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Post Last Modified – March 05, 2024 ¦ gr8traveltips.com

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A Look At The Benefits Of Booking With A Travel Agent

Planning that long-awaited vacation can sometimes be overwhelming, what with the amount of choices and destinations to choose from these days. This is where the …

👩 Benefits Of Booking With A Travel Agent 👩

can be so useful, in helping you make the right decisions for that perfect holiday.

Lets explore the many benefits there are by selecting a Professional Travel Agent, and the times they can definitely save you time and money.

First, grab a cup of ☕ coffee and check out this informative YouTube 📹 video from (Hey Nadine), on the pros and cons of using a ✈ Travel Agent.

Do You Need A Travel Agent – YouTube Video

❓ Should You Use A Travel Agent Or Book Online ❓

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This is a tough question to answer, as I’ve used both many times over the years, with some good results and not so good results. This is especially true, when searching for the absolute {Best Holiday Deals} out there at that time.

We all want to find those terrific advertised so called …

🏝 Cheap Family Holidays, 🏝

but how do we really know that we are actually getting the best deal for a selected vacation package? ❓

Travel Deals

Well, we really don’t and many times we just find out the hard way, when we are actually away on that dream vacation. Have you ever met someone on the same holiday and discovered that they paid much less for the same vacation package as you? ❓

Many people have, and it’s a terrible thought to know that you could have had your holiday for much less. It’s a hard pill to swallow, when you’ve spent all those long agonizing hours searching and checking numerous travel websites on the internet, all telling you that they offer the best prices guaranteed!

You book what you think is the best deal around and when you find out otherwise, well, it’s gut wrenching!



Advantages Of Booking With A Travel Agent

A Travel Agent Will Find You The Best Deals

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This is where a professional travel agent can be of help and best of all, they normally do not charge for their services, when you make your bookings with them. 

A qualified and professional agent will ensure that you receive the best deal possible for your vacation of choice, that is available at that selected time of travel. It is their business to know, and they stay up to date daily with all the specials that surface on an ongoing basis.

Whether your choosing one of the many {all inclusive vacation packages} out there, or just want a weekend getaway holiday, a professional travel agent will ensure they will find you the best price possible. After all, finding those best deals for you may also ensure; repeat business, referrals and much more for them in years to come!

Using a travel agent will save you time, money and will ensure nothing is forgotten when holiday planning.



Unique Benefits Of Using A Travel Agent

Let An Agent Do The Work For You

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Let the trained professionals work for you and help you find that perfect vacation, at the best price possible.

Whether you’re planning a tropical vacation to; 🏝 Hawaii, or looking to take advantage of an all-inclusive 🛳 cruise special, a travel agent will help you along the way, in selecting that perfect vacation for you and your family.

Great Travel Deals

Take your time and select a local travel consultant that is willing to work for you, and find you the best vacation deal possible. These agents can also recommend; destinations, resorts and various other accommodations that they’ve personally traveled to and/or, that many of their clients have and recommend to them.

We all know, that pictures of hotels and resorts, don’t always reveal what it’s really like. Many are taken when these properties were brand new, many years ago! 🤔



The Benefits Of Booking With A Specialist Travel Agent

Use A Travel Agent For Specialized Travel

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There are certainly times when booking 🖥 on-line with a reputable travel company, is not a problem. I’ve done this many times over the years and continue to do so without a hitch. 

The 🗝 keyword here is – Reputable Company!

Pick one that has a solid reputation in your region and has been around for a number of years. These companies for the most part, will offer specific guarantees for your booked travel with them. For example, we’ve used Booking.com for years now and with great results.

When we are traveling on the fly, so to speak and making reservations as we go along, Booking.com has been excellent for this type of travel. This is my go to online platform, when a travel consultant is not needed.

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As a matter of fact, I just booked my rental car in Phoenix, Arizona for my annual trek to the NASCAR races, using them. They offered the best deal and with a number of major rental car companies to choose from. 🙂

All Inclusive Cruise Vacations

❓ Looking at taking a special ⚓ cruise vacation perhaps? ❓

Well, this is where I recommend using a {Specialized Cruise Consultant}. One who deals specifically with 🛳 Cruise Vacations. They will help find and get you the best possible deals out there, guaranteed!

As well, these agents have a special relationship with cruise companies and in many cases, can get you added incentives and even upgrades. All at no extra cost to you!

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We’ve booked an exciting 7 night 🛳 Alaska Cruise 🛳 last summer, which departed in August 2023, with a local cruise specialist. He was able to secure a wonderful deal for our family with terrific incentives included, that was too hard to pass up!

Agents keep abreast of ♨ hot deals that surface on a daily basis.

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Whether a first time cruiser or seasoned veteran, be sure to check out my favorite cruise review website.

Cruise Critic features more than 350,000 cruise reviews, advice and information from cruise experts. From choosing a ship, finding the best cruise deal, to planning your time in port.

Over 6 million people from first-time cruisers to avid cruise fans, visit Cruise Critic each month. To research and plan their cruises, connecting with other cruisers and sharing their passion for cruising.


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If you choose to book on our own, as we’ve done on a few occasions over the years, Cruise Critic is an excellent online booking agency.

A Specialized Travel Agent For Our Australia Vacation

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Here’s an example of a holiday we took to 🦘 Australia a few years ago.

This was a trip of a lifetime for my wife and I. Since we were traveling a great distance from 🍁 British Columbia, Canada, we wanted to see and do as much as we could that our budget would allow.

I began searching for 🚃 rail travel throughout the country, and was beginning to realize that this mode of travel would take up a great deal of our time. After searching for hours on the internet, I finally came across a travel agency in our area, that actually specialized in; 🐨 Australia Travel Only. 

I broke down and gave them a ☎ call!

Domestic ✈ Air Travel throughout Australia was actually cheaper than by 🚆 Rail, and in a fraction of the time!

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Without my having contacted a professional travel agent, I would have paid more for our rail transfers, taking all day to travel from; point A to point B, instead of just a couple of hours by ✈ air.

As well, because we booked our 🏨 hotel accommodations with this travel agency and on more than one occasion, we were given 🛌 complimentary room upgrades! 🙂

I know this was simply as a result of booking with this highly respected and reputable travel agency. I had never received upgrades for anything that was booked by me {online} previously, unless I specifically paid for that upgrade.

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There you have it, just a few reasons why and in many cases, using an agent is a great option.

There’s normally no fee or a very minimal fee when booking your travel with them. They have some great {free literature} and a wealth of personal knowledge to pass on to you. They normally work on commissions received for your bookings.

 

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Update 2023

COVID-19 TRAVEL update

When the horrible Global Pandemic hit a few seasons ago, literally hundreds of thousands of travelers had to cancel or change their travel plans, and at very short notice. We actually had family members vacationing in South America, that had to cancel and change their plans abruptly while they were away. 🙁

For those who booked their reservations with a travel agent, most were able to contact them directly, to work on their behalf, to change or cancel their bookings made with them. This saved a great deal of stress for many travelers at that time.

Just another great example and the many; Benefits Of Booking With A Travel Agent. Many airlines, vacation packages, cruises and so on, had introduced; Covid-19 travel protection. This is great, but as one travel expert recently stated;

“You still have to be clear on exactly what that coverage includes. For example, your local government may have a travel advisory in place for your chosen destination, warning against all but essential travel.”

This could very well exclude your coverage.

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My wife and I had a wonderful vacation to Cuba back in 2022. We used one of our local travel consultants, to make our booking for us and obtained {extra covid protection insurance} as well.

This extra insurance protection was very minimal in cost and covered each of us, should we have tested positive before coming home. This was when testing was mandatory in order to return home. Just a little extra peace of mind protection to have, when traveling.

As you can see, there are times that using a professional travel agent is a great advantage and times when booking online with a very reputable booking platform, is good as well. Take your pick!

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“A Travel Weekly Survey Reported That 77% Of Travelers Who Used A Travel Agent Were Extremely Or Very Satisfied.”

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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