By Stonetown Travel
5. You’ve got better things to do than spend countless hours reading online reviews.
Online travel reviews are extremely helpful when researching vacation ideas. But the sheer volume of these reviews, their conflicting opinions, and the myriad of options available online can be overwhelming. Professional travel agents can help eliminate the noise and identify unique and memorable travel opportunities that often go overlooked. And they can customize a trip to meet individual or group needs that can’t be done online.
4. Travel agents are fine print experts.
We explain – upfront – all the potential fees and costs involved in your desired travel arrangements. In a world where “preferred seat” and checked luggage fees can easily exceed the base price of a flight you need to understand the true cost of your travel plans. We can book you that great seat sale fare or all-inclusive bargain that you’ve seen online but we can also explain the potential risks in pre-paying upfront and what the costs might be should your travel plans change.
3. Who do you call when things do change?
Unfortunately, “things” happen. While the convenience of booking with an online travel agency can be intriguing have you ever tried to get their help when your travel plans change? Even the best plans can be thrown into chaos when experiencing an all too common flight delay. Is that hotel booking refundable? Will the rental car company honor our booking even if we’re late? Professional travel agents can anticipate unrealistic flight connection times, help you avoid car rental “deals” with second-rate off-site locations, advise on the best parking, and help you get your travel plans back on track should things go wrong. We’re here to help.
2. Are you a travel insurance expert? We are.
Credit card travel insurance is a nice perk but even the best of these policies can fall WAY short of what you may need. Travelling with a false sense of security can quickly turn a dream vacation into a life changing nightmare. What exclusions and conditions are attached to your policy? Have you recently visited a doctor or an emergency room? Simple actions like these could severely impact your travel health coverage when you need it the most. Don’t take any chances. Make sure to speak with your travel professional about what coverage will give you complete peace of mind.
1. Take advantage of early booking savings WITHOUT paying up front.
Most online travel bookings require full payment up front to receive those lucrative early booking bonuses. Not so with a TICO registered travel agency. It’s no secret that the best travel savings are offered to those who book well in advance. As planes and ships fill up prices go up accordingly. But few of us are willing to take the risk of paying thousands of dollars up front for travel half a year or more down the road. By booking with a TICO registered agency you can take advantage of these great early booking savings with only a small up-front deposit.
You’re a person to us, not a booking number. So stop by our office at 150 Queen Street East, send us a note at email@example.com, or give the Stonetown Travel team a call at 519-284-2332 the next time you have a travel related question. We’re here to help!