We get it, the Internet has changed the way we do things. Travelers today have access to all sorts of tools to research and review before choosing a brand or product. However, more information can sometimes mean more problems. Searching for travel options from flights to hotels can not only be time consuming but overwhelming. Have no fear, the travel agent is here to save the day! In recognition of U.S. Travel Agent Awareness Day, Secrets Resorts & Spas has listed our top three reasons why you should use a travel agent to book your next Unlimited Luxury® getaways.
- They’re the experts!
No matter how much research is done, it is hard to truly become an expert on your vacation needs. This is where travel agents come in! Agents typically specialize in a few destinations or markets (family friendly, outdoor, business or leisure travel, weddings and honeymoons, cultural) and remain up-to-date on the latest travel trends, new resorts, up and coming destinations, etc. to recommend the ideal place to book your next trip.
- Practice makes perfect!
Unfortunately, Mother Nature has never considered our travel plans when she decides to strike. When winter storms strike during a time of the year when many people are trying to escape the cold, having an experienced travel agent to handle the aftermath is priceless. Travel agents step in to handle all sorts of unexpected situations and know how to best approach airlines and hotel policies to reschedule your entire travel itinerary.
- It’s a win-win relationship!
As most relations in life, loyalty has its rewards. Travel agents are willing to go above and beyond to ensure that their (loyal) clients’ vacation will exceed their expectations. As professionals in the tourism industry, they have access to perks and resources that allow them to enhance your stay as a way to say “thank you for your business”.
Are you a travel agent and have your own tip? Let us know!