Are Travel Agents Still Needed? The Answer is Absolutely and Here's Why
With countless apps and fast access to everything online, you may ask yourself why do I need a travel agent when I can do it all myself? Some folks love the idea of chaos and stress and finding every detail to make sure their trip is perfect (if you are this person, perhaps a new career as a travel agent may be your calling) however, imagine if you can sit back and just enjoy your getaway?
Why watch hours of Youtube channels on how to fix your pipe leak, when you can hire a plumber to do it for you? It would save you time and stress and a possible flood so you won't have to spend big bucks later. The idea of relinquishing full control over your vacation may not be the problem, the problem may be the money factor and we get it. You might be very surprised that it doesn't cost as much as you think to work with a travel agent, and depending on your travel needs - it can be extremely helpful and actually fun.
Here are some good points for why you would be happy hiring a travel agent - we always are!
Time is of value and stress shouldn’t be an option - Enter your Travel Agent
A good majority of us have probably spent way too many hours hunting for flights and hotels, opening up multiple tabs (us) and windows comparing multitude options. One of the most important things about vacation is it should be fun and relaxation, so planning one should never stress you out. Working with a travel agent helps makes one thing very clear - the only thing you have to worry about is getting to your flight on time!
Once you’re at your destination, now you just enjoy it
You have arrived at your destination and settled into your cozy hotel room - what now? Where do you go and how do you get there? Where do you eat and what do you see? You heard on Instagram about the new restaurant in Bali you want to try, but you don’t know the dress attire, what time they close or if you can even get in? Or you may be traveling with pets and all of sudden what you planned with them has gone array because you didn’t do the right research. This is where your travel agent comes in. Travel agents have a keen knack of knowing what’s going on in your destination city and what’s worth checking out or what is not. And if they’re doing their job right, they will tailor their recommendations to your preferences. Are you doing a destination wedding and don't want the stress of not only planning the wedding but taking care of all the travel arrangements? We are going to go with a no on that one! With your travel agent all, you have to do is get out there and have fun.
What happens if you have issues during your trip?
Things happen all the time during vacation and instead of sitting on the phone for hours with the airline that lost your luggage, your travel agent will do all that for you while you enjoy your cucumber gin & tonic on a rooftop bar in Lisbon. Sounds like perfection to us and not to mention, less stress. You have no control of things that happen during your travel, but you do have the control on who handles it! So remember that your time off should be exactly what it is - your time off. Hand over the planning to the professionals and for once, enjoy your life because you only live once!
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