Cigars & Travel

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A wisely chosen cigar to me, is like a weapon against certain of life’s torments, in some mysterious way, a little blue smoke chases them away.” -Zino Davidoff

Cigar smokers often struggle with travel. While we don’t need to light up, finding a comfortable relaxing spot to enjoy a good cigar can be a challenge.

As a travel agent and cigar smoker I have done my share of cruising and touring.

My top picks for cruise lines for cigar smokers are Cunard and Silversea.

Besides being a great ship, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 has a large, comfortable and well serviced cigar lounge. The ventilation/filtration system is so good, my husband, who does not smoke, barely noticed any odor. The QM2 is one of the best ways to do a transatlantic cruise.

Silversea is an elegant, family owned cruise line, offering a classy lounge and Davidoff cigars, among others. As the owner of the line is a cigar smoker, you know you will be treated well. Silversea has some unique expedition cruises that blend luxury and adventure.

Tip: When traveling bring your own stock of cigars. Buying at a hotel or on a ship may be convenient but the choices are often limited and the prices tend to be high.

Unique Travel Events is offering a unique trip to Cuba, that will include a trip to a tobacco farm. Click here for more info.

Contact Andrea- 703-986-0934

asavitch@uniquetravelevents.com

 

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What is time worth?

I do my best to keep the blogs positive and uplifting as there is generally little sense in complaining. Yet I must make comment on the lack of respect people have for each other’s time.

A travel agent does two very important things for clients, one uses their knowledge, contacts and resources to provide the best trip/vacation solutions and two uses their TIME so clients can focus on other important matters, like work and family.

So many people think nothing of having a travel agent spend hours researching information for them and then booking it themselves or finding a ‘friend’ to do it for them. I wonder, can these folks ‘work for free’.

We all understand when plans fall through or the finances just won’t allow the trip, no problem. But when you are being used just to do the work it is insulting and shows a lack of consideration for your profession and you personally.

Many agents now charge fees or require deposits to be used towards the trip. I find that I must now do the same. While clients who have already booked with me won’t have to do this, new clients will, sad but true.

I hope someone who reads this will think twice before asking any service provider, travel agent, real estate agent, etc., to jump through hoops just to get information and then not use their services.

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