Success Story: Our First Quarter as Virtuoso Travel Advisors
Our original intention was to explore the world and leave behind in our website a travelogue of our adventures that might be helpful to fellow travelers with our original travel videos, travel photography, and written stories of our experiences.
However, after a few months, we began getting requests from frustrated travelers who desired that we help them with their travel planning, and even asking if they might come along with us.
As this chorus of travelers desiring help grew louder and louder, we decided late last year to open our own travel agency and begin helping our fellow travelers with travel planning, group tours, ocean cruises, river cruises, VIP stays in luxury hotels and resorts, and so much more.
We exceeded $250,000 of travel sales in our first quarter!
Yesterday marked the first full quarter of the Roaming Boomers Travel Services, and our success has exceeded our wildest expectations. Would you believe that in our first quarter we’ve put over $250,000 of travel sales on our books, and it looks like we might exceed $1 million dollars in sales in our first year! Honestly. We’re completely flabbergasted!
As it turns out, through our affiliation with the Virtuoso Travel Network, and our affiliation with a respected Scottsdale travel agency, we’ve learned that we have significant value to bring to our clients through our travel planning services, and the buying power of the $12 billion/year Virtuoso Travel Network.
Check out this testimonial from one of our very first clients:
“I am at a stage in my life where I love to travel – well let me rephrase that – I love the concept of travel. I dislike the planning and organization of travel. I like nice things, I want to stay in luxury hotels, eat at great restaurants, visit the best wineries and galleries and have a relaxing holiday. The Roaming Boomers have made my travels seamless. I’ve had the opportunity to travel on a number of excursions over the last several years, and each trip has been an adventure of a lifetime. They literally do all the work! My hotel rooms have always been beautiful, the dining tends to be a wonderful culinary experience, and the activities have afforded memories to last forever.
The Roaming Boomers do all the research, planning, reservations, etc. They have traveled all over the world and have fabulous ideas of places to go and things to do. They can even provide a full itinerary of daily activities. Whether it’s a road trip or a 10 hour flight, I just need to let them know I’m open for a trip – they do the rest. I’m a control freak so it was a little difficult letting go of the planning, but Dave and Carol Porter are truly experts at travel. My vacation truly starts the minute I connect with them to start the planning process. I’m looking forward to my next trip with them, an Alaskan Cruise!” ~ Karen S. from East Lansing, Michigan
In our first quarter, we’ve helped folks travel to England, Italy, Greece, South Africa, Bora Bora, Cabo, Las Vegas, Napa Valley, Hawaii, and quite a number of Caribbean Islands. We’ve designed honeymoons for our client’s children, wedding anniversary trips, multi-generational family trips, long weekend getaways, genealogy tours, culinary trips, wine-tasting tours, ocean cruises, river cruises, and we even have a couple of gals headed out this fall for a polar bear expedition.
And, we’re having an absolute BLAST! Who knew that starting a new business could be so much fun. Really. Carol and I seem to be pinching ourselves nearly every day.
So, a HUGE thank you to our new clients. It’s been a real joy helping you plan fabulous vacations. And to those of you reading this article who are potential future clients, we welcome you to join in the fun. We can’t wait to help you too plan a fabulous travel experience.
If you would like to explore how we might help you plan your next travel experience, simply call us at (480) 550-1235, or let us know of your desires by completing our convenient online travel planning request by CLICKING HERE.