Laura Bassett 

Dallas, TX United States
Haute Holidays Travel, an independent affiliate of Brownell Travel
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Honeymoons


Destinations
  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • French Polynesia
  • Indonesia
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Selling Travel Since
2013
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

Hi! I have my masters in accounting and am a CPA by trade, but left Corporate America to pursue my true passion, and that is to help others travel well. Being very detail-oriented, money savvy, and meticulous are skills that translate very well to travel planning.

Developing personal relationships with my clients and trusted travel partners is cornerstone to my business as each journey I create is hand-crafted to my clients' wishes and dreams. My relationships within the industry allow me to delight my clients with value-added extras such as breakfast and upgrades, hidden gems, and special access.

I plan each trip with the same enthusiasm as if it was my own, and nothing makes me happier than happy clients with lifetime travel memories! You won't remember what was in that pretty wrapped box, but you will never forget how travel memories created with loved ones made you feel. Travel truly enriches us in ways that "things" can't, and I look forward to helping you plan your journey!

Places I Have Traveled


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Dedicated, Energetic, and Professional

By: Mike P


Reviewed on: 06 May 2014

Laura helped my wife and I plan our dream honeymoon in Italy.  I came to her with a rough plan of locations and activities and she worked with us over the course of 5 months to fine-tune the travel arrangements, locations, and activities based on our desires while adding in recommendations based on her extensive world travel.  She even responded to questions we had during the honeymoon and made sure the in-country contact her company utilized was kept abreast of any changes in our itinerary.  I am in logistics as a career, but I would not have been able to pull off this amazing honeymoon without the hard work and advice provided by Laura.  I would recommend her to anyone wanting a memorable travel experience!
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Perfectly orchestrated!

By: Danielle


Reviewed on: 12 May 2014

Laura planned our multiple-stop European holiday flawlessly - the tours, the hotels and the transport.  Communication was great and she delivered everything we asked for and more.
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Highly Reccomend

By: Ruchi


Reviewed on: 27 May 2014

We Loved the way Laura planned our trip. She took time to talk to us before she started planning to get a better understanding of things we enjoy doing and the end result was a perfectly planned trip. Everything was precisely coordinated exactly like we wanted. We cannot imagine anything else that we would have wanted to do. Thank you so much for planning a perfect honeymoon for us. We have memories that will last a lifetime from our travels. Cannot wait to have you plan our next vacation already :-)
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Fantastic Planning!!!!

By: HookemHorns


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

Laura did a fantastic job planning a weekend getaway for my husband and I to Victoria, British Columbia!  She provided several hotel suggestions and the one we selected was perfect!  It was just what we needed!  Quiet, adult only, included a 3 course breakfast, and romantic!  She was very attentive to provide additional details on the property and handled our questions with ease!  Thank you, Laura!  
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awesome anniversary trip to playa!

By: Renee and Kevin


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2014

This was our first anniversary trip and first time to Playa. Laura did an awesome job of picking a location that suited our needs. Viceroy was calm and quiet, the beach was beautiful and the suite was first class. I am ready to go again!!!! This is not the first trip Laura has helped us with and it wont be the last!!! I have found it is definitely worth it to give Laura a call. Her depth of knowledge about where we are going what to do what to expect etc is over the top!
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Perfect Bachelorette Planning

By: Hook'em01


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2014

Laura helped plan a bachelorette for 15 to Sonoma, California! She suggested the perfect hotel to accommodate our group! It was relaxing, had an amazing spa, and fantastic staff! She also arranged all of our wine touring transportation and gave us fantastic restaurant recommendations! She has a gift for doing this and knowing what would work perfectly for the client! Thank you again!
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Great Local Knowledge

By: Megan


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

We just got back from a 10-day trip to London and had a great time. Laura identified a great apartment that completely fit the bill for our trip. The apartment had all the necessary amenities and was conveniently located to a tube stop, several grocery stores and restaurants. The staff at the complex were friendly and accommodating. Additionally, Laura identified a tour company for a day trip outside of the city and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. We will definitely ask for Laura's advice on future vacations.
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Best Vacation Ever!!!

By: Marsha


Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2014

Laura delivered the best vacation to Rome we could have ever asked for! Every detail was considered and executed with great precision. I highly recommend her to my friends and look forward to another amazing trip next year. We will not use anyone but Laura for our next trip!!
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Fabulous Travel Advisor

By: RK


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2014

I have worked with Laura for quite some time as a travel advisor and coordinator. She is outstanding to work with, provides excellent recommendations and goes above and beyond the expected to make each and every one of our trips very memorable. My first experience with her was out of the park, as she planned a 10 day twentieth anniversary trip. Every detail was carried out with precision and excellence and visiting 4 different cities across Italy was flawless. Even when we changed our mind, she coordinated the change almost immediately with no difficulty to us.

Laura is great!

By: Happy Traveler


Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2014

We have used Laura 2 times now and have really enjoyed it. She makes things easy on you and is great at researching destinations for you. On our last trip, we had no idea where to say in Maui, but we were able to describe the type of place / location. Within 2 min of being at the hotel, we knew we were right where we wanted to be! Trust Laura, she knows here stuff!
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Great recommendations

By: Shivangi Patel


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2015

Every tour that was booked for us in Italy was perfect except for one in Rome which we will be receiving a refund on. Overall, all the tours were great and easy to find. Thanks, Shivangi and RD Patel

Amazing

By: SMH


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2015

Laura was incredible. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and efficient. It is obvious she is passionate about travel and helping others have wonderful travel experiences. I will recommend her to everyone, and, I will absolutely call her again!
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It is all in the details......

By: Rachel S.


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015

Laura planned our 10th Anniversary trip to Italy! Her detail oriented work style was key to planning an 18 day trip! Her hotel suggestions were spot on! Suggested activities included experiences that we you couldn't do on your own (ex. Vasari Corridor in Florence) and unique experiences (ex. Mamma Agata's Cooking School in Ravello)! She also assisted with train tickets, rental cars, and food suggestions! All of these details created a smooth, stress free trip where we could relax, sight see, and enjoy ourselves! Gratzie!
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Great mini-moon

By: Shamblins


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2015

We visited Old Edwards Inn for two-day get-away after our wedding (mini-moon) and could not have been happier with our trip. Laura took all of the guesswork out of planning, which was most helpful after wedding excitement and stress. We had a worry-free stay with luxurious, relaxing and romantic accommodations, perfect for celebrating as well as winding down. We are looking forward to our next trip that Laura has planned as well!
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expert advice

By: E


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2015

Great trip - thank you Laura!
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Thank you Laura!

By: MBC22


Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2015

Laura was fantastic! After getting us quotes for several properties (in both Florida and New England), we ended up booking a trip at the Breakers. Upon arrival, we were given a free room upgrade to a suite! Laura made the process go smoothly and was very helpful! We will definitely use Laura to help plan our next trip!
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Howdy!

By: Howdy


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2015

Superlative treatment by dedicated staff. Wonderful experience. I'd do it again soonest!
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Wonderful honeymoon, much thanks to Laura!

By: Nick


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2015

I had never engaged the services of a travel advisor/agent before. Thanks to Laura, I can't imagine planning a trip to Europe, Asia or any other multi-stop journey without her involvement. She planned the itinerary for our honeymoon, and it was fabulous. All of the recommendations that she provided were excellent. Among the highlights were the small-group tour of the Vatican (which ended up being a tour of three people!), our drivers were all charming, the train-to-plane (and vice versa) scheduling was convenient, the hotels we stayed at were absolutely perfect... just couldn't imagine doing this without Laura's involvement. Sorry about the delay in responding... been busy with post-wedding chores, but definitely wanted to share my commentary on working with Laura - LOVED IT and would definitely recommend.
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Laura is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to work with!!

By: Dave C.


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2015

Laura was an invaluable resource for our trip. We had never travelled to Italy before so her suggestions, contacts and insider knowledge transformed our vacation into an unforgettable experience! It was the personal touches that made everything so special. Every piece of advice or tidbit of information was accurate and helpful. It's not everyday when you travel halfway around the world and a tour operator speaks with such high regard for your advisor. He had nothing but good comments to say - it was as though he wished Laura was the only person he ever had to work with. We fully agree with that feeling! We highly recommend Laura and look forward to our next trip with her by our side.
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Special mother/daughter weekend

By: Jenny


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2015

Laura was on top of things the second I told her about my idea for my mom's birthday present. My dad recently passed and I wanted to do something extra special for her first birthday without him. Laura gave me a few options, and helped me secure the one best for us. We had a lovely staycation in Dallas, consisting of a fabulous dinner at Fearing's, followed by a day at the spa. Laura even surprised my mom with her favorite dessert. It went seamlessly and I was able to give my mom and I some much needed mother/daughter time.
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Trip of a lifetime!

By: Jenn


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2015

Laura put together the perfect itinerary for our personalities! Bali was the perfect combination of everything we wanted - beauty, adventure, kindness, food, beaches, culture. I could go on and on! Laura was awesome in that we gave her little to work with up front. We basically told her we knew we wanted to go to Asia for our honeymoon. She was great at eliminating certain places up front due to rainy seasons etc. She put together a few itineraries for us and was super flexible with making any edits we wanted. The hotels she lined up for us blew us away. I had tears in my eyes when we walked into that first room! All of the service at the hotels was beyond expectations. I love how every one had the room decorated for our honeymoon with rose petals and candles. It was perfect. Laura knows we love to travel and experience the culture so she did great at balancing our initerary with adventurous activities mixed with some days of R&R. You can't go wrong with Laura!!
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Helpful

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2015

Always there to help!
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EASY

By: Graham


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2015

Very easy booking through Laura. Was set up quickly and no hassle. She provided everything I needed to know and responded to every email/phone call timely. At the time of booking, the room I wanted to book was sold out, so I booked a different room. Without ever asking, Laura followed up with the Resort multiple times until the room I wanted became available. She did a great job!
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Great

By: Kate


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2015

Laura was very helpful, everything went very smoothly. Thank you..
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Every detail covered

By: Curvezilla


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2015

Laura took care of every detail. Our itinerary was so perfectly constructed we didn't even have to think about it. Not having to worry about the details of planes, trains, cars, hotels, etc. is very liberating. It allows you to enjoy your trip so much more. I would recommend Laura to anyone.
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Friendly detailed service

By: Lauren0929


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2015

Laura went above and beyond to make our trip to Lake Tahoe enjoyable! We were undecided on where we wanted to go, and she recommended the perfect place for our Babymoon. The Ritz Carlton at Lake Tahoe was amazing. She provided us with a credit we are able to use towards breakfast every morning and gave us endless recommendations for activities and places to eat! This is my second time to use Laurs, and I will definitely continue to use her, as well as recommend her to friends!
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Wonderful experience!

By: TexasKJ


Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2015

We planned our anniversary trip to Napa Valley with Laura Bassett and had a wonderful time! With our busy schedules and two small kids, we didn't have time to research or plan detailed itineraries and Laura took that burden off of us and assisted us in selecting a perfect location, coordinated with the hotel concierge to line up winery and restaurant reservations and ensured we had the best upgrades possible. It was the perfect trip and an easy experience with Laura that I hope to do again soon!
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A personal touch

By: Rachel


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2015

Laura was great! She even followed about after our trip was complete to see how it was. I loved the personal touch. I told her it was my husband's birthday and there was champagne and strawberries in our room upon arrival. I love Virtuoso!
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Exceeds Expectations

By: Curvezilla


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2016

What a great experience! Laura took care of a trip I had planned for my wife and I to Telluride. She is the best and the places she books for us are just as good. Great service and perks at The Inn at Lost Creek.
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Trip of a lifetime

By: ClayandSara


Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2016

We were so impressed by all of our arrangements and accommodations. We were anxiety-free and completely cared for, which allowed us to enjoy our honeymoon to the fullest. Every tour, meal, flight and experience was perfectly planned and executed. The country of South Africa and its people will hold a special place in our hearts forever and we created life-long memories. Laura and Africa Inscribed paid such close attention to detail and the staff at all of our hotels in the More group were incredibly accommodating. We have already recommended Laura and her services to several friends and colleagues and are looking forward to planning our next adventure!
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Wow. Best trip ever.

By: bowen5310


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2016

We returned last week from our Honeymoon. Two weeks and four major stops across Australia and New Zealand. I hate to say it, but once in a lifetime is probably true. As semi-experienced world travelers we were both blown away. This trip was beyond our expectations. The airport / hotel / adventure pickups and guides were top notch. Accommodations were literally best in the world. The private activities (helicopter ride, private beach, hikes thru nature, bike ride, boat ride, jet boat ride, mountain hike, wine tour, sunset dinner) were simply amazing. Personal attention throughout. The group activities (jet boats in New Zealand) were out of this world. We didn’t have to worry about getting to wherever, all we did was go to the lobby or private driveway, grab a coffee or a bubbly drink, and bring sunblock. The rest was completely taken care of. This is definitely the way to go. It was simply amazing. Laura is the best and we thank her dearly for this experience!
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Last minute save

By: Curvezilla


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2016

Laura did a great job for me again. I had to be in Telluride for a meeting and Laura got us booked in a great place in less than 14 hours before I had to be there. Great job!

perfect planner

By: NW


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2016

Laura did an amazing job. From the start she was excited to work with us and sent emails with ideas and suggestions as to what we might like after asking a quick interview or questionnaire. She followed up with everything and always made sure everything was perfect. She was able to get us a few extra amenities like free breakfasts and a massage voucher for the spa. Laura was easy and enjoyable to work with. I would highly recommend her (and will) to anyone in the future. I could not have been any happier with my experience. Little Dix was by far the most amazing place I have ever been to. The pictures online do not give it justice. The waters were perfect and we spent a lot of time just laying on the back and floating around in the waters. The spa treatment was amazing and one of my favorite parts of the trip. Service was exceptional and jeremy showed some of the best service I have ever received. He was super nice, fun to talk to knew and could help with everything.
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Exceptional service & great value!

By: Scott1115


Reviewed on: 12 May 2016

Laura did a wonderful job helping coordinate our honeymoon. I was practically able to turn off my brain the moment we stepped onto the airplane... And the value was extraordinary. What Laura was able to get us as far as perks or "bang for our buck" was exceptional...definitely covered her fee ten-fold. Laura is extremely polite and thoughtful. I would, without a doubt, recommend her to a friend. Thanks!
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The best trip ever!

By: PAW


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

Laura assisted us in planning a three week trip to Croatia and Montenegro and although we are experienced travelers and trip planners, this was one of the best trips we have ever taken! Laura's assistance was invaluable as she provided us with outstanding hotels and guides. The trip was absolutely seamless. And working with Laura was seamless as well - she was always very responsive and understood our travel needs completely. I will never plan a trip on my own again - Laura is the best!
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Croatia/Montenegro

By: Cindy


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2016

Our trip was well organized and planned with expert care. Laura was fabulous to work with. Many thanks
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terrific agent and wonderful trip

By: DeAnS


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2016

My family and I just returned from an 8 day trip to Hawaii. We had a wonderful time and were able to see all of the things we had always wanted to see. Laura was wonderful to work with and made sure that every detail was covered. We would certainly recommend Virtuoso and, most definitely, Laura, for anyone. We certainly will use her again:)
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Fantastic trip!

By: MBCTravels


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

Laura most recently planned a fantastic trip for us to the Cape. The hotel was amazing, and she was wonderful! We would definitely recommend Laura for all of your travel needs!
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Attention to Detail

By: Ashley


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

Laura helped us plan our trip to French Polynesia. She has great attention to detail and coordinated our flights, transfers, and hotel stays without issue. When an issue did arise with our assigned seats on one of the flights she had them fixed asap. We would definitely use Laura again for any trips with many destinations or transfers. Thanks Laura!
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The Floating Piers

By: Greggor


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

We contacted Laura, a Virtuoso agent, to help us put together a trip to northern Italy in June. The primary interest was to see Christo's The Floating Piers exhibit on Lake Iseo. Laura suggested several boutique hotels in Milan, Iseo and Venice. They all turned out to be great hotels. All were junior suites or better and all of the hotels exceeded our expectations. The hotel in Iseo is on top of one of the mountains looking down on Lago D"'Iseo. It was truly a "breath taking" view. Laura put together a selection of day excursions for each day of our two week trip. Every driver, every guide showed up on time every time. The guides were first class. We toured the botanical gardens in Bellagio on Lake Como. We took a great "foodie" tour near the fashion center of Milan. We had a private water taxi take us out to tour a glass maker on the Murano island in Venice. We are now planning a 3 week trip to France and we will surely ask Laura to do her magic once again!
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Huge help

By: Justin


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2016

My wife and I used Laura on our honeymoon and she was terrific. We have sent her info to multiple friends since and they all were very pleased. On this trip, we used Laura to book a hotel for our Babymoon. She was very helpful, even though she was on vacation. She got us multiple credits to our account at the hotel and secured the hotel's Babymoon package, which got us even more savings. Thanks, Laura.
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Awesome Service

By: Tam


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2016

Our honeymoon was wonderful! Laura's connections and planning with our resort in Anguilla and our hotel in Miami was spectacular! We received so many perks, and our rooms for both location were marvelous. It couldn't have been any more perfect. I will definitely book with Laura in the future....she is the person to choose if you want a wonderful, luxurious vacation or honeymoon! Her guidance in choosing a location and asking for our wants and needs were spot-on.
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New England road trip

By: Shamblin


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2016

Our trip was amazingly well planned and executed. Laura knows our tastes so well and recommends hotels and other activities accordingly. We stayed at three different hotels on our trip and all were well-appointed, cozy and had excellent customer service. She has spoiled us!
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Easy to work with and fast.

By: S&B


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2016

Laura came to our rescue as we had planned a trip and cruise from Athens to Greece but hadn't planned any tours. She jumped right in and gave us some suggestions based on what I wanted. We discussed a few options and altered them to our liking and we booked them with her. We got to Athens she arranged for our PRIVATE transfer who was waiting there for us. We met our private guide the next morning and he was amazing. He sculpted the tour to work best for us and not have to wait in long lines. Couldn't have been happier with our 2 days in Athens with our Guide. Laura gave us some suggestions of things to do and see while we were in all the different cruise ports. Then we got to Rome and were greeted again by our Private transfer driver standing right outside the ship. We then met our Private guide for our 2 days in Rome. She was delightful and so knowledgeable. She showed us all the main parts of the city with such ease. We will use Laura again for sure. Thanks S&B
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Fast and Friendly!!

By: CECE0904


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

Laura was very informative and extremely quick in her responses to any questions we had. She was very detailed in her directions and itineraries. I will definitely be using her services again and appreciate the time she took out for the little details. It was our first time traveling out of the country and I felt well prepped by Laura. Thank you so much for everything Laura, we had a blast!!!!
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Laura for the Win!

By: Curvezilla


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2016

I've used Laura as my agent for well over a year now and can't imagine traveling without her expertise. Laura put together a great plan for my latest trip to Europe. She setup private tours, points of interest, limo service, etc. Sadly, I wasn't able to do all the great things she had planned due to a very tight work schedule. Laura booked a great hotel for us and I can't wait until I can fully utilize her knowledge and expertise to have a real vacation. If you're looking for the best, then look no further than Laura Basset!
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Great Travel Agent!

By: Happy Wife Happy Life


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

I trusted Laura to help me plan my honeymoon, and to have my wife say "great job!" after it was all said and done. In short, my wife and I were very pleased with the about of time Laura put in to get us everything we needed to have a successful and enjoyable honeymoon. She gave great recommendations for places to eat at, and for things to do during our stay. We would use her expert advice on traveling again wherever we decide to go next.
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Beautiful!!!!

By: JayElle


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

I have worked with Laura several times and she never disappoints!! After booking Four Seasons Ko'Olina with her a few months ago, we decided to extend our stay in Oahu. I asked Laura for advice and she recommended the Kahala. It was the perfect follow-up and excactly what we were looking for... quiet, top-notch service, and a unique island feel. She really hears me when I describe what we're looking for and delivers every time. Thanks, Laura!!!
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NYE Weekend Get-away

By: SaraS


Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2017

Laura was exceptional at planning our stay and helped us plan ahead for reservations which were tight because of the holiday. Trip and stay went smoothly!
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Absolutely Wonderful - Definitely Recommend

By: Veronica


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

Laura was so great to work with! Planning a trip can be so overwhelming, and it was so wonderful to be able to just tell her where we wanted to go and have her come up with excellent options on places to stay and things to do while we were there. She also knew things about the area that I wouldn't have otherwise realized if planning on my own, such as the best part of the island to stay during that time of year to enjoy the beach. Everything she recommended was fantastic. The Virtuoso amenities were also a nice plus. We will definitely be using Laura again for planning our trips and would highly recommend her to anyone else planning a vacation!
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Laura nailed our Argentina options

By: Amanda


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2017

Laura did a great job of getting us into some really unique hotel options in Argentina and helped us narrow down all the choices into a great itinerary. She even stayed positive when I made several last minute changes to the itinerary! Laura was incredibly responsive and had everything organized for us so we didn't have to worry a bit. She even made sure my husband had a little birthday celebration moment that surprised both of us!
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Costa Rica #adventurevacation

By: Meredith L.


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2017

Laura was fantastic to work with down to every detail of our trip. When I told Laura we were interested in Costa Rica she ran with the idea and planned a wonderful trip customized just for our family. She was very prompt in her responses to my questions and had a lot of knowledge of the country, the tours offered, transportation, etc. She made every effort to work within our budget with her recommendations and gave us many choices. We felt like royalty when were were on vacation! The Virtuoso family definitely makes a difference!
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Nice Additional Amenities Through Virtuoso

By: Grant C.


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2017

After looking at rates online for the La Quinta Resort (Palm Springs area) I talked to Laura to see if she could get any better deals. After checking, she advised that she could not get a different rate, but said we could benefit from Virtuoso amenities if booked through her. We had her do the booking and ended up with an additional $400 in amenities: $30/day per person credit for breakfast x 2 people x 5 nights equaled $300. In addition, she was able to add a $100 resort credit which covered a nice dinner one night. And upon check in, they wanted to upgrade our room which is another Virtuoso amenity. So, overall, it was a great benefit to us to have Laura handle our reservation and get all these "extras" that we would not have gotten if we had booked on our own.
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Amazing!

By: Leah's Dad


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

From our first contact through her pre-arranged bottles of bubbly awaiting us in each of our hotel rooms, Laura's created an itinerary that was beyond our dreams through her attentiveness to detail, responsiveness, and ability to interpret our often-vague input. Laura should be your first and only stop if you're looking for travel filled with "best ever" memories.
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Last Minute Trip

By: T&C Couple


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2017

We were hoping to pull off a last minute trip and Laura helped make that happen with ease! She was very attentive and helpful. We look forward to using her again!
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Laura gets it!

By: Weeba


Reviewed on: 19 May 2017

We have worked with Laura on our last several trips. So far she has guided us well in Lisbon, Florida, Mexico, Florence, and Rome. Laura has been really quick and spot on to understand "our" travel. We are well traveled and pretty picky. Her recommendations have been outstanding. She is super responsive and goes the extra mile without your asking. So happy to have found her!
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Excellent job!!!

By: TXgirl


Reviewed on: 09 May 2017

Laura went above and beyond for us at more last minute. She got us great services and upgrades at the hotel
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French Polynesia Trip 2017

By: Melissa B


Reviewed on: 09 May 2017

Laura was great to work with! We stayed in budget and had a great trip. Everything was seamless and the hotels were exactly what we had in mind. The trip exceeded our expectations and we loved the overwater bungalow at the St. Regis in Bora Bora.
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So helpful!

By: Sarah


Reviewed on: 10 May 2017

I contacted Laura out of the blue about needing help finding a place to stay for our upcoming vacation. After a few questions about location and budget, she offered enough options to find exactly what we didn't know we needed. Thank you so much and we already look forward to our next trip in June!
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Babymoon

By: Sara


Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

We have worked with Laura several times and have always been pleased, both with her services and communication and with our accommodations.
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Laura Bassett is the BEST travel advisor!!

By: MRP


Reviewed on: 30 May 2017

Laura goes above and beyond every trip we take, no matter how big or small. She makes sure every detail is pre-arranged and taken care of. Every trip we are on, we get treated like VVIP's because of Laura. Last fall, we had to cancel a trip due to our daughter being sick and she facilitated with the resort to make sure we were given credit and able to take the trip on a different date. Laura is more than a travel advisor, her recommendations always exceed our expectations and her personal touches make all the difference in the world! Planning a trip? Do not hesitate using Laura, contact her now!
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Awesome!

By: Karyl


Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

We had no idea how to plan a trip of this magnitude. She made it easy.
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Wonderful Experience

By: The Wyatts


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

It was simple and easy working with Laura. I trust her opinions and asked for her direction on a good hotel in Cabo. She listened to what we were looking for in a hotel and pointed me toward the One & Only. It was indeed perfect for us! She also booked our travel to and from the airport and provided restaurant and spa information. Her extra benefits were very appreciated too (like complimentary breakfasts, spa treatment, candles, etc). I will definitely reach out to Laura when we plan our next trip.
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Another wonderful vacation

By: Sarah


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2017

Laura planned a great stay in NYC so we knew she'd plan another great trip. The biggest bonus were the virtuoso amenities, which are always a wonderful perk. We will definitely have Laura help us with future vacations.
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Great travel agent

By: GDS


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Laura always is very helpful and is eager to help with any travel need. She's creative in finding something to fit particular needs. We've used her now for two different trips and have been pleased with her help and recommendations
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Awesome Anniversary Trip

By: Tamra


Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Our trip to Arizona was amazing thanks to Laura! We loved the Four Seasons- they provided the best customer service ever and we greatly appreciated the daily breakfast credit! We love booking with Laura for our travel needs :-)
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Best trip ever!

By: Janelle


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Laura was responsive and on top of our needs. Her recommendations were top notch and our experience was first rate.
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Paradise in Italy

By: Meredith L


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2017

Laura planned another wonderful trip for us! We were traveling as a group of adults with lots of ideas and she steered us in the right direction every step of the way! From our hotel to daily activities to restaurant recommendations, everything was fantastic! The Amalfi Coast was an ideal location for beautiful landscapes, amazing food and the perfect combination of active and relaxation opportunities. Thank you for planning another amazing trip for us Laura!
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Grand Hibernian Ireland & Fitzwilliam Hotel

By: Amanda


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Laura had us all set for our trip to Dublin and then the Grand Hibernian train. Loved her hotel recommendation of The Fitzwilliam because the concierge there made great restaurant recommendations -- we are restauranteurs by trade, so having a staff really know the area and not just give us "tourist" restaurants is really important. They did great.
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Simple, stress-free, and unforgettable!

By: Drew


Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2017

I found myself banging my head against a brick wall. I'd spent over 15 hours trying to research and plan my honeymoon and was about to give up. I finally admitted that I needed some help and reached out to Laura. While it's a shame that I'll never get those 15+ hours back, after working with Laura I know that I'll never go through that misery again! Laura took the time to talk to me and asked a ton of GREAT questions (that I hadn't even thought of) to understand what kind of honeymoon we were looking to enjoy, what we enjoyed and didn't enjoy, and what (if anything) did we KNOW we wanted to do. 2 emails back and forth later and it was DONE! ALL of my questions were answered on the 1st phone call or in those 2 emails. The trip was the BEST vacation that I've ever had (and I'm not saying that just because it was my honeymoon)!!! I'm saying it because Laura made it easy, stress-free, & more phenomenal than my wildest dreams! Thank you & I look forward to working with you again!
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Laura is the Best!!

By: bmast


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2017

Laura made our trip planning so incredibly easy... especially when things got complicated when we had to push our trip back by a couple of days! All we had to do was to call her and she handled everything for us! Do not let planning your travels be stressful!!!! Laura will handle every detail for you and you just relax!! Thanks Laura!!!!!
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Beautiful!!!

By: Lulu


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

It's always great working with Laura!!! I love the perks she gets for us at 5* properties and she's so great at finding the best places. Can't wait to book another adventure with her soon.

Benefits of using Laura

By: FortWorth Traveler


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

For the 1st time in our travels, we used a travel agent - Laura Bassett. We are sure glad we did, and will use her going forward. We were booked to Turks Grace Bay Club and Hurricane Irma struck, closing the hotel. We already had the time off work, so Laura managed everything, rebooking us to Cayman at Kimpton. It was seamless and took a load off. I can't image having to handle all those details if we did not have Laura. We also bought trip insurance, for the 1st time; and our only out of pocket claim, thanks for Laura, was the airline rebooking fee, which was paid for by the trip insurance and made up for the cost of trip insurance. The Kimpton was fabulous and the answer to any request was Yes. Beautiful new hotel. Groomed beach. Great view from 9th floor balcony.

Great time in Playa del Carmen!

By: Tam


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Our stay at the Andaz Mayakoba was amazing- thanks to Laura! Laura was able to use her connections to enhace our stay there, and we are forever thankful! It's such a breeze booking with her- we wouldn't have it any other way!

Delightful Danube

By: Trish


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

Laura was the consummate professional - made sure she understood our expectations and she met them.

Morocco

By: Ash


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Without Laura’s experience and connections this trip wouldn’t have been anywhere close to as amazing as it was.

Morocco

By: patti


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017

As always,Laura is a complete pleasure to work with. She always responds in a timely fashion and never seems to tire of my endless inquiries! We have planned several trips with her in the past and plan to continue working with her in the future!

Working with Laura Bassett, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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