3 Surprising Reasons People are Returning to Travel Agents.
In an age where there’s a new travel app coming out almost every day, why are more people opting for traditional travel agents? After all, booking travel online is easy. We can find rock-bottom fares, filter hotels by their reviews, and book instantly. However, things are not always as they appear online. Later, we find out that there are extra fees for baggage and “resort fees” and that whoever wrote those reviews might not be real travelers at all. What we thought was fading into obsolescence might be one of the most valuable travel tools on the market today: an actual human.
Travel Agents Know Your Preferences
Travel agents want to get to know you to recommend things that they know you’ll love. They are the types of people who’ll figure out that you’re a whiskey connoisseur, then score you a private distillery tour within stumbling distance of your hotel. They’ll find out that your kids love to swim and surprise you with an upgrade to the poolside suite. An agent can cut through the clutter of the internet to build a custom vacation that will fit you perfectly. And the best part? You won’t have to drive
your partner yourself crazy trying to plan it.