This edition of The Confidante marks a
turning point in my travel career. As a newly independent consultant, I
am now able to offer you enhanced access, and concentrate full time
on developing exciting and unique travel experiences for my clients,
without the responsibilities of corporate administration.
Later this month I'll be visiting Northern Italy, catching a ride
on the Orient-Express, and attending the World Travel Mart in London
- the largest travel expo in the world.
I look forward to sharing a lifetime of travel with you!
|Independent Contractor - what's it
An "Independent Contractor" - as I now am - is not
completely independent. By Canadian law, anyone who sells or
tickets travel must do so through an IATA-appointed agency,
and that agency must be fully insured and its clients
protected by mandatory membership in TICO (the Travel Industry
Council of Ontario). By my association with Navigant Luxury
Vacations, my clients have the assurance and protection not
only of these governing bodies, but also of Navigant, the
second largest travel management services provider in North
America. NLV is also a Member Agency of the Virtuoso
network, and is ISO-9001:2000
Independent means that, while I still have a desk and
backup/support staff at Navigant Luxury Vacations, I work
mainly from my home office, or from anywhere. My phone is
forwarded to wherever I am. This means increased accessibility
but you can rest assured that quality backup is there if
And being independent means I have my own Web site, at
Visit it often for travel suggestions, news and resources.
Call me today! Let's travel together tomorrow!
|Hotels - hot, hip and happenin'!|
Your Confidante is always working to ensure that you are at
the cutting edge of what's new in hotels. That the end, I am
pleased to introduce ...
Bhutan is the new Nepal. Aman philosophy
and style arrive in this atmospheric mountain kingdom near
India, bringing a perfect complement with the color and
intensity of its larger neighbor. Virtuoso offers you
complimentary transfers and one excursion for two to Tigers’ Nest. Web
Finally! The super luxurious Aman
Resorts open their first property in the Caribbean, in
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. Your Virtuoso value-add
includes one category upgrade (subject to availability),
Continental breakfast daily for two and one complimentary
lunch for two. Web
Small and boutique are not usually
associated with the hotel scene in Chicago. Sleek and
surprising, the Amalfi Hotel proves that bigger is not always
better. Well sited just west of Michigan Ave and close to the
action of River North. Web
Sicilian history and old
traditions here are an extra reason why a visit to Modica
should not be missed. Not only did this town fascinate poets
and travellers in the past but still today it represents one
of the most precious pearls of Sicily. Web
Membership has its
My new association a
Virtuoso Member Travel Agency, allows me to offer many
additional Virtuoso benefits to my clients, including
complimentary Voyager Club membership, special hotel rates and
upgrades, and exclusive travel experiences.
For example, when you stay in a Virtuoso-affiliated hotel
or resort, you receive benefits that may include a category
upgrade, complimentary transfers or complimentary breakfast.
And when you book a specific sailing with a
Virtuoso-affiliated cruise line, you receive
specially-arranged shore events
• a personable Voyager
• a private cocktail reception
Virtuoso Voyager Club pricing.
Call me today for more information.
Roger in the Press
Oct 8, 2005:
"Roger Kershaw ...
specializes in luxury travel arrangements for an affluent
clientele. ... Kershaw's picks of destinations that are in the
forefront of luxury travel but not quite fashionable enough to
command five-star prices include: India, which offers great
value and ultra- luxury hotels; and Vietnam, which also now
boasts luxury resorts. 'You can travel in style and luxury in
Vietnam at very affordable rates.' Eastern European
destinations Prague and Budapest are ..."