The Advantages of Traveling with a Travel Agent

Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, Singapore provides services such as booking, tour facilitation, travel documentation and other related services. Now, we provide you these advantages of traveling with a travel agent like us. It is easier to travel around the world through travel agents, in cities like Jakarta Indonesia, Sydney Australia or Paris France.

Save money. Some people wary away from using a travel agent for the reason that they think they'll pay extra for the agent's services. Certain agents charge additional fees; nonetheless most make their commission from the travel suppliers. "You're going to get more value from your money booking with a travel agent," Peters says. Nina Meyer, president of the American Society of Travel Agents, says you can also save big on airfare with the right agent: "I have seen in the past people save anywhere from $500 to upwards of $1,000 on a ticket."

Axelrod says she and her husband found it difficult to find good flight deals on their own. "The travel agent was able to get deals we weren't able to find," she says.

Learn what you want. "Very often, people don't really know what kind of trip they want," Shillinglaw says. It's the travel agent's job to provide you with a number of options they think you'd enjoy. Not only will they help you book a trip, they'll help you build the trip.

Connections. Warning! Don't undervalue a travel agent's widespread Rolodex. Agents may have people who you can connect with, for example a local tour guide and as well as people you can reach out to if you encounter any problems. "Having access to a travel agent's insiders makes it just an overall better customer service experience than going at it alone," Peters says.

Authenticity. The accurate travel agent will inform you about trip possibilities you may not be able to bargain online. "It's about knowing what the real local find is, whether that be a great dinner at a small café or tickets to a private show," Peters says. "When people travel, they don't want to travel like a tourist. So it's about the travel specialist being able to help people find unique life experiences that they'll remember."

Knowledge. Faultless travel strategies lie in the details, and travel agents are specialists when it comes to handling those details. "It could be a pretty picture, but what if there's construction going on? What if it's in a bad neighborhood?" says Meyer. "Agents have that kind of background knowledge."

Troubleshooting. Regardless of wide-ranging travel planning, you may meet some knocks on your trip. "In almost any rough situation, you need a travel agent," Meyer says. "I have clients who were going to miss a sports event because their flight got cancelled, but we still got them there." Says Weissman: "If the hotel room doesn't match your expectations and you don't have a travel agent, you're on your own."

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2 years ago
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I have nothing against agents but I find a lot of the excitement of holidays is researching the places myself.