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.
Do you tip Disney Travel Agents?
No tip needed or expected. Previous poster is right, the best “tip” to a travel agent is referrals! They are always appreciated.
Can travel agents get better airfare?
They’re not going to help with cheaper airfare.However, with so many options to find low-cost airfare, like Google Flights, Scott’s Cheap Flights, and Skyscanner, booking your own flights is easy and cost-effective. Most travel agents cannot score discounted flights, and many travel agents will not even bother.
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.
Is using a travel agent more expensive?
“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.