If you always want to make sure you’ve gotten the best deal, there may be a step to add to your research: consulting a travel agent. This is particularly true for multi-option vacations, such as airfare-and-hotel packages or cruises where you’ll also need airfare and/or shore excursions planned. Agents may have deals worked out with specific providers and can get you a deal you won’t find online.
There are other times when you may want to call an agent:
- When you’re pressed for time: Don’t have the extra hours to compare or monitor prices for your next trip? Calling a travel agent may save you time and get you a trip within your price range.
- When you don’t know where you want to go: Sitting down with an agent to discuss your next trip can give you a better sense of the right destination, accommodations, and trip type (independent, tour group, cruise, etc.) for you.
- When you’re overwhelmed: Exhausted by navigating trip possibilities, upgrade options, or the needs of your travel companions? An agent can take the headaches out of complex travel planning.
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