Travel

Confused With All the Travel Information on the Internet?

The internet harbors a lot of information regarding travel. There so many online travel news sites for cruises, hotels, trains, air, among other types of travel. Do you find the correct information regarding your travel?  Is the location of the hotel where you want to be during your travel? Is the hotel room or cabin type right for you? Is the current cruise line the one you should be booking? Not all travel products are created equal nor are the products right for everyone.

You need help noting the best while you contact your travel agent.

Do travel agents help?

There has been multiple travel website including the President of United States, noting travel agents do not exist or are going away. Indeed they are right. In the past travel agents were only used to book a trip or come into the storefront o office of a travel agency.

Storefront travel agents are few and very far between the current “travel agents” have gone home to work. The term “travel agents” is also going away as what the do is totally different from what they did back in the day.

Travel Professionals/Travel Counselors

Travel agents are currently viewed more of travel counselor and advisers thus called Travel Professional/Counselor. The travel industry is also getting away from using the term “travel agent”. The travel adviser doesn’t just book a trip; they offer more than what is available to the travelling clients.

A travel professional is supposed to learn, travel and receive input from other travel professional about the current trend in the travel industry. visit https://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2017/01/10/what-to-do-when-travel-dreams-turn-into-a-booking-nightmare-roseman.html today!

  • When travelling and you use travel agents such as Expedia, Travelocity, you lack the personal touch of someone protecting your back.  Your travel booking is done, and then you’re pretty much on your own. If your flight gets cancelled, you need someone to book a replacement flight.
  • In case you use a travel professional that travel professional will book a replacement and if something wrong happens on your trip, the room you booked not what you expected they are going to make it right.

It Costs More to Use a Travel Professional

TravelThis is not always true. True, some travel professionals charge fees, but not all of them do. This is because some vendors, like airlines and some hotels, don’t pay commission or some of the vendors have decreased the amount of commissions paid to the travel professional. To make ends meet, some travel professionals charge fees. I charge $50 per person for airline reservations domestically and $100 for airline reservations internationally.  continue reading here!

To conclude:

Travel professional needs to check constantly for prices drops prior the final payments and whether the new promotions offered would be of any benefits to the client on what was booked with a deposit.  A travel professional works with you from the time you first talk to them until you are home safe and sound and any and all problems have been solved or addressed.

The rules for travelling are constantly changing, and it is the travel professional that can keep their clients on track with them.

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