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The travel industry is thriving, which means flights, hotels, and rental cars are often booked well in advance. The ongoing challenges of COVID-19, such as staffing shortages and country-specific rules, also impact travel. Navigating these hurdles on your own is not impossible, but having an experienced travel advisor prepared to meet their clients’ needs by your side certainly makes it easier! Using a travel agent has distinct advantages and we’re confident travel agents are worth it.

The Benefits of Using a Travel Agent

Travel Agents are Experienced Professionals

Even if you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ve likely only booked a few dozen trips. An educated travel agent has planned hundreds—if not thousands—of successful vacations. Their experience and knowledge go beyond just flights and hotel reservations—although they’re very good at these as well! A travel advisor will answer all your questions about your destination and help with restaurant reservations, activity scheduling, and the visa application process if need be.

Travel Agents Specialize in Specific Types of Trips

Another benefit of using a travel agent is their expertise in the specific type of trip you’re planning. Whether you’re going on a tropical honeymoon, a safari, a family-friendly amusement park vacation, or a ski trip, there is a travel advisor well-versed in exactly what you’re looking for. Travel agents are worth it when it comes to planning a unique, personalized vacation because they know the ins and outs of exactly the type of travel you’re interested in.

Travel Agents Do Save You Money

One reason many people choose online booking platforms is the perception of the great deal they’re receiving. A major benefit of using a travel agent is the direct and in-person communication. Let your travel advisor know if budget is an important part of your travel plan so they can find the best deals available. When a travel agent compares flights and accommodations, they take into account the fine prints and extra fees. Unfortunately, online booking sites often hide these fees or incorporate them into the fine print so they’re easy to overlook.

Travel Agents are Excellent Problem Solvers

For simple trips, booking a flight and hotel yourself is manageable. For longer, more complicated ventures, using a travel advisor can help you make the most of your time. Getting creative with scheduling and transportation methods is one advantage of using a travel agent. Working alongside a professional ensures you’re booking the transportation that fits your needs, whether it be the quickest way to your destination, the most affordable way to travel, or something else entirely.

Independent lodging options in small towns that provide a greater experience probably aren’t listed on the online hotel comparison website. Your local travel agent, however, knows all about them! Looking at these and other unique solutions can make your trip exactly what you’re looking for. Plus, your travel advisor will worry about all of the details, so you can focus on the trip itself.

Travel Agents Save You Time (and Frustration)

Comparing trip details in multiple browser windows can be time-consuming and irritating. A travel agent knows exactly where to look for the information you need to make decisions about your vacation. Your travel advisor will get to know your interests and needs. Having this information helps them narrow down the huge number of travel options available to a manageable number of choices. Your travel agent will also read all the fine print, saving you time as well as unpleasant surprises later on.

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