Years ago, online travel resources were introduced to the marketplace. They instantly became popular and many traditional travel agencies took a hit. But travel agents are making a big comeback.People are finding the human touch and depth of knowledge to be important in planning a trip.. A travel advisor is like a good mechanic. Once you find them, you’ll never want to give them up. Here are nine reasons why you should use an advisor:
- We Are Educated and Have Personal Experience
Simply put, we know more than you. We can give you insider tips and advice, using our education and personal experience to guide your vacation decisions in a way that provides you with the best vacation possible for you and your hard-earned investment. We have access to personal feedback from hundreds of clients, and our own personal travel agent network, to provide insights you can’t get on TripAdvisor or other social media sites.
- We Have Clout
We develop personal relationships with key people at our partner travel providers and we leverage these relationships daily. We can get you things you can’t get on your own like that “sold out” room or the connecting rooms you want for your extended family trip when the online sites say they aren’t available. We also have exclusive entrée to experiences you might not know are available to you.
- We’re Fixers
In addition to getting you more on any particular trip, we can step in and fix things if your trip goes awry. Our travel suppliers value our business much more than any individual traveler that books on their own. They will step up to make things right or simply to make sure that our clients, and our bosses, are happy.
We have unique access to benefits that can save you a lot of money and provide you with a better experience: free room upgrades, spa credits, food and beverage credits are just a few of the things that we may be able to provide, that you can’t get on your own. Add in hard-to-get restaurant reservations, exclusive or priority access to attractions, added amenities, and you will have a lot more value for your travel dollar by using a Travel Advisor at Acendas. (Ever wonder why the couple in the cabin next to yours got champagne and you didn’t? They probably used Acendas)
Instead of searching blindly on the Internet for hours, days, or even weeks – depending on the complexity of the travel plans – you can have an expert at Acendas do the research for you, with your personal needs in mind. We will do it for every component of your trip and very often do it at no cost to you.
- Safety Net
If anything should go wrong during your trip, you can rely on Acendas to assist you. We will suggest and arrange alternate travel arrangements, help you to deal with any travel emergency you may have, and put you in touch with the right local people to answer your needs.
- On the Cutting Edge
Acendas Travel Advisors are on the cutting edge of what’s new: We are the first to know about a new resort, cruise ship or tour. We have relationships with the best travel partners who keep us informed as to the latest and greatest offerings they have.
- You Get Matched Right
If you call a cruise line directly, they won’t tell you that their competitor is a better fit for you and your travel needs. Acendas Travel Advisors focus on your particular needs, making sure you are matched up with the right choice.
- An Ongoing Mutually Beneficial Relationship
A good travel advisor is like a good mechanic. Once you find them, you’ll never want to give them up. Travel could be your biggest discretionary spend in any given year, along with your limited time, so you want to make sure it’s done right!
–Sara Jane Crane