Why Use A Travel Agent
Planning a trip today can be confusing and time consuming. Your travel agent will not only arrange your various modes of transportation, but your Travel Agent may also be able to save you money with early booking discounts, special fares, hotel deals, travel advisories and much more...
Benefits of Using Cheryl Page Travel Agency:
Saving Money! – Cheryl Page Travel Agency has strong working relationships with travel suppliers and has access to the latest in computer reservation technology. We are able to access the most up-to-date information to get you the best value.
Traveler Advocates – Cheryl Page adheres to a strict Code of Ethics; your best interest is her first priority.
Convenience – Cheryl Page will offer one-stop shopping for all of your travel arrangements.
Service – Cheryl Page is knowledgeable and active in the industry. She is continuously learning and training through a variety of resource materials to equip herself with the tools necessary to offer the highest quality of services.
Cheryl Page Will Go the Extra Mile – Cheryl Page works for you along with being your partner in planning your travel adventures. She will do what is needed to meet your travel needs.
How do you find a good Travel Agent?
Choose an Agent like you would a doctor or lawyer. Get advice from friends and relatives who use an agent they trust. Since travel choices are personal decisions that reflect individual desires and lifestyles, you will want to visit or call several travel agencies to find the one that best suits your needs. Consider everything from the appearance of the office to the travel agent’s willingness to listen and answer your questions. The best agents want to establish a long-term relationship with a client, not just make one sale.
What special services do travel agencies offer?
As the travel industry grows more competitive, travel agencies increase the quality and type of services they offer. Travel Agents are able to arrange all types of domestic and international travel, from hotel and resort accommodations to air and ground transportation, including car rentals and tour packages. Travel Agents are able to provide assistance with travel insurance protection, passport and visa applications, inoculation procedures and other foreign travel requirements.
Some Travel Agents offer meeting planning and incentive travel services. Some travel agents maintain individual client profiles that include the client’s frequent flyer number, airline seating preference, smoking or non-smoking designation and other specifications for a custom-designed trip. Arrangements can also be tailored to suit business and vacation objectives, personal interests and budget concerns. Although most travel agencies provide a wide range of services, some agencies may specialize in areas such as family travel, group travel, adventure travel, ecotourism, the mature market, incentive travel or travel for the disabled.
How do I know if my travel agent is well trained?
Ask about your travel agent’s professional background. Many have been trained in business management, travel and tourism or geography. Others have supplemented their agency experience with extensive education and training courses. Some travel agents are Certified Travel Counselors (CTC), or have completed an educational program with the Institute of Certified Travel Agents.
Travel Agents are the only unbiased professionals who can sort through nearly 100,000 daily changes in airfares alone. Experience, constant industry interaction and computer reservations systems make travel agents the only source savvy enough to engineer a relaxing trip out of the fluctuating complexities of travel offerings. So, save yourself time, money and frustration.