1. Travel Advisors make it is easy to travel
There is no do-over for a vacation gone wrong. Travel Advisors can help you achieve the vacation you desire because they listen, suggest, adjust, understand and become a friend, not just a search engine or an anonymous voice. “They do the work, you pack and go!” Most Travel Advisors book your trip by CALLING their consortium of vendors and booking each segment of your trip rather than using the internet to book. They ask questions to the human on the other end of the line to make sure you, the traveler, is getting exactly what you want on your trip. They leave nothing to chance.
2. Travel Advisors add a human element
A travel professional ensures that you are a person, not a number. They are invested in their clients' happiness and satisfaction and want to make sure each and every trip is packed full of positive lifelong memories. They are with you before, during and after your trip, kind of like "for better or for worse." Travel Advisors answer their phones and respond to their email no matter where you are on the planet.
3. They save you so much time and stress
Sure, reading about places to go is fun, but planning a trip is hard work, and you never know what to believe. Travel Advisors travel the world, looking at everything, from the size of the rooms in hotels and cruise ships to the dining options on-site and nearby. If they haven't personally been where you want to go, they know someone who has. They can answer your questions quickly and correctly.
4. Travel Advisors have your back
Everyone hopes that their vacation will go off without any problems, but the last few years have been tough for global traveling, with natural disasters, airplane problems and system failures overwhelming some suppliers. But Travel Advisors have the access and the knowledge to help speed your re-accommodation, and act as your advocate when there are problems. When you book with an agent you can reach out to an actual person with whom you have built a trust relationship.
5. A Travel Advisor can save you money
Most do not charge for their services when you book any travel with them. Even if your Travel Advisor charges a fee, the value you receive will be bigger than what you paid. Travel Advisors belong to a consortium of vendors within the travel industry, and when your advisor books through these consortiums, they can provide group pricing which the general public does not have access. Also cruise lines and many resorts get the majority of their customers through travel professionals and these vendors will pass along perks to share with you.
So take the worry and stress out of getting scammed on your next special vacation. Sure you can continue to use online services and take your chances or you can simply pick up the phone and call your trusted Travel Advisor. Even at the last minute. They have the knowledge, the resources, the experience, the time, but most of all they have your best interest at heart in planning a vacation that will be a lasting memory.
So when it’s time to travel, pick up the phone and call your trusted Travel Advisor, book a great trip, then go have some fun!