6 fantastic reasons to book with a Travel Agent
written by Ilona Chin
Travelling is one of the best rewards you can give yourself as you go to places where you feel like you’re in paradise. In the age of digital, using a travel agent may sound like going the way of the dinosaurs. Smartphones have made it so easy to book a holiday with a quick few clicks on an app. However, there is just too much travel deals on the digital platform. Planning for a short getaway can sometimes become a nightmare. Travel agents have insights that you can’t get online and help get some of the best deals, sometimes not available online. If anything goes wrong, they can step in and offer you a solution. We summed up six fantastic reasons why you should always book with a professional travel agent.
Travel agents save you time!
There is a difference between travel inspiration and actual travel desires. Destinations may look good on adverts but may not actually be ideal for you personally. There is no do-over for a vacation gone wrong. Your time is valuable and you shouldn’t have to spend it searching for the right vacation. A travel agent can do that for you. Travel agents can help you achieve the vacation you desire because they listen, understand, suggest, and adjust. Not just a search engine or an anonymous voice. “They do the work, you pack and go!”
It’s nice to deal with a real human!
Travel agents treat you like a person, not a booking number. They want to make sure that you have a good trip, and nothing makes an agent happier than hearing from clients when they return from their fabulous holiday and knowing that they helped them. Because of this, travel agents are with you every step of your trip, before, during and after, triple checking that your reservations are correct before you depart, on-hand to make sure that everything goes well, and afterwards in the case of any hiccups.
Travel agents are experts in their field
Should you head to Europe in May or October? Is it better to travel to Vietnam from South to North, or vice versa? Travel agents know which hotel rooms have the best view, what entry visas and pass requirements you need for which country. They can recommend an interesting destination you’ve never considered, which ship excursions you should do, and they can give you a chance to get off the beaten track and see something that’s uniquely important to you.
Travel agents save you money & add value
The best travel agents have unique access to benefits will save you a lot of money and provide you with a better overall experience. There are also hidden savings built into trips. A travel agent will likely book transfers for you, included in the price. From exclusive or priority access to attractions, added amenities, are just a few of the things that agents can get, that you can’t. Add in hard-to-get restaurant reservations, and you will have a lot more value for the same travel expenses. Sometimes a package that you book yourself won’t include those, making the experience appear cheaper.
Travel agents have insider networks!
Travel agents usually develop a network of relationships with suppliers and local travel operators and have access to a variety of tools where the average consumer is not able to use or doesn’t know about. They leverage these relationships to give you the best travel experience. Some of these inventories, tours and experiences are only available exclusively through a travel agent. They can sometimes get you event tickets, and plan activities for you. They also have exclusive entrée to experiences you might not know are available to you.
Travel is becoming more difficult due to natural disasters
Travel has been particularly tricky lately with natural disasters, strikes and extreme weather affecting many destinations. When disaster strikes, it’s easy to panic and difficult to sit on hold to try and rebook flights or cancel hotels. Travel agents not only have the insider information to react quickly to travel interruptions but they can also act as your advocate and help to change travel dates or find alternative accommodation and try to get your vacation back on track.
Getting a travel agent to do all the hassle before you leave for your holiday really takes the burden off you, especially if you’re travelling in a group. Tick off your next bucket list with Sedunia Travel, we guarantee a stress-free and happy vacation. Find out more at www.seduniatravel.com or www.sedunia.com.my