There is nothing quite like dressing in bespoke. The comfort that comes from a perfect fit and the the quiet confidence you gain from knowing that there is nobody in the room better dressed. At the Quotient TravelPlanner, we think of ourselves as tailors of holidays. As fans of bespoke clothing ourselves, we enjoy being able to choose the patterns we think fit our mood, adding or removing buttons and vents, lengthening hemlines to add drama, or shortening them to add sensuality.
As with a tailor, the process starts with a detailed consultation with our travel consultant. Each of our consultants was specifically selected for their knowledge on different parts of the world and different kinds of travel. In combination we cover most of the world from luxury travel to adventure travel. We consult each other for ideas and perspectives on factors such as appeal to the particular client, convenience especially with regards to special needs clients such as vegans or the elderly, or a general wow factor.
The consultation will yield information such as countries you have covered or would like to visit again in greater depth, interests and dislikes perhaps a fascination with Mahler or a distaste in Miro, gourmet food of any kind or absolutely no history lessons about this or that castle, temperature preferences, whether you prefer staying in vast neo-classical palace hotels or funky boutiques, dietary or mobility requirements, special skills such as shooting, riding or skiing.
We also add travel components to what you already have. You may have a frequent flier programme that we can route your flights to suit, a villa in Tuscany that we can include as part of a holiday, a timeshare or corporate hotel discount anywhere in the world, or an extension to a business trip. We can fly the rest of your family to join you and ensure that a reliable and safe chauffeur brings them to your door.
And as with any tailor, we make suggestions to create a seamless holiday. If there are political problems brewing in Naples, we advise you stay north of Rome instead. If you prefer to shop than sightsee in Paris, we help you prioritise your time and destinations. If you like the idea of safari, but think South Africa is too cliched, we can suggest luxurious and safe safaris. And if you would like a truly exclusive experience, we will be happy to suggest it and arrange it. Whether it is filming your own music video in the Beijing Summer Palace, sailing with friends on a superyacht to the Billionaire Club, we will be happy to oblige.
Our clients range from primary school teachers on a honeymoon to industrialists on a family sabbatical, but all holidays benefit from equal attention. We discover your expectations and manage your budget so that you maximise your value for money. You are one-to-one for everything from transport to guides, waking up late is always an option and there is no waiting around for others to turn up. Our Travel Pack, issued to every travelling group, features dining guides with average prices indicated so that you can manage your spending as well.
Just as in a good suit, there are invisible elements between the layers to create the perfect fit. We route your flights to suit your frequent flier programme and the closest location to your destination which may not be in the same country. We balance this with the range of cars and train lines available to the airport, the prices of flights to the airport, and transport links out of the airport which are not jammed. If your family doesn’t travel light, we select estate cars or 4x4s which we know have the luggage capacity to cope with the loads. Hotels are chosen for their value for money, design suitability to your liking, attention to maintenance, proximity to transport links, attractions and amenities, parking availability, air conditioning and even the quality of breakfast.
Your overall route is planned to maximise the sights and experiences you want, in the style you want. This usually means that every holiday we have ever customised has been different. We take on a educating role to introduce new ideas and lifestyles to our travellers at every opportunity, but we try to be sensitive about limits. We won’t send vegans to a pig farm producing the finest corn fed pork, but we do try to convince French wine devotees to try a Barolo, and dyed-in-the-rayon metropolites to try a taste of luxury country life for a day or two. The possibilities for customisation are nearly endless!
Simply pick up the phone and speak to any of our travel consultants at +65 6435 0922, alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be more than happy to answer any queries you might have.