Five Things Your Travel Agent Wishes You Knew

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Being a Travel Agent is an amazing job.  We get to help people plan their dream vacations –  and we get paid to do it!  Recent chatter from Travel Agents on Social Media has made me think of things we all wish people knew about us.  So, here it is – Five Things Your Travel Agent Wishes You Knew.

We work crazy hours.  We’re up first thing in the morning trying to get you those coveted FastPass+ reservations for your favorite (and very popular) rides and attractions. We’re also up very early to help get you the dining reservations you really want. We’ll sit on hold for HOURS to save you money. (No, that’s not an exaggeration. Just ask a Travel Agent who’s called Disney when a Free Dining promotion opens up.) 😉

We make less money when we save you money. Speaking of saving you money, Travel Agents are paid commission by their suppliers based on the cost of your trip. Which means when we save you money on your trip, we’re actually getting paid less. Yes, we actually will work longer hours for less to save you more money!

We don’t get paid if you don’t book with us.  Getting paid commission means we only get paid if you book and complete travel through us. It’s very frustrating and disheartening for a Travel Agent when we spend hours researching and helping a potential client just to have them book it themselves – or worse – with another agent.

We’re passionate about what we do.  We became Travel Agents because we love to travel ourselves.  We want to help others find the best deals, and have the most amazing experiences. We’ll do everything and anything we can to help you have a great vacation. We put our heart and soul into planning your trips because we truly love what we do.

Our services are completely FREE! This is my personal favorite. 🙂 We’ll do all the research, make your reservations, provide you with things like itinerary planning, and more – at absolutely no additional cost to you.  Your trip costs the same with or without us, so why not use our expertise to your advantage?

So what are you waiting for? Call you Travel Agent and start planning your next vacation!

Don’t have a Travel Agent? Contact me today at 203-516-7278, or visit me on Facebook

 

 

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