December 20 , 2021
According to the NY Times, Bloomberg and other sources, the resurgence of the ‘travel advisor’ is here. Travelers are desperate to get back out there, but, daunted by complex trips or increasing regulations, they want someone to handle the arrangements.
Do you think you might need a travel expert (a ‘travel specialist’ or ‘travel advisor’)? You might be running up against some roadblocks in your trip planning – here are 4 times it’s best to call a professional…
Travel planning can be fun for the wanderluster, but it’s still a time-consuming process. Say you want to spend a week in the Greek isles. Between booking ferry tickets and deciding which hotels will give you a sea view but not break the bank, the task can be overwhelming. If you’re the kind of person who wants to make sure you’re getting the best deal and at the best place, chances are you’ll spend many hours going through all the options. Now add on the time spent hunting for the right flights, navigating the new airline fare classes, figuring out ferry routes plus when those tickets will be available, and searching for what to see and do in the destination, and you’ve tacked on countless hours in the quest for your dream vacation. If that doesn’t sound like the kind of web browsing you’re a fan of, then a travel specialist will be your savior.
Do you want the scoop on all the best places to sleep and eat, where to go and what to see when you’re on vacation? Most travelers want to feel more like a local, not a tourist. A travel specialist has already visited the location to inspect everything – hotels, tours, food and transportation – from the perspective of the client. You want to choose a travel expert who knows the destination from personal experience, and who has partners and colleagues in the area to keep them up to date on the latest events and coolest new hotels. You may only get one chance to visit that bucket-list spot, so you want an insider who can tell you how to make the most of it.
These days, some getaways are easy to book online all by yourself. But there are other times when a trip is just too complicated or too important not to consult an expert. For honeymoons, once-in-a-lifetime trips, high-end getaways, multi-country adventures, and journeys with family groups, it helps to know someone with access to certain deals on transfers and special accommodations. When you’re traveling in a crew and trying to keep everyone satisfied, it gets complex to sort through all the choices and decide what’s best for a group of your size and preferences. It can be stressful to get it just right on your own. A dependable travel specialist takes all that off your plate, so all you have to do is pack and go!
It always feels safer when you know you're reaching out to an actual person you can call or video chat with. These days, even though the world is just a click away, personal relationships mean everything in travel. As our guest when you go abroad, you will also benefit from our relationships with hotels, guides and other services. This is an added bonus when something goes wrong on your trip because of missed or canceled flights, natural disasters or changes to plans. Give your specialist a call, and they’ll take on the unpleasant tasks of making overseas calls and waiting on hold with service providers.
Once you've experienced a tailor-made vacation with insider knowledge, convenient transfers and bookings, and authentic local experiences, you'll never want to go back to doing it all on your own!