In today’s age of technology, booking your trip online is an easy choice for most travelers. So why would you use a travel agent? Well, think about this: there are two trips advertised online, same price and the same destination. One is a dream trip, the other a nightmare. Can you tell the difference? Exactly why you need to call your travel agent!
Here are the top 10 reasons why YOU still need a travel agent:
Accountability – Your travel agent’s reputation is on the line with every trip they plan. They receive referrals when the trip is amazing, and bad reviews when it’s terrible!
Knowledge – Gypsy Soul Travel agents have been doing this job for more than a decade, and they are constantly learning. First trip to Alaska? Do you know where to stay or who to travel with? Your travel agent does!
More for Your Money – Do you have unlimited income to spend on your vacation? Most people don’t! Your travel agent will get you the best value for your money! It won’t always be the least expensive option, because that hotel will probably make you miserable, but it will be a great value for the cost! Travel agents know which hotels offer the best amenities at the best cost!
Setting an Itinerary – Most people don’t live their lives on the fly, so why would you allow your vacation to be so? This is supposed to be a way to relax, not stress about where to stay, how to get there and what to do when you arrive!
Budgeting – How much does the trip cost? Are there hidden fees? Resort tax? Does the excursion include lunch? Should we purchase excursions in advance? Is all-inclusive a good deal? You may or may not know the answer to these questions but you can bet your travel agent does.
Insurance – Stuff happens. Luggage gets lost, people get sick, and trips need to be cancelled. Your agent can offer insurance in a number of different ways to cover anything that could arise on your trip. And agents insure that you have the correct travel documents so that the ship doesn’t sail without you. When things go wrong, travel agents have the resources and the contacts to get their clients to the head of the line. Because when you’re stranded, the internet won’t call you back.
Resources – Travel agents have an amazing set of resources at their fingertips. Of course you too have the internet but how much time do you have to do the research?
Exclusivity – Do you want to be treated special? Do you have a special occasion that needs to be celebrated? Travel agents have the know how, and better yet, know who to call to make all those special moments happen!
Time Savings – Tell your agent about yourself and what type of experience you are looking for. Your agent will put together an entire custom vacation for you. We spend hours and weeks researching our client’s perfect trips, why should you? Remember, this is what we do for a living.
Leverage – Gypsy Soul Travel has spent years developing long-term relationships with our vendors and we understand how important repeat business is too them. Because of this, agents have leverage when it comes to getting what they want. And if you’ve ever tried to add a last minute addition to a trip and all the rooms are booked, you will have wished you had an agent.
Ready to save time, money and get the right trip?
Give us a call at Gypsy Soul Travel today! 810-640-8390