Travel Planning Services

Travel Planning Services


Thank you for showing an interest in Black Cats Travel. I want to let you know how our Planning Services work.

    1. I will ask for a Questionnaire Form to be filled out so I can gather information on the type of trip you are interested in.
    2. I will follow up with a Vacation Planning Session. This is where I can get to know you a bit more and see if I will be able to provide you the professional travel planning services and knowledge you deserve. I will ask you more questions to gather details on your interests, desires, and wants. This can be done over the phone or through email. I prefer an over the phone conversation, but I understand everyone has busy lives and it might be easier to have the vacation planning session by email where you can answer all my questions I may have to help in planning the best vacation possible custom to you.
    3. If you feel that I would be of great assistance to you for planning your vacation I will ask for the Planning Service Form to be signed so you understand what to expect from Black Cats Travel Planning Services and I will ask for the Planning Fee. Then we are off we go to planning the perfect Romantic Getaway, Family Vacation or Your Group Event!
    4. Depending on the type of trip you are interested in you will receive 2 or 3 quotes that meet the type of vacation you are looking for. After choosing one of the quote options Black Cats Travel has provided to you, I will make adjustments “tweaks” to make sure your travel itinerary meets exactly what your interests, desires, and wants are on your vacation.

My promise to you:

All vacations arranged through Black Cats Travel come with peace of mind. I am an experienced travel professional dedicated to the creation of custom-planned vacations for travelers seeking individual attention and superior customer service. I put a great deal of time and effort into every vacation that is created for my clients. I research all the details of your vacation to meet your specific needs. I contact suppliers, coordinate transportation, and draft itineraries. Your personalized itinerary and detailed travel documents will give you as smooth and seamless a vacation as possible. Since I invest so much time and energy into planning each and everyone’s custom vacation, I require a Planning Service Fee. Each vacation planned is different and some require more research and time than others to provide you the best vacation options custom to you. Please review the different vacation options and Planning Service Fees.

Advanced Deposit $100 (Refundable unless you do not travel)

  • All Inclusive Resort 5-7 Nights or Budget of $4000; $2000 per adult, $1250 per child 12 or under
  • Land Tours or River Cruises by The Globus Family of Brands
  • Any Group Event put together by Black Cats Travel

Planning Fee of $100 (non refundable)

  • All-Inclusive Resort less than 5 Nights or 8+ nights Budget is less than $4000, $2000 per adult, $1250 per child 12 or under
  • Not an All-Inclusive Resort
  • Ocean & River Cruises except Avalon Waterways (part of The Globus Family of Brands)
  • Escorted Land Tours and River Cruises not part of The Globus Family of Brands

Planning Fee of $150 or More (non refundable)

  • Customized Multi-Destination Trip of 2 Destinations is a Planning Fee of $150. Any additional destinations will be an extra $25
  • Group Travel beginning at $150-$300 Planning Fee will vary due to the components of Group, Price will be discussed in our Vacation Planning Session
  • Any unlisted type of vacation that does not meet one of the vacation options by Black Cats Travel will be discussed in our Vacation Planning Session

Contact Laura Gibson at Black Cats Travel if you are interested in booking your next Romantic Getaway, Family Vacation, or Group Trip. I will provide you with more details on what you will receive by booking with Black Cats Travel. My email addresss is: or give me a call at 203-939.7025, or you are welcome to Click on Plan Your Getaway and fill out the short questionnaire. I look forward to working with you!

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What People Are Saying:

“Laura did a wonderful job helping my wife and I with our Babymoon trip to Maui. This is the second time that we’ve used Laura, as we used her for our Honeymoon trip to Maui as well. Laura is very timely in responses to any questions and requests that you may have. She is patient with any decisions and/or changes and always provides exceptional information when requested. She goes above and beyond to make sure that your trip will go as smoothly as possible and I assure you that it will. She is very polite throughout the entire process and willing to help out in any way needed at all. We would 100% recommend Laura for any trips or services that you are interested in. She is awesome to work with!”