What exactly do you know about travel agents? Do you know just how much they can do for you, and how they can help you go on the vacation of your dreams? You might think that they just arrange airfare and charge a fee to do so, but you are truly underestimating how valuable a travel agent can be. You might dream of going on a trip, but think that it is out of your price range.
Did you know that some travel agents offer payment plans, where you put down a deposit and pay over time, leading up to your departure date? Then when the big date arrives, everything is paid in full and all you need to do is pack your bag and have a great time.
It’s not limited to vacations, however. Travel agents can help you plan the pertinent details of a destination family reunion, and arrange the travel, transportation and lodging for everyone who attends. All you would have to do is arrange for printing of a commemorative family tee shirt, and decide who is bringing what foods to the family potluck.
A travel agent has certain business advantages that we don’t. For instance, they may be able to locate competitive or discount rates when it comes to airfare, lodging, or excursions. Your travel agent works hard to form professional, working relationships with businesses and hotels in their field of work. They can suggest that you stay at one of a few properties which they can personally assure you are well maintained, safe, and well managed so that your time on vacation is as pleasant as possible.
You take chances when you rely on online reviews of hotels, resorts and excursions. All too often you will see mixed reviews within even the same week or moth, with one party saying they had the time of their lives and another party saying their experience was awful. It can be hard to know who to believe, since they are just words written online.
It is easier to trust the recommendation of your travel agent, who has worked hard to build their business by sending their valued clients to hotels, resorts and excursions with excellent customer service.
By using a travel agent, you can be saved irritation, inconvenience, and the potential for wasted money. If you choose to take a chance and book at a location with questionable or opposing reviews, and it turns out to be an awful experience, you may have a hard time getting a refund, and you also then have to spend additional money to re-book your lodging, excursion or service with another provider in that area. You will also have to pay for transportation to your new location.
It is so much easier to simply rely on the recommendations of your travel agent. Rest assured that they will not make decisions for you. They will ask where you want to go, and what you want to do, and help you to determine your budget. The they will make recommendations accordingly, and provide you with a list of options to choose from based on which amenities you prefer over others.
For instance if you want to stay at a hotel nearby a local hot springs to swim in, they will suggest a few nearby options, while pointing out that this hotel offers shuttle service to the springs for a fee, which is nice if you don’t want to walk, but this hotel is within walking distance, in case you don’t want to pay for transportation. Your desires are top priority, as is saving your hard-earned money.
Are you ready to begin planning your vacation, or family reunion, or even a destination wedding? Call for your appointment to begin planning today!