Why you should use a Travel Agent When booking your vacation:
First and foremost, Travel Agents can help you decide where to go by walking you through the pros and cons of destinations based on the varying interests (and ages) of the people in your group. Not only that, they’ll deliver insider insights and access. They can tell you how to avoid the crowds at major sights and where the locals eat. They can even pair you with designers and architects who moonlight as walking-tour guides, get a local artist to open his studio to you, and direct you to hidden corners of a city. And they also, crucially, know how to put together a seamless itinerary.
Even if you’re not planning a particularly complicated or exotic trip, it’s worth considering the additional value of professional advice. Much of the travel industry is built on relationships, both formal and informal, and if your advisor has the right ones, it can pay off—literally—for you.
VIP Treatment: Travel Agents may have additional preferred status, which translates into even more perks for clients. The Travel Team Agents have developed informal relationships with hotel & general managers around the world. So chances are, if you’re looking to book with the Travel Team, we can get you more bang for your buck.
Lower Rates and Fares: The most affordable rates and fares aren’t always found online, especially when it comes to luxury travel. Hotels and cruise lines that don’t drop their prices for online travel agencies often offer special deals and promotions to Travel Agents—who, in turn, alert their clients. These can be everything from four nights for the price of three to an upgrade to business-class tickets on an airfare-cruise package. Travel Agents frequently have access to lower prices than those available to the public.
Finding Rooms: That sold-out hotel that you waited too long to book? It’s not always sold out. The Travel Agents at the Travel Team are skilled at putting travelers in the right rooms, avoiding the misleadingly named “Garden Views” that overlook parking lots or cruise cabins set right below the fitness room. (Beware the early morning step class.)
Troubleshooting: Every trip has its share of hiccups. The small ones can be fun (or at least instructive) to navigate. The big ones—a missed cruise connection; a cloud of volcanic ash—can be a nightmare. By using a Travel Team Agent, in the event you need to, we can rebook your flights by either finding seats on planes that appear to be full or springing you to the top of waiting lists for ones that indeed are. We can also get you last-minute hotel rooms and file insurance claims on your behalf.