Probably a reasonable question, eh? Especially considering most people are pretty comfortable jumping online and searching for what they need. And actually, if all you’re doing is flying from Atlanta to Chicago, booking a flight and a hotel is straightforward these days.
But what about when it gets more complicated, or more importantly, to get right because it involves your family’s big annual vacation? Is it worth all your time doing research? Can you really trust that online review from someone you don’t know? Can you possibly know all the options that may be available to you, and what the best match is for you and your family?
Below are some of the most important reasons why using a travel advisor is still beneficial to you. Do any of these resonate with you? Let me know!
I offer expert travel advice and personal service that you can’t get from the Internet. I take the time to ask the right questions and learn about your interests and preferences. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family cruise, or a European adventure, I will match your needs to the perfect travel experience just for you.
With so many travel choices available, you can spend hours, days, or even weeks in front of a computer searching for the best vacation and reading anonymous reviews… or you can quickly talk to someone you can trust who puts your interests first. I take the hassle out of travel planning and guide you through the entire process.
VALUE-ADDED BENEFITS AND AMENITIES
I don’t charge any fees or increase prices to cover our commission. The tour vendors, resorts, and cruise lines pay this out of THEIR bottom line because of the volume of business we bring them. In addition, because we are top producers with the best suppliers in the industry, I can offer you competitive prices, exclusive vacation packages, low fares, and special amenities.
EXPERT KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
We are certified specialists who have completed extensive training on select destinations, cruise lines, resorts, tour operators and more. As experienced travelers we can give you insider tips based on our knowledge and connections.
AMERICAN EXPRESS BENEFITS
As an American Express Travel Representative, I am able to offer American Express cardmember benefits such as Pay with Points and Mariner Club sailings.
Like a personal shopper, I can provide one-stop travel shopping for you. I can handle land tours, river cruises, ocean cruises and shore excursions, all-inclusive resorts, air arrangements, rental cars, hotel stays, weddings and events, honeymoon and celebration registries, travel insurance, passport and visa services, and so much more.
PEACE OF MIND
Our service doesn’t end after you’ve made the booking. We are here to help and advise if something should go wrong before or during your trip such as cancelled flights or revised itineraries. You can’t call “the Internet” if you have an issue, but you can call us.