Top 10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

By Alex Ramsey

June 23, 2014

top 10 reasons to use a travel agent


  1. You’ve Googled “Mexico Vacation,” and came up with 128 million responses.  Need a little help editing those choices?
  1. Ah, you didn’t realize that getting that special offer on a Parisian hotel put so far away from the heart of the city that it takes you 2 hours to get into town and costs an arm and a leg unless you use the train which still takes an hour back and forth.
  1. How many hours were you on hold with the airline when your flight was cancelled because of “equipment change”?
  1. Did you really mean to spend your honeymoon at the resort whose one tiny pool was filled all day with 12 screaming children?
  1. Who knew that when you booked that “villa” in Tuscany, it would be a small room with a kitchenette and no air conditioning?  Funny, it looked much better on your computer screen.
  1. No one explained to you that in July, it’s winter time in Rio, and so you showed up there with nothing but five Hawaiian shirts and three pairs of swimming trunks.
  1. How about the time you really needed a restful vacation, booked a “deal” on a cruise ship, and were put into a close-sized room below the water line on a ship crammed with students where when you tried to go on desk for fresh air someone threw up on your shoes?
  1. What do you mean you didn’t know that if your passport expires in six months, most countries won’t let you in, and so you got put on the next plane returning home?
  1. I suppose contacting the Attorney General to resolve the fact that the Internet site has billed your credit card three times instead of once is the only route to take at this point.
  1. It was definitely odd that there were no cab drivers at the airport at 3:00 in the morning when you finally landed in Costa Rica, but booking a transfer to your very remote hotel would have been a good thing to remember when you purchased your airline tickets and hotel online.
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