You fill in the questionnaire here, indicating us your preferences , where you want to go, how long, your budget, etc... you can also tell us if you have no clue where you want to go, we'd love to work on inspirations for you ! No problem if you don't know everything, that's why we are here. Should take about 15 minutes.
Once we receive them, we get to work. Depending on the length of your trip, we will take between 2 days to a week to revert to you with a plan.
This plan will include different propositions for you to choose from, all in line with your expressed preferences.
We include also our booking kit, and that's your cue ! It has all the direct links for you to click on and quickly do your booking. This should take in average 30 minutes. You receive all your confirmations, directly pay seeing exactly the cost of your holidays without middle man.
Example : You want to go for a week in March with your significant other, but don't know where, don't know what budget you want to spend.
We will make a proposition for you, that may include up to 3 destinations ( a road trip in Andalusia, a week chasing northern lights in Iceland, a relaxing stay on the Riviera Maya for instance). For each destination, we will include 3 suggestions of lodging, 2 or 3 options of transport, 3 activities and 3 restaurants/bars you should not miss. Each proposition will also include an estimate of low to high budget .
Then you can take it from there, peruse it, discuss it with your travel companion, chose among the selected options.
In the pack you receive, you will also find all the direct links. Click, reserve/pay with each provider, receive your confirmations, your holidays are booked !
WHAT IS A TRAVEL DESIGNER ?
A Travel Designer researches and plans your holidays : based on your own preferences, style and mood, a travel designer uses his experts sources to create a proposition of travel with multiple choices, including transport, lodging, activities, restaurants, etc..
The Travel Designer uses inputs from the client questionnaire to create from scratch a personal proposition.
The role of the Travel designer is to ease the holidays preparation, and allow the client to save time ( it should save about 30 hours in average).
A Travel Designer does not book the trip, this remains with the client
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE YOUR PRICES ?
Here also, quite simple and straightforward : as you can in our Services Prices page , our fees are defined only by the length of your trip. And that's it.
However low key or sophisticated your trip, however far away, whatever the occasion, our fees are flat, over 6 categories, depending of number of days to plan for.
We do not sell pre-organized travel packages, we don't work with tour operators, so we do not receive commissions from tourism providers.
Our focus is to deliver custom made travel plans, so our prices reflect our efforts in the individual preparation of each trip, without our clients preferences in mind.
Important note : our prices are for the designing only. We provide an estimate of the cost of your trip as part of your travel plan, as an indication. All payments of hotels, activities, flights, are separate form our fees, and are paid directly by you to the providers, without our involvement.
I DON'T HAVE TIME TO SPEND ORGANIZING MY HOLIDAYS, HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO SPEND NOW ?
We created our services so that it saves you as much time as possible.
So, you should spend:
- a maximum of 15 minutes on the questionnaire, and
- between 30 minutes and 1 hour at the booking stage, depending on the length of your trip.
It is estimated that organising a trip by yourself will take in average 30 hours, spend browsing more than 120 pages. So using Busco is a real time saver !
WHY DON'T YOU TAKE CARE OF THE BOOKING ?
Several reasons :
- We created Busco to ease the inspirations, research and planning parts. Our clients like to be involved in their holidays organisation, so they like to be in control of the booking. No reason for us to take that away from them !
- We believe that it gives us the necessary independence that allow us to focus only on what is meaningful for our clients. We do not work with hotel networks, our cruise providers, so we are not affiliated with any booking system that pays off commissions to traditional travel agents.
We offer booking services if it helps and save time, but please note that we will not offer ATOL protection under our name.