"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual." ― Henry David Thoreau
Happy Thanksgiving! Wherever you find yourself this week, I hope you're safe and surrounded in a spirit of love and gratitude. Speaking of gratitude, I was happy to accept a breakfast invitation last week with my wonderful hotel sales rep from The Goring while she was in town from London. That's us basking in the spotlight at the Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo where, over some fantastic avocado toast and eggs, I learned about The Goring's new star - Teddy, the Shetland Pony! Watch this adorable video shot while the hotel was closed last year, and you'll see why he's become a viral sensation with his own following on Instagram (@teddytheshetland). Soooo cute! The Goring is in Belgravia and the last family-owned luxury hotel in London. When you book your stay with Nine Muses Travel, I can score extra amenities for you: upgrade on arrival, subject to availability; breakfast daily for two guests per room; $100 credit in The Goring Dining Room; early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability; and free Wi-Fi.
One of the reasons you work with a travel advisor is I have eagle eyes on how the industry responds and adapts to the world we find ourselves in right now. My favorite tour operator (who beautifully customizes high-quality itineraries across the globe - and airfare too) has a change policy that expires soon. If you book a trip before Dec. 31, 2021 for travel in 2021 or 2022, you can change your mind, for ANY REASON, up to 30 days before departure for 100% future travel credit. You can change both the dates and destination! This is the most flexible policy in the market, and I have an excellent relationship with this tour operator. Let's get your next trip on the books so you can benefit from this exceptional offer before it expires! Schedule a call with me well before Dec. 31st please because the end of the year will be here before we know it!
Plus there's a TON of Black Friday travel deals happening this week! Here are just a few....
AmaWaterways: Now through November 30, 2021, you can reserve any Europe sailing in 2021 and select sailings in 2022 from just $4,299 per person. These fares include: • Complimentary Upgrade to French Balcony or Best Stateroom Available (excludes suites)(valued at $1,500 per person)• Economy Roundtrip Airfare from more than 20 major gateways (up to $1,000 value)• Roundtrip Airport/Ship Transfers (valued at $150 per person)• Port Charges (valued at $196 per person)• Your choice from more than 20 enriching small group excursions• Complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner• Sip & Sail cocktail hour every evening• Fine dining in multiple venues – including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant• Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi and more
Delta Vacations: Quadruple room upgrades and up to 75K bonus miles
Collette: 20% off tours worldwide
Holland America Line: Extra onboard spending $$$
There are so many more deals for Black Friday and other year-end promotions, so send your trip inquiry ASAP to grab a special offer before they're all gone!
Last but not least, I want to share a major win. Last week's new bookings already brought Nine Muses Travel's revenue for 2021 to double what it was for bookings in all of 2019. I'm very proud of this achievement in such a challenging time and am tremendously grateful for all my fantastic clients and everyone who follows along in Muse News. Thank you so much, and Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
WHY USE A TRAVEL ADVISOR?
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Complimentary room upgrades at check-in, subject to availability
Complimentary daily breakfast
Early check-in / late check-out, subject to availability
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Arrangements for PCR testing internationally before your return to the U.S.
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