‘What’s the point of getting a travel agent when I can do it all myself?’ we say. While that’s true, a travel agent can do more than get you a ticket. They can help you find deals, create an itinerary, and give other services that can save you time and money. Here are some benefits of getting a travel agent.
A travel agent knows more than you can ever find on the web
Theoretically you could spend weeks going through websites and wading through brochures, but you still won’t be able to accumulate the wisdom that an experience travel agent has. They are often the first to hear about new hotels and promos, airline discounts, and unique destinations. They’re access to special rates can save you more money than you will ever find on a coupon site. And they are also updated on travel policies and reservation technologies. they can also help you get the airline seats you want — with one phonecall!
Travel agents often have a network of hotels, resorts, airlines and cruiselines, and can thus give a package rate. They also have the connections to negotiate rates for particular destinations. So, the rate a hotel gives you may be far higher than what he will give a good travel agency. Seasoned travel agents with a good reputation will also steer you clear of bad, overpriced hotels—unless you’re one of those people who actually believe the photos on the hotel website.
Customized travel plans
Let’s say you can’t afford the dream trip, or simply don’t know where to go. Tell your travel agent your budget and what you want: ‘a good beach, snorkeling, and a fun night life.’ He will be able to find the destination that fits that description.
A constant helpline
Travel agents can help you deal with any problem you encounter with a hotel, airline or even visas. When you’re stuck in another country, unable to speak the language well and surrounded by strangers, it can be comforting to know you can call someone whose job is to help fix any travel problems.