Travel Agents are Professionals
12 Reasons why You should use a Travel Agent to Book your Travels
We live in the internet age; however, a real live PERSONAL experience from a travel agent, that you can actually talk to is still very useful, we are trained to know everything ( well most things . . ) about TRAVEL.
The Team at Legends Express Travel provides services and knowledge you simply can’t find online. In a crisis, an agent is invaluable and there to help you along with your travels. We are real People, with real travel knowledge to ensure you have a hassle Free leisure or business journey – read more below . . .
1 – A travel agent is accountable. This is the real person you can speak with whose job is to make sure things work out. Sorry, but the internet doesn’t really care. Unfortunately, neither do most airline check-in agents, car rental personal, or almost all personnel working for other online travel providers.
2 – An experienced travel agent has knowledge. They just know more than you do. Their tips and advice can help you make good travel decisions. They have received personal feedback from hundreds of clients, and their own personal travel agent network, to provide insights you can’t get on social media sites.
3 – They help you achieve more for your money. When booking an expensive trip, you want to see everything and experience the most the place you are visiting has to offer. A travel agent can help you make your dollars go farther, and make sure you don’t miss the great sites and even the best restaurants.
4 – Travel agents have “clout.” They have developed personal relationships with individuals at the companies they sell. This gives them leverage to get things you can’t get on your own. When the internet says a hotel is “sold out” or the connecting rooms you want for your extended family are not available, a good agent can often make them available. They also have knowledge of experiences you might not know are available to you.
5 – Your agent can help you set up an itinerary. People often say they “just want to wing it” – what I call“a white-knuckle trip”. Like, “I’m in a strange place, and I don’t speak the language. I don’t know where I’m going, or how to get there, but let’s go”. Your travel agent can help you develop a clear-cut schedule of what will be happening on a day-to-day basis. Travel Agents also keep clear records of everything that is included in your trip, so if you experience any problems, they are there for You.
6 – You need a budget and your agent knows how much everything will cost. He or she can help map out exactly how much a trip will cost, and that means no surprises. Does an excursion include lunch? Do you have to buy your own? Does it pay to take the drinks package on the cruise ship? Or should we pay for the excursions in advance? Your agent can guide you and save you money assisting with all your questions.
7 – What about insurance? Things seldom work out exactly as planned. Travel agents offer insurance in a number of ways. From guaranteeing that your hotel is safe and the company operating an excursion is trustworthy. To actually advising on which insurance policies you need, from trip cancellation to medical emergencies. We are sure you will be surprised at just how cheap Travel Insurance is, for peace of mind!
8 – And what travel documents do you need? Should I get a passport? Will I need a visa? Is my driver license sufficient? Your agent will inform you so you can have what you need so you won’t miss your plane or cruise. And when things do go wrong, travel agents have the resources and the contacts to get you to the head of the line.
9 – Yes, travel agents are fixers. The average person books one or two trips per year. Typically with different travel suppliers. They have little or no leverage when things go wrong. Travel agents are constantly providing travel services and so they have the leverage to fix things, even when the supplier isn’t directly at fault. Travel providers value the travel agent’s business much more than any individual traveler does. They want to make sure the travel agent, your representative, is happy.
10 – Travel agents SAVE you money. They have unique access to benefits that enable you to Save Discounts or lower rates because these professionals are volume purchasers; free room upgrades; spa credits; food and beverage credits; etc. They can often provide exclusive or priority access to attractions, hard-to-get reservations, added amenities, and more.
Did you ever wonder why the couple in the room or cabin next to yours got champagne and you didn’t? At your agent’s fingertips are resources you simply don’t have. Yes, you have the internet, but you are still a lone customer, not a volume buyer.
11 – Travel agents save you time. Instead of searching blindly on the Internet for hours, days, or even weeks, you can have an expert do the research for you. Your travel agent will spend a little time getting to know you and what you are looking for. Your personal Travel agent will then put together an entire vacation customized just for you and your Budget.
12 – You are getting all of this for nothing. Over 98-percent of hotels are parity priced. That means the cost is the same whether you book it yourself or have the travel agent do the work. Cruise lines often actually charge less when one of their preferred agencies books a cruise than it would cost to book directly with that cruise company yourself! Car rental agencies don’t charge anything until the car is picked up, and they pay the travel agent commission. Only when you book an airline ticket do you pay a nominal fee to your agent, but if you booked with an airline agent, they would also charge a fee.
In short, if you have never dealt with Legends Express Travel agents, you are missing out on a chance to save time and have fewer hassles and aggravation. Travel Agents have more access to more Quality choices for Packages and Tours and usually save You money as well!
At Legends Express Travel (aka LEx.) we are passionate and committed to offering our Clients the Best in Travel Products and Services, whilst still offering personal Customer Services to all our clients
~ We remain focused on our Employee’s, our Customers, and our customers, customers, and friends ~
~ Offering great Value for Travel is our Business with access to over 6 million travel products world wide~
~ Proven Quality is valued at cost, it’s not just about the price ~
~ Customer Service is still a priority at LEx. like having your own personal travel agent~
~ We are there for you from the beginning of your travels to the end, if you need Us ~
~ A Happy Satisfied Customer makes it all worthwhile ~
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