Happy Travel Agent Appreciation Day!
It's been awesome to get e-mails from suppliers and clients, reminding me and other agents - we're appreciated. I thought I'd take this opportunity to remind you why booking with a travel agent is a must-do for your next vacation, so here are my top three reasons to #BookwithaTA
I work around the clock to make my client's vacations magical - whether it's waiting up until midnight to get first dibs on cruise excursions or waking up at 6AM to book advanced dining reservations at Walt Disney World. Some trips require months of work, others come together in just a few weeks - either way, I am dedicated to taking the time to make each one magical. I work hard to make sure my clients are excited about their trip, prepared to travel, and happy when they come home. We talk about every detail of your trip - some things you may never have even thought of. Why do all this work on your own when someone else is ready and willing to do it for you?
Sure, everyone in your Facebook group 'knows' the answer to any question you ask. But as a professional travel planner, I've been trained in destinations all over the world. I have connections with suppliers and tourism boards so I can get you the information you need. I've traveled to these locations and I've experienced them for myself so I know how to assist you. Why trust a Google search when you can book with a professional?
Most importantly, I care - about you and your family, your safety, your well-earned vacation dollars and time-off.... and most importantly, your happiness. Booking engines like Expedia or Priceline aren't designed to care about you - they're designed to make booking on your own simpler. But what if you don't know exactly where you want to go, what you want to see or do? What if something goes wrong while you're traveling? What if you're unhappy with your trip when you get home? What can that booking engine do you for now? Nothing. Why not book with someone that cares instead of some website that doesn't?
So next time you're thinking of booking your own trip, just remember - if you want personalized service, someone that will work for you and care about your experience - before, during and after you travel - you need to #BookwithaTA