Newport Beach travel concierge wants to help, from ordinary to exotic
Vakast, a Newport Beach-based online travel agency, is aiming to fill the gap between anonymous Internet travel booking and bespoke vacation planning with Vakast Concierge, a personalized service program that launches Wednesday (today).lRelated...
Vakast, a Newport Beach-based online travel agency, is aiming to fill the gap between anonymous Internet travel booking and bespoke vacation planning with Vakast Concierge, a personalized service program that launches Wednesday (today).lRelated Travel News & DealsEuros or dollars? The wrong choice will cost youSee all related8
Vakast Concierge agents will be available by email or telephone around the clock to book the expected -- vacation homes, hotels and car rentals -- but also the unexpected: private jet charters, personal chefs, grocery delivery, concert and museum tickets, party entertainers and a diversity of activities such as shopping, golfing, surfing, shark diving or even zip-lining.
The service also offers referrals to fitness trainers and babysitters; spas and salons; housekeepers, butlers and drivers; yoga, dance, tennis and cooking classes; and even mail services such as couriers, messengers and writing thank-you cards.
Monique Berry, Vakast chief operating officer, says the service will help eliminate the use of multiple sites and agencies and provide travelers with trusted resources worldwide.cComments Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment. Add a comment 0
Before Wednesday, a more limited concierge service was available free only for one week before and during a trip booked through Vakast.com. Now, however, expanded services are available for longer time frames in three types of plans.
--The 30/30 Concierge plan requires a one-time $30 fee for 30 days of all services except airline bookings.
--The 7-Carat Concierge is a $150, one-year, full-service membership plan that can be canceled before the six-month renewal.
--The Vakast Premier Concierge plan costs $25 every month, can be canceled at the six-month mark and allows five pre-appointed members to share the plan.
Info: Vakast Concierge, (855) 397-0180
Follow us on Twitter at @latimestravel