Travel Agents Still Exist?

By Allison Sandberg

When I meet new people and they ask what I do, they are always surprised to learn I am a travel agent. I usually get a response like, “Travel agents still exist?”

In this podcast episode, we discuss the benefits of using a travel agent to plan and book your vacation.

I think there are two main reasons people are surprised that travel agents still exist.

1. The internet and online booking sites give people the impression you do not need a travel agent anymore. This could not be further from the truth. People can do things on their own, but just because they can doesn’t mean they should. Ask anyone who tried something off Pinterest and had an epic fail. Having a professional handle your travel is still a good idea. Our expertise and personal knowledge can do everything from saving you time and money to saving you from an epic fail.

2. You don’t see as many brick and mortar travel agencies in malls and shopping centers. Well, the industry has definitely changed. Many travel agencies have gone fully virtual. We are an example of that. This is great because we can work with clients from anywhere, perfect for planning multigenerational …read more

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