In the past, anyone who was considering a trip, whether for business or pleasure, found a travel advisor as a valuable asset. Today, travel advisors remain a valuable asset for many of the same reasons and more. Many people may believe the days of consulting with a travel advisor is over due to the digital world and the internet. However, this can’t be further from the truth.
Travel advisors of the 21st century provide much more than booking your flight and hotel. We came across a wonderful article written in the travel section of The Wall Street Journal named ‘How New Breed Travel Agents Can Give You an Edge,’ where they describe how a travel agent goes above and beyond the call of duty.
As the article explains, a travel agent from yesteryear worked a simple 9-to5 job. This is no longer the case. They are available after hours ensuring your trip goes without a hitch. As written in The Wall Street Journal, clients are promised ‘convenience, access, and hard-core expertise’ today’s travel advisors.
A travel advisor ensures the itineraries are full of activities the client finds enjoyable. In addition to finding these interests for their client, they have the unique ability to negotiate VIP access and more; such as an after-hours meeting with someone who otherwise would have rejected the meet. The advisor has a working relationship with businesses and people across the globe which helps make their clients trip perfect. The internet alone could not provide such luxuries.
One of the most valuable aspects of working with a travel advisor is their ability to help when ‘disaster strikes.’ In the event of an emergency or mishap, a travel advisor is ready and able to guide their clients successfully through no matter where they are located.
There is much more value than what meets the eye when you work with a travel advisor.