top 10 reasons to use a travel agent

Why use a travel agent? Check out our top ten reasons for using a professional.

Top 10 reasons to use a travel agent

Published 12:38am Sunday, June 9, 2013

We had a lively debate recently on the merits of whether to use a live travel agent to book your vacation or to go it alone by using the Internet. Here are some of the reasons to consider a personal travel consultant.

  1. You’ve Googled “Mexico vacation,” and come up with 17.8 million responses. Need a little help editing those choices?
  2. Remember when you used that popular website to book your hotel, and when you got there you spent your beach vacation overlooking a parking lot?
  3. How many hours were you on hold with the airline when your flight was canceled because of a snowstorm?
  4. Did you really mean to spend your honeymoon at that resort whose one tiny pool was filled all day with screaming children?
  5. Who knew that when you booked that “villa” in Tuscany, it would be a small room with a kitchenette and no air conditioning? Funny, it looked much better on your computer screen.
  6. No one explained to you that in July, it’s winter in Rio, and so you showed up there with nothing but five Hawaiian shirts and three pairs of swimming trunks.
  7. How about the time you really needed a restful vacation, and you ended up in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and someone threw up on your shoes?
  8. Yes, I guess that hotel must have used a telephoto lens when they took a picture of those guest rooms you saw on their website.
  9. I suppose contacting the Attorney General is your only option when the internet site you used to book your trip has billed your credit card three times
  10. It was definitely odd that there were no taxis at the airport at 3 o’clock in the morning when you finally landed in Costa Rica. Booking a transfer to your very remote hotel would have been a good idea.

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