About Amy & Derek
Hi, we are Amy and Derek and we are NOT your typical travel influencers! We are both 42 years “young” successful parents, and seasoned professionals who’ve lived and experienced much. While we may not be your typical 24 year old influencer couple, we bring a youthful credibility via our experience and wisdom from the 20 years of “adulting” under our belts. We draw from those years, the wins, the failures, the ups, the downs, and the lessons to show everyone how to truly live an extraordinary life.
Derek owns and runs a successful digital marketing agency as well as a life coach, while Amy is a seasoned travel agent!
We bring with us a unique mix of the younger crowd, touched by our wisdom, as well as the mature audience who wishes to follow in our footsteps! We connect with our audience via the content we deliver in social media (instagram and facebook) as well as our podcast, travel bookings, website’s, and public speaking. Derek’s 20 years in marketing and Amy’s vast experience in photography, complemented by our years of traveling experience have set us on this journey to share it with the world.
We wish to inspire and teach others how to live the most extraordinary life imaginable. We hope you find our content, vision, and niche a unique compliment to your already successful brand.
WHY Make Us Your Travel Agent
What We Do
Travel agents know the market and, if they listen to what you want, will be able to match you with a better product than you can find on the Internet.
If something goes wrong on your trip, a good travel agent will go to bat for you -- no matter who is at fault -- and try to get your vacation back on track.
Travel agents have access to a variety of tools that the average consumer is not able to use or doesn't know about. They can sometimes get you a better seat on an airplane, added amenities at hotels, room upgrades, event tickets, and plan activities for you.
Your time is valuable and you shouldn't have to spend it searching for the right vacation. A travel agent can do that for you. They can match you with the vacation that you actually want, not the one that you saw on television. There is a difference between travel inspiration and actual travel desires. Destinations may look good on TV but not actually be ideal for you personally. Travel agents can help you define what it is you want to get out of a vacation.
Often, travel agents can save you money based on their supplier relationships -- or at least match the price you find -- while saving you time and effort. There are also hidden savings built into trips. A travel agent will likely book transfers for you, included in the price. Sometimes a package that you book yourself won't include those, making the experience appear cheaper.
THEY KNOW YOU
As you develop a relationship with your travel agent, they are able to target the right trips for you without even having a conversation. Ideally, a simple phone call or email could result in your next vacation -- already planned.
VALUE & PERKS
There are a lot of value-adds that consumers don't even know about that can be added by a travel agent. Ever wonder why the couple in the cabin next to yours got champagne and you didn't? They probably used a travel agent.
Travel agents have inside information on the best times to go to crowded destinations and they sometimes even know what the new "it" destinations are going to be before the masses. Want to get there first? Use a travel agent.
Some tours and experiences are only available through
a travel agent. Many companies offer a lot of components and simply want to make sure a customer is right for their experience -- exotic tours, treks, private jet products are often only available through an agent.
WHY Collaborate With Us?
- Travel Podcast
- Brand Development
- Digital Story Telling
- Influencer Marketing
Video & Photo
- Professional Videos
- Professional Photos
- Video Press Trips
- Custom Content Creation
- Hotel Reviews
- Product Review
- Experience/Event Reviews
- Brand Reviews
- Product Sponsorship
- Sponsored Posts
** We are Travel Agents and can actually recommend and book our clients to your offering!!
In this growing digital age, social media influencers effect more purchase decisions than any other type of marketing. Roughly 80% of consumers believe brands can be intrusive and untrustworthy. Delivering your marketing messages via social influencers, like us, can have a tremendous impact on your business. We can express the messaging of your brand, destination or product to our followers who know and trust our honest genuine feedback. Amy & Derek Travel is different from most blogs in that we offer a wide array of collaboration option from our years of experience in the marketing and the creative digital arts. As marketing agency owners we place a strong emphasis on video, as it tells the story in the most remarkable way. Contact us as we would love to feature your brand and product!