After planning with many travel guide books and maps, wasting numerous hours searching for and booking on silo platforms, our family had an idea for a more efficient online travel office. We travelled to many beautiful and interesting places such as South Africa, Tanzania-Zanzibar, Peru; Machu Picchu-Cusco, Ecuador-Galapagos Islands, Utah Parks-Las Vegas-California, Kyoto-Osaka-Tokyo, Hong Kong-Suzhou-Shanghai.
Every occasion it was a very time consuming venture to find and book various travel products that allowed an enjoyable travel journey at an affordable cost. After spending hours and days planning the football World Cup championship in Russia travelling to various cities from Rostov-on-Don, Samara, St. Petersburg to Moscow, the idea was born and became a project.
Not long after travelplanbooker.com became a reality, Joshua Dunne joined and was tasked with fine tuning the customer experience and sourcing and leading a team of software engineers to develop what is proudly the world’s first all-in-one online travel planning and booking tool. Josh’s strong project management experience and extensive knowledge of the travel industry, both as a travel agent and an avid traveler proved to be important strengths that helped the project move from ‘project mode’ to going live.
What we stand for
Travelling is supposed to be an escape from your everyday life. You’ve worked hard, saved up, allowed yourself to dream a little. And now it’s time to book. The web offers a flood of information regarding travel. Planning a trip is therefore often a stressful matter. This is where we can help by simplifying your travel planning massively with our “all in one” system. On travelplanbooker.com you can arrange your entire trip comfortably and stress-free. Book transportation, accommodation as well as rental cars and attractions on just one website. We compare the different options based on the current prices and present you the best offers. At the same time, we provide you with information about your desired destination and thus replace a printed travel guide. Create the travel of your dreams and save yourself time, money and stress.
travelplanbooker.com is a family-owned, pure online travel agency, which offers intuitive, inspirational and informative customised travel with the best value for money.
Who we are
travelplanbooker.com is a division of the family owned, HITrental AG and online travel agency, mytravelHIT Ltd.
The travelplanbooker.com homepage offers customers intuitive, inspirational, informative and cost optimised journeys. You search, plan and book your dream trip, all in one place.
Hess family on Safari in Tansania: Christina, Ruedi, Irene, Stephanie and Dominic all live in Zurich Switzerland and are co-founders and majority shareholders of travelplanbooker.com.
Joshua Dunne, CEO, co-founder and shareholder of travelplanbooker.com enjoying a short weekend in Porto
You choose your own route on the basis of the pre-planned trips and suggestions on travelplanbooker.com and compare prices from various suppliers.
Unlike the well-known travel agencies, travelplanbooker.com has no pre-printed, pre-planned itineraries that cannot be modified. It also has no catalogues or contractual arrangements with providers of flights or accommodation.
We want to present you the best offers, therefore we only work together with renowned industry providers such as Swiss International Airlines, Easyjet, Ibis Hotels etc.
Mastercard is our partner of trust when it comes to online payments. Your money is in safe hands.
travelplanbooker.com clearly distinguishes itself from the well-known “silo” booking platforms. We offer you a dynamic travel program so that you can arrange your trip easily in one tool and create unforgettable memories.
We work as an intermediary, presenting you with the best offers from various travel providers. You can search, plan, book and pay for your dream holiday, all within your set budget.
Would you like to invite your friends to plan, search and book together with you? If so, share your screen via Teams, Zoom or Google Meet.
Please recommend travelplanbooker.com to your friends. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN OUR TEAM AS A CONSULTANT?
We are looking for team players with travel agency experience, plus regional and geographical know how. Speaking two or more languages is beneficial while English a must. You work as an independent consultant and can make an additional income.
• Work independent, be your own boss, you can have other jobs besides
• Have travel consulting experience, an established home office with an online infrastructure or access to a furnished travel office
• Comfortable to spend time with customers for consultation. Have a flair to treat and respect the differences of wishes, viewpoints and characters of customers.
• Well versed with travel opportunities, geographical and destination know how, OTA activities and information technology
• Be a team player and contribute positively to the team spirit of travelplanbooker.com
• Languages are a plus, good knowledge of your local/regional languages and English a must
• Have full responsibility for all your own income, expenses, taxes, social costs and legalities in your country
• travelplanbooker.com is not responsible for any legalities, taxes, financial dealings or liabilities
• Respect the quality standard of travelplanbooker.com, consult customers accordingly
• Interested, view more information here.
• Send your resume and application letter to: email@example.com
What do I need to plan, select and book a full travel experience on travelplanbooker.com
Please have ready:
• passports of all travellers.
For booking your flights, you will require all traveller’s passports, with their passport number and personal information, such as date of birth.
• valid credit or debit cards
When planning your trip, you’ll see the cost for transport, accommodation and any activities per person, as well as the total amount. You have full control over your total spend by selecting costs, that suit your budget. Your trip only becomes a fixed booking when fully paid. (Sufficient credit card limit required for booking, also see split payments across multiple cards)
• an e-mail address
• a mobile phone number
Do I need travel insurance?
If you have an annual travel insurance policy, your trip booked with us may be covered and we recommend that you contact your insurance provider. If you do not have an annual travel insurance policy, once you have completed your travel schedule and booked your travel journey with us, you can also cover yourself with a travel insurance policy with our partner. Please see the insurance coverage link in our booking process. Please also be aware that any pandemic is normally not covered by travel insurance.
We are an intermediary, you book directly with all travel service providers, see GTC
We provide you with a worldwide travel map. Our planning page with map, route planned, country information and pictures is a comprehensive travel guide. It not only replaces a travel guidebook, but you can choose and select the places to travel to on the map, with the full information available online. The essential travel guide tells you all about the country regulations and the ever present health and safety situation in actual time. You select and book directly with the travel service provider.
Please be aware that all providers use dynamic prices which change frequently and without pre-notice. You therefore are advised to book and pay immediately to not miss out on a good offer. Commissions don’t affect the prices you pay—they remain the same whether you plan, select, book and pay on our site or on booking silo platforms.
Who do you contact in an emergency?
• If it is an accident please contact your insurance company.
• If it is a product related question, please contact the provider in your itinerary.
How do I change the currency and language
Please choose/change your currency and language on the travelplanbooker.com homepage before starting to plan and book your trip, because on the next pages (planning and customise) you’ll be unable to change the currency or language.
How to book baggage?
At the end of your booking process, and within the checkout process you may be able to purchase additional baggage,
How to enter frequent flyer nr. to earn miles?
After receipt of your booking details and booking number from your selected flight carrier, enter your frequent flyer number directly into the carrier’s flight document. Or at the check-in desk, make sure to have your frequent flyer number ready, to submit it with the check-in desk agent. Please be aware that you can earn miles, but not spend or pay for your flights with miles on travelplanbooker.com.
How to select your seat in flights?
After receipt of your booking details and booking number from your selected flight carrier, you can access the flight carrier documents. There you can select your seat, however, usually at an extra cost.
Are their additional taxes
Additional taxes, such as city taxes, may be applicable. These taxes are usually collected by the hotels directly. You will find approximate fees for these charges next to our price summary.
How do I use travelplanbooker.com?
We have created a how to use video for both our generic platform and AI tool. Please watch the video to learn how to get the most out of Travelplanbooker.
How do I start my travel planning, searching and booking?
On the home page you start with creating your own travel itinerary by entering starting departure, date, adults and children participating.
You then plan your entire trip on the following planning page. Alternatively, you can scroll down and choose a pre-planned travel itinerary to your liking.
This pre planned travel selection will bring you to the next page, the planning.
Now you have the opportunity to change destinations by deleting, adding or moving the order of destinations on your itinerary.
Can I share my travel planning, searching and booking with family, friends, others?
You can share your screen with anyone you wish to participate to create and have a great experience to plan, search and book a complete travel journey. Please share your screen via Teams, Zoom or Google Meet.
Why should I sign/log in and create an account?
You need an account to automatically save your trip. You can then access your trips from other computers and mobile devices. When you’re signed in, you can also collaborate on your trips with others. If you are signing in as the leading booking person, you need to enter data for all travellers in your party especially for flight bookings, but other travellers in the party do not need to create an account.
Can I delete an account?
You have an account to automatically save your trip. You cannot delete your account as long as there is a pending travel scheduled and booked. To cancel your account, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I change the planned order of the destinations in my travel itinerary?
You will be able to change the order of destinations by placing your cursor on the itinerary destination on the righthand side on our trip planner page. You can move each destination to change your route order. At the same time you can adjust the days spent in each destination.
How can I delete any of the destinations in my travel itinerary?
Move your cursor to the destination and click on “X” delete button.
How do I add destinations in my travel itinerary?
Move your cursor to any empty destination field at any place in the itinerary and add the destination. You can move now the destination to change your route order. Move your cursor to the destination you wish to add and then move it up or down in your route itinerary.
My flight date of departure and date of arrival are different
The flight search engine takes into consideration flight duration and time zone changes and therefore will display if the flight is due to land on a different date to the departure date. If needed, you can adjust the departure date of your flight. Once you are happy with your chosen flight dates and times, you can select and book those options.
Can I change or cancel a booked and paid travel journey or part of it?
Your trip is booked with individual service providers that have different terms and conditions per product. If you need to cancel part or all of your booking please contact us and we will advise you accordingly.