10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

  1. Convenient, One-Stop Shopping
    Travel agents can handle every aspect of your trip; from airline tickets to lodging, transfers, activities, tours, etc.
  2. Consumer Advocate
    If a problem occurs during a trip, travel agents can act on your behalf to see that proper restitutions are made.
  3. Expert Guidance
    Travel agents are experts in helping travelers get where they need to go and in presenting ideas most people would never have dreamed were possible.
  4. Save Time
    Let the travel agents call around and do all the time-consuming work of planning a complex itinerary.
  5. Updated Information
    Travel agents are constantly communicating with the travel community, giving you the most up to date info on airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, travel visas, and other travel services to consider.
  6. Customer Service
    Travel agents offer a personal touch to your travel planning experience, offering the help and advice a website cannot provide.
  7. Travel Documentation
    Travel agents can help you to prepare and organize any necessary documents that you may need in order to travel outside of the country. They can direct you to your local passport office, and they know where you need a visa, as well as any other documentation that you might need along the way.
  8. Travel Expertise
    Many travel agents are considered experts in the area you are traveling to, and have probably already been to your chosen destination.
  9. Industry Access
    Travel agents have access to tour operators, air consolidators and other suppliers who won’t work directly with consumers.
  10. Best Value for Your Money
    Travel agents can help you make your dollars go further while you are away. They have access to finding all sorts of deals, ranging from flights to hotels to dinner recommendations.

 

 

 

 

  • Publisher’s Corner, By Douglas Cooke
    JAX FAX Magazine’s June 2012