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Why use a Travel Agent?

Why use a Professional Travel Agent?Here are 10 reasons why you should book with a travel agent.

  1. Travel is more complicated than ever.

The growing trend toward groups of families and friends travelling together makes each trip a much more important purchase decision ever. Having professional help with the planning and logistics can have a big impact on how much you spend on — and how much you enjoy — your vacation.

 

  1. Travel advisors are on top of what’s new and exciting.

Travel professionals have access to the best tour packages and most up-to-date exclusive events in the world, and they understand how to navigate the logistics to ensure you get access to the best quality travel experiences. 

 

  1. They save you so much time and stress.

An agent has a world of travel information at their fingertips, saving you countless hours of online searching and frustration.

 

  1. Convenience  

Travel agents are a “one-stop-shop.” They can handle every aspect of your travel—from booking airline tickets, ground transfers, tours and activities, travel insurance and so much more. They are often cheaper especially for complicated itineraries, clarify the fine print on penalties and restrictions. 

 

  1. They often save you money — and if not, they deliver more value.

Agents have access to exclusive deals and will find the best products for the best value—that fit your unique travel needs. It’s proven that they provide a service that is better, faster, and more affordable than you can do yourself. 

 

  1. Like any professional advisors, they really do know more than you do.

Your agent ensures you get where you want to go, when you want to go, and is there to provide timely, insightful, professional guidance along the way. Not only do they tailor the itinerary to suit your needs, but they can also guide you to the right restaurant, museum, or off-the-beaten-track excursion – that’s perfect for you. Their experience counts!

 

  1. Travel agents add a human element — and an element of trust.

Travel agents offer a personal touch that is invaluable. From an extra pair of eyes to ensure the accuracy of your booking details to advice with visa application, assistance with travel documentation, valuable travel hints and tips and many more. They make sure each and every trip is packed full of positive lifelong memories.

They listen, suggest, adjust, understand and become a friend … not just a search engine or an anonymous voice. They are with you before, during and after your trip.

 

  1. Unbiased recommendations. 

Travel agents work for their clients, not for a travel supplier. Let your agent do the work for you—they’ll filter your options and provide only the recommendations that make the most sense for you.

 

  1. There is no do-over for a vacation gone wrong.

Life is busier and more demanding than ever, and vacation time is more valuable. Travel agents can make your vacation perfect. 

They can save you hours, not just in doing research to find you the perfect vacation, but also just sitting on hold with short-staffed airlines and resorts.

 

  1. Customer advocacy.

If you experience a problem while travelling, your agent acts on your behalf as your personal travel advocate. If your flight is delayed or cancelled, if you need to reschedule, if a supplier ceases to trade, or a natural disaster or personal accident occurs, the agent can provide support and assistance in a timely manner.