Part 18 of Series: 101 Reasons To Use A Travel Agent
I have been working with a client recently, and in one of our numerous conversations, I was discussing some things she should be aware of for her trip, as well as other general travel tips. After the conclusion of our conversation she said, "Thank you so much for all of the information. I've been searching on the internet, and I am in information overload; yet, you have given me clear, concise information, and I feel confident now going on my trip. People may not realize this, but planning a trip is a lot of work, and I'm glad to have you planning my trip!"
This is what I enjoy the most about my work. It's when the people I am working with understand, and value the time and work that I put into making their trip special, fun, and accommodating to whatever their budget may be. I do caution people that you truly DO, "get what you pay for," so while sticking to a budget is important for most of us, sometimes there are other factors that need to be taken into consideration too, and sometimes when you are embroiled in the process, you may skip those important factors.
What You Can Buy Later - New airline restrictions make packing for long trips hard. Travel experts can give you advice on what you might be able to purchase while you are on your trip to avoid having excess weight in your luggage beforehand.
Advice on Where to Go if You Get Sick - If you happen to be unfortunate enough to get hurt or fall ill while on your trip, your travel agent can help to you find you somewhere clean and safe for medical attention.
Trust - If you should have any questions after booking your trip you know how to reach your travel agent and can avoid the FAQ section on a website.
You Know How to Reach Them When You Need Them - Problems at the airport? Reservation issues at the hotel? Your travel agent is a phone call away from getting your problem solved.
Tips and Tricks - How early do you really need to be at the airport? What are the quickest ways to get through security? Your travel expert can advise you of the airport security levels the day of your trip and any new security checkpoints you may have to worry about.
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