21 Sep Why Do You Need A Travel Agent?
Why on earth would you need a travel agent in this digital information-saturated generation?
With the world at your fingertips, and a hotel/flight combo that’s just a click away, why should you call a travel agent? Travelers spend endless hours surfing the internet for the best prices and lowest flights. But what do you do when your flight gets canceled? What happens when you arrive at your hotel after traveling all day to find a gross, moldy room with dilapidated furniture and tacky decor that smells like a frat party from 1999?
Here are 5 reasons why you need a travel planner…
- The Internet Is Too Daunting!
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Have you ever spent any time on TripAdvisor? For every thousand great reviews, there are negative reviews. Everyone has an opinion they would like to share. But is it all accurate?
Even though we live in an age where we can read millions of reviews, look at endless pictures and book our own airline tickets, it doesn’t always turn out like the Internet says it will. Travel agents help alleviate any anxiety. Let the picky travel expert filter your search for you.
- No Nightmare On Elm Street Experiences
I once showed up to a fancy resort in St Lucia only to be greeted by their roaches and mosquito nets over the beds. I had not used a travel agent on this trip. Did you know that many travel agents have traveled the world and personally stepped foot in the hotel/resort you are considering? If we haven’t been there, we know someone who has. We can also help with excursions, adventurous private tours, and restaurant recommendations.
3. First-hand Knowledge Of The Area
My favorite part about visiting unique towns and villages is discovering the food and beverage scene. The little secrets of family-owned restaurants are priceless when traveling to a new town. Travel agents have many local connections, which can be very important. Do you want to do a cooking class with the funniest chef in Tuscany (wine included, of course)? How about a romantic boat tour around Capri? Or discover a glacier in Iceland? Travel agents have the inside scoop on who to contact and build a unique adventure catered to you.
4. Travel agents are your personal advocates when you need them the most.
No matter how much you prepare, sometimes unexpected situations happen while you’re on vacation. When you book with a travel agent, they are with you every step of the way. We are your personal advocate. If you run into any issues, your travel agent can make calls and resolve the problem so you don’t have to waste valuable vacation time.
5. Time is money.
Your time is precious and yet so many people are willing to waste it. HOURS can be spent properly researching a vacation. It is so easy to get quickly overwhelmed and confused. If you have detailed questions or need to plan a complicated itinerary, we do all the work for you. We know the right avenues to take to get the job done, saving you hours of frustration. The only thing that we want for you is to relax and be with the people you love.
Why be a part of OUR TRAVEL AGENCY?
Our company is part of a greater consortium of travel agents. We have access to a grand network called Virtuoso. With this partnership, we are able to create an unbelievable experience for our clients, no matter the budget. We give them access to upgrades, lovely amenities such a breakfast, credit to use during their hotel stay.
Consider giving a travel agent the opportunity to take care of you from start to finish.
A slogan we like to use is: “You take us in your suitcase with you.” Honestly, it makes your family trip much more enjoyable when you have someone on the line to help you if anything goes wrong. Most often, it doesn’t cost you ANY more money. A travel agent can often get you lower prices and help with all the pains and unexpected foes during your trip.