- Ryan Cowden
WHY USE A TRAVEL AGENT?
Today, May 3rd, is "Global Travel Advisor Day" while May 7-13 is National Travel & Tourism Week. The following entry helps answer some of the "Why" you may want to hire an agent to plan your next experience away!
Why use a travel agent, when you can go online and book your trip? Simply put, travel agents are the driving force behind connecting clients with their best vacation experiences possible. While online travel websites may seem like an easy option at first, trying to plan and book a trip online is often frustrating, confusing, and dissatisfying. These websites also lack personalized service and reliable opinions. This is where a travel agent can help.
The travel industry is complicated but travel agents have the knowledge and resources to navigate it. Understanding the pros and cons of the various resort brands, knowing which river cruise is a great fit, travel styles, or the ideal neighborhoods for your stay are just a few of the specialized considerations that go into a plan. Sorting through the vast amount of information out there plus firsthand experiences and networks, agents have access to resources to create an itinerary with you and your particular interests in mind.
Travel agents understand that budget is important to almost everyone That’s why they are dedicated to helping you plan the best value possible. For example, they can advise you on which activities and excursions most closely fit your vacation goals so that you get the most from your budget. Travel isn't a one-size-fits-all experience, agents match you to the experience, and style, that suits your interests and your financial needs.
Travel agents want you to be happy and satisfied with their travel options. If you need assistance, travel agents are just a phone call or email away. Agents dedicate time and effort to making certain travelers receive assistance when they need it.
One of the main reasons to use a travel agent is that they act as a safety net for their clients. Travel and the costs associated with it are significant investments. In the rare case that something on a trip doesn’t go as planned, travel agents are there to resolve problems on your behalf. Travel agents work for their clients, not the travel supplier; their main concern is always the traveler’s unique needs.
Travel agents know exactly where to go to get the information they need, and they can find reputable travel options with just a few clicks or a phone call. Planning a vacation with an agent saves you time by having them handle the travel arrangements and filtering through the vast quantities of information out there.
A travel agent’s number one goal is to make their clients' time away the most rewarding and enjoyable experience possible while providing excellent service and support. When you book travel through an agent, they are working for you and will do their best to act as an honest and knowledgeable resource for your questions and concerns.
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Each client and every unique travel experience has a different purpose behind it. Avid Nomad Travel works with each client to learn why they want to visit a destination and how to ensure an unforgettable experience.
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