Why You Should Never Book a Trip Without a Travel Advisor

You hire a professional to repair a broken appliance, so why wouldn’t you hire a professional to plan travel. They can save time and money.

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It seems travel is becoming more complicated and more stressful by the day. Have we forgotten the fiasco that occurred when thousands of passengers were stranded after a freak storm system shut down airports around the country last Christmas?

While a travel advisor (formerly referred to as a travel agent) certainly can’t control Mother Nature, he/she can definitely help you mitigate the situation and help you get where you need to be. A good travel advisor can be worth their weight in gold.

According to Travel Market Report, here are five important ways that travel advisors help travelers get the most out of their vacation.

  1. Saves you valuable time. A travel advisor will do the homework for you and provide you with a plan to get the most out of your travel time and dollar.
  2. Provides an objective opinion. Don’t be swayed by flashy marketing. A travel advisor knows the product that best fits your travel style, experience, and budget.
  3. Has access to unadvertised discounts and special pricing. Because travel advisors have long-standing relationships with airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and tour companies, they can get discounts and special pricing that is not available to the general public.
  4. Offers insider information. Travel advisors love to travel, so they can typically offer first-hand knowledge of destinations, airlines, hotels, and attractions around the world. Think of it like a referral. A travel advisor is someone who has likely “been there, done that.”
  5. Advocates for you. If something goes wrong, a travel advisor can step in and help out. This is extremely valuable nowadays. As one expert explains, “A good travel advisor is your advocate, friend, and trusted resource to ensure a seamless travel experience.”

Do you have a trusted travel advisor? Message The Seniors Trust on Facebook or Twitter and let us know why you use their services and how they’ve helped you out in the past.