Should I use a Travel Agent for My Honeymoon?
By Kimberly Jacoby
So what’s the Big Deal Anyways?
The whole truth about why you should consider using a travel specialist when booking your travel.
We've always been told that it’s so easy to just book your cruise, or honeymoon on the internet, and that you can do it yourself. After all, the internet has all the information possible that you could need, and it is so easy to just click and point your way to an amazing deal. However, I'm here to give you a different take. Especially when you realize that you may be unintentionally cheating yourself out of an amazing experience by booking a honeymoon on your own.
I am sure you heard the common sayings about booking your own travel like:
If I do it myself online, it will be so much cheaper
It will be just easier to do it myself
No one uses a travel agent anymore
These are all common misconceptions about using a travel agent / specialist.
Let's take each question head on:
If I do it myself it will be so much cheaper - Not necessarily - Nine times out of ten, a travel specialist will be able to get you a package that will either be the same price or better than what you are finding online. The difference of course will be the value, extra service and amenities. Not to mention the fact that the room you purchase online and the one through a travel specialist will essentially be two different rooms. This is because all hotels have less desirable or un-renovated rooms that they still need to make money on. These rooms are the same exact ones that you will get on the online discount websites. This is because those online discounters only pay a fraction of what the room is worth, and then sell it to you at full price. So when the hotel sees that a booking comes from a discounter, what do they do? They give you the worst possible room, since they aren't getting the full price for it.
It will be so much easier just to do it myself - Let's say that you have an issue with your flight or your the room you booked wasn't quite right when you arrived, or you end up realizing that there is no way you are going to make your next connection. Are you willing to spend hours on the phone hashing it out with a foreign call center? Or would you rather call your travel specialist, who will be happy to find a solution for you while you catch a few more rays in your beach chair?
No one uses a travel agent anymore - Actually the latest statistics show different, as more and more people are trusting a travel agent to book their trips. The internet with its millions of options and websites now only serves to confuse people, who are now spending weeks sorting through the dizzying array of choices. The need for a value interpreter is important, and a good travel specialist will fill that need.
Here are some things to think about:
Do you really trust the big online travel giant to take care of everything, including your credit card number and your personal information to an agent in an overseas reservation center! By the way, most of your so-called telephone reservation agents have absolutely little to no knowledge of travel destinations, much less your very own personal reservation? How many people are you willing to talk to to re-explain your travel plans to if you have an issue? Do you really want to be on hold for three hours, and transferred again to a supervisor, because the call center agent isn't equipped or even authorized to deal with your problem?
Let me let you in on a little SECRET....
The best kept secret in the travel industry is that those who book directly on the internet are paying for something they are NOT receiving, and that is the services of a professional travel specialist.
This is because when when you book directly on-line you are paying for those services without receiving any of the benefits because it is ALWAYS… and not just sometimes, but ALWAYS built into the price of any booking.
Know what else this means? You don't qualify for the special treatment that I can get you, like extra amenities, or possible upgrades. No, you are stuck with that less desirable room that you chose online. Do you want to take chances on spending your special honeymoon or romantic getaway looking at a brick wall, or the view of a rooftop generator? Or...God forbid, you get walked to another hotel because the online discounter you used, oversold the hotel's rooms?
Stop taking chances on your honeymoon
If you leave the planning to us, you need only remember one phone number, ours.
By using us, you will receive someone that knows ALL of the details about your vacation, and is able to quickly assist you with your issues, and even advocate on your behalf.
Are you going to get that same type of service on your own?
to discuss your honeymoon or your romantic getaway, please give us a call
at: (817) 386-0701 or toll free at (800) 897-9184.
Jeff & Kimberly Jacoby
Your Romance Travel Experts