share about their experiences and you can read their applause for Robyn for more proof that Paris Made for You is indeed the best choice for planning the trip of your dreams to this remarkable city.
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