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How Hiring a Travel Agent Can Get You the Perfect Vacation

July 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 171

When you are ready to plan a vacation, you might consider using the various online travel sites that are now available to look for travel deals. You might not even think about ever using a travel agent again. After searching these sites for a while you might finally find a good deal that suits you, but on the other hand, you might not. Using an agent who is trained to help you could be much easier and less stressful in the end.

Save Your Valuable Time and Money

When you go to a qualified agent instead of one of those websites, you won't have to spend hours and hours on your computer just to try to find the deal you want. Your agent can work with you personally to follow your budget, they will do all the searching legwork for you, and will probably have access to information about deals and rates that wouldn't be found on any website. Even with the agent's fee, you are still saving valuable time and money and you can get the price you want in the type of package you want. Agents will receive offers and promotions from cruise lines, resorts and other providers that wouldn't be available to the public.

Travel Assistance

If you have any problems like a delay due to weather, your agent can also help to book you. You won't always have an easy time doing this if you went through one of the travel websites. Also, if you get to your destination and something is wrong or unacceptable such as your room or your transportation to the hotel never shows up, you agent can resolve your problem quickly. You most likely won't get personalized service with one of the travel websites.

Agents Can Give you Recommendations

When you are ready to plan your vacation but are unsure which type of vacation to choose, your agent can also help you make this decision. Many times each one specializes in a certain area, such as cruises. If you want to take a cruise but have no idea what type of cruise, your agent can help you by recommending some good ones. They can also help you navigate through the various ticket options and packages with someplace like Walt Disney World. With the insider knowledge of a qualified agent you can get the trip you want within the budget you need and not waste your time or money doing things on your trip that wouldn't even interest you.

Special Perks

Your agent can also have special access to perks that you likely wouldn't be able to find because of the large amount of trips they book on a regular basis. This can include things like room upgrades, reservations with a popular tour or resort, or a waiver of a fee. Oftentimes, your travel agent will add one or more of these perks to your trip. If you are planning a special trip such as a site, wedding or special place to propose, you can get access to people to help you make the event extra special through your agent.

Learn about why using a travel agent, is better than booking your vacation through a bargain website. They are much more knowledgeable, personable and resourceful then the service you'll find on a website.

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