“Do travel agents still exist?” and “Why should I use a travel agent?” These are the two most common questions I get from people who ask what I do. I have run into many misconceptions about what exactly, travel agents do and why someone should hire a travel agent. Yes, I said hire. Travel Agents very rarely work for “free” anymore. If you have never heard of a Travel Agent or have never hired one here are 10 reasons why you should hire one for your next trip!
1. I am your personal travel concierge
Consider me your personal travel concierge. Tell me what kind of trip you are looking for and I’ll plan your trip from beginning to end, including all the extras. From a massage to excursions to dining reservations, I can help with everything. You will receive your trip loaded on an app with travel tips specific to your destination so you can focus on packing and enjoying your trip!
2. Personal relationships & connections
I have strong personal connections with key contacts at various resorts and destinations. Because of these relationships my request for room upgrades or special amenities are granted more frequently. Plus, I can make sure your trip goes smoothly and
3. extensive industry knowledge.
I know resort brands inside and out. I am continually educating myself by experiencing them first hand, taking specialist courses and keeping up to date with renovations, programs, amenities, and more to maximize my clients’ experiences.
4. access to lower fares & rates
I have access to special offers only available to travel agents that will save you money on your packages.
5. I take the headaches out of coordinating group trips
If you’re planning a group trip or destination wedding, using a travel designer is a must! I arrange the travel for all of your guests from flights, to all transfers and accommodations so you don’t have to. This will save you tons of time to plan your wedding. I will direct you to the best offers and opportunities to fit your group’s needs.
6. I eliminate unwelcome surprises.
I take care of the little things, that are actually very big things, so you don’t have any unexpected surprises when you arrive to your destination. I know all of the passport expiry rules and visa rules for each destination eliminating any disruptions.
7. I am with you every step of the way
If you have any issues while you’re traveling (missing a connecting flight, cancellation due to weather, expediting specific needs at the resort, etc.), I’ve got your back. I’ll do everything I can to fix your issue while you try to relax. You are not alone. You ALWAYS have someone to call — ME.
Plus if you have any questions or concerns, I can guide you before, during and after your trip!
8. personal touch
I get to know you to figure out what your expectations are for your trip. I make recommendations for destinations and resorts based on your desires. Each resort and destination has its own personality and offers its own experience. Understanding YOUR personality helps me pair you with the right destination or resort.
9. insider knowledge I can offer you unique experiences you may not even know about.
I have the resources to plan a unique vacation to give you a one-of-a-kind experience. If you want to learn to make pesto while drinking a glass of pinot in the Italian Riviera with views to die for, I can make this happen!
I am a lover at heart and love nothing more than working with couples, especially engaged couples. I am always on the hunt for the newest and hottest destination wedding locations for my clients.
If you're feeling lost or simply need help planning your destination wedding, look no further!
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