Because, without a Travel Agent, You Are on Your Own!
Travel is one
of the most research terms on the Internet. Even the most casual user
is amazed at the availability and diversity of information. The Internet
is an incredibly powerful tool. It may, in fact, provide so much information
that one can easily become confused and get an attack of information
overload. Whatever the circumstances, once you’ve done your Internet
search nothing can replace the value, objectivity and service that
an experienced travel professional provides in helping you plan a
memorable, safe and rewarding trip.
The best thing a travel agent
can do is match up a traveler with the vacation that's right for them,
building relationships with their clients to learn their interests
and lifestyles, as well as their dispositions.
Value: Travel agents
provide their clients with the best value possible. They may not be
able to control travel
prices but they can provide you with accurate
information on what choices and special promotions exist.
agents have access to numerous suppliers so they can offer you a host
of options and quotes for your travel plans.
Convenience: Travel agents
provide you a one-stop shop for all your travel needs. They save you
money and can handle every aspect of your trip from air tickets
to car rental and from lodging to activities.
Expert Guidance: Travel
agents are experts in sifting through and understanding the complexities
system with its respective codes, restrictions, etc. and helping
you take the fullest advantage of them.
Professional Advice: Travel
agents make sure you get from where you are to where you want to go
and for the best value.
They have intimate knowledge of the destinations
they sell and are able to make recommendations to best meet your needs
Personalized Service: Travel agents are individuals committed
to customer service. They want to understand
what you value in a travel
experience and consistently seek to exceed your expectations.
Advocate: In the event that you have a problem with your travel experience,
your travel agent
is your advocate to either get it resolved or see
that restitution is made.
Trust: Travel agents are licensed and trained
and can be reached when you need them. They belong to a number
professional organizations and subscribe to a code of ethics and conduct.
Unbiased Information: Agents work for you, not the supplier. If you’re
happy with your travel experience,
it stands to reason you’ll return
to their agency the next time you’re planning a trip and refer friends