How much do travel agents make per booking?
Generally, travel agencies earn 10% of the gross booking and then arrange some sort of commission split between you (the travel agent) and the agency. For example, let’s say you book a family of 5 out to Aspen for Christmas.
Is it cheaper to go through a travel agent?
“Contrary to popular belief, a travel agent won’t always cost more. In fact, it’s possible you will pay less than booking a vacation yourself because agents might be aware of promotional offers and occasionally have access to exclusive deals,”the publication explains.
Are travel agents free?
A good travel agent will make sure you have the proper peace of mind with the right travel insurance to keep your family safe and protected. Travel Agents Have Contacts – Travel agents do not get “free” trips. We invest our own money and especially our time to travel and visit the destinations we recommend.
Do you tip your travel agent?
Your travel agent is making money off of your trip that you booked through him/her. I have never tipped my travel agent. That being said, if you really feel your TA went above and beyond for you, by all means give a tip. Everyone likes to be appreciated for what they do.