Advantages of a Travel Agent

Travel & Leisure

  • Author Ashlee Cantrell
  • Published December 7, 2011
  • Word count 506

To some people, making a research, booking and flying out is a stress-free and fun experience that can be filled with happy memories and even new friends, but to some the case may not be so. If this is new to you then chances are that you may have been browsing all over the web and with that being over priced. What you really is the service of a travel agent.

A common misconception is that travel agents cannot get you low fares on the same flight, but this may not be so and especially if you book early. Travel agents have common grounds with airlines, cruises, hotels and car rentals and with that you are almost guaranteed of getting discounted prices in your bookings.

A good travel agent knows and understands the whole booking process, be it on a boat cruise, airline or hotel and he or she can do that for you and still get you on your favourite airline or boat cruise. This in return will give you satisfaction and an enjoyable trip. One of the reasons behind you getting good deals is that airlines offer their best agents discounts and other incentives that are meant to keep clients coming. They also pay commission and for that travel agents do not have to charge you for anything, but your airfare.

An addition to saving you money is that, good travel agents act as consumer advocates in the event that something goes wrong. They'll turn your booking miseries into an enjoyable experience and one you may never forget.

Saving money

Many web shoppers tend to turn to the internet for low prices, but then the real deal is that they may not necessarily get these cheap deals. Most legitimate travel agents have good working relations with airlines, cruises and other travel entities and for that they get offers that may not be available on the web.

These promotions can range from discounts, cheap upgrades on various Flights and cruises and even onboard credit. Travel agents also know about other discounts that may not be available on the internet.

Different agents have different offers. Some offer gifts, souvenirs, champagne which will all get the customer back for another deal sooner or later.

Other reputable agencies may save you some bucks by being a fare watchdog. Some airlines will refund you your money in the event that the airfare goes down after you have booked. You may not have the time and skill to check airline prices daily, but a travel agent will do so for you and advise you accordingly.

Going on to the internet and searching for cheap deals daily can be time consuming and frustrating. You may end up even paying more for last minute bookings, and that could have been alleviated had you booked with a travel agent.

Save yourself a lot of money and time by making use of a travel agent. It is a perfect stress-free process with no complications. be sure to make use of it on next trip.

You can get cheaper and discounted Flights if you book early.

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