Why use a travel advisor? With the internet right at your finger tips why would you hand over your travel plans when you can book it yourself? You can scour the internet and read 1000’s of online reviews and guides, price compare and then call directly or book on your favorite booking engine. Phew! It’s rough out there and if you have the time and the thrill of the hunt then go for it, but if not, if you are craving that personal connection in this virtual, information overloaded world, then you need a travel advisor.
Travel advisor? Yes! Travel advisors have many tricks up their sleeves to get the best value for you. A great travel advisor will leverage their global connections to get you experiences that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own or with any online booking engine, and suggest itineraries that take you waaaay off the typical and beaten tourist path -if that’s what you are looking for.
A travel advisor is a valuable asset for making the most of your time and money.
Getting to your “Why”
Are you a good match?
What does a great travel advisor look like?
Knowledge – deep knowledge of the geographical, political, cultural aspects of multiple destinations, as well as travel requirements, activities and accommodation options, etc.
Expertise – solid understanding of the travel industry with a global network of relationships to bring local insights, tips and a few surprises to your travel experience.
Computer/Internet literacy – the world is indeed flat. Gone are the days when a travel advisor could get by without technology. The leveraging of the latest apps and social software sites can greatly enhance the travel experience and the travel advisor must be savvy in this regard.
Rethink what a travel advisor can do for you!
Think of that for sale by owner house vs the real estate agent listing. Do you really want to be expending your valuable time researching and searching and, maybe, ultimately booking a good vacation when you could have leveraged the expertise and connections of a great travel advisor to experience an exceptional vacation?