Planning a trip? I know you’ve experienced it once or twice before and I know it can be confusing and time consuming too. Sometimes, a person planning a trip alone can even spend hours online, searching across the web for good deals on flights and hotels. So why go through all of that when you can go to a travel agent who can do just that? Here we are now to discuss the benefits of booking with a travel agent.
“There are simply too many travel products in the market today for individuals to decipher on their own. You need a guide to help you cut through all the different things out there that are available.”
– James Shillinglaw, editor-in-chief of Travalliancemedia
Travel agents know more than you do, in terms of airfare and the best travel destinations. They are also better connected and they have better access to benefits you can’t get on your own. They can also sometimes offer better prices than the ones you discovered while searching on your own.
A travel agent not only arranges the various modes of transportation, he or she may also be able to save you money with early booking discounts, special fares, and hotel deals. Travel agents have the capability to access the most up-to-date information on how to get you the best value too. Some agents charge additional fees though, but most make their commission through the travel suppliers. Many travel agents, on the other hand, do not charge a fee to do the research and even book your vacation.
We all live very busy lives so why not leave it up to the experts to plan your vacation? In doing so, you can enjoy your weekend or free time or even get to do stuff in preparation for your trip. It is known that over 20% of travelers who book online by themselves spend over 5 hours or more just into planning. Don’t waste hours doing the same! Do we need to explain more?
Travel agents work for you and will do everything they can to meet your travel needs. Some agents literally go that extra mile to help their clients. Despite extensive travel planning, you might encounter some bumps on your trip and having a travel agent handle them for you can make your travel experience a lot less stressful.
So here are the obvious reasons why you should book your trip with a travel agent. Not everyone needs a travel agent’s assistance though. Do you really need to hire one? Again, it all depends on how much you want to save time and money.