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June 1, 2023

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If you watched USA Network TV Show Suits you probably remember Donna - a personal assistant to one of the main characters, Harvey Specter. Many show fans admire her for being able to run any kind of errands in a very quick, efficient and elegant way. I bet at least once in your life you’ve wished to have such an assistant. It’s totally understandable, we’ve all been there and we all deserve to have someone dedicated and resourceful behind our backs.

Having a personal assistant is still considered to be a luxury. So you might think if you are not a big boss you’d never feel the privilege of having someone like Donna, who is always there for you, ready to help and make your life more carefree. But in fact, it’s neither a luxury nor a privilege.

If we think about the situation when you need a personal assistant, the answer is obvious: when you are abroad. No matter if you are a business or a leisure traveler, you’ve definitely experienced the need for a local insider while being in a foreign country. And that’s where MeetnGreetMe comes into play making personal assistance both accessible and localized.

If you are still wondering why you need travel assistance services I’ve got a list prepared!

Save your time

I wonder, how much time was spent on TripAdvisor by all the tourists searching for recommendations? Add to that all the hours spent on finding transfers, accommodation, public transportation information, places to do and to see… I bet that if we summarize these hours we’ll get a couple of decades.

There’s also a problem with TripAdvisor and similar recommendation services: you need to spend plenty of time trying to find relevant information, but even in that case you risk stumbling upon fake reviews, out-of-date information or not finding any info at all.

MeetnGreetMe local assistants will save your valuable time. All you need to do is describe your request, tell about your plans and preferences, and voila! Our MeetnGreeter will make sure that your trip runs smoothly.

Save your money

Using the information found on the Internet is not the best option when you’re going abroad. The chance to overpay is extremely high almost in every aspect of planning a trip: tickets, accommodation, and especially attractions and entertainment. Moreover, in almost every city there are tourist traps the majority of travelers fall for and spend loads of money on. So going to the overcrowded tourist restaurant which you found in TripAdvisor might be not the best idea and cost you a fortune.

Did you know that, for example, in Italy, in some places located in the tourist area you need to pay not only for your meal but also for just being in a restaurant? A local assistant will prevent such embarrassing and expensive mistakes by providing you with reliable insider information.

So having a trustworthy local assistant not only allows you to feel safe and carefree while abroad but also helps you avoid all the typical tourist traps and save some money. In addition to having your back, your local travel assistant will recommend you best places and hidden gems according to your needs, interests, and budget.

Get access to tailor-made services

No matter how difficult and complex your request is, it is possible to find a MeetnGreetMe travel assistant who is ready to do that for you. Starting from everyday issues like meeting upon arrival, accompanying during your stay or booking a room in a hotel or tickets for the game to something really challenging. Imagine you need to travel somewhere for business purposes but you suddenly fell ill and you need someone to negotiate on your behalf. Sounds like a really challenging request, but it can really be done on MeetnGreetMe!

Speaking of business travel, personalization of travel assistance services is especially important because usually business trips are strictly limited in time. So in that case, personalization and tailor-made services are the key, whether it’s about finding a co-working space for your business team or assisting and translating for you during a conference and finding business contacts.

Or, let’s say, you’d like your bachelor party for six of your friends to be organized in the country you’ve never been to. This is actually a real MeetnGreetMe use case. As you can guess, the request has been fully completed.

Want to have a gastronomic tour in the best bars and pubs in the city? No problem! Need an assistant for translating at the conference, booking tables or arranging visits to doctors? Here you are! Need a transfer to the stadium and recommend the best sports bars? Sure thing! With MeetnGreetMe you can have it all.

Summing it up, having a personal travel assistant, whether it’s a business or a leisure trip, gives you a unique opportunity to get accessible tailor-made services according to your needs, interests, and budget and allows you to get the most of your trip.

Gain authentic experience

Authentic is a big buzzword in the travel industry and that is for good reason. According to the latest travel trends, authentic experiences and a desire to step off the beaten track are on their rise. We are all pretty tired of typical tourist spots and standardized tours. Today’s travelers will rather save money on plane tickets than on impressions because travel is much more than just plane tickets and a booked apartment. It’s about new experiences, new people, and unforgettable local feel which you only can get if you have a local insider.

More and more tourists travel abroad to enrich their knowledge base and broaden their cultural horizon. Trips are now planned not only just to visit some places but also to try something new, achieve the goal and feel the unique local flavor: attend a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony, try Italian appetizer, or see the area with the greatest street-art in the city.

MeetnGreetMe not only allows you not to think about problems like the language barrier, lack of information and insecurity but also gives you an access to such kind of authentic experiences and local expertise. It’s like having a local friend who is at the same time your personal assistant ready to deliver excellent service.

Make connections

And last but not least, is making new connections. It’s hard to argue that it feels amazing to be part of local community, be surrounded by resourceful and likeminded people and dive into the genuine local atmosphere.

Having a personal travel assistant not only allows you to benefit from localized tailor-made services but also gives you a chance to feel and live like a local, surrounded by motivated and trustworthy people who are ready to have your back no matter what.

Moreover, connecting with a local for business matters gives you access to local expertise and local networking, which should not be underestimated within the context of business relations.

Localized services delivered by trustworthy resourceful locals can really make us reconsider the way we travel. Want to try? Contact our MeetnGreeters in more than 300 cities of the world!


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One response to “5 Reasons to Use Personal Travel Assistants”

  1. Kara says:

    Thanks a lot! Plenty of material!

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