By Stacey Leasca
Updated: June 19, 2019
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Planning a vacation is real work. From where to stay to what to do, eat, and see, you want everything to be perfect. But no matter how much effort you put into planning every single detail of your time off, sometimes things just don’t go as planned. But now, you may have a chance to re-do that vacation that went awry.

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) wants to help one very lucky person re-do their burned vacation. And they're willing to lend an expert travel planner to help that person do it.

One lucky entrant will win the trip of their dreams, valued at up to $10,000, along with the help of a travel planner to make sure everything goes right. And, perhaps best of all, the winner won’t even have to lift a finger in the process as an ASTA expert travel advisor will be doing everything for them.

And truly, these are the people you want planning your vacation from start to finish. They’ve seen it all when it comes to delayed flights, booked rooms that aren’t what they seem, and excursions that couldn’t have gone worse. They know what to avoid — and what to book instead.

Contestants hoping to win this vacation re-do are simply asked to share their worst travel disasters using this online submission form by July 19. After filing online, travelers are then asked to send a quick video to help the team put a name to a contestant face (or faces).

Next, follow TravelSense.org on Instagram or Facebook and share one a “Vacation Do Over” post on your Instagram or Facebook page. The winner will be announced on Aug. 1.

Oh, and next time you go to book a vacation, maybe you should consider using a travel advisor in the first place (which you can find at our directory of A-List Top Travel Advisors). According to ASTA’s annual “How America Travels” study, consumers are increasingly turning to travel advisors as sources of insider destination expertise and custom services. As the study found, the top reason travelers said they wanted an advisor is because they wanted assistance in booking hotels and restaurants in unfamiliar places, along with wanting insider information, and a little help scoring an upgrade. Just know you never have to go it alone when it comes to planning a vacation. Otherwise, you could run the risk of needing yet another vacation do-over.

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