Professional Fees

Like virtually all other professionals, my services are not free and  charge by the hour. However, I may, in some cases, quote a flat fee for a specific project that does not involve ongoing services.

My fee for professional services is US$75 per hour. Except for custom travel planning with a minimum of four billable hours, I am generally not interested in projects that require fewer than eight hours work. If overnight travel is required, the required minimum is twelve hours. plus an additional eight hours for additional consecutive nights.  For related services provided by my staff in conjunction with projects I accept, the cost is US$40 per hour.

Payment is required before work begins. Fees do not include airfares, meals, hotel accommodation, local transportation or other travel costs, if required. Airfares and hotel accommodation must be pre-paid by the client.

I may choose to accept to undertake a project at a reduced fee or at no fee at all at my own discretion if it will ultimately benefit Purple Dragon Co. Ltd materially and significantly in terms of potential revenue, public relations value or prestige. The acceptance of any project depends on deadlines, my availability, and whether I find the work interesting and professionally-rewarding.

Should you wish to start a conversation about us working together, let's begin with an email to: himself@douglas-thompson.com.