11 Reasons Why You Should Use a Travel Agent
By: Patrick Clarke May 01, 2018 published in Travel Pulse
The Benefits of Using a Travel Agent
There are many benefits to using a travel agent, from saving time and money to unlocking special perks and benefits. Today, agents are more popular than ever and playing a key role in the continued growth of the travel and tourism industry. If you're still on the fence, consider some of these reasons before going at it alone.
Travel agents take care of every aspect of your trip, from your flights and hotel to ground transportation and excursions. Therefore, clients can be organized without having to stress over the planning process.
More For Your Money
Don't think that using a travel agent will cost you more than if you booked your trip yourself. This is a common misconception. As mentioned, agents have access to the best deals and the expertise to get you more for your money.
Save Time and Stress
Your travel agent does the work for you, saving you invaluable time along with the headaches of scouring the Internet for travel deals. Plus, you're more likely to look forward to your trip when you haven't been left disenchanted with the planning process.
There From Start to Finish
Using a travel agent provides you with unparalleled peace of mind as agents are available to assist clients before, during and after their trip. In the event that something does go wrong, your agent will be an invaluable resource. They'll also welcome any feedback you may after when you return.
Travel agents are extremely knowledgeable because they are travel experts. In addition to being well-informed about destinations around the globe and having visited many themselves, agents can offer travel tips to help you along the way, whether revealing airport hacks or the best off-the-beaten-path restaurants in your destination.
Travel agents have access to lower pricing as well as special perks and benefits that can save you money while at the same time enhancing the quality of your trip. If you want VIP treatment on your next trip, talk to an agent.
Agents can craft your ideal itinerary and personalize your experience by putting their knowledge, contacts and own experiences to work. They'll know what you can expect ahead of time and can make special requests on your behalf.
Travel agents are real people so you can travel confidently knowing you won't be relying on a hard-to-reach customer service center or an irritating automated sequence in the event that you have questions or need assistance.
Read the Fine Print
A lot of online travel deals can appear too good to be true and many are. Working with a travel agent ensures that you won't be the victim of a scam or deceived in any way.
An often overlooked trait, a good agent is passionate about travel and is able to inspire you to visit destinations you've never heard of or simply get you more excited about your next trip.
Travel agents are globally connected and clients can take advantage of those connections in the form of exclusive deals, experiences and service in and around their destination.
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