Why Use a Travel Agency VS an Online Booking Website?

Why Use a Travel Agency

A travel agent can provide advice, and help you plan the best itinerary for your trip, vs when you do it online, mistakes can happen, and you can end up booking the wrong airport, connections, or even dates.

Your travel agent has tools to get you the best itinerary for the best price, vs when you are booking online, you don’t really know if you are getting the best price or route. You can just be hopeful that you got it right.

Your travel agent has access to net fares and pre-negotiated rates which can result in significant cost savings to you, vs paying high prices online. 

Your travel agent is always available to you for any reason, question or concern that you may have, and you can travel stress-free knowing that someone has your back, vs booking online, you are on your own.

If you ever have an emergency and need to cancel a last-minute reservation, your travel agent is just a call, email or text away. Your travel agent will work hard to minimize the penalties you may have to pay. Vs trying to cancel a reservation with a call center, that may not be able to help, and won’t have your best interest in mind.

If you’re at the airport and your flight gets cancelled, your travel agent can help you get re-protected with another flight in minutes, and save you hours of waiting, vs a ticket that was done online — good luck trying to get help.

Something that online booking websites cannot compete with, is with flights or hotels that are sold out. Your travel agent has direct access to the inventory, and may get you a seat in that flight that you must take to arrive on time to your meeting, or get you that room in the sold-out hotel you love so much.

Technology is great for specific things, but when it comes to dealing with sensitive decisions, no one can do it better than us. Your travel agent will always look out for you, and do everything in their power to make your trip a success. When it comes to personalized customer service, a computer will never be able to compete.

If you would like to learn more about why a travel agency is beneficial for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Do Travel Agencies Help Corporations Save Time and Money?

The answer is YES

How you might ask? Well, there are several benefits of working with a travel agency, and two of the most essential reasons are that they save businesses time and money.

Most businesses shy away from using a travel agency due to their fear of extra costs, but travel agencies make the majority of their money from commissions earned by airlines, hotels, car services, etc.

 They charge per booking, if you don’t book, there is no fee!

The fees charged per booking are usually minimal, and the amount of money they save you surpasses the marginal fee. They are experts in monitoring flights for the cheapest fares. This is time consuming, and time that you don’t have to waste!

Some agencies also offer management services such as expense reporting and travel policy review which is more cost effective than hiring a full-time employee to handle the companies travel needs.

They have access to tools that average consumers don’t or have no idea about!

Travel agents can help clients with room upgrades, plan activities, add-on amenities, help score perks and have the tools to locate cheaper alternatives. In addition, they take time to speak with vendors to get out of any cancellation fees in case of any urgent requests that consumers just don’t have the time or experience to solve quickly and effectively.

They save you from mistakes!

As experts in the travel industry, agents are aware of any visa requirements, custom procedures and assure clients that their trip goes as smoothly as possible.

If you would like to learn more about how a travel agency can help your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

AREAS TRAVEL is here to help you!