There have been a few major events in recent history that have impacted the travel industry. Major events such as 9/11, the massive growth of the Internet, and the Coronavirus pandemic have caused travel agencies to make changes in order to stay relevant and serve their clients well. What are those changes, and how do they affect you? Let’s take a look at a few key items so you can see why using a Travel Advisor is more relevant than ever!
Pre-pandemic, it was common to chance traveling without travel insurance. But now, with all the changes and varying requirements of travel around the world, including travel insurance as part of your vacation investment is more important than ever before. To accommodate, Agencies and Advisors have taken the necessary steps to better understand the many great insurance products available in order to make recommendations based on your needs. This also goes for testing, documentation, and ever-changing requirements. When you work with an Advisor, they will be able to recommend the best travel insurance for you, as well as monitor any destination and/or testing requirements so you are prepared and ready to travel without the added hassle or risk.
There are so many moving parts to travel that haven’t always been involved! Booking a vacation used to be far less complicated than it is now. Thanks to technology and ongoing learning, many Advisors are adopting a new way of taking care of their clients. New school methods are client-centric and are about curating a trip for you, rather than just picking a pre-made trip package. Technology has also allowed Advisors to have better, more accurate information than what is “Google-able” by you as a consumer.
No one likes to be ghosted, especially when you’re shelling out your own hard-earned money. Nowadays, Advisors tend to establish a working, ongoing relationship with clients. That’s why many in the industry are no longer just called “Agents” (someone who creates bookings) but now go by something more effective like “Advisor” or “Consultant” (implying a deeper level of service). Travel Advisors are there to take care of you every step of the way and ensure your vacation is exactly what you want and more!
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Travel Advisors have an entire world of systems and tools at their disposal, far beyond what you can see as a consumer. What’s more, these systems and tools give Advisors access to virtually anything. The trips Advisors can create for you are so much more than you could create for yourself. Additionally, Advisors make a point to build great relationships with vendors and other Advisors, as well as continually learn, train, and network to bring you an even greater experience than you imagine.
With so many changes overall in the travel industry, it is best to rely on experts for your travel planning. Most people hire an accountant to do their taxes or a mechanic to fix their vehicle, simply because there are too many unknowns and too many risks that come from doing it on their own. Apply this same concept to travel and leave the planning to a true expert in the industry. We challenge you to put us to the test!
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