While coming up with the idea for this company, I had a lot of people ask me if I was going to be a travel agent. I respect travel agents and what they do. In fact, I interviewed quite a few before starting this endeavor.
The difference between travel agencies and my business model is where their incentive comes from. Most travel agencies make money off commissions. For example, they book you a cruise and the cruise pays them a percentage of that booking. The cost is the same for you with or without a travel agent, except you get a more personal experience than if you had booked the cruise yourself.
Get Globetrotting is different. First, I don't plan on booking anything FOR you. You are perfectly capable of filling out credit card information. My strength lies in recommendations. You pay me a small fee and I look everywhere to find you the best option. I don't have any partnerships with anybody paying me anything so my only motivation is to score you a great deal!
Additionally, many travel agents are used to working with people with disposable incomes. My aim is to work with real people with normal jobs and possibly kids who still want to travel. I want to help you maximize your time and your money when planning your trips.
Soooooo let's get planning!