In today’s digital age, many people are planning and booking their travel through online travel sites such as Expedia. For most, it’s simply more convenient. They are able to book their trip with a few clicks of the mouse. But, just because it’s convenient, does it mean you are getting the best price, options and experience? Most likely not…especially without a travel agent.
What’s the alternative to booking through a discount travel site? Using a reputable, experienced and honest travel agent. Bringing in a human element into your planning and traveling can save you even more money, exclusivity to deals and provide you with peace of mind while you are on your trip.
With all that said, let’s elaborate on the top five reasons you need a travel agent.
1. Cost-Effective for the Value
An experienced travel agent will most likely have positive relationships with partners in the travel industry. From hotels to excursions, you’ll have access to leverage this partnership and take advantage of great deals.
In some cases, a reputable travel agent can help you leverage free room upgrades, food and beverage credits, spa credits, discounts, etc. Additionally, you may benefit from restaurant reservations, priority access, added amenities and beautiful attractions. All this translates to saving more money and enjoying a better experience on your getaway.
2. Travel Guidance in a Dynamic World
Although you can find travel advice and tips on superiorcruiseandtravel.com as well as other sites, you cannot get unique guidance catered to your travel goals. A great travel agent will understand what you are looking for on your trip and put together a plan that meets that. From planning to booking to arrival, he or she will help guide you through the entire experience.
At Superior Cruise and Travel, a KROZ Company, we’ve seen almost every situation and can pass the learning experience onto you. Our agents know exactly what to look for, what to expect and how to make your travel experience more enjoyable!
3. A VIP Experience
As mentioned previously, many travel agencies have partnerships with airline companies, transport services, hotels, restaurants, resorts, spas, adventure companies, cruise services, etc. There are many extras that can come with these services that most travelers don’t know about.
A travel agent leverages these relationships to provide you with a ‘VIP experience’. For example, when you need connecting rooms for your extended family trip, you may not find them online because a discount travel site may show it booked. A travel agent, on the other hand, may work out an arrangement directly with the hotel to accommodate you.
Going on an adventurous excursion? A travel agent could get you in on a private retreat. Or, they could get you scheduled on a date where others can’t.
4. Problem Solving and Informed Decisions
When you hire a travel agent, you can get the most out of your trip to your favorite destinations. An experienced travel agent follows a systematic but customized approach to resolve issues associated with your trip or vacation.
Travelers who book their trip on multiple travel sites are more prone to potential problems. For example, if you need to cancel your plans for any reason, you may be limited to other options. A travel agent can look holistically at your plans and potentially find an alternative. They’ll use their expertise to resolve your issues efficiently and quickly.
5. Save Time and Prevent Hassle
Many travelers spend hours, days or even weeks deciding on their travel destinations – what hotels to book, what things to see, different cancellation policies, etc. Based on their experience and industry knowledge, a travel agent will provide recommendations and do their due diligence based on your interests.
Leveraging the expertise will save you a lot of time. Let a travel agent work in the background while you take care of other obligations.
Is a Travel Agent Right For You?
A memorable getaway starts with efficient planning. We are living in a time where there are travel restrictions, hotel policies changing, staffing issues and more. Knowing how to navigate these challenges takes someone that is in it everyday. Hiring a 5-star travel agent to help you plan and book your trip will give you more peace of mind, access to exclusive deals and discounts, more time in the day, and less headache. Therefore, in many cases, working with a travel agent is going to be worth your time and money.
At Superior Cruise & Travel, a KROZ Company, we have well trained and experienced travel agents on standby. Call us today at (800) 992-8064 to plan and book your next trip!