22.95 hours on the Internet to plan a vacation? Seriously?
It’s true. According to a study published by Expedia, the average amount of time Americans typically spend researching a vacation online is 22.95 hours – that’s almost a full day! If those were work hours, it would equal more than $600 in pay on average. Why does it take so much time? Well, the same study reported that, during those 22.95 hours, people visit an average of 140 websites.
Entrepreneur, travel agent, disabilities advocate, and YouTube Talk Show Host Cheryl Echevarria along with her husband of 30+ years owns and operates Echevarria Travel, a full-service travel agency whose specialized niche is being the industry experts not only with special needs travel; but for Premium and Luxury land and cruise travel experience.
Founded in 2008, Echevarria Travel reflects years of experience in the travel industry, as well as her unrelenting passion for customer care and providing customized, premier travel experiences. As a growing agency, ET is setting a new standard for expertise in disability travel and is informed by Cheryl and Nelson's own unique experiences and prodigious research.
At Echevarria Travel, we have helped hundreds of clients with special needs enjoy the thrill of travel in destinations around the world. In fact, in most cases, there are many, many options available. Our clients have enjoyed fun travel experiences with a wide range of special needs, including:
- Specific dietary needs, such as gluten-free or low-carb diets
- Being wheelchair-bound
- Vision problems or blindness
- Impaired hearing, including a need for communication by sign language
Planning a trip for someone with special needs is highly complex. For example, when travelling internationally, it’s important to remember that countries outside the U.S. are not required to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
While the Echevarria's takes pride in their agency’s expertise in this unique arena of the travel industry, Echevarria Travel is fully capable of creating a world-class travel experience for you just about anywhere. Cheryl and Nelson have developed and sent clients on customized trips all over the US, Caribbean, South America, Europe, and they are expanding into African travel.
Cheryl was featured speaker at the 2021 Travelability Conference in Tampa Cheryl was also the President of the National Federation of Blind's Travel and Tourism Division for 6 years.
What you get with ET is a personal, catered experience, designed for your needs and enjoyment by highly knowledgeable agents whose goal is to make sure your trip provides incredible memories for a lifetime.
We have extensive contacts throughout the travel industry, eager to partner with you to overcome the challenges of planning a your vacation. Whether it is a private customized experience, escorted group event, one of our hosted events we hold every year, Ocean; Yacht; River and even expedition cruises. Our goal is to give you the confidence to turn your vacation dreams into A REALITY
Let us help you launch your next adventure!
We are happy to plan a trip for you and your family that will be fulfilling and rewarding, as well as a lot of fun, no matter what.