Why use a travel agent anyways?

Ten Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

1. PERSONALIZED SERVICE – Travel agents are your neighbours, and they want to build a relationship with you and learn what you want, and what you value in a travel experience

2. TIME –There is so much information out there, but where do you start. Travel agents can do the research for you and save you hours of your valuable time.

3. CONVENIENCE – Travel agents save you time and money by handling every aspect of your trip, including flights, car rentals, accommodations, activities, and even insurance.

4. TRUST – Travel agents are not some anonymous web site or phone number. They are local businesses, and you know how to reach us when you need us.

5. VALUE – A good travel agent will present you with options, inform you of special promotions, and advise you of the quality of a specific product

6. EXPERT GUIDANCE – The amount of travel information can be overwhelming, and your agent can help by clarifying the small print, and interpreting the latest promotions for you.

7. UNBIASED INFORMATION – Travel agents work for you, not the travel supplier. That way, they ensure that you get the best value for your money, and that you are satisfied with your travel experience.

8. ENHANCE TRIP WITH EXTRA BENEFITS – With their buying power and knowledge of the industry, travel agents can often find some extra perks for their clients.

9. CHOICE – A travel agent has access to many different suppliers, and can offer you an almost unlimited array of options for your vacation.

10. TICO – the Travel Industry Council of Ontario protects travel you when you book with a Travel Agent in Ontario. This means agents have high service standards, and there is recourse if an issue comes up. It also means that you are protected financially in the case of an airline or other supplier going out of business.

3 Responses to “Why use a travel agent anyways?”

  1. August 29, 2008 at 7:28 am #

    I’ve been to Disney World so many times that I’ve lost count. It’s a fantantistic place to go! Most times I’ve booked directy … But for this fall I decided to have Kevin handle the arrangements. It’s been wonderful. Way less hassle. Thanks Kevin!

  2. erik
    November 5, 2008 at 10:35 am #

    I always use a travel agent. Except the one time, yes it was cheaper, but a hassle to do any changes or modifications. Cheap and inflexible is not my idea of a vacation.

    ED: Thanks for your comment Erik! FYI, most times pricing should not be a factor and should be as good or better with an agent.

  3. erik
    December 1, 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    Even on his vacation trips he takes notes and experiences everything so he can know what he is talking about. Never an “off” time!! He knows his stuff!

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