Welcome to TET's website. I am Chris Rakes; travel enthusiast, planner & owner of Total Experience Travel. I provide personalized travel planning services to those whom want to save themselves the time and hassle. Or, simply want a collaborator in their corner. I research and coordinate all the details so, you don't have to. I am accessible, professional, and offer unbiased opinions, in order to help you choose the best trip options. River & Ocean Cruises, Land Tours, and All Inclusive Resorts are my specialty. Milestone celebrations such as Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Anniversaries, and Group Getaways are my favorite to plan. Let me help you research, customize and GO on a wonderful, memorable vacation!
There is an easier way. Forget spending countless hours weeding through the minutia, agonizing over decisions, and worrying about expenses. Leave it to a expert! I have studied and myself, my clients or my peers have been to the places I recommend. As an experienced and trained travel professional, I save you time and worry, validate things you already knew, offer reminders of things you forgot, and turn you on to things you never knew about. I help improve your satisfaction overall!
My mission is to broaden horizons, strengthen relationships and increase happiness through incredible travel experiences. I believe in the benefits of travel and want to share in the joy it brings others! I understand vacation time is precious and its planning and purchase deserves personal attention. I will take time to listen and research itinerary options in order to customize a trip that is perfect for you. I am an independent contractor and not tied to any particular supplier, therefore you can depend on me to act as your advocate from research through return. My only vested interest is in YOUR BEST INTEREST.
Lastly, my personal planning services are FREE to you. Suppliers pay me and I do not charge any additional fees. Same price as booking direct - guaranteed!
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