Booking your own travel can feel like learning to speak a foreign language. Not to worry …
at Avant Travel, we speak “Travel-Ease”. And we are fluent too!


We have introduced our “We Speak Travel-Ease” campaign to educate consumers about the benefits of using a professional travel advisor as opposed to booking your own travel plans online. Click on the letters below (or scroll down) to learn more about all the perks and advantages that are yours when you use an Avant Travel professional.


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T is for Time4-CROPT is for TIME

In the early days of the internet, it seemed like booking travel online would be not only more convenient but also a time saver. Folks, those days are long gone. There is simply too much information online and that information can be overwhelming and sometimes inaccurate. Our professional travel advisors (yes, we like to call them “travel advisors”, not “travel agents”) can sift through that glut of information and find the perfect fit for your travel needs and budget, saving you valuable time. Read our Real Life Story: Awesome Australia for a great example.



Avant has strong working relationships with hotels and travel suppliers that have been cultivated for many years. We put the power of those relationships to work for you! Our Virtuoso connection gives us preferred status with many vendors, which translates into extra leverage when we are troubleshooting and access to special perks and exclusive amenities for our clients. See our Real Life Story: Amazing Amalfi Coast for more information.


A is for Advocacy7-CROPA is for ADVOCACY

It’s good to have someone on your side when you travel. At Avant, we are diligent about doing what is in our clients’ best interest. That includes finding the best itinerary and the best value. We know our clients and we know our destinations – two critical ingredients that are essential for creating magical travel experiences. If problems arise, we’ve got your back. As a seasoned traveler once said, “A good travel advisor is like a good mechanic – once you find one, you’ll never want to give them up.” Read our Real Life Story: Family Adventure in South America to learn about one family’s experience with Avant.


V is for Value4V is for VALUE

Some people believe that they can save a lot of money by booking their own travel online and skipping a travel agency altogether. News flash: Avant’s travel advisors have access to the same pricing and deals that are available online, and sometimes even better deals through negotiated rates and volume booking. But, more importantly, our advisors are able to secure more value for your travel dollar by throwing in added amenities such as free room upgrades, complimentary meals, and resort credits. Check out our Real Life Story: A Tale of Two Families to find out how this works.


E is for Expertise4-CROPE is for EXPERTISE

At Avant, travel is our passion. It’s what we do all day, every day. And we’ve been doing it for decades. Sure, there is plenty of information available on the internet for the “do-it-yourselfers”, but there is also plenty of misinformation as well. Avant’s advisors know the difference. And, let’s face it, some itineraries are more complicated than others, such as international travel. Avant’s detailed research, planning, and expert advice can tackle even the most complex travel itineraries. Read our Real Life Story: Cheers: South African Safari to see how Avant’s expertise pays off.


L is for Leverage3-CROPL is for LEVERAGE

Avant has long-standing relationships with hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and tour operators, and we leverage those relationships to benefit our clients. Our Virtuoso affiliation only increases our clout. Hotels and travel suppliers will do things for our travel advisors that they simply will not do for the everyday traveler. That sold out room may not be sold out after all!


E is for Exclusive Amenities1-CROPE is for EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES

As a member of Virtuoso, our clients receive exclusive perks and amenities at no additional cost. These exclusive perks may include: preferred rates; welcome gifts; free room upgrades; spa, resort, or shipboard credits; daily breakfast for two; and early check-in / late checkout. Check out our Real Life Story: Double Down Under to see how the exclusive amenities obtained by Avant’s Virtuoso connections can benefit you.


A is for Access2-CROPA is for ACCESS

At Avant, not only do we offer access to your travel advisor 24 / 7 if needed, we also offer our clients access to insider information, events, tickets, private tours, and other extras that travelers booking on their own are not able to obtain. In addition, our travel advisors stay on the cutting-edge of what’s new in the industry. They are the first to know about a new resort, cruise ship, or hotel.


S is for Safety Net2-CROPS is for SAFETY-NET

Even the most well planned trip is not guaranteed to be trouble free. Cancellations, emergencies, and unforeseen circumstance do arise, and when they do, our travel advisors are there to help – before, during, and after your trip. So, relax and enjoy your trip – we’ll be there when you need us! The peace of mind that comes from knowing an expert has your back is more essential now than ever before. Check out our Real Life Story: Traveling The World During a Pandemic.


E is for Experience3-CROPE is for EXPERIENCE

Avant’s travel advisors are knowledgeable and have traveled extensively all over the globe. We have stayed at some of the finest hotels and resorts in the world. Not only do we have first-hand experience with many of the world’s best destinations, we also have access to the personal feedback of hundreds of our own clients, and we invite you to share yours. Here’s an amazing fact: Our travel advisors’ average experience in the travel business is well over 20 years! Take a look at our Real Life Story: Cruising The South Pacific for an example of the world-class experience our advisors bring to the table for you.