In today’s world of online commerce, where a Google search can pull up multiple travel booking engines, using a travel consultant may seem “old-fashioned.”
Some even feel that travel advisors are obsolete and add virtually no value to any transaction today. Therefore, why use a Travel Consultant?
The simple answer is that a competent travel adviser can be your greatest asset when you’re planning a trip. The key word here is “competent.” A “competent” consultant is not necessarily an offshore call center worker reading from a script or a hobbyist who has paid a few hundred bucks for bogus agency credentials. Rather they are a certified travel professional.
Such a professional will display a “go-the-extra-mile” attitude and will offer you extreme, high-tech, high-touch, personalized service from the first stages of your vacation planning, all the way through to your return home. They will take the time to get to know you and what you want and will be there for you when you run into trouble.
Other things to consider:
A Travel Advisor is your Advocate!
If you experience a problem, we are there to help. Because of the volume we provide to suppliers we have clout where you may not. If you, as an individual, have a bad experience, no big hotel chain or airline cares about you. If you stopped traveling, you wouldn’t be missed. However, the same company will assist a Travel Advisor. Since we have the potential to send either hundreds of guests, or no guests at all you’d better believe they’d feel the pinch.
A Travel Advisor Can Offer You More Options and save you Money!
Many travel wholesale companies only deal with travel advisors. These big companies negotiate special rates with the airlines and hotels and then pass the savings along to travel professionals, who then pass these savings onto you. We will search both these offers, and all others, to offer you the best option for you!
We also have insider connections with the supplier’s local sales representatives whom we can also turn to for help when a problem occurs or to obtain possible additional benefits for our clients.
A Travel Advisor will get to know you so they can offer Personalized Service!
A travel advisor understands that your vacation is more than just “time off.” It blends your unique perceptions and special individuality to represent your dreams. As such, no two customers are alike. We seek to learn what you want and value in your vacation.
By asking many questions, we can customize a unique vacation solution to fit your time and budget. You will receive the best vacation experience possible!
A Travel Advisor can offer Expert guidance!
Unlike instructions on a Web page, travel advisors are experts in understanding the confusing mix of travel information and travel language. A skilled consultant continually up dates their knowledge with the destinations they service. We make sure that you arrive at your destination with the best price and with the information you need to stay safe and healthy.
A Travel Advisor will offer you unbiased information!
A website can educate you on your options quickly. It presents you with the information a supplier wants you to see. Unfortunately this information isn’t always accurate. We work for our clients, not for travel suppliers. Since happy customers return, we strive to offer you accurate, and truthful, information.
A Travel Advisor will offer you a better value!
Saving money is not just about price. It is also about “value.” The value of an amazing vacation isn’t judged by what it costs. It’s judged by what it gives you.
If your hotel was far from the peaceful resort you anticipated; or if your romantic cruise was filled with loud children or if your golf course was closed and being reseeded, your holiday would be ruined.
You could save hundreds of dollars and still be miserable or you could spend a little bit more to be in vacation bliss. A resourceful travel advisor will recommend offerings relevant to you and will find you the best value without sacrificing trip quality.
A Travel Advisor Can offer you Time Savings!
From a business executive to a stay at home mom, you have more valuable things to do with your time then to research a long list of travel Web pages.
Why not go straight to the source.. a travel professional. to help you!
When you’re sick you would not research and diagnose your own medical needs, you would visit your doctor. A trusted travel advisor can offer you the same level of expertise saving you endless headaches and frustration.
Professionals work and train hard to be the best in their professions; a competent travel advisor has likewise taken the time and has made the commitment to be the best in their field so that you can benefit from their expertise! Your time is valuable. Let us help you by doing what we do best, so you can do what you do best!