What to Expect When Working with a Travel Agent for the First Time

If you’ve never used a travel agent in the past, you should know that it’s like meeting someone for the first time. When you first speak to each other, you get a feel of one another’s personalities and can sense if there’s a connection. The right travel agent will listen to understand what you’re looking for and become a one-stop shop, chock-full of resources for your travel plans; which is just the kind of trusting relationship you need when you’re spending your hard-earned money on a vacation. Here are just a few things you can expect.

 

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Conversation and Connection

When talking to your travel agent for the first time, you should discuss your past travel experiences, your likes and dislikes as it relates to travel, and your vision for your upcoming trip. Investing the time up front can help your agent understand your needs and better prepare to deliver your dream vacation.

Just like any other agent—real estate, financial planner, etc.—when there’s a connection, the goal should be creating a long-term relationship with this person. Your relationship will grow as your tastes or needs change—whether it be independent travel, romantic getaways or multi-generational family vacations. It’s important your agent understands your travel style and preferences to create a vacation that is “just right” for you.

 

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Comfort and Guidance

There’s no shame in not knowing how travel agencies work or what the benefits are of working together. You can guarantee that whatever question you have in mind, chances are your agent has heard it before. So, don’t be ashamed to ask questions. Travel agents are experts in helping travelers get where they need to go and in helping to create possibilities.

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Less Stress

With so many options and details to worry about, you may actually need a vacation from planning your vacation! Instead, let your travel agent do all the work. Even if you’re not sure which destination is right for you, talk to your agent. They will be able to offer you an array of options and price quotes from a variety of suppliers, giving you the upper hand when making your final travel decision. Talk about which activities you like or what your vacation goals are (golfing, shopping, swimming, etc.). It gives your agent the opportunity to showcase their experience and knowledge. Mr. Internet isn’t going to give that info!

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However tall (or short) your order is, you can expect to have a simplified experience with personalized service and a vacation booked at the best value for your money spent.

See what others are saying about us by reading our customer testimonials. Then, contact our Personal Vacation Managers to get you started with planning your next big adventure or relaxing getaway. You can reach us at 800-709-9507. Talk soon!