When we want something done right, most of us turn to professionals – mechanics, electricians, attorneys… But as you begin thinking about your next vacation, have you considered the benefits of working with a travel agency?
Professional travel agents provide confidence and peace of mind, just like experts in other fields, and that translates directly into an incredible vacation for you and your family.
Instead of digging through the mountain of options you’ll find with online travel services, wondering what places are actually like, and getting overwhelmed by information, talk with a travel agent to make it all easy!
4 Reasons to Rely on a Travel Agency
Travel Agents Have Experience to Make Your Trip Easy
Simply put, experience is the most important thing travel agencies bring to the table. Professional travel agents are planning vacations, organizing flights, contacting resorts, finding transportation, getting the latest in travel news, etc. – and they’re doing it every day. This is a huge benefit to you!
No matter where you want to go, they (or someone they know) will have the inside scoop on must-see attractions, places to avoid, and plenty of options for reliable lodging and transportation.
They know about the best times of year to visit destinations around the world, festivals and special events that might be happening, and tourist traps that don’t live up to the hype.
Even for the nuts and bolts of traveling, an experienced agent will have recommendations about flight scheduling, keep you informed about documentation you may need for international travel, and provide specific details to help your trip go smoothly, down to tips for using local public transportation or customs to be mindful of.
Skilled travel agents create experiences for a living, and most are part of a much larger network of travel professionals whose combined experience stretches across trips and destinations of all kinds.
Travel Agents are Convenient and Fast
Planning a trip on your own takes a ton of time, especially if you’re visiting a place for the first time. Instead of spending hours combing through Google results of hotels and restaurants, hoping to find a gem, working with a travel agent cuts out much of that effort. You can quickly narrow down recommendations based on criteria you provide – and have an actual conversation with an expert instead of relying on search terms.
All of this makes planning your trip faster and easier – and more personalized. As you work together, they’ll use their experience and network to find the best options for your specific wants, needs, and budget.
Once you’re traveling, the agent’s assistance will make the day-to-day easier too! Your travel agent will have a handy system in place for creating a general itinerary (including transportation), and make sure all of the plans work together without overlaps, unnecessary delays, or unwanted downtime so you get the most – or as much as you want – out of each day.
If Something Goes Wrong… Travel Agents are Ready to Help!
Sometimes travel problems are unavoidable. Flights get delayed, hotels make mistakes, weather ruins plans, etc. And while travel snafus are a bummer, it’s important to have an advocate that has your back when things go sideways.
The team at Sunset Travel has decades of experience solving the occasional issue you may encounter. A travel agent can be your advocate with airlines, resorts, car rental companies, and so on. They can also help you navigate issues with customs or crossing borders when language barriers may cause confusion.
In fact, an expert travel agent can be a point of contact throughout your vacation to help you solve problems or navigate unfamiliar surroundings.
They Know the Hidden Perks and Deals
With experience and professional relationships comes a true “insider” advantage for travel agents. They keep a close eye on promotions, deals, and package discounts – many of which may not be widely advertised, or available to the general public at all.
Their network of other agents and industry professionals can also provide access to upgrades, hidden perks, reduced fees, and all kinds of unique offers that are shared among industry insiders to provide extra benefits for their clients. While your agent might not have a special deal or perk for every destination, their access and knowledge could be your lucky day!
Using an agency to plan trips and vacations puts a professional touch on every aspect of travel. Their experience leads directly to reduced stress, easier planning, and spending less than the arduous process of planning on your own.
They’ve Been to the Places You Want to Go
The team at Sunset Travel has decades of experience traveling to foreign locales and we’ll use that knowledge to make sure you have the best time possible! We’ve been to all the best resorts, and we know which rooms will have you looking out your window at rooftops and which ones offer a beautiful view of the ocean!
Sunset Travel agents are the best at crafting personalized experiences to provide a truly amazing, one-of-a-kind vacation. We provide all the tips you need to make the most of each moment. To start planning your next vacation, contact Sunset Travel & Cruise today!