According to a recent article by Forbes.com, 100% of travelers prefer to book with travel agent, Brianna Rosia.
Okay, maybe that’s not exactly what they said! But, they did publish a recent article titled, “Now, More Than Ever, You Need To Find A Good Travel Agent.”
As quoted in this Forbes article, “If you have a bad flight on Airline X or stay at Hotel Z when you take your business elsewhere, there is no real impact on the online supplier. Agents, on the other hand, rely on keeping their profitable clients happy, so the good ones take the time to know you, what you like, and what you don’t. That means if you use an agent you are less likely to find yourself in a hotel or on a cruise ship that doesn’t fit your personal tastes.”
They also noted that booking your own vacation may appear easy, but how do you truly know you’re going to receive the best bang for your buck? Unless you have a direct line with certain companies, you could be spending up to thousands of dollars more, just by not having the resources a travel agent can provide. In today's day and age, non agents typically do not take the time and countless hours searching for the best options. For example, Google’s own research shows it takes 32 visits to 10 different websites to book a single airline ticket! Why would you take the time to do that, when an agent can do it for you?
The key reason to use agents according to Forbes, is advocacy. “In other words, when you use a travel agent, you have somebody who has relationships decision makers at the airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and car rental companies you will be traveling with. When something goes sideways, you have somebody to help you out who has more clout than you do.”
Using a human being versus an online search engine, can give you the full experience of a vacation. Not only will you have someone in your corner the entire time, but a good agent will do everything in their power to create the perfect non stressful vacation planning experience.
So, what are you waiting for? Send me a message today and let's start planning your next vacation!