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Why Use a Travel Agent

Think about all the phenomenal resources you have at your fingertips just by utilizing the knowledge and services of a professional, unbiased travel agent. You get free advice and access to top travel suppliers including: Funjet Vacations, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Disney vacations, and so much more! And you can’t forget about those tropical all-inclusive Cancun vacation packages, romantic Europe River cruise specials, and the ever exotic Hawaii deals. What’s even better is that you regularly pay a lower price, or at least the exact same price, to a travel agent as you would by going directly to the cruise line, resort, or tour operator, with often times a thrown in discount or perk from the travel agent! Not a dime out of your pocket is used for services of a travel agent because the supplier pays them. So why not be smart about travel and get the experts involved?


Best Value

Who better to plan your vacation than those experienced in the travel field? A travel agent has the know-how to sort through the endless possibilities of travel packages in order to find the best deals with maximum benefits. They know the difference between a scam and a great price. Not only are travel agents able to give you the best valued vacation, they are also the best valuable resource when it comes to planning and booking a vacation.

Free Advice

Booking online doesn’t provide the necessary feedback that a travel agent can offer. Travel agents have the ability to supply inside tips like what attractions to see, what foods to try, and what hotels to stay in at no extra charge. With your travel agent, they can walk you through your vacation plans and give you personal, unbiased advice. If you have questions or concerns, a travel agent can provide answers and insight knowledge to help you make the best decisions for your trip.

Expert Guidance

Travel agents know how to get you to places and what you need to make sure your vacation runs smoothly. Think of a travel agent as your very own Pinterest board in life form. You will be able to take advantage of various benefits offered that you wouldn’t have known about otherwise. These agents know a good deal when they see one and will help ensure you don’t fall into any phony promotions.

Reliable Resource

Travel agencies won’t be going out of business anytime soon. Agents know that if they don’t perform well, they lose business. If you book on your own and a problem arises, you can expect that you will have to fix and fight the problem yourself. With a travel agent, they are the ones who fight those battles and can help you fix the problem so you can continue to enjoy your vacation.

Convenient One-Stop Shopping

Instead of spending hours searching through an eternity of vacation options and prices, you only have to go to one place and let the travel agent spend those hours doing the research for you. Every part of your trip – transfers, accommodations, airfare, tours, etc. – can be put together by a travel agent, giving you more time to take care of personal errands.

Personal Relationship

Often times, travel agencies are local and close to home so you can visit in person and get more clarification. You consistently work with one person who gets to know you and your likes and dislikes. Communication is between people rather than between a person and computer, giving your vacation a more personal feel. As you gain a personal relationship with your travel agent, they are better able to book a vacation for you that best suits your needs and wants.

Save Money

Instead of booking a flight here and a hotel there, a travel agent can offer you package deals getting you both a flight and hotel for a better value. A travel agent knows when there are good deals or extra perks and can offer them to you so you don’t have to worry about missing out. Travel agents also have long standing relationships with other travel suppliers who give them exclusive deals and the most current information so they are always obtaining the best deal.

Personalized Service

If there was a mix up in a reservation at your resort or if you just want an upgrade on a cruise ship, a travel agent works in your behalf. They always have your back. You have the ability to customize your vacation without the worry and stress of arranging it yourself. A travel agent gets to know what you want and is able to incorporate that into your vacation. Booking a vacation will never feel more stress-free.

Impartial Advisers

The agent doesn’t work for a cruise line, resort, or air carrier. They work for you and because they work for you, they can offer you the best price, value, and destination without being obligated to one supplier over another. Advice is based on personal experience and what they have heard from previous clients. Their direction and guidance comes from what they know works.

More Time

A travel agent is able to take care of all the research work to incorporate what you want in your vacation. They book and print your documents for you so you can concentrate more on spending time with family and friends rather than with your computer. Leave the vacation homework to the experts while you get packing!

Thank you for choosing us to book your next vacation! We are committed to giving you excellent customer service and high quality vacations for the best value. For questions, concerns, or assistance, whether before, during, or after your trip, please contact us. Columbus Travel® is here for you.

Larry Gelwix, CEO
Mark Faldmo, President

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