But travel agents, believe it or not, have access to information unavailable to you to get better deals.
They obtain much of their information from the same sources as the booking sites we use.
Travel agents also can make phone calls and have direct communication with resorts and hotels to bargain for better deals.
Do travel agents get better deals on flights?
Thus the best discounts are offered by unknown airlines or, if by well known airlines, to fill specific flights that aren’t selling well. Yes, travel agencies do have special relationships with airlines, and they do have access to discounted published & unpublished fares. But only larger travel agencies.
Is it more expensive to use 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.
Why use a travel agent instead of booking online?
Here’s Why You Should Use A Travel Agent Instead Of Booking
- Travel agents make travel less stressful. When booking a vacation, destination wedding or honeymoon, the last thing a traveler should have to do is worry.
- They save you money…
- They don’t charge hidden fees.
- They advocate on your behalf.
- They provide personalized attention.
- They offer insurance.
- They’re there 24/7.
Is it worth it to use a travel agent?
There are no savings to be made using a travel agent. They do not work for free and no matter what they book, you could do it cheaper yourself as their commission is always included in there somewhere. I personally love the planning of a trip, it’s excitement that adds to and prolongs the trip itself.