Reasons why to use a Travel Agent

Reasons why to use a Travel Agent

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1. Convenient One-Stop Shopping
Travel agents can handle every aspect of your trip from airline tickets to lodging, ground transportation, activities, tours and more.

2. Consumer Advocate
If you should have a problem during your trip, travel agents can act on your behalf to see that proper restitutions are made.

3. Expert Guidance
Travel agents are experts in helping travelers get where they need to go and in helping to create possibilities most people never would have dreamed were possible.

4. Save Time
Avoid the headaches and let the travel agents call around and do all the time consuming work of planning a complex itinerary.

5. Choice
Travel agents offer you an array of options and price quotes from a variety of travel suppliers, giving you the upper hand when making your final travel decisions.

6. Less Stress
Planning a trip can be stressful. There are so many options and details to worry about. Travel agents do the work, resulting in less stress for you.

7. Updated Information
Travel agents are constantly communicating with the travel community, thus giving you the most up to date info on airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, travel visas, and other travel services to consider as you plan your trip.

8. Customer Service
Travel agents offer that “personal touch” to your travel planning experience- Offering help and advice that a website cannot provide.

9. Travel Documentation
Travel agents can help you to prepare and organize any necessary documents that you may need in order to travel outside of the country. They can direct you to your local passport office, and they know where you need a visa, as well as any other documentation that you might need along the way.

10. Travel Expertise
Many travel agents are considered experts in the area you are traveling to and have probably already been to your chosen destination.

11. Best Value for Your Money Spent
Travel agents can help you to make your dollars go farther while you are away. They have access to finding all sorts of deals ranging from flights to hotels to dinner recommendations.

12. Location, Location, Location!!!!
Travel Specialists can help you to find a place to stay pretty much anywhere you desire. If it’s a hotel with a view of the ocean in Hawaii or a jungle hut in the Nilgiri foothills, a travel agent can help you make it happen.

13. Knowledge of All the Ins and Outs
Travel specialists can help bring you up to speed on the local laws and regulations of wherever your travels take you.

14. Credentials
Travel agents attend all sorts of seminars and classes to prepare themselves for trip requests like yours.

15. Tourist Attractions
Travel agents can give you a list of all the not-to-miss spots: such as amusement parks, museums, nature preserves, and historical locations.

16. Avoid International Flight Confusion
Travel specialists can help organize those confusing international flights that internet search engines don’t cover.

17. Where to Go With Kids
Travel agents can help you to find great locations that are kid- friendly.

18. Trip Cancellation
Something has come up and you need to cancel your trip? If you have used a travel agent they are the only person you need to call.

19. Travel Insurance
With all the countless options for travel insurance these days, it can become confusing. A travel agent can help you pick which package works best for your needs.

20. Personalized Trips
A travel agent can prepare you a personalized trip based on where you want to go and what you want to do.

21. Where to Go to Avoid Kids
Want to go somewhere without children running all over the place? A travel agent can help you to find excellent retreats that are open to adults only.

22. Good Senior Trips
Need a trip with a good balance of sight-seeing, rest and relaxation? Travel agents can help lucky retirees plan great extended trips that are senior-friendly.

23. Student Discounts
Some travel agents are an excellent go- to source for students looking to go on discounted trips.

24. Exotic Adventures
Travel experts can help to recommend great once in a lifetime experiences. They can help you to find the best/safest shark cages to dive into and the highest free-fall bungees to jump off.

25. Great Deals without Sitting at a Time Share Presentation
Want an affordable trip to Florida without having to sit through a timeshare presentation? A travel agent can help you to exceptional deals without the stipulations.

26. What to Eat
Where are all the top chefs at your destination? Travel specialists give great advice on the best restaurants to hit on your trip.

27. What Not to Eat
Leaving your home country and not familiar with the new language? Travel agents can help give you some forewarnings so you don’t accidently order the local delicacy (which may or may not be specially prepared bugs) without meaning to.

28. Local Traditions
Travel specialists can update you on all local traditions and customs of places you are visiting, so you make a good impression. For example, in Japan many people expect their visitors to take their shoes off before entering their homes.

29. Local Laws
Many countries have laws that are very different from your own. Travel agents can help give you a quick rundown of what you need to be aware of before you go.

30. Busiest Travel Times to Avoid
If you want a quiet trip, travel experts know what dates you should avoid and can help you plan your trip accordingly.

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