10 Reasons to Hire a Travel Agent

This winter has been brutal across the board, hasn’t it? Leaving most of us to daydream about a sandy beach with the sunshine warming our skin. Time to plan a vacation! But between work and home, time is a rare commodity. The idea of preparing and planning a vacation often falls on the back burners. It’s just too much.

Here at “Your Luxury Travel Agent”, we completely understand and want to help. We believe that getaways filled with relaxation and stunning adventures are necessary to maintain a balanced, happy life. So let’s refuel your motivation tanks together and discuss the top reasons to hire a travel agent today:

  1. Travel agents are trained to take a critical look at each piece in your trip puzzle. They make sure each piece meets your specific needs, so you’re happy with every penny you spend. (source)

  2. So many PERKS. Travel agents who book a high volume of trips often have access to perks that you might not be able to get on your own. Whether it's a room upgrade, a fee waiver or even reservations at a hot resort or on a popular tour, travel agents often add perks into your vacation plan. If you are planning a trip for a special occasion, such as a marriage proposal, a travel agent has access to the resources and people who can help you plan the perfect event. (source)

  3. They can make sense of the multitude of offers from cruise lines and airlines and hotels. This year travel companies are offering more brands than ever before in history—on land, in the air and on the seas. Is Fathom the right cruise for you? Is Delta Light good enough? A travel professional can decipher the subtle differences and choose the one that fits your requirements for this unique trip. (source)

  4. Travel professionals save you time and money.  Whether they charge a fee, as many do, or base their businesses on commissions, the time and money you spend with them will be returned to you many times over in the form of perks, upgrades, convenience and great service. (source)

  5. They are your advocate. Whether you need an upgrade to an ocean view or a ticket out of harm’s way after an earthquake, your travel agent will be there for you, intervening with suppliers on your behalf. (source)

  6. They are the experts. Like a doctor or an accountant, a travel counselor will ask the right questions, listen to your answers, understand your pain, and offer expert advice to guide you in making one of your most important decisions—how to spend your invaluable time off. Because there are no do-overs for a vacation gone wrong. (source)

  7. They can offer customized experiences that no one else can.  After years in the business, a travel professional has the connections to arrange for the side trips, the special passes, the upgrades and little touches that are not available to the general public. Because in this wide and amazing and wonderful world, you just don't know what you don't know. So ask someone who does—ask your local travel agent! (source)  

  8. Exclusive access to a plethora of sights. Some tours and experiences are only available through a travel agent. Many companies offer a lot of components and simply want to make sure a customer is right for their experience -- exotic tours, treks, private jet products are often only available through an agent. (source)

  9. It Can Make Your Life a Whole Lot Easier, Even Post-Planning. A good adviser doesn’t disappear into the ether. She’s standing by to take care of any unexpected surprises. Last-minute cancellations, hotel room confusions, rental car snafus: Booking with a travel agent means you don’t have to deal with any of it yourself, should it occur. After all, who wants to spend even a second of their precious vacation time navigating an automated phone tree? (source)

  10. They aren’t just for people who don’t like to plan. A few friends have said to me “but I love to research and plan my trip myself.” I get this, I really do. But understand that by calling a travel agent who specializes in where you’re vacationing, you both can geek out talking about plans together. It’s like having a conversation with a dictionary when you love to talk about words! They will guide you, brainstorm with you, give you food for thought and allow you to do the research in a more fun and informative way. (source)

Are you ready to to make your daydreams real? We would love to help you create your luxurious getaway! You can schedule your personal consultation on our website. Or chat with us on Facebook & Instagram.

Megan Colwell