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Should I Choose a Licensed Trip Planner when Traveling to Italy?

Are you thinking about your next Italian vacation and wondering how to find the best Italy travel expert? Or a licensed tour operator in Italy? Or are you looking for an Italy travel designer with good reviews? You’re on the right track. Choosing an Italy travel expert,  licensed tour operator, travel designer, or trip planner for your Italy trip ensures not only a memorable vacation but also various safeguards and assurances. Here are the reasons why:

Regulation and Oversight

Italy travel experts, licensed tour operators in Italy, certified trip planners, and professional travel designers are regulated by Italian and European Union laws. These regulations guarantee a specific standard of service and provide a framework for resolving any disputes that may arise.

Financial Protection

When you’re searching for the best Italy travel experts or licensed tour operators for Italy travel, remember that they must offer financial protection. If the company faces insolvency, your investment is secure, unlike with unlicensed providers.

Appropriate Insurance

Choosing an Italy travel planner with insurance means you value your safety. Italy travel experts, licensed tour operators, travel designers, and trip planners in Italy are required to have appropriate insurance, covering accidents, emergencies, cancellations, and liability.

We also work with an insurance partner so you’re covered for your trip and recommend you get travel insurance with G1G

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Quality Assurance

When you’re in search of an Italy travel expert, you’re looking for quality. Firstly, a license signifies professional competence and accountability. Secondly, licensed service providers have to, by law, meet specific quality standards. This ensures you get the most from your Italian adventure.

Dispute Resolution

Seeking certified and insured travel agencies in Italy guarantees you have the right to a fair resolution process. Also, Italian and European laws provide several options to resolve any issues.

Accurate Information and Transparency

 If you’re in need of an Italy personalized travel itinerary service, know that licensed operators must, by law, provide accurate information about prices, cancellation policies, and terms and conditions.

Health and Safety

Licensed tour operators in Italy strictly adhere to health and safety regulations, a critical point in the post-COVID-19 travel world.

Sustainable Practices

Those seeking custom Italy trip planning services can rest assured that licensed operators are more likely to adopt sustainable tourism practices in line with EU policy and UNESCO Heritage guidelines.

Local Knowledge and Connections

When you search for a professional trip designer for Italy, you tap into local knowledge and connections that can enhance your experience and help you discover Italy’s hidden gems.

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Why not try our Tastes of Florence food and wine tour

In short, by choosing a licensed tour operator, travel designer, or trip planner, you are protecting your investment and ensuring quality service. You also are contributing to sustainable tourism practices. Enjoy the best of Italy with peace of mind by choosing a licensed provider.

Artviva is a fully licensed tour operator, travel designer and trip planner with over 20 years experience. What’s more, we feature in every major travel guide, and have thousands of 5 star reviews for high quality service.

So, now you know this, why not try our best-selling Best of Tuscany tour or perhaps a fun cooking class in Florence!

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