May 2, 2018

Honeymoon Travel Planning | Interview with Jill Hiers

I am so excited to be offering honeymoon travel planning to my current and future clients of Mallory Weiss Planning. When I first decided to begin down the path of travel planning I never would have thought I would end up working with a team as exceptional as the one Jill has at Custom Travel Professionals.  Jill and her team are dream makers when it comes to travel planning. With over 10 years of experience in honeymoon travel planning, I sat down with Jill to learn more about herself and the travel industry.


Honeymoon Travel Planning


Tell us a little bit about yourself, how did you get started in Travel?  

Travel chose me. I have always loved to travel and was always very passionate about the places I went.  My friends and family found this enthusiasm infectious and would ask me to plan their vacations. I was offered a position at a home-based travel agency, and that opportunity grew into the thriving business I have today.


Why should a client choose to work with a Travel Planner instead of booking themselves? What are the benefits?

There are so many benefits to working with a travel professional, but some of the biggest ones are expertise and support. Agents are well versed in destinations and resorts.  We know which resorts are currently renovating or have deceiving pictures on their website. We know the destinations and can recommend the off the beaten path adventures that make a vacation extraordinary.  Travel agents support our clients as they travel. You have a professional on your side that can help you navigate the airports, TSA, airport transfers, and all the details that can be overwhelming for travelers.  While we hope your travels are smooth, during times when issues arise, travel agents are there to assist you.


What are you looking for in agents when hiring for CTP?

I look for people with a wanderlust for travel. They need to be detail oriented, a team player, and willing to think outside the box.


How do you help clients decide the perfect destination for their honeymoon?

I try to really get a feel for what their perfect honeymoon looks like in their mind and work from there. There is a resort and destination for everyone. I have some clients that want to be pampered, some that want adventure, and everything in between. It is so much fun matching clients to the resort that checks off all the boxes.


What are some of the most romantic places you have booked for couples?

This is a hard question. There are so many romantic spots. Some of my favorites have been Thailand, Bora Bora, and the Caribbean.


What advice do you have for couples who are looking to book their honeymoon and may feel overwhelmed?

We are here to help!  Gather your ideas and make an appointment. Let us take the stress out of planning your honeymoon. This is one of the most exciting times in your lives!


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