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Lars Federhar

Colorado Travel Concierge

Federhar Travel DBA Alternative Travel Services, LLC., a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Alternative Travel Services was founded over 30 years ago by Eric Rudolph, a disabled veteran. Because of Eric’s passion and dedication for helping the disabled, Lars has continued to focus on the disabled community and how to help them experience the trip of a lifetime. If you are disabled, please reach out and ask us how we can help you!

Some people think it’s easier and less expensive to book their travels on the Internet. But you could be paying more and missing out on an amazing vacation without the guidance of someone who’s been on the ground at your next destination. I am your personal travel concierge. I want to help you match your wants and needs with a customized vacation experience—whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or the trip of a lifetime.

Here are 5 reasons to use me as your travel concierge:

     1)     Customized Travel Planning

I will listen to your interests and requirements, as well as ask questions, to make sure you truly get that customized vacation that you are looking for. I am your liaison from the pre-planning phase to your return home. I will be there every step of the way.

     2)     Time & Money

Sure, the Internet can be a great resource for information. But how much time do you have to research all the options out there when it comes to your travel? I have been to many destinations, and I work with wholesalers that specialize in different vacation spots around the world. Most of the time, I can match or beat the rates you’ll find on the Internet—and I’ll be there every step of the way while planning your trip. In the rare circumstance I cannot, I will be up front and honest with you. I would rather lose one sale instead of losing you as a client.

3)     Expertise in Family and Accessible Travel

My wife and I are lucky to have a 3-year-old daughter, and we travel extensively with her. We understand the challenges of traveling with children and will assist you in making it as easy as possible. I am also a Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocate. I also have several clients with disabilities and have planned extensive trips for them around the world.

     4)     Former Road Warrior

Everyone thinks it would be great to be a road warrior until they are one. I know and understand the challenges of ensuring you have a home away from home where you can recover from your business. While working for Sandals and Beaches Resorts, I spent on average 75 nights a year in a hotel, flew about 100,000 miles, and drove an additional 20,000 miles a year. I can be your one-stop shop for all your business travel needs while saving you money and time, so you can focus on the business at hand.

  5)     Travel Industry Expertise

I have more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry.  Before opening my agency in January 2016, I was a Regional Business Development Manager for Sandals and Beaches Resorts.  While working for them, I got to travel extensively all over the Caribbean and Mexico as well as the US.  I worked closely with travel agents across the county in training them on how to sell and market their agency.  After two years of working with them, I realized that I could bring something completely different to the table for my clients, hence me opening Alternative Travel Services. Prior to working for Sandals and Beaches Resorts, I have been a national sales manager for several transportation companies, a corporate sales manager for Red Lion Hotels and a catering and convention service manager for Hyatt Hotels as well as two internships at Walt Disney World.

What This Means for You

My passion and experience for the travel industry, has helped me create long lasting relationships across the world.  This is what makes me different than your ordinary travel team.  By having these relationships and experiences, I can ensure that you get that customized trip each time, while saving you time and money. Contact me to start planning the trip of your dreams today.

Alternative Travel Services, LLC is now located in Highlands Ranch and has years of experience with helping travelers through their Personal Travel Concierge Services.

I offer a unique opportunity for our clients to get the best of all types of services that I offer:

  1. For those of you who like to research on your own and book your trips, I have that option as well. OR, do the research and send me the information and I can make the reservations for you. NO FEES! A great way to make sure, that you have not made any mistakes with your self booking/reservations. Learn more here.
  2. Personal Concierge Services– This is a specialized service designed to offer a more personal and higher level of service(s). More specifically, this service is used more for planning Weddings, Honeymoons, Family Reunions, Group Travel and First-Time Cruisers.

With these services I will help you plan all the details and provided consulting advice for things that you might not even know about.

Your satisfaction is the most important thing to us so if you feel like your expectations have not been met, please let me know prior to making your final payment and I would be glad to waive the $40 service fee.

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