It’s easy to sit behind a desk & sell holidays right? Anybody can do it.. and we all get online and think we are travel experts. Now, with the internet monitoring our every move & social selling to us via our website clicks, that dream holiday is never too far away.
The truth is, a good travel agent quickly becomes one of your best friends. Why? They get to know you, your likes and dislikes, they know when you can and can’t travel, so are able to call you out of the blue and let you have access to some amazing offers.
A good travel agent will have worked in the industry for many years, will be able to spot fake reviews on review sites and recommend personally the correct destination, resort and hotel to suit you. They may not have been to every destination, although this is on their do to list! But their clients who they also know really well, have.
The travel industry has an amazing support network, where advice from like minded professional agents is readily available, they work as a team.
A good agent will have every eventuality covered, and sometimes when things go wrong… flights are cancelled, hotels are overbooked, ash clouds happen… your best friend, will have your back.
Working as a professional in the travel industry, takes years to master & become an expert. The power of a good agent is not only their contacts within the trade, airlines, hotels and tourist boards. But also listening, knowing exactly what questions to ask you, establishing what your key needs and wishes are, without you even realising as this is all happening in conversation.
Travel agents are responsible for your dreams, be it your overseas weddings & honeymoons, your family holidays and as your holiday needs change, your best friend has been there with you ever step of the way. Guiding you to create your memories, welcoming your kids, grandkids, friends and family into the gang & adapting the holidays to suit.
Without a good travel agent, you are alone!