Cruise through honeymoon planning
03/30/2009 9:58 PM
02/16/2012 4:34 PM
Cruise through your honeymoon planning with a travel agent at the helm
Today, with the overwhelming number of resources offered to you, it’s no wonder you may find yourself confused and asking: “Why should I use a travel agent when I can plan my honeymoon myself?” Besides being educated and certified to assist you, agents can provide important services that are usually offered to honeymooners free of charge. So just what can a travel agent do for you?
It is difficult to find time to plan your wedding events, let alone your honeymoon. A travel agent can take the pressure away by planning for you with your specific interests in mind. Plus, your agent can clue you in on all you need to know – from insurance protection to foreign travel requirements – to help make your honeymoon travel not only fun, but also safe!
Travel agents can save you money by packaging trips with airfare, car rental and other miscellaneous services. In addition to the monetary savings, a travel agent can help to procure value-added benefits and amenities that you may not otherwise be able to obtain as a regular consumer. The relationships they have forged with travel suppliers are key to the savings offered to you.
Travel agents are traveler advocates and are there to protect the best interests of their clients. In the event something goes wrong, your agent is available to act as the point person between you and the travel suppliers, helping to resolve issues quickly and effectively without too much effort on your part.
By staying abreast of the most current travel options, the professional travel agent will be able to help you plan the honeymoon of your dreams. Also, because agents participate in familiarization site visits, called FAMS, they may have been to the destination you are requesting and will be able to answer your questions based on their own experiences.
Can you plan your own honeymoon? Of course. But with easy access to these friendly, helpful, knowledgeable professionals, why not contact a travel agent to show you the way? It could just be the best trip of your life!
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