It saves time: Planning a trip or vacation can take hours or even days of researching different sites to find the package best suited for you. With a travel agent, you can have the expert do the researching for you, only looking for deals with you and your travel plans in mind. And they can do this for all the components of the trip as well.
It saves money: Traveling can be very expensive, and when booking alone it’s hard to know where to look for discounts. A travel agent can connect you with special perks and discounts you wouldn’t find as an independent traveler. They can even get you exclusive packages you couldn’t get anywhere else.
They can help you out during difficult travel situations: If anything goes wrong on your trip, from a lost document to a travel emergency, you can rely on them to help you. They can also pull some weight at the travel supplier’s business, making sure that the traveler and the travel agent are attended to properly.
They have the knowledge you need: Travel agents will most often develop personal relationships with different individuals at companies that they sell. These relationships will help to provide leverage to the companies they work for. This will get you, the traveler, some extra added perks you wouldn’t have alone.
They have connections: Travel agents know who’s who in many big-name brand travel companies. They can use that status in order to get you the best deal on your travel plans. They know when the right times are to travel, or even just book, your dream vacation.
They know what’s new: Travel agents are on the cutting edge to what places and plans are new and trendy. The relationships they have keeps them up to date with offerings other companies have as they update.
They can match you to exactly what you need: The goal of your travel agent is to book you on a trip that is personally matched to you. They can match you to plans that will make and exceed your expectations.
You can build a beneficial relationship: Once you get to know your travel agent, you won’t want to book with anyone else. They can be an important aspect of you traveling life. Traveling is a large investment, so booking with someone you can trust is important.
They can get you in “sold out” rooms: The connections that travel agents develop with travel suppliers helps to get you into the room of your dreams. If you want to book in that hotel that just always seems to be sold out, use a travel agent.
Using one can save you from stressing: Time and money are two huge stressors we have in our lives and struggle with daily. Having a travel agent can keep you from adding another worry to the list. They put in the hours of work and research in order to get you the best deal.