Many individuals have the misconception that travel agents always cost you money when booking a trip.
There are two ways to work with a travel agent;
One can charge an upfront consulting fee for any high end and detailed trip and that can range from $200-1,000 depending on the length and cost of the trip. This is especially common with multiple country itineraries especially in Southeast Asia and for African safaris.
The second method is zero cost to the client and the agency works with the hotel to receive a commission.
When looking to book your next trip don’t be afraid to reach out to a travel agent and see if they can help make your life easier. Many times you will find there is no additional cost to you and the agent can provide you creative ideas, hidden gems for hotels and handle all of the logisitics and booking of your travel. This is essentially true if you are looking to book a romantic vacation in locations such as Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Costa Rica, Mexico, Africa, and South America. Anytime you are looking at multiple locations it’s important to get a travel agent involved.
Travel agents will be aware of special award/points deals the airlines are running and also promotions hotels/cruise lines are currently pushing. As an agent we receive special offers to pass on to our clients that can make your next trip even more affordable.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to a travel agent and start building a relationship today!