Why the Travel Agent is so important

It’s no secret that planning a holiday can be time consuming and stressful. So many hotels, places to see and deals, #not-so-good deals – the choices can be overwhelming. And surely the whole point of going away is to escape everyday life stresses.

Let’s face it, who’s got time to trawl site after site for days on end, sometimes weeks, to find the perfect place? Choose the right specialist, and you won’t have to – just one of the reasons why travel agents are still so important today. And here’s some more…


Experience counts

The clue is in the title. The perk of being a travel agent is: they’re well-travelled, and chances are they’ve been there, done that and bought the t-shirt. So, make the most of it. Whether you want to get amongst nature in Phuket, relax at a stunning beachfront villa in Bali, or visit the most famous casino in Las Vegas, they’ll have the answers – so just ask.


Little Black Books

Travel agents have contacts and leverage. That ‘sold out’ room, or inter-connecting suite you wanted to book? If anyone knows how to get it, it’s them. Travel agents have spent years creating good relationships with others in the industry. Use them.


Peace of mind

Every trip is prone to a few hiccups be it flight delays, lost luggage or the room that most certainly doesn’t have a sea-view. You name it – your travel agent has probably seen it. They’ll re-book your flights, speak to the hotel manager and track down your bags without hesitation.

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Cost Cutting

When it comes to hidden costs on holiday, no one likes surprises. You want to know exactly how much that trip’s going to be, and any good travel agent will tell you.

Booking a once-in-a-lifetime excursion or an exceptional hotel? You can also guarantee you’ll benefit from any savings they’ve made. It’s a win-win.


Time flies

So, apparently it can take a whopping 45 days to plan a holiday browsing various travel sites – only to find out that the hotel you want hasn’t got any rooms left. Arrgh! You research everything to within an inch of its life, to the point where it’s not fun anymore. Stop. Let someone else do the hard work for you. Travel specialists are there for a reason – to do their job, so you can do yours…

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