Travel Agents are your vacation advocates and they can take the stress out of travel. They typically have access to deals that are not available online, so can save you money. You don’t have to spend the hours on research and the time to arrange the travel, hotel, meals and activities. Agents can help wade through the many choices out there to find the vacation that suits you and what you like. Then, they are there to handle any issues that may arise. You can spend time at the pool or the beach, while your agent makes the calls and advocates on your behalf.
Travel agents are able to offer advice and expertise that you cannot get online. An agent can guide travelers through foreign travel and share tips to make your vacation go more smoothly. For example, the cheapest air fare on line may have a connection that is too short to accommodate the time to go through customs when coming back into the States from a foreign country. Your travel advocate pays attention to those type of details to save you headaches down the road. They understand the fine print and can help prevent those unexpected bad surprises. Agents also have contacts and can often get extras or special requests for clients through their vendor contacts.