1) Professional Experience
Travel Agents have professional training. They take numerous courses every year to stay up to date on the latest trends in the travel industry. Travel Agents love to travel, so you get a hands on knowledge as well of the destinations and companies.
2) Exclusive Offers
Agents are often part of a network of providers. The additional freebies that they can include are often not matched by online offers.
3) More Insurance Options
Cruise companies typically only offer one insurance option. With a travel agent you are able to get access to other insurances. Remember, not all companies cover pre-existing conditions, so if you have one, you’re better off shopping around and your agent can help you do that.
4) Loyalty Benefits
While cruising with the same company year after year has it’s perks, relying on the same travel agency every year does too. Often you will find that there is an additional layer of benefits provided by the travel agency for your continual loyalty.
5) Someone on your side
It’s amazing how many people say they don’t need a travel agent and then they fill up pages on Facebook asking questions about their upcoming trips. If they had a travel agent, they would have a one stop place to get all their travel inquiries answered.
Also, in the event that something unfortunate does happen during your trip, the travel agent can use their professional connections to help get your problem resolved quickly.
There’s a common misconception that having a travel agent will cost you more and that is not true. Travel agents are paid by the provider, not by you. So your bottom-line would be the same.
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