Are you planning a trip and wondering if you should use a travel agency or book online? The answer depends on your needs and preferences. Travel agents can save money, especially for customers traveling in groups. According to SmartFlyer CEO Mike Holtz, in the article Here's Why You Should Use a Travel Agency Instead of Booking Online, “travel websites will only show the lowest available fare for four tickets.” An advisor could find three seats at a rate hundreds of dollars lower, with savings of thousands of dollars. Using a travel agency instead of booking online has many advantages. A travel agent can adapt to your interests, budget and deadlines with their wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure that you get the most out of your trip.
Traditional travel agents have access to exclusive offers and offers that are not available online. The price they quote you is the price you will pay and you can be 100% sure that you are going to get a good deal. Travel agents make traveling less stressful as they can handle all the paperwork for you. A travel agent not only makes sure that you get your money's worth, but they also handle all the paperwork for you. Doug Parker, from Cruise Radio, recommends starting with a travel agency, as they have relationships with cruise companies and can often get better rates and last-minute deals.
There is a level of price stability when you buy from a travel agency, which can hold tickets and packages to maintain the price until the end of the day or for 24 hours. Travel agents, who are not governed by algorithms, have the experience and ability to analyze the options before them and quickly filter them to create group packages that maximize value and save money for their customers. They want someone to say: “It's a mistake, I recommend it” and to explain travel insurance, passport requirements, visas, autonomous vehicles in foreign countries, customs and cultures, and all the “procedures”. If you want to book something like an African safari, a trip on the Trans-Siberian train, an adventure in Antarctica or something similar, it's a good idea to use a travel agency and, especially, one that specializes in your destination. On the other hand, if your goal is price and you can muster up the time, you're likely to save money if you do it yourself. When Business Insider asked a handful of travel agencies to quote them prices for the same itinerary, all but one of the agents quoted more expensive prices than the authors found themselves. In conclusion, whether you choose to use a travel agency or book online depends on your needs and preferences.
If you want to save time and money while having peace of mind that everything is taken care of for you then using a travel agency is your best bet. However, if you are looking for the best deal then booking online may be your best option.