Why You Still Need a Travel Agent

Mar 1, 2019Travel Agent

With today’s technology, booking your vacation online is quick and easy. You can read online reviews and compare pricing across different carriers and locations. Many travelers wonder, what do I even need a travel agent?

Let’s discuss the top reasons of Why You Still Need a Travel Agent

Knowledge & Experience

Travel Agents have been doing this for years, so they speak from experience. No need to base your travel decisions on anonymous online reviews when you can speak to agents who do this for a living and know the current conditions of resorts across the globe.

Get Your Money’s Worth

How much does your trip actually cost? Sometimes a package you book yourself has hidden fees or doesn’t include things like resort tax, transfers, etc. Travel agents are aware of these details and include them in their packages. They are also aware of value-adds that travelers are unable to access or may not be aware of. Things like seat upgrades, added hotel amenities, event tickets, or additional activities.


While some people enjoy the research involved in planning their next vacation, your time is valuable. You shouldn’t have to spend it searching for the right vacation. A travel agent can match you to the vacation you actually want and have inside information on the best times to travel (to avoid crowded destinations) and where the next best destination locale is going to be. Want to get there first? Talk to a travel agent.

Exclusive Access

Some tours and experiences work exclusively through travel agents to ensure the customer is right for their destination. From exotic tours, treks and private excursions, talk to your travel agent to find out more.

When Things Go Wrong

It happens. Luggage gets lost, flights get cancelled, storms strike. Do you really want to call the 1-800 number for your online booking and wait on hold for an hour? Or speak directly to an agent who has your back? Travel agents have the resources and the contacts to get their clients to the head of the line. Because when you’re stranded, the internet won’t call you back.

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