I have been a travel agent for the past 5+ years. In that time I have learned that a lot of people I know don’t use a travel agent when they book their trips. There are a lot of myths out there about travel agents and I want YOU all to know the truths! Here is why I think you should use a travel agent for your next trip (hopefully me)!
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Travel Agent
There are a lot more than 5 reasons why you should use a travel agent – but I’m going to try to keep this post to the point!
1. You are getting expert advice for FREE.
How often do specialists give you FREE services? You can get a free consultation usually, but how many of those consultations result in FREE services? My business works that way.
You get the exact same price as you would if you booked through the website yourself, BUT you get ME with the deal. I don’t charge you anything extra and you get all of my services for FREE!
How? The supplier (Disney, Universal, etc.) pay me the commission AFTER you take your trip. That also means that I am working for you and don’t actually get paid until the month after you go on your vacation!
2. Experience & Knowledge.
Shouldn’t you eat at the best restaurants? Be provided with the best entertainment? And most importantly, enjoy your vacation? That’s what I can help you do! I’ve been booking vacations for myself AND others for over 5-years now. I have learned SO much and continue to learn each year. I also make sure that my certifications and trainings are up to date as well as constantly keeping up with the latest news and developments in the areas that I book. If I don’t have the answer for you I WILL find it!
3. I will plan it ALL – or I will leave it all up to you!
I love having the control over my plans so I completely understand when people tell me that they don’t use a travel agent because they want to make all the plans themselves. But, here’s the thing. I can plan it ALL, or I can leave all the planning up to you. I won’t take control over your vacation if you don’t want me to!
With that being said… if you don’t want to make the plans I will take care of your vacation like it is my own. I will make sure we meet all of the deadlines for reservations and payments. I will take care of your transportation to and from the airport if needed. Worried about booking dining and FastPass+ for Disney World? I will help! I will also make suggestions for the best parks to visit on which day and even give you an itinerary if you want one!
4. You get personalized service – and ONE person to talk to.
This is huge. I would have loved this when I was planning my first trip to Disney back in 2012. I just needed someone to bounce ideas off of and ask questions to. That’s what I do for my clients. I want to make sure that you feel comfortable and happy before going on your vacation. If you need to e-mail me or Facebook message me 100 questions a day I will do my best to respond to them as quickly as I can. No question is stupid! But, Expedia is not going to do that for you!
5. You aren’t going to get scammed.
This is HUGE. With the internet today there are so many scams out there. If you book your vacation with me you don’t have to worry about not getting what you paid for. I am a real person and I only book through trusted sites and suppliers. If something doesn’t work out during your vacation I will also do my best to fight FOR you and make it right. It never hurts to have another person in your corner!
THANK YOU to all of you who have booked through me, referred me, and support me!
I have many clients who have been to Disney World enough where they could probably plan MY vacation for me, yet they still come back to book their vacation with ME. That makes me feel SO special, but reminds me that what I do is important. I hope that I make their vacation special too. I LOVE what I do!
do you use a travel agent for your vacations? why or why not?
If you’d like a FREE vacation quote please use this link at Goldgell Getaways and make sure you select that you heard about them from Lau Family Travels! I’d love to be your agent, but ALL of the agents at Goldgell Getaways are FANTASTIC! You can’t go wrong!