ITC Luxury Travel

I am a Travel Specialist working with the award winning tour operator ITC Luxury Travel. I have my own client portfolio and provide a highly personalised service for clients looking to travel anywhere in the world, working with them to build a strong relationship and clear understanding of their travel preferences for their holiday or honeymoon.  I’m available during the day, evenings and weekends to suit my clients’ schedule.

Where are you based? Just outside Thame in Oxfordshire
Twitter: @helenmavin_itc
Direct Telephone: 01244 355 382
How many honeymoons do you do a year? It varies
Average price/cost: Normally £5,000 upwards

Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a Travel Specialist working with the award winning tour operator ITC Luxury Travel.  I have my own client portfolio and provide a highly personalised service for clients looking to travel anywhere in the world, working with them to build a strong relationship and clear understanding of their travel preferences for their holiday or honeymoon.  I’m available during the day, evenings and weekends to suit my clients’ schedule.

What range of products and/or services do you offer?
Tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to a wide range of worldwide destinations plus cruises, luxury rail journeys and private villas.  

When would you suggest couples book with you?
As soon as they have their dates fixed it’s always worth starting to discuss options and ideas with me.  When they want to travel may have a bearing on where they want to go due to weather conditions so that’s always thinking about this in advance.   Normally it’s good to get the honeymoon booked early to avoid disappointment.  Many hotels offer special discounts for honeymooners so there is no need to wait for that “last minute offer”, the honeymoon discounts are usually better!

What is the first decision you require couples to make?
What type of honeymoon are they looking for e.g. adventure like a safari, one packed with cultural interest, a dreamy one lying on a stunning beach after all the hard work and wedding planning or perhaps a mixture.  

Do you offer specific packages or is it all bespoke?
Normally every honeymoon is tailor-made especially for the couple - I like to make sure everything is perfect down to the last detail.

What information do you need from the couple before you start planning their honeymoon?
If they already have a specific destination in mind, a budget, things they look for and enjoy when travelling, i.e. sightseeing, a little adventure, relaxing, fine dining or a fantastic spa. If they haven’t got any ideas at all that’s not a problem, as I love coming up with suggestions.

Where is the most popular honeymoon destination?
Either the Indian Ocean or the Caribbean they are both very popular. 

If you were going on a honeymoon, where would you go?
The Maldives, it’s even more beautiful than the pictures and so very romantic.

HONEYMOON FUND

How do their guests purchase items from the list?  
ITC Luxury Travel can set up a honeymoon gift list facility.  Guests can then make a contribution towards the cost of the honeymoon.  This works really well when a honeymoon budget is stretched or when the couple have everything they need for their home already! Guests can also opt to pay for specific extras like picnics on desert islands, spa treatments or a helicopter trip over the Grand Canyon!

Can guests leave add a message to their gift?
Yes and we will pass this on to the couple.

Can couples swap items after purchase?
Usually yes we can re-arrange extras pre-purchased if they aren’t to the couples taste.  

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