I’m pretty good at planning. Why should I book my travel through a travel agent?
When you’re planning a big trip, your goal is to make sure you, and anyone you’re traveling with, have a great experience. Whether it’s a destination wedding, a cruise, or heading to a resort for a bit of relaxation, there’s no fun in travel stress.
And while you may think that you can find the best deals online and plan your trip yourself, booking your travel through a travel agent can ensure that you have the best experience possible at the best available. (This applies to the price at the time of booking. Future price drops, though rare, can happen, and they’re a bit of a special case. Contact us to learn more about price variations.)
When you choose to book your travel through a travel agent, you’ll enjoy the benefits of their experience, knowledge, and connections. There are a whole host of benefits to using a travel agent instead of going it alone!
You’ll get the best value for your money.
“But wait!” we hear you saying. “Don’t travel websites give me the best prices?”
The first answer is: Not always. Different travel sites have algorithms that pull data from many sources and they don’t always get the cheapest.
The second answer is: Websites categorize based on price, while travel agents can explain your options based on value.
Would you pay $2000 for a regular price vacation if you could get a $4000 vacation for just $2300?
Wouldn’t you like to be informed about the greatest value options available to you?
Travel websites will show you what they think you want to see, and a travel agent can help you find great packages for hotel or resort stays, rental vehicles, and more. Because travel agents are familiar with the process and know where to look for their pricing options, they can take a birds eye view of the options available and offer you the best choices so you can get the maximum value for your money.
Furthermore, because our agents regularly visit the resorts we book for you, we’re able to make recommendations on rooms, amenities, the things to do, and more. You can’t get that kind of personalized experience from a website.
You’ll have the best experience.
Delayed flights, lost luggage, sudden emergencies – there are a number of things that can go wrong on a trip, and trying to deal with them on your own can be a huge stressor that you don’t want to handle.
Having a travel agent in your corner, however, means that you’ve got an advocate who’s there for you.
We’ll spend time on the phone to fix your problems and go to bat for you to make sure you have the best holiday experience possible.
Whether you need us to find you a new flight to your cruise or to help you get home in a hurry, your travel agent will be there for you.
You’ll enjoy the benefit of your travel agent’s expertise.
If you’re planning a memorable trip, there are dozens of factors that you have to consider, especially if you’re going somewhere you’ve never been.
Do you need travel insurance?
If so, how much?
Who should you get it from?
What about packing? What should you wear? What should you bring in your carry-on? Do you need anything that you don’t normally pack?
When you work with a travel agent that’s personally visited the resort or destination you’re going to, you can get recommendations you can trust. You won’t have to spend a bunch of time doing research, and you’ll be prepared to have fun when you arrive.
You’ll have someone there to take care of your needs.
If you’re a traveler who needs help with your accommodations, it can be more challenging to plan a trip on your own. When you need disability accommodation or have specific dietary restrictions you need help with, travel agents are a great resource.
Once you’ve selected a few destinations, your travel agent knows exactly who to speak with at your tour company, resort, or cruise line to discuss your dietary concerns or required accommodating measures for your (or your loved one’s) disability.
For instance, if you need travel plans that accommodate a specific schedule, medical concerns, or other specific concerns you want to make sure won’t be an issue on your trip, booking with a travel agent is your best possible option. They’re your advocate and will work hard to find a trip you’ll love.
It’s about peace of mind.
Why should you book your travel through a travel agent?
To skip the headaches that can come with trying to plan a memorable vacation.
To get your money’s worth when you go on a cruise or head to a resort. To make sure that you’re protected, no matter what happens.
If you have more questions about why you should hire a travel agent, or want to discuss your options, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
We’re here to help you plan the vacation you’ve always dreamed of!