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Three Ways a Travel Agency Can Make Your Life Easier

Whether you’ve been a DIY traveler up until now or you have your travel agent’s number on speed dial, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of booking your flights, hotels, rental cars, and more through a travel agent.

Not only have travel agents been found to save their clients a pretty penny, some only charge a very small commission. Essentially, travel agents are excellent at what they do best. And sometimes, it’s in your best interest to leave travel booking up to the experts. Here are some reasons why.


Travel agents can be a safety net in case of emergency

Chances are that at some point in your life, you’ll have to cancel or reschedule a travel date because something comes up. Some things in life are non-negotiable, like illness and family emergencies. But with a travel agent, you can have a significantly better level of reassurance than you can with any insurance company or money-back guarantee system.

With one call, you can change or cancel any of your travel plans. And with the built-in refund or reschedule guarantees involved in many travel agency agreements, you won’t be at a loss.

A travel agency has access to better prices than you

Unless you’re some sort of professional traveler – in which case you are likely to already have an agent – a travel booker generally has more insider access than you to the bottom line prices on airfare, hotels, cruise packages, and more.

What you will pay them in commission might not even equal what you could save in discounts. Travel agents are known for having access to travel costs that are lower, daresay, than the dozens of websites you’ve compared again and again for price changes.


Picking the right agent for you can have serious benefits

If you’re considering booking your next trip with a travel agency, remember that not all agents are created equal. Before settling on one for you, you’ll want to consider what you want your agent to know about you as a client.

Are you more focused on being super tight on the budget or on having it all, without worrying about expenses? Do you envision yourself traveling more domestically or internationally? What languages are you interested in learning?

The more you know about your travel personality, the better you can be matched up with a travel agent with similar interests. The perk of having a travel agent who has been to some of the same destinations you’re interested in is that you’ll have access to their first hand experience. If you’re debating between visiting the south or the north island of New Zealand, for instance, and your travel agent is a kiwi, they can give you the real scoop and advise you personally.

As you can see, traveling with an agency has some major perks. Unless you really thrive on the time and patience that it takes to find your own cheapest airfare and navigate through the world of tourist visas, it might make more sense to get a travel agent of your very own.

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Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging since 2007, with the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure. Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

Committed to bringing you the best in adventure travel from all around the globe, there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme! They haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on their list.

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  1. This is indeed true!! I have had similar experiences too! I always try to make my travels through agents when its to a place I don’t have much contacts! They are always at your help to get things arranged! And yes! The rates too! Most of the time, they have better rates!

    • Happy to hear you have also had success in using agents Bilna! Sometimes it’s a lot more efficient in both cost and time to consult an expert and have them book everything in for you.

      And yes, they absolutely do usually have better rates!

      Happy travels in 2016 :)

  2. Thanks for the post. Can you recommend some good companies please?

    • Hi Gareth, glad you enjoyed the post. Which company is best will depend on where you live, mainly because the majority of travel agencies are localized, or specialize in specific locations/vacations – let me know which country you’re in and I’ll see if I have any recommendations for you :)

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