Top 8 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent
“Why should I use a travel agent, rather than just booking my trip online?”
You might have asked yourself this question before, when hearing about travel agents. It’s a fair question. Here’s a list of the top 8 reasons that more and more travelers are relying on professionals like us to plan their vacations!
Travel agents are experts.
We are truly experts in the products and destinations that we offer to our clients. We’ve gone through extensive training and had personal experiences, so that we can share that wisdom with you.
Amy is currently a certified expert/specialist in over 30 different destinations, including popular beach and sun vacation spots like Aruba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Los Cabos, Malta, Puerto Rico, and St. Maarten, as well as other incredible places like Australia, Denmark, and Wales.
Travel agents are real people.
Talking to a machine can be frustrating. We’ve all been on the line wishing there was a “Press 1 to talk to a human” option or that we could find better search filters to narrow in the million generated web results.
We get to know you and plan your vacation based on your wants, needs, and lifestyle. Once we’ve found the perfect fit, we’re always just a phone call or email away to directly and promptly answer your questions. No rabbit hole of hold times, links, or guessing!
Travel agents save you time and money.
Sometimes, chasing good deals online can turn into a full-time job. We already know where to find the best value for your dollar, so there’s no hunt necessary. In fact, an ASTA study found that travelers using a travel agent reported saving an average of $452 per trip!
We make sure that each dollar is working for you, so that they’re adding the most personal value to your vacation. We also help our clients separate good values from good deals!
Travel agents are connected.
We have developed personal relationships with travel supplier representatives, destination management companies, and on-the- ground personnel, so that we can make sure your vacation runs smoothly and all of your needs are met before, during, and after travel.
We also sometimes have access to things that the average traveler doesn’t, like charter flights and resort upgrades.
Travel agents are proactive.
Especially in these unprecedented times, we are always looking ahead to anticipate issues and prepare our clients for changes in policies, procedures, and requirements. We notify clients as soon as things happen, so they can make informed travel decisions.
In case of emergency, we are only a phone call away and ready to spring into action.
Travel agents handle the details.
We are detail-oriented and always looking for those perfect “little moments” to complete our clients’ vacations. We know the best times to visit destinations, which rooms are most desirable, which cruise cabins have that extra square foot or two, and other small touches that add value to our clients’ vacations.
That detail-oriented nature extends to our comprehensive itineraries and documents that we provide to clients, so they feel confident and knowledgable about their destination without hours of research.
Travel agents are advocates.
We work for you, not our suppliers. Our clients always come first, because they’re our purpose!
We are always ready to go to bat for our clients, whether that’s rescheduling delayed or cancelled flights, contacting resort concierge to address an issue, providing supporting documents for a travel protection claim, or anything else that arises.
Travel agents travel too.
Travel is more than a career. It’s a passion. We love to travel as much as we love booking clients’ travel.
Because of that experience, we can provide personal suggestions, like what to pack, where to eat, or even how to keep a toddler busy on a flight! We also strive to bring back fun and creative new experiences from every destination to inspire our clients.
Have questions about using a travel agent?
Use the form below to send us a message. We’re happy to set up a no-obligation, complimentary consultation. We can discuss our services, your travel goals, so that you can worry less and travel more!