Part 9 Of Series: 101 Reasons To Use A Travel Agent
I just recently took a trip to Los Angeles to take care of several business items, one of which was to do a site inspection of the new "W" in Hollywood (a write-up will be added in the next few days, since I did stay at their property during my trip).
All I can say is the travel season is in full swing! The airports were stuffed chuck full of people, and the planes were painfully packed. I made a note to myself to rearrange my flight days and times based on this most recent trip; especially during the summer, when all of the family travelers are abounding - not that there is anything wrong with that, but let's just say it was definitely food for thought in respect to any further traveling I may be doing the remainder of the summer.
- Anticipating Trouble - Travel agents are extremely useful if you are planning a trip to a known weather troubled area such as the Caribbean hurricane plagued islands. In the event of a natural disaster, your travel agent can work to immediately reschedule or cancel your trip so there are no worries for you.
- Complicated Itineraries Made Simple -Travel experts can take care of all the details for those complicated around the world tickets and all the extra headaches that go with it, such as hotel and transportation along the way.
- Special Needs Travelers - Travel specialists can prearrange any wheelchair or special needs someone in your travel party may have. They can also take the time to make sure your reserved accommodations are safe and easily accessible for the special needs traveler.
- What to Pack - Some activities you choose to partake in may require different layers of clothing throughout the day. Your travel agent can advise you on what to bring. A bike trip down an extinct volcano in Hawaii for example, may require you to start out with jackets and wool socks, but when you get to the bottom you may be down to shorts and a tank top.
- Let Them Wait on Hold - By using a travel agent you no longer have to wait on hold and talk to automated systems while trying to book different parts of your trip.
*Source: American Society of Travel Agents