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Our platform is designed for the independent traveler who wants to see a destination on their own terms, but is looking for guidance on how to plan the trip.

They are super excited about their upcoming vacation, but don’t know where to start or feel overwhelmed by all the information available. Or, their time is limited and barely have time to go on vacation let alone plan it?

XpatPAL is here to help! Our community of local expats (aka “Pals”) will save you time when planning your trip as well as when you are on your trip. We will help maximize your experience by offering you personalized recommendations and itineraries that fit your needs.

We offer four services. If the client just needs a few pointers, they can use our Concierge service. If the client has their trip planned, but need help with some aspects of the trip and want to confirm that they have all the bases covered, they can use our Travel Advisory service. For those starting from scratch, we can help with that too. They can use our Trip Planning service for personalized travel itineraries. For those planning a special event or extended vacation they can use our Special Events/Extended Stay service.

Our goal is to give travellers the inside scoop – insights that only a person living in the destination would know. In a post Covid world understanding rapidly changing regulations will be just as important as what is safe and open. Help us help travellers experience your city like an insider.

Concierge Service

WHO IS IT FOR

  • Someone who has their vacation planned, but has a few questions or needs advice on a few details related to their trip.
  • The traveler who needs the inside scoop on some specific aspect of their trip such as the best restaurant to go to for a special occasion or the best neighborhoods in Rome to get lost.

WHAT IT INCLUDES

  • An exchange of emails within the XpatPAL platform to work out the questions at issue.
  • A response within 72 hours of the request with a detailed reply to address the client’s needs.

HOW DOES IT WORK

Client will contact their Pal by clicking on the Enquire button within the Pal’s profile. We will respond with a preliminary email confirmation and any follow up questions we may have. After we have received payment, the Pal will provide the client with a comprehensive response to address their needs. Pal’s will be paid their fee when the response is received by the client. All payments will be done through XpatPAL’s secure payment platform.

HOW MUCH IT COSTS

US$75 (Pal earns US$52)

Trip Advisory

WHO IS IT FOR

  • Someone who enjoys researching and planning their trip on their own
  • Someone who has most of their trip planned
  • The traveler who wants to make sure the flow of their trip is maximizing their time and money
  • The traveler who needs expert advice on transportation, activities, day trips, hotels, restaurants and anything related to their trip

WHAT IT INCLUDES

  • All services in the Concierge Service
  • A review of the client’s current itinerary
  • An exchange of emails to discuss the trip
  • Suggestions on the flow of the trip
  • Ideas and recommendations on transportation, activities, day trips, hotels and restaurants
  • A finalized itinerary within 72 hours of the request

HOW DOES IT WORK

Client will contact the Pal with their request, and we will respond with a preliminary email confirmation and any follow-up questions we may have. After we have received a deposit payment of US$100, we will start working on the trip providing updates and asking questions along the way. Once a finalized itinerary has been prepared, we will invoice for the remaining balance. Once we have received payment, we will send the client the customized itinerary. Pal’s will be paid their fee when the itinerary is received by the client. All payments will be done through XpatPAL’s secure payment platform.

HOW MUCH IT COSTS

US$250 (Pal earns US$175)

Trip Planning

WHO IS IT FOR

  • Someone who does not have any of their trip planned and is not sure where to begin
  • Someone who is limited with time and does not have the time to plan their trip
  • Someone who is overwhelmed with the options and information
  • The traveler who wants to make sure the flow of their trip is maximizing their time and money
  • The traveler who needs expert advice on transportation, activities, day trips, hotels, restaurants and anything related to their trip

WHAT IT INCLUDES

  • All services included in the Trip Advisory service
  • An exchange of emails and phone calls to discuss the trip
  • A complete itinerary including recommendations on accommodations, transportation, activities, day trips, hotels and restaurants
  • A finalized itinerary delivered within an agreed upon schedule
  • Contacts while the client is on their trip in Italy for suggestions or advice they may need

HOW DOES IT WORK

Client will contact the Pal with their request, and we will respond with a preliminary email confirmation and any follow-up questions we may have. After we have received a deposit payment of US$250, we will start working on the trip providing updates and asking questions along the way. Once a finalized itinerary has been prepared, we will invoice for the remaining balance. Once we have received payment, we will send the client a customized itinerary. Pal’s will be paid their fee when the itinerary is received by the client. All payments will be done through XpatPAL’s secure payment platform.

HOW MUCH IT COSTS

US$550 (Pal earns US$385)

Special Events / Extended Stays

Planning a wedding, honeymoon, family reunion, bachelor/bachelorette party or another special event in Italy? Or, if the trip will be more than 14 days or visiting more than three locations, please contact us for a quote.

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