When You May Really Want to Use a Travel Agent

If you are looking to save some money, your best bet is to plan your own trip . However, if you have special needs (such as health problems or specific attractions you want to see or what you want to do), a travel agent can save you time and help you find what you want.

Maxwell Williams, writing for Conde Nast Traveler, describes some of the typical situations in which you would like to use a travel agent.

  • You are traveling in a large group.
  • You want to attend a special event (such as a limited-entry trade show or party).
  • You have health problems that need to be addressed (for example, you cannot stand for a long time).
  • You need the discernment of someone who is planning many different journeys. For example, if you’re short on time at your destination, want to get off the beaten path, or just don’t know where to start.

If you can afford the services of a travel agent, they can be extremely helpful in making your dream trip come true. If you need help finding a great agent, ask family and friends for advice. You can also check your favorite travel guide recommendations (Rick Steves often includes suggestions for cities or specific attractions). Once you’ve picked a few, you can search the internet to see if there are any reviews on sites like TripAdvisor or Yelp.

Why the Next Generation of Travel Agents Matters More Than Ever | Conde Nast Traveler


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