Forget spending hours of your life being your own travel agent, Googling for days in the (often misguided) hope that you’ll save money by booking it all yourself directly online – that’s sooo last year.
The holiday industry is celebrating the return of the travel agent. Customers have realised that nothing can beat the benefits of someone who has specialist experience, knowledge and can offer impartial advice in helping to get your travel plans exactly as you want them – while saving you time and money.
1. Experience counts
The internet is packed with holiday offers and travel deals, but a good travel agent will know the market and can decipher the subtle differences to suggest a holiday that fits your exact needs.
2. Travel agents have the insider info
Travel agents have access to a range of tools that the average person doesn’t – which means they can get you a better seat on the plane, added amenities at hotels, room upgrades etc, and can make suggestions based on being in the know.
3. They have your back
If something goes wrong, a travel professional will know how to get the problem resolved. Flights cancelled? Wrong room? No problem, your travel agent has it covered.
4. Time saver
Your time is valuable, and to get the best out of your holiday you’ll have to spend a lot of it researching and comparing holiday locations, hotels and travel options.
5. Money saver
Travel agents have access to and make sense of multitudes of offers available across all components of a holiday due to their long standing relationships with suppliers. They understand the differences and will make recommendations that meet your requirements and help save you money.
6. Tailor made
A good travel agent is like having your own holiday personal shopper. They get to know you and your family, your previous travel experiences and your likes / dislikes so that your holiday meets your exact requirements and you have a seamless and stress-free time away.
7. The perks
Travel agents can get you those added extras – room upgrades, flight upgrades, the complementary Champagne and will ensure that any special requests are met.
8. Exclusive access
Some tours, treks and experiences are only available if you book through a travel agent.