In early February 2015, I learned I had been selected to attend World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, New York as part of an outreach program targeting international writers without financial means to travel to the United States on their own. The fund sponsoring me would cover airfare and the hotel stay, but I had to organize the trip myself – a rather stressful thought to entertain. I rarely travel, you see, and when I do, I’m an extremely nervous person!
For additional context, I want to mention I’d to run a funding campaign that would determine whether I’d receive the money or not. There was a lot hanging in the balance – certainly a lot of uncertainty. If I got the money, I had to act in a matter of days and was more pressure than I wanted in my life. You’ve to understand that in addition to working full time, I also had to promote the campaign and research hotel accommodation. It’s not a one-person job, which is why I turned to Go Fair
There were two main factors in choosing to work with an agency – stress and convenience. I was simply too tired to have to worry about getting the best deals on both
Enter Go Fair
Since I could hold onto a room for a few months without a cancellation fee, I decided to go ahead and reserve a room at the Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs Downtown, which was a good five-minute walk away from the convention hotel. With this crossed off my list, I could relax and carry the program through to the end, which was successfully funded and we then moved on to the flight details.
Go Fair ltd responded again in one day and that very same day, I booked my plane ticket. The whole trip was planned in a total of two days over the course of two months, where I had no more to do than say what I want and then make a decision. Go Fair was kind enough to stay in touch right before flights, updating me on departure times and did a lot of handholding when I feared my return flight to Paris would be cancelled at the time of the Parisian attacks.
As a whole, the trip went incredibly well and I have to thank the whole at Go Fair ltd for their hard work. I’ll definitely be using them in the future.