When you’re sick, you seek the advice of a doctor. When your car breaks down, you call a mechanic. Why wouldn’t you visit a travel agent for your vacation?
Many people skip this important resource in favor of planning trips themselves. By not consulting travel agents, you could be losing hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Jaya Travel is here to explain why you should leave travel planning to the experts. Our team at Jaya Travel will always make you our first priority. Read on to learn 5 more reasons why you should let a travel agent to plan your next vacation!
Travel Agents Save You Money
Some people believe using a travel consultant will increase the cost of a trip. This is probably the biggest misconception when it comes to travel agents. Like the rest of us, they have to make a living, but they mainly get their commission from airlines and travel suppliers. As such, booking with an agent shouldn’t cost you more money. In fact, a study by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) found that on average people save $452 and five hours of trip planning when they book with travel agents. Travel agents can navigate through exorbitant prices and unreasonable fares because they do this on a daily basis.
Travel Agents Save You Time
Oftentimes, mechanics can tell what’s wrong with a car just by listening to a noise. Travel agents are the same in that they know exactly where to go and who to speak to when problems arise. When a flight is canceled or a hotel messes up the reservation, why would you want to deal with them on vacation? Your travel agent will keep vacation stress free by dealing with any problems you may have. They’ll help you plan a detailed itinerary within a very short period of time and that too effectively. Save your time and avoid any delays by contacting one of our agents at Jaya Travel & Tours.
Travel Agents Provide Insight
Traveling can seem intimidating at times—from political upheaval, to disease outbreaks, to unexpected storms. However, travel agents can soothe any worries you may have. They’ll easily contact the airlines if a flight is delayed, cancelled, or rerouted. They know how to research if a country or region is safe. ASTA found that, over a year’s time, 63% of travelers felt that using a travel agent made the overall trip experience better.
Travel Agents Care About You
Using online travel agencies (OTA) may seem like a quicker way to do things…until something goes wrong. Now a days, it’s difficult to find a customer service representative who actually cares. Travel agents know you and care about your well-being. They’ve spent time sitting down and talking to you about your needs and desires. As such, you can rest assured when you have a problem, they’ll do everything in their power to correct it. It’s better to book and plan your trip through a travel agent whom you can meet in-person, rather than using a faceless search engine.
More People are Using Travel Agents
Travel agents seemed like a dying breed until recently, when they experienced a revival. According to skift.com, Millennials are the most likely demographic to use travel agents. Of those Millennials who travel, 30% used a travel agent in the last 12 months and 45% of Millennials polled said they’re likely to recommend a travel agent to friends and family. As long as the travel industry is alive, travel agencies will be too!
Booking a travel agent lets you travel without any worries because you know that there is always a backup plan in case any problem arises. Our team of travel consultants at Jaya Travel are experienced and deliver top-class service with the best customer satisfaction scores. Book your next vacation with one of our agents and travel in peace. Bon Voyage!