Is Your Travel Agent Your Travel Planning Partner?
Two events this week brought home the necessity of having a travel agent as your partner in travel.
1- We bought a new furnace. Our old one was 22 years old and she was ready to die. Many things have changed in the last 22 years. So, my research began. I got 3 quotes, studied the manufactures of furnaces, air cleaners and thermostats. After several days we made a decision. My husband is very handy and probably could have installed it, but fortunately for us, he didn’t even offer. We got the “experts” to save us time and money. Our partners for this project
2- My oldest grandson got married on Sunday and I had been chosen to book their honeymoon. It took a lot of research on his part to decide where to go. We gave them our air miles to fly business class to Cancun and I put them in a lovely all inclusive- adult only resort. I took them to the airport and came home to track their flights.
He had 2 connections. The first went well and on-time departures were expected for the 2nd one, so I went to bed. But I woke to a horrific phone call telling me they missed their connection in Mexico City because their bag was missing. Thus began a 13 hour wait for them and many hours on the phone for me getting them onto their destination.
What would they have done without my travel agent experience? As a travel agent, I am a valuable partner.
Many people book their own travel all the time and have never had a problem. 99% of the time this is true.
But what happens to the 1% that go upside down?
- Who is your backup?
- Who understands the industry and knows how to fix the problem or at least get an alternative answer?
- Who knows properties all over the world and would chose the best for you?
- Who knows all the different ways to see the world and what fits you?
I can’t “guarantee” that your travel will always be perfect, but I can be here to help find an answer when those problems happen – and they will.
I am ready to be your partner helping you with any trip you want to take.
There are a lot of ways to see the world, but not all are right for you.