Thank you for visiting GlobeBleu. Below are some typical questions and answers. We hope that you find them useful. If you have any questions that are not listed here, please use the General Inquiries Form to send us your suggested questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you book all destinations?
Yes, we book all destinations worldwide. We are specialized and win awards for Europe and SE Asia/Indochina. Through trusted experts, can handle all of your global travel needs.
Do you work with clients anywhere in the world?
Yes we do. About 70% of our clients are from North America, but the rest are from Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific countries.
What languages do you cover?
Our proposals are in English. We offer guide services in most languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian…
Do you book flights, car rentals, transfers, etc.?
Yes, we have preferred agreements and can be especially competitive on international premium-economy, business and first-class fares from the USA.
Do you recommend travel insurance?
Yes. We highly recommend travel insurance with cancellation, medical and repatriation coverage. We offer this through partners for clients residing in the USA.
What means of payment do you accept?
We accept payment by bank wire in most major currencies (USD, EUR, AUD, CHF…) and by credit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover) in USD.
What is the average spend per day of your programs?
Our focus is on 4* and 5* programs. Our hotel agreements and programs are geared toward the luxury traveller. We are neither specialized nor competitive for back-packer or 2-3* travel. The average spend per day depends on the destination and level of travel. For a couple: US $1500 for France, US $2000 for Switzerland, US$750 for SE Asia…
Do we have to stick to the itineraries and experiences listed on your website?
No – we tailor our programs to the specific needs of each client. All of the experiences in our brochures and on our website are just examples.
Do you charge a planning fee?
After an initial “free” email or phone consultation to qualify your needs, we draw up an outline with a suggested program. Once the outline has been agreed upon, we charge a planning fee of $300 per independent trip that covers 5 hours of research, a full itinerary and one round of changes. After that, we charge $50 per hour on further planning if it is needed (usually not).
For groups, depending on the complexity, the planning fee may be higher.
Do you have scheduled departures?
We generally do not have scheduled departures, except for cruises. Our programs are bespoke – tailored to the specific needs of each client.
Do you plan group travel events?
Yes, about 50% of our business is for private small-groups (10-40 guests). In the past year, we have had groups in the Caribbean, Latin America (Columbia, Panama, Argentina, Chile), Europe (France, Switzerland and Italy), Africa (Morocco, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Rwanda), the Middle East (Oman), SE Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) and Australia.
For group travel, we typically provide a website with the itinerary, FAQ and sign-up forms and a WhatsApp group for participants to share information, photos, videos, etc before, during and after the trip. For some trips, we also assist in producing a “Trip Book” with photos and quotations from the members.