The Risk of Simplicity and Future Predictions
If you grew up watching The Jetsons, you saw the futuristic ideations portrayed in the show: households with robots doing everyday chores, leaving plenty of leisure time for humans. As technology continues to develop, The Jetsons’ lifestyle has almost become a reality. Now we have robot vacuum cleaners and self-driven cars. In 2001 A Space Odyssey saw the first prototype of a lap top. On Star Trek we saw smartphones, an MRI and Siri.
Today, technology has developed in such a way that it is possible a cruise, safari, polar adventure, or a honeymoon in Tahiti. You can use your voice with automated systems and with a few clicks on an app, your vacation is booked. It’s easy – very easy. The same device you’re using to book travel can also read your pulse, count calories, or send out the president’s tweets. This gadget that we all rely on so much to perform several tasks has an inherent flaw.
Gizmos understand data, but they do not understand humans. Google, Facebook, and Trivago do not understand people or listen to inflections of voice; they collect data based on algorithms and likes.
Do you want to be treated as a marketing calculation or a like? Will your smartphone know that the 7 cabins you are booking on Kayak for your family is the most significant vacation you have had to arrange in 15 years after your grandfather passed away?
Have you ever clicked on I have read the terms and conditions only to find out that this means 17% has to be added to your bill, and you have to pay a resort fee of $ 150.00USD per day? Why is it that when you look at a room on hotels.com there are only 2 rooms left ‘at that price’?
Booking with Philip Beck at Personal Travel
I have been in the travel business for 37 years and have spent as much time listening and getting to know clients like you – my friends and neighbours, every day. I have learned that emotion drives travel.
Whether you are booking a celebratory university grad trip to Europe, an experiential photo journey to the Antarctic, or a wildlife safari to Uganda, I can help to make your travel dreams come true.
In my 37 years I have kept up with the trends, continued to educate myself, acquired a CTC designation, travelled to The High Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Mongolia, The Cook Islands, Brazil, and countless other places. In the last 15 years I have constantly adapted and specialized ..as you know what ‘they say’ Adapt or Die. The days of booking the Reno Rocket are long gone and seat sales to Regina are long gone.
I would love to introduce you to my Ensemble Luxury and Adventure travel partners. I have taken extra training to help serve everyone from the boomers to the millennials. I train with Belmond, Abercrombie & Kent, U by Uniworld, Un-Cruise, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Joon, ME by Meila, One Ocean Expeditions, and Linblad to mention a few partners delivering amazing experiences. I have a lot of mutigenerational bookings on the go. Check out Norwegian’s Bliss and Tauk Bridges.
There are a lot of choices out there, but it’s important to remember that one size does not fit all. Luckily you have me to guide you through the many travel options that exist today. As a fellow human being, I understand that you are spending your hard-earned money and you do not want to make a mistake. I will listen, I will keep track, and I will advocate for you, from the moment you book your vacation until the moment you arrive you back home.
I know that cheap rooms come with a view of the dumpster, that sell off means the rainy season, and discount air means you pay a lot of money for carry on, checked luggage, and a stale sandwich. I know that you would rather have your preferred seats, 2 pieces of free luggage, VIP treatment at hotels in Milan with a room overlooking the Duomo, and a friendly personal local guide. Sourcing the best for your travel needs is my forte.
I am living, breathing travel advisor. I have a gizmo that no app will ever have. I come with a heart. I keep on training. I am your advocate. What I have to offer is worth much more than any deal or any discount on a gizmo or sketchy website can offer.
Contact me and please send your referrals to:
Travel Advisor, 'the guy that makes your travel bucket list happen!'
Philip was recommended to me by a friend. I had a big dream of travelling to multiple countries for a few months and needed a LOT of assistance. Philip helped me organize my thoughts, plan out my trip strategically and was crucial in making this dream come true. His knowledge of visa's, flights, apps, insurance, currencies, tour packages, local contacts, packing and things I would have never thought of were priceless! I was able to go to the Galapagos, Ecuador, Mexico City, Thailand, all of Israel, Jordan/Petra, all of Morocco, Amsterdam, Paris, NY. I am forever grateful to Philip for helping me make this dream a reality and changing my life.Suzanne Kristensen
We are very grateful to our friends Richard and Margaret, for introducing us to Philip Beck of Personal Travel Management Ltd. in Vancouver, B.C.
We have known and worked with Philip since 2015, and travels have most recently taken us to Tanzania, Switzerland, Namibia, South Africa, Turkey, England and Kenya.
In everything that Philip has done, he has acted with the utmost professionalism, courtesy and efficiency. He has organised flight schedules and bookings, hotels, transportation and much, much more.
We feel that over the years, Philip has become not just a “go to” person for exciting travel, but a friend as well.
He provides an invaluable Q&A series, which led us to book our next travel adventure with Windstar Cruises to the Windward Islands of the Caribbean.
We cannot stress strongly enough, how much we appreciate his professional and personal attention to detail. His services have assured wonderful vacations.
Thank you Philip.Jane and Alex Matheson, Vancouver Island, B.C.
In the past I have arranged my own travel, but after meeting with Philip Beck, I realized how helpful he was as my wife and I planned our trip to Germany, Switzerland, Italy. He brought a lot of value to the table. I would have never seen all the places we saw without his insider hints.Richard Simon, Cloverdale BC