You know where you want to go. You have some idea of what you want to do. And of course you want to do it as inexpensively as possible. So, you turn to the Internet and start researching flights and hotels. In today's online world, with a multitude of travel sites all promising the best deals, it may seem as if travel agents are destined to become a thing of the past.
But HOLD ON!
Even as an increasing number of travelers are booking their vacations themselves, many people realize it's simply not worth the risk or the time it takes to sort through all the information that is out there. There are the travelers that call after spending hours upon hours looking for the best vacation deal and are just overwhelmed by all that's out there. A quick search on Google for the popular destination "Riviera Maya" reveals slightly over 9 million results. Once you sort through all that, you'll definitely need a vacation! And Grand Escapes Travel is here to help plan your grand escape!
While a lot of people are booking online, keep in mind a lot of people are getting burned as well by not using a Travel Agent. As seasoned travelers themselves, agents can offer recommendations based on personal experience. They also can share feedback gathered from other clients, trade publications, supplier resources and other travel agents. A good travel agent is also good insurance for the traveler -- someone who will help smooth any unexpected bumps in the road and be available to the traveling client 24/7. If you have booked through the internet, you may reach someone who you have never spoken to before (refer to "getting burned" comment above). If you need assistance while traveling and you call Grand Escapes Travel, you will speak with one person -- the one person who helped you plan your vacation and who will be there for you. We work for the client and not anyone else! And it's that level of service, combined with the deals found and the personal care of each client that will keep the travel agent profession relevant.