I know you’ve heard it ~ travel agents are a dying breed. Many people presume that the rise of do-it-yourself booking engines have made agents obsolete. But that’s not the case and here is why people still turn to an experienced Travel Consultant. When you book with a DIY travel site you are most often left on your own when unexpected events disrupt your plans with no one to turn to for help. This can lead to frustration and often lost money.
March 2020, COVID 19 was beginning to spread across the world. Flights were canceled, cruise departures stopped, hotels were shut down. The DIY traveler was left on their own to navigate the confusing rules for cancellations, rebooking and credits due. Phone hold times were hours long and then often disconnected for no reason, the DIY traveler had nowhere to turn for help.
When things don’t go as planned, I know how to work within the travel industry system to negotiate a better outcome for my customers. I am an advocate for my clients, and work in their best interest for a beneficial outcome.
COVID 19 affected all my customers’ travel plans, I made the phone calls to the airlines. I stayed on hold and was able to get them rescheduled, refunded and many even received additional credits for rebooking.
Even in “normal times” travel agents still have their place and I am here to help you and guide you to the destination and type of trip that fit your needs.
As an experienced travel consultant, I will save you time and money. Things can get tricky when traveling out of the country, especially if you’re visiting a country with complicated visa and entry requirements. You will have the peace of mind that you won’t get stranded in a foreign country.
Rather than researching on your own, spending hours being unsure if you have a “good deal” and becoming extremely frustrated, just call me. In most cases I do not charge any fees. As an experienced travel consultant, I can weed out the best deals so that you get more for your money. I anticipate additional expenses to help you avoid surprises that can drain your budget and dampen the fun of your adventure. If something goes wrong while on your trip, I am just a phone call away. I have relationships with airlines, hotels and tour companies to get things fixed quickly and you back on track.
I would love to work with you and show you that can travel fearlessly and have the excitement of a new adventure!