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Why It Is Important To Use a Travel Adviser Going Into 2020

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At the beginning of every year I do a blog post about the importance of using a travel agent, as every year there are more changes to the travel industry. The travel industry is as exciting as ever, and 2020 will be no different. We’ll see new firsts on ocean cruise lines, with the highly anticipated launches of Virgin Voyages and the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, and many innovations across the hotel sector. With all that to come, there are now even greater reasons to always book with a travel professional.  We constantly keep on top of the travel industry so that we can help our clients plan Unique and Memorable Travel Experiences that they could never find through an on-line booking agent.

The other reason to book travel with a travel agent is because approximately one in five Americans have been scammed or nearly scammed when booking travel online, according to a new survey by virus software giant McAfee.

In a survey of 1,000 adults conducted this May, 18% said that they had or almost had fallen prey to vacation travel scams, and some 30% of travel-related scam victims reported they lost between $1,000 and $3,000.  The last thing that consumers should have to deal with during or after a vacation is an identity scam or personal privacy issue.

So with that said, here are the Top 7 Reasons To Work With A Travel Advisor.

Ease the hassle of planning a vacation.
For complex trips, such as cruises where there are multiple room categories, to dozens of restaurants and hundreds of land excursions, travel advisers know what to look for and when. When you work with a travel adviser, all you have to do is show up and enjoy.

Pass along the homework.
We help our clients plan vacations that are filled with authentic and immersive experiences, which  translates to a lot homework researching and verifying. Let your trusted travel adviser do a deep dive into each destination, instead, as we have vast personal and product knowledge to ensure your travel experience is PERFECT!!

Get V.I.P. treatment at no extra cost.
We work with some of the best travel partners in the industry which allows us to pass on special rates and perks to our clients.  From free cocktails and room upgrades upon arrival, to spa treatments and late checkouts, just to name a few.

Don’t go it alone – We are your advocate in travel.
Life is unpredictable. If a personal issue finds you needing to rebook, and fast, there’s no one better to have on your side in a pinch than your trusted travel adviser. We know what phone numbers to call and whom to speak with, so you’re not on the line for an hour waiting for an operator, just to be transferred to a different department. Sometimes, personal relationships with general managers and other trusted travel partners allows us to work around items like a non-refundable deposit.

Protect your bottom dollar.
As mentioned earlier, new research found that nearly one in four people are scammed by third-party booking sites, which translates to a loss of more than $5.7 billion dollars. Make sure the money you saved for a special vacation goes into the right hands with a trusted travel adviser.

I hope this post answered all of your questions about why you should work with a travel agent in 2020 and beyond. If you want to get a personalized vacation, save time and money, and more, give us a call or fill out our Let’s Get Started Planning Form!!