Information overload, thousands of new hotels on the scene, all sorts of new cruise ships, passport and visa issues, weather, transit strikes, political unrest, natural disasters, travel insurance, travel providers going out of business, it is never ending. How does one navigate all of this? To avoid the travel landmines that lay in front of you, you need to get a great travel advisor! You will be glad you did a good travel advisor can often save you money.
When booking a vacation, destination wedding or honeymoon, the last thing a traveller should have to do is worry.
It is a special memory in your lifetime that should only result in a pleasant experience all the way through. A travel agent is vital in planning these special memories as they take the worry off you and let you focus solely on the exciting events to come and what you shall pack.
They save you money…
Travel professionals have access to special discount codes and promotions through suppliers. They often can save an additional amount or provide clients with a dining or spa credit that would not be available when booking through a website.
In a 2016 survey of more than 1,200 consumers, nearly one-third spent more than four hours, over multiple days, planning their own vacations. Travel advisors create a custom itinerary, pulling together flights, transfers, accommodation, tours, visits, meals, and exclusive visits based on your preferences—so you can spend your time on other things.
They do not charge hidden fees.
Many agents do not charge fees at all, and those who do are up-front about the cost.
They advocate on your behalf.
Using one of those cheap holiday websites is taking a risk and can be a setup for a disaster. During peak seasons to find out your trip is cancelled and have no refund is the worst news but on top of that, trying to scramble to plan something at the last minute is even worse.
They provide personalized attention.
Travel agents provide a one-size-fits-all service, not considering the numerous variables that are in play. Travel advisors tailor their services to their clients’ individual needs. Have concerns? They will talk you through them. Need a hotel that can cater to your allergies? A travel advisor can speak to hotel managers to make sure it has been taken care of.
Despite all the websites, clients are desperate for a real human voice on the phone. They are clamouring for truly dedicated, genuine customer service and someone willing and eager to sell them what they want,”
They’re there 24/7.