According to statistics, brides spend 37 hours per month planning their wedding. Searching the Internet for travel deals, inspiration, destinations and honeymoon ideas can add countless hours to a wedding to-do list.
HERE ARE THE TOP TEN REASONS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE A TRAVEL AGENT
1 THEY ARE THE EXPERTS
They will listen, suggest, understand and arrange the vacation you want, making sure each detail meets your personal needs. Your time off is spent just the way you want it. Travel Agents are trained to know the size of rooms, activities on a cruise ship, dining options, and all the specific destination details.
2 SAVE TIME
Any travel itinerary, no matter how simple, includes many details: confirmation numbers, reservation numbers, hotel information, packing lists, activities, dining options, transportation and so much more. Travel Agents can, and want to, handle all these details for you. Make your vacation time more valuable and your planning less stressful.
3 MAKE SENSE OF ALL THE INFORMATION
There is so much information available online that rather than helping, it can make your planning more confusing. Perhaps you want to take a cruise, but you are not sure which cruise line or destination is best for you. A Travel Agent will know which cruise ship, hotel, destination or all-inclusive resort will meet your wishes, budget and requirements.They know how and where to find you the best deals and package prices, some available only to Travel Professionals. All you need to do is pack and go.
4 THEY ARE KNOWLEDGE MANAGERS
From visa and passport requirements to the name of the hotel concierge, they have the information you need. Information such as which side of the hotel offers the best view or which countries you should bring your own road maps in Europe because rental car companies there don’t provide them.They can also assist with currency exchanges and can even help you fill out your immigration forms before departure for international travel.
5 THEY ARE YOUR ADVOCATE
With all the recent destruction from Mother Nature, Travel Agents add an even greater value. They will intervene with suppliers on your behalf should you get stuck in a natural disaster or find yourself grounded in an airport. If you are in a different room than was reserved for you, suffering an experience that deserves an upgrade, or any other situation that might make for an anxious traveler; they’ll be there. When anything goes wrong, a Travel Agent knows who to call to get the issue straightened out, saving you an argument with the front desk or gate attendant.
6 THEY WORK TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
They will work to understand your budget and your vacation priorities, and know how to meet any special needs. These needs include flight requirements, distances, time away, budget restraints, dietary and exercise needs, as well as any sort of special accommodations or even pet-friendly destinations!
7 THEY KNOW THE DESTINATION SECRETS
From which resort in Cancun has the best swim-up bar to the best sightseeing excursions from your cruise ship or resort, your Travel Agent has probably been to many of the destinations you are dreaming of and can give you the best expert advice to make the best informed decisions.
8 THEY CAN MAKE CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCES
With those many established industry connections, they can help arrange unique side trips, special passes, upgrades, and little touches that are available only through their world.
9 SERVICES ARE FREE
Many travelers assume they will need to pay for a Travel Agent’s services, but that’s usually not the case. Travel Agents are paid primarily by the resorts, destinations and travel companies their clients are enjoying! So why wouldn’t you use a Travel Agent?
10 THEY ARE THERE TO MAKE YOUR HONEYMOON HAPPY
Let the special Bride feeling carry over into your honeymoon, knowing you have someone working to make the beginning of your married life as memorable as possible. They love to use their connections to make your honeymoon extra special, with specialized touches and upgrades, like a bottle of Champagne waiting for you in your room or complimentary shore excursions.