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Lars Federhar

Highlands Ranch, Colorado Travel Agent
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Lars Federhar

Lars Federhar

Highlands Ranch, Colorado Travel Agent
Alternative Travel Services, LLC., a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
13 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Destination Wedding and Group Travel Connoisseur

Dream Vacation Planner & Travel Concierge 

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. I understand the challenges of traveling with children and will assist your 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 professional.  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 at lars@alternativetravelservices.com to start planning the trip of your dreams today.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Jamaican Travel Specialist
Destinationweddings.com Specialist
Karisma Gormet Inclusive Vacation Consultant
Karisma Gormet Inclusive Wedding Consultant
Hawaii Specialist

My Reviews

Rating: 5 13 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Generations Rivera Maya

Reviewed By K Canavan - Englewood, CO | Traveled to Mexico
Generations resort was the perfect location for a family trip that included multiple generations. We visited this spot as the first trip with my daughter, who was 4 months old at the time, and my mother-in-law, who was 60 at the time, and they both thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The swim-up suite was wonderful, and the service was excellent. Room service was to die for, and the mini-bar was very stout.

Be cautious if you have any light sleepers in your group; poolside entertainment can be pretty spirited and rowdy, and all of the rooms are pool facing.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Corporate Travel Review

Reviewed By Hazel - Chicago, IL | Traveled to USA
Most people think that they don’t need a professional travel agent. After all, we can book everything online. On the recommendation of my son, I started working with Lars Federhar, owner of Alternative Travel Services (ATS). He has been planning my business and personal travel for almost a year. In addition to the obvious benefit of saving time, his experience as a seasoned traveler himself comes into play on most of my trips. He has in-depth knowledge of the travel and hospitality industry, as well as insights into activities and places to eat and drink in most major cities. The real value of a travel agent becomes apparent when your plans go awry. Lars has helped me navigate cancelled flights, delays and lost luggage, as well as upgrades at hotels. I can get on with my work while Lars works through my travel issue and provides me with options for resolution. I heartily recommend ATS and Lars
Hazel B.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Already thinking about our next trip

Reviewed By Kimberly - Castle Rock, Colorado | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I was looking for something very specific. Lars was patient and delivered on everything I asked for at a great price. I really couldn't have asked for a better experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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lots of golf amid picture perfect surroundings

Reviewed By Jane - Yuba City | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe, eNGLAND
Very thorough, always followed through, excellent recommendations to improve our experience-very positive.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Outstanding trip to Italy thanks to Lars

Reviewed By Dan Walkovitz - Denver, Colorado | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
I have worked with Lars on a number of trips, including an amazing trip to Italy. There is no one better, I am sure. when talking with him, I never felt rushed; to the contrary, he reached for issues to discuss that were pertinent but that I would not have thought about. His arrangements were impeccable. Air and VRBO experiences he arranged were outstanding. I cannot recommend him highly enough. thanks, Lars, for a great experience. BTW -- if you are traveling abroad, be sure to get the travel insurance. That proved to be very important to have on our trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Great trip to New York

Reviewed By Jane M - Sacramento | Traveled to New York (Kennedy) ~ New York ~ USA
Lars booked my husband and me a one week stay in New York. He was spot-on with everything (Ellis Island, Statue of liberty, 911 Memorial, a play, Jump On/Off Bus, the Russian Tea Room, Central Park…). He hit the mark with it all except for one thing. That would be Times Square.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Lars is great!

Reviewed By Kelly - Centennial, CO | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Lars is great! He booked us a wonderful trip and it was so easy. He did all of the heavy lifting. We're planning another trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Amazing to work with and trustworthy

Reviewed By Amie - West Jordan | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Lars is extremely friendly and is great to work with. He has arranged our destination wedding, honey moon and one year anniversary trips. We will be booking another trip to Jamaica next year with his expertise and booking assistance. We trust that he has gotten to know our likes and dislikes and will book the best resort for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best trip of or our lives.

Reviewed By JK - LIVINGSTON, NJ | Traveled to Baltic Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Lars was a pleasure to work with...attentive to all our questions and needs. Everything was perfectly choreographed!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Peace of Mind

Reviewed By YourPaymentsPro - Denver, CO | Traveled to China ~ East and Southeast Asia
Lars is extremely knowledgeable on everything related to taking a vacation. He helped me insure our tour of China. Thanks to Alternative Travel Services we're covered in case an emergency happens!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lars Federhar responded:
Good morning Justin, Thanks for the great review. Please let me know if I can assist with anything else.
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Incredible service and professionalism!

Reviewed By Jeff - Denver, CO | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Lars was terrific to work with! His level of service cannot be matched, he knows how to learn about the ideal trip and experience you'd like to have and make the process of creating it a pleasure to go through. I cannot recommend him enough. His professionalism and care for his clients makes Lars and Alternative Travel Solutions my go-to place anytime I'm looking to plan a trip or vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Group Cruise 2017

Reviewed By Garrilee - Sterling, CO | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Lars worked diligently to provide the needed prices and deals for our group of 22. This was our 1 time to come together and celebrate with family and friends as we had many different milestones this year. This was no small feat. We all live around the US and different time zones. Lars was willing to take our calls and our varied questions and get back to us each individually. The ages varied as did the cabin needs of our large group. Lars patiently worked with each of our family units, to ensure we had what we needed for the price we could afford. We all have our own secular jobs, or needing to navigate through different travel websites it would take so much time and effort, and frustration. Lars knows what he is looking for, which sites are the best to visit with the best prices and best options. He is able to make better deals for those he represents, plus he is willing to make and take the time to work with a large group. Thank you Lars! Sincerely, Garrilee and Jeff
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Thank you

Reviewed By Lola - Highlands Ranch, CO | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Lars, thank you so much for replying to my post. And I’m so glad we found you! The trip you planned for us to Cozumel Mexico was amazing thank you thank you thank you
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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