Whether you are going for a vacation, honeymoon, or a wedding, the last thing you need is stress. Mapping out your travel and booking flights is just that.
Many people are oblivious to the advantages travel agents have. To better elucidate these advantages, here are a few reasons as to why you should use travel agents.
1. No Added Stress
Using a travel agent means you don’t have to worry about the boring parts of traveling. The travel agent handles everything on your behalf, leaving you to pack and think about the exciting activities awaiting.
2. Save Money
Who doesn’t want to save money? More to spend on your vacation. Travel agents can save your hard-earned money according to their supplier relationships. What’s more, there are hidden savings included in the trip. A travel agent also handles any transfers. Travel agents are professionals who can give you special discounts and promotions. Moreover, they also sometimes provide clients with a spa or dining credit.
3. Save Time
Let’s be honest. No one wants to spend time planning vacations. We just want to get to the vacationing part. Travel agents help you out there. Leaving you to pack or make a list of all the things you plan on doing, travel agents plan your vacation for you. They create itineraries, book flights, take care of transfers, accommodation, meals, tours, and visits, giving you a smooth vacation.
Using a travel agent means you have someone in your corner. If something goes wrong, irrespective of who is at fault, a good travel agent backs you up and tries to get your vacation back on track. Moreover, using a travel agent means that you won’t get any horrifying surprises about your flights getting canceled due to overbooking, which is what usually happens with online booking.
Booking through a travel agent ensures that you don’t end up getting duped. Travel agents provide much-needed insurance, from making sure that the hotel booking is available to the legitimacy of the excursion party. Moreover, travel agents also provide insurance for trip cancellations and medical emergencies.
6. Better Resources
As afore-mentioned, travel agents are professionals who have access to better resources. They can pull a few strings and get you better seats, added amenities at hotels, plan activities, and get room upgrades.
7. Added Value
If you are wondering why the couple next door got chilled champagne and you didn’t, the answer is that they probably used a travel agent. Travel agents can add value to your vacation and give you an amazing experience.
8. Better Destinations
Travel agents have the best insight as to the next ‘it’ spots. Moreover, they know the best times to go to overcrowded destinations. If you want to be the first one at the next ‘it’ spot before an onslaught of people hits it, using a travel agent is your best bet.
9. Exclusive Access
Some components of a vacation are only available through a travel agent. Companies want to make sure that the customers are right for the experience they are offering. Hence exclusive access like exotic tours, treks, and private jets is only available through a travel agent.