Planning & Design



At Trish York Travel, I focus on your specific travel priorities. This means more than just having someone help plan and arrange your trip. I will work closely with you to determine what would make this trip really special and unique. I’ll offer ideas and suggestions based on your goals and budget. Then I’ll craft an itinerary just for you. This research and coordination of every detail — including a final itinerary with all components — makes your trip as smooth as possible.


I work with trusted international travel partners and have local contacts with up-to-the-moment information. Through these relationships I’m often able to secure better amenities than independent bookings. I can put together a complete package – air, tours, cruise, hotels, trains, rental cars – so you can spend your time looking forward to your upcoming trip.


For research, planning, and design services on an international trip, I charge an upfront, nonrefundable planning fee that will be discussed in our first conversation. This covers planning on all land arrangements, including hotels, car rentals, transfers, train travel, on-sites, tours, restaurant recommendations and coordinated travel documents. For air travel, tickets purchased outside a package include a ticketing fee, which I will disclose, if applicable, prior to any charges. You are welcome to book any part of your package on your own, although it is my intention to provide excellent service and value throughout your travel process — from planning, through booking, right up until your welcome home. (You, of course, supply the memories.)


I’m here to help from beginning to end – sending reminders ahead of time, confirming your air reservations, booking excursions or tours and wishing you bon voyage as you depart on your adventure. After you return we will debrief to ensure your next trip will be another vacation to remember.


12 Tenets of Travel Agents
Source: Travel Leaders Group


Travel agents help you before, during and after the journey.
Travel agents are travel experts.
Travel agents provide peace of mind wherever you travel.
Travel agents have access to exclusive benefits.
Travel agents design personalized experiences for each unique traveler.
Travel agents cut through the clutter of the internet.
Travel agents read the fine print.
Travel agents study hard to become specialists.
Travel agents make your dollars travel further.
Travel agents are real people, accessible in real life.
Travel agents are globally connected.
Travel agents are passionate travelers, first and foremost.