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Why should you use a Travel Agent?

Online booking sites have made it so easy to book our own travel arrangements.  But with all the information that's out there on the internet today, it's really easy to get overwhelmed and confused by all the options.  Let's face it, we all just want to have the best trip possible for our budget.  That's where the value and benefits of using a good Travel Agent come in to play. Here are just a few ways that a good Travel Agent can help you save time, stress, and money:


Travel Agents are extremely knowledgeable and are travel experts.  The travel industry is constantly evolving and it's our job to stay informed. In addition to being well-informed about destinations around the globe, we travel ourselves and are able to put our knowledge, contacts, and personal experiences to work for you. We will be able to give you a better, more personalized experience than you can find yourself on the internet.  We also have inside information on the best times to go to popular destinations and have exclusive access to some tours and experiences which are only available through a travel agent.


Travel agents have access to a variety of resources and tools that the average person is not able to use or might not even know about. We can sometimes get you room upgrades, added amenities, event tickets, and plan activities for you.  We have connections around the world that can help you save money or enhance the quality of your trip.  We want you to have the best trip possible and will go above and beyond to make that happen.


Let's face it, sometimes things go wrong when you are on a trip or vacation. In the event that something happens, we will help solve problems on your behalf and will do our best to get your trip back on track.  You won't have to rely on hard to reach customer service centers or an automated phone service. We don't go away once the bill is paid!  We will be there for you before, during and after your trip to make sure you have the best experience possible. 


Your time is valuable and you shouldn't have to spend it searching for the right vacation.  We can do that for you.  We can help you define what it is you want to get our of your vacation and match you with the vacation that you actually want.  We can take care of every aspect of your trip from booking flights, hotel, ground transportation, cruises, excursions, event tickets, planning itineraries, you name it.  We can do as little or as much of the planning as you choose, saving you time and stress!  


Guess what? When you make your own bookings online, the rate you are paying already includes agent commission built into the price whether you use an agent or not.  The Cruise Lines, Hotels, Vacation Companies, etc. they keep that money as extra profit.  Why not get the personalized service that you already paid for?  Believe it or not, using a travel agent rarely costs you more money than if you booked your trip yourself and we can usually  save you money based on our supplier relationships or at least match the price you find while saving you time and effort. There are a lot of value add-ons that people don't even know about that can be added by a travel agent. Ever wonder why the couple in the cabin next to yours got champagne and you didn't? They probably used a travel agent.


Perhaps the best reason to use a Travel Agent is the one that gets overlooked most often.  We love to travel!  We are genuinely passionate about this business and we want you to enjoy your vacation just as much as we enjoy our own vacations.  We are just as excited for you as you are.  As you develop a relationship with us over time, we will be able to target the right trips for you and maybe even inspire you to take a trip that you might not have even considered taking before.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with me today and let's get started on your next adventure!