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Five Reasons to Use Travel Advisors

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Published: Feb. 3, 2020 at 5:25 PM EST
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Although being on vacation is generally a relaxing experience, planning the actual travel isn't always a walk in the park. It takes time to research different destinations, cruises, tours, resorts and airlines to not only find the best fit for your needs but also to secure the best pricing.

So what if there was someone out there to help you plan your vacation. Wait – there is! They are called Travel Advisors and they work in these places called Travel Agencies. Now you may have thought that Travel Agencies were dead or dying but nothing could be farther from the truth. Did you know that over 85% of cruise and 70% of tours are booked by Travel Advisors? Note that I said Travel Advisors – not Travel Agents. That’s what has changed in the last 20 years. These positions are no longer order-takers but are true consultants.

OK. So what are the top five reasons for using a Travel Advisor?

#1 Time and Money Savings

So what if we told you that you could not only cut all of that stress out, but also save time AND money by using a travel advisor? When you work with a travel advisor, they do all that legwork, searching out the travel options that best meet your needs and budget. In most cases, travel advisors have access to information about rates and routes that average consumer might not have, saving you time and money. Yes, I said money. With a Travel Advisor, such as Holiday Cruises & Tours, you will pay the same OR even less than dealing directly with the Cruise or Tour company.

#2 Knowledge

Working with a travel advisor is like working with a trusted consultant, because they do so much more than just book your travel, they help you decide where to go by learning about what you are looking for and helping you weigh the pros and cons of destinations based on your specific interests. A travel advisor can answer your questions, provide insight and guide you along the path to finding the perfect destination. They have personally traveled to many of them giving them first-hand knowledge and insight.

So that all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!

#3 Travel Recommendations

Perhaps you've always wanted to take a cruise, but you're not sure which cruise line is best for you or where you want to go. Maybe you want to take the kids to Disney World, but you're having trouble navigating the endless array of ticket and package options. A travel advisor will ask you many questions about what you enjoy and then make travel recommendations based on your personal preferences, needs and budget. Their inside knowledge helps you avoid wasting time and money on the things you're not interested in, and lets you focus instead on taking the trip.

#4 Travel Assistance

You're en route to a European cruise a when a snowstorm in Detroit delays your flight to Europe. If you booked your travel through an advisor, you can call them to get assistance with rebooking your travel arrangements. If something goes wrong while you’re traveling or arrive at your destination, your travel advisor can usually help resolve those problems.

#5 VIP Treatment

Do you like that feeling of the red carpet rolling out when you arrive? Then working with a travel advisor is for you! One of the best parts about working with a travel advisor is that it really is all about YOU, from making sure the places and ways that you are traveling have the things that YOU enjoy, to planning out itineraries to suit YOUR fancy and suggesting new things to experience based on what they have learned about YOU!


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