Updated: Nov 13, 2022
With dozens of online travel sites to help plan your vacation, one would think travel advisors would face the same fate as the dinosaurs – extinction! And yet, that’s far from the truth. The market size of the global online travel agent sector is expected to grow from 432 billion U.S. dollars in 2020 to around 561 billion U.S. dollars in 2021.
Travel advisors are still in demand and for some very good reasons. Let’s have a look!
They are on top of what’s new and exciting
Travel agents know the ins and outs of the latest traveling trends. They are more informed about the current hotspots travel enthusiasts are making a beeline for. As travel advisors, they know the best time to hit a destination. They are aware of the popular festivals and events across famous locations that are worth attending. They make your life easy by giving you better destination choices so you can have a much-needed vacation with your family and loved ones.
They save you long hours of researching
You want a break from the never-ending 9 to 5 drill that your life has become. But how do you take out the time to plan an extensive itinerary that involves a good deal of research? This is where travel agents can step in. They can create a bespoke itinerary for you based on your likes and interests and save you long hours on the computer going through hotel bookings, visa requirements, flight routes and more.
They will help stay within your budget
Often, some travelers are hesitant to book a travel advisor to plan their trip as they feel it may add to their cost. Especially, those with a shoestring budget are too reluctant to depend on a travel agent to plan their vacation. In reality, a travel agent can leverage his or her years of expertise and experience to get you cheaper deals and huge discounts. You are likely to save more on flight costs and hotel bookings when you go through an agent, especially if you contact them well in advance.
They assist you every step of the way
A part of the travel agent’s job is to troubleshoot the problems that may come your way on the trip. This ensures you aren’t left to fend for yourself in an unknown land instead of enjoying your trip. The problem with booking through online booking sites is the absence of human support. On the other hand, your travel planner ensures you have a smooth itinerary and can get the most out of your vacation.
So, the next time you are planning an unforgettable escapade, you might want to call up your travel agent for the best holiday experience.