Why Fora

3 Reasons to Book with a Fora Advisor

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Travel Advisor

Lauren Rich-Lama

Are you looking to level up your next trip?

Searching for personalized recommendations from someone who’s actually been there?

Maybe you’re hoping to save some time, and take the stress out of travel planning?

Or, you’re looking to score hotel perks on your next weekend away (or staycation, or solo trip, or honeymoon)?

Whatever your reason, Fora is your secret weapon. When you book with a Fora Advisor — a.k.a. me! — you benefit from expert itinerary planning, insider recs & killer hotel perks. 

Intrigued? Read on for three reasons to book your next trip with a Fora Advisor. Then, connect with me to get started.

Reason 1: You’ll have a better planning & booking experience (with personalization, insider intel & attention to detail) before your trip

When you book with me, you're working with a dedicated and passionate individual, whose only goal is to ensure you have the best experience possible — starting with the planning phase. Plus, you gain access to a treasure trove of insider knowledge & recommendations — not only from me, your dedicated Fora Advisor, but from Fora's global network of travel experts and advisors.

What does this mean, exactly? Instead of sifting through endless top ten lists and working with a call center or algorithm, as your Fora Advisor, I'm all about you. The process begins with an intake. Whether you prefer to connect via phone, Facetime, email or text, I'll take the time to get to know you. I’ll listen to your expectations, preferences and budget, then get to work to deliver exactly what you want ….whether it’s a one-night staycation or a far-flung safari.

Plus, I live to curate ideal hotel experiences, including sourcing the best rates and unlocking VIP upgrades (more on that below). And as an advisor, I always mind the details, from guaranteeing connecting rooms to confirming food allergies to adding special touches for birthdays.

In other words? You’ve got someone on your side who is doing all the heavy lifting. You're working with someone who has shared interests and passion — not to mention expertise & planning experience in your chosen destination — who can help you plan the best possible trip. Plus, you benefit from dedicated, 1:1 support (and might even meet a cool new friend along the way!).

Reason 2: You’ll travel like a VIP, with killer hotel perks, priority room upgrades… the works

Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo

Once your trip is underway, the magic continues. 

Our travelers benefit from Fora’s decades-long relationships in the travel industry and best-in-class partnerships with hotels worldwide (including invitation-only programs like Four Seasons Preferred). This means that when you book with me, you’re initiated into an exclusive club, allowing you to travel like a VIP wherever you go.

What does this mean, exactly? You’ll be the hotel’s top priority. Not only will your specific needs be taken care of (remember those details I noted during your intake call?), but you’ll benefit from the highest status at the hotel — higher status than clients who book through Amex or the hotel directly. So, you get preference for room upgrades and are always marked as VIP prior to your arrival.

And did I mention perks? Again, thanks to Fora’s extensive partner network, when you book with me, you’re guaranteed perks at 4,500+ hotels worldwide, including Virtuoso, Rosewood, Belmond, Rocco Forte and more. These perks include resort & spa credits, welcome amenities, complimentary breakfast and airport transfers.

But it’s more than that. These industry relationships ensure you’ll have the best experience possible while on the ground. I work directly with the hotel’s management team (I'm talking, general manager on speed dial…), so you know you’re always taken care of. And if you need to make a change or something goes awry when traveling, I'm waiting in the wings to advocate and problem-solve on your behalf.

Peace of mind and extra perks? Don’t mind if I do…

Reason 3: You can feel good about supporting a small-business entrepreneur

When you work with me, you’re not only leveling up your travel, you’re helping a passion-fueled small business grow.

I became a Fora Advisor because planning epic trips is in my DNA. Not only do I live and breathe the world of travel, but I'm a small-business entrepreneur.

That’s where you come in. When you work with me, you’re investing in my passions and helping me develop my business. You get to collaborate with a real person (again, no call centers or algorithms here) who has all your needs top of mind. 

The result? You can feel good knowing you’re not only getting the best-of-the-best in terms of service and intel, but you’re helping a small business thrive.

Ready to travel? Connect with me to get started.

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