Thinking of booking your next vacation with a travel agent? Since the pandemic, travel has become more and more complex due to constantly changing restrictions and regulations. This means that hiring a travel agent is really a necessity in making sure your next vacation goes as smoothly as possible. Plus, not having to worry about things going wrong (since your travel agent will be with you every step of the way) is absolutely priceless.
Now might be the best time possible to book with a travel agency. With travel coming back with a vengeance, it’s only a matter of time before popular travel experiences become completely booked up. With the increased demand for travel agents, the industry is experiencing an unprecedented shortage of available travel consultants and travel/tourism employment as a whole.
According to ACTA (Association of Canadian Travel Agencies), Travel Services employment currently is down 32%, with travel agencies down 42%! This means you should contact your travel agent to book your next holiday sooner rather than later, as their services are in high demand due to the industry shortage.
Once you’re ready, contact your TierOne Travel consultant to book your next vacation and get the ball rolling on your bucket list adventure so you don’t miss out!!
Travel Consultants Have Lots of Professional Experience and Knowledge
The Internet is a great resource for research, but it can be overwhelming for travelers to plan major trips on their own. A travel consultant’s expertise is very valuable; they are trained professionals who are educated to provide you with the best possible travel experience.
If you are looking for something more specific, like staying in a more precise location, near a landmark or in a particular neighborhood, requiring specific amenities and more; travel consultants are able to provide you with professional advice personalized perfectly to your wants and needs. Even if your travel needs are as simple as a weekend getaway with just a hotel booking and flight, a travel agent can still be extremely valuable since schedule changes, and nonrefundable hotel bookings are always a pain to deal with.
Travel Consultants Help with Last-Minute Changes and Emergencies
Travel agents provide the reassurance that someone is there for you to help resolve any bumps on the road and provide guidance on how they can help you move forward. Avoid the stress of figuring out any last-minute changes to your trip; you never know what may come up that will require you to cancel or reschedule. Anything from bad weather conditions, lost luggage, a family member falling ill, or a new COVID-19 guideline coming into effect at your destination can disrupt your holiday plans.
Even if something unthinkable happens during your trip (for example, the hotel doesn’t have a room for you, or your flight was overbooked), your travel consultant is just a call away ready to help you in any kind of emergency!
Consultants Are Familiar with Travel Restrictions and Changes
From COVID-19 test requirements, which airlines require toddlers to wear masks, etc. it is the travel consultants’ job to stay up to date with all this information. If there’s something they don’t know, they have quick access to all the information which is constantly changing during these times.
Even during non-COVID-19 times, travel consultants know all about which countries require you to apply for visas, if there are any required vaccinations and any other requirements for travel. They’re here to make sure your vacation goes off without a hitch!
Travel Consultants Know What to Expect
Travel Consultants know when certain destinations are busiest and when the best time to travel is, considering peak and off-peak seasons, as well as when the weather will be the best, no matter where you want to visit.
Your travel consultant will tell you all about the new COVID-19 health and safety protocols put in place at resorts, on airplanes, on tours, in theme parks and more! An example of these would be cleanliness standards, social distancing expectations when you are required to wear a mask, and what is and is not available to do at your destination.
Save Your Time
With the sheer mass of options available online, vacation planning can not only be overwhelming for many travelers but also extremely time-consuming! From all-inclusive resorts to boutique hotels, whether or not to book a tour, the best things to see in a destination, etc. Browsing through the thousands of travel choices can take hours, even days to sift through!
Travel Consultants are industry experts and are trained to know vacation products inside and out. And if there is something they don’t know, they have ways to easily contact the people who do.
They can save you tons of time on the extensive research that is required for a trip with many different aspects. You’ll have complete peace of mind because you know that your trip has been planned by a professional and that you’re completely taken care of.
Get the Best Value for Your Money
Since travel consultants maintain good, personal relationships with travel suppliers, they can often land deals and additional perks that can’t necessarily be found on a popular booking site. Travel agents are not only more informed about the destination, but they are well connected and can often offer you the best value and rates on your getaway.
The travel knowledge and advice travel consultants can share from personal experiences is a bonus you wouldn’t get from a travel booking site. They can access additional perks such as VIP packages, room upgrades or restaurant reservations you couldn’t get on your own.
Booking with a travel consultant makes so much sense and it doesn’t necessarily cost you much more. But with travel consultants’ expertise, experience, connections, and passion for what they’re doing, any fees you have to pay are so worth it.
Consultants Can Plan Your Dream Itineraries
If you have big ideas for your next dream holiday, it can be extremely overwhelming to plan every single detail, especially if you’re planning a long trip or a trip with a lot of people.
Travelers are dreaming of more extravagant trips to compensate for a couple of years of travel lost to COVID-19, and a travel consultant may be essential to organizing every detail to make sure it goes without a hitch.
Travel is slowly but surely coming back, and booking through a travel consultant could save you some major headaches if there are last-minute changes that must be made to your itinerary. Travel consultants will always go above and beyond for their clients because they are passionate about what they do.
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When you’re ready to plan your next vacation, be sure to contact one of our TierOne Travel Consultants. They are travel experts that have extensive experience in life-changing travel experiences and will be able to craft something incredible that is suited to your unique needs!
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“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous