Why Use a Travel Agent?
I often get asked that question, and I love to visit with people about the importance of using a travel agent.
First, a good travel agent really doesn’t sell anything, but rather they help you buy wisely. Travel agents save you time, can save you money, and provide insights on the travel logistics of your trip. Travel agents have access to numerous travel partners and suppliers. Not only do travel agents have competitive prices, but they also have expertise as they book travel all day every day. They know the tricks and traps, and they are continually training in the ever so changing world of travel. Travel agents are connected to the wholesalers, resorts, cruise lines, etc., and they know the ins and outs. They know which travel suppliers to use and which to avoid. A good travel agent welcomes clients to do their own research and come to them with questions. They may agree with their choices, or they may make suggestions and offer advice and guidance to enhance the clients travel experiences. Many travel agents are specialized in a particular area or destination and know that area inside and out.