Booking a vacation should be an enjoyable experience, yet it often turns into an overwhelming one. Deciding which of the innumerable websites to use to plan your travels can leave your head spinning, not to mention attempting to pin down the right location, resort and activities for your needs and lifestyle. And not being familiar with the region you are researching can make this task even more daunting.
As working travel agents, we’ve assembled a list of the top five reasons to book your next vacation with a professional:
We are your travel advocate.
An agent has your best interests in mind and is adept at pairing you with the most suitable destination and resort. We will do some serious listening when it comes to your wish list, allowing us to fully understand your unique vision of a perfect getaway. From the moment you begin the travel discussion until you return home, we will serve as your champion. We are there to walk you through any questions or issues that may arise, even while you are traveling.
A well-informed agent is an expert on all things travel. We travel extensively and know the destinations, the hotels, the activities and most importantly, the right people. We have forged beneficial relationships with hoteliers and other pertinent travel executives so we can ensure top-level service throughout your vacation.
We want you to have an experience, not just a trip.
Trips are for amateurs. A professional travel agent wants you to have an amazing experience from start to finish. Our services go beyond booking a plane ticket and making a hotel reservation, i.e., what the run-of-the-mill travel website does. Whether it’s a private limo airport pickup, fresh flowers in your suite or your family’s favorite fresh-baked cookies awaiting you at check-in, we anticipate details large and small that will make your vacation truly memorable.
We serve as an impartial voice in a sea of online reviews.
Online reviews can act as a quick reality check on a hotel or resort but they are also a slippery slope. The reviewer could actually be a hotel employee and the accompanying photographs might be heavily Photoshopped. Good travel agents offer unbiased critiques of destinations and resorts that they have personally visited. We’ve slept in the beds, eaten the food and participated in the activities. We will not play favorites and steer you in the wrong direction.
We are not your parents’ travel agents.
Today’s professionals represent a new breed of travel advisor with a completely different take on vacation planning. Utilizing our extensive knowledge of the industry, firsthand experiences and relationships with travel insiders, we sift through the Internet fluff to bring you the foremost travel options tailored to your likes and dislikes.
Are you ready now to plan your next trip? Call us today at 877-229-6008 or 757-229-6008.
Visit us on the web at www.vipleisuretravel.com