Every year I have the privilege of attending the JDB seminar. Who is JDB you ask? JDB Fine hotels and resorts is my supplier for Italy! I have been using this supplier for more than 15 years now and never have I had a disappointed client! When I send my clients to Italy and use JDB they are catered to! Judith Baer created this company more than 33 years ago and stands by every hotel she represents. Each year she brings the managers of these fine hotels to the US so that her agents, me, can personally meet everyone one of the managers and establish a working relationship with them.
The benefits of booking with JDB! Let me explain this little scenario: As I was talking with one of the managers I explained how I wanted to book a family at his resort in Tuscany. Both of us know that the internet can be your friend or enemy! It is ok to do some research on the web but leave the booking to us agents! HE reinforced my feelings about the internet. When he gets a booking from the internet, and also one from JDB, understand that he is going to give the better room to the agent’s client that has booked his/her client through JDB! Enough said? Also understand that my client will be treated with the utmost care and attention.
Understand another fact: Many of your friends that have been to Italy think they are the travel agent and can do a fantastic job planning your trip. I don’t think so! They do not have access to the best guides, restaurant suggestion etc. Going to Italy once does not make a travel agent! Don’t be alarmed if your agent charges you a consultation/booking fee. It is a small price to pay for their expertise and knowledge when putting together your dream vacation.
I have been attending these JDB seminars for more than 15 years and I cannot tell you how much I look forward to them. I also enjoy Judy’s presentations each year. She definitely is an inspiration.
You can always count on Gourmet Getaways using the hotels that JDB represents. I always have and always will.