They Are Educated and Have Personal Experience
Simply put, Travel Experts advisors know more than you! They can give you insider tips and advice, using their education and personal experience to guide your vacation decisions in a way that provides you with the best vacation possible for you and your hard-earned investment. They have access to the personal feedback from hundreds of clients, and their own personal travel agent network, to provide insights you can’t get on TripAdvisor or other social media sites.
They Have Clout
Travel Experts Independent advisors are affiliates of Travel Experts, and can leverage the strong relationships Travel Experts have with many suppliers/consortiums (including Virtuoso) to get you things you can’t get on your own. That “sold out” room, or the connecting room you want for your extended family trip when the online sites say they aren’t available. Complimentary Room upgrades, breakfasts and late checkouts may also be available. They also have exclusive entrée to experiences you might not know are available to you.
In addition to getting you more on any particular trip, they can step in and fix things when your trip goes awry. The average consumer books one or two trips per year, typically with different travel suppliers, so they have little or no leverage when things go wrong. The Travel Experts advisors are constantly selling a particular supplier and has the leverage to fix things, even when the supplier isn’t directly at fault. Travel suppliers value the Travel Experts advisors business much more than any individual traveler. They will step up to make things right or simply to make sure that traveler, and Travel Experts, are happy.
Travel Experts advisors have unique access to benefits that can save you a lot of money and provide you with a better experience: free room upgrades, spa credits, food and beverage credits are just a few of the things that agents can get, that you can’t. Add in hard-to-get restaurant reservations, exclusive or priority access to attractions, added amenities, and you will have a lot more value for your travel dollar. (Ever wonder why the couple in the cabin next to yours got champagne and you didn't? They probably used a travel advisor)
Instead of searching blindly on the Internet for hours, days, or even weeks – depending on the complexity of the travel plans – you can have an expert do the research for you, with your personal needs in mind. They do it for every component of the trip and very often do it at no cost to you.
If anything should go wrong during your trip, you can rely on them to assist you. A Travel Experts advisor will suggest and arrange alternate travel arrangements, help you to deal with any travel emergency you may have, and put you in touch with the right local people to answer your needs.
On the Cutting Edge
They are on the cutting edge of what's new: Travel Experts advisors are the first to know about a new resort, cruise ship or tour. They have relationships with their best travel partners who keep them informed as to the latest and greatest offerings they have. So if you want to travel on the latest and greatest, Travel Experts advisors are the way to go!
You Get Matched Right
If you call a cruise line directly, they won’t tell you that their competitor is a better fit for you and your travel needs. Since Travel Experts advisors sell everything, they focus on you’re your particular needs, making sure you are matched up with the right product.
An Ongoing Mutually Beneficial Relationship
A good independent travel advisor is like a good mechanic. Once you find them, you’ll never want to give them up. Travel could be your biggest discretionary spend in any given year, along with your limited time, so you want to make sure it’s done right. When they make that happen, you’ll want them in your inner circle moving forward.
They run their own companies
What this means to you is that you'll get the best possible service and attention, because it is in their best interest to have you as a satisfied client.