1. Accountability and Personal Service: A travel agent’s job is on the line with every trip. We have a boss to answer to—or we are the boss!  We are real people you can speak with to work things out, not a different operator each time you call or a computer screen staring back at you. We will remember your name, your anniversary, details about your previous travels and can even email you when great deals come across our desk!  tired_pic
  2. Insider Knowledge: Our travel agents have been doing their jobs for years and know all the ins and outs. Instead of deciding where to go based on anonymous comments on a website, speak to someone who does this for a living!  We are daily immersed in the travel world with new tips, policy changes, awareness of low and high travel seasons to various destinations, resort closures, company take-overs, construction…and the list goes on.
  3. More for your money—not just the cheapest deal but the best value: Many resorts and cruise lines are part of a consortium and only offer exclusive rates to those groups. Your travel agents are part of those groups too so they can offer you deals no online site can.
  4. Setting an Itinerary: While some people enjoy “just winging it,” a travel agent can give a clear-cut schedule of what will be happening on a day-to-day basis, and keep clear records of everything that is included in the trip.
  5. Budgeting: A travel agent can help map out exactly how much a trip will cost, so there are no surprises. 11205022_10153056067409584_6278174642893065648_nDoes that excursion on Monday include lunch, for example, or do you have to buy your own? Does it pay to take the drinks package on the cruise ship, or pay for the excursions in advance? We can guide you and save you money!
  6. Insurance-For Life’s Little Mishaps: Things happen. A travel agent can advise you on which insurance policies are needed, from trip cancellation to medical emergencies based on your specific circumstances. We also insure that you will have the correct travel documents, so you don’t end up missing out on anything!
  7. Resources & Exclusivity: At the touch of the fingertips, travel agents have resources a traveler simply does not. We have direct access to every airline simultaneously. Hiccups happen and when they do, you have someone to catch those issues ahead of time and once the trip has started- a singular person you can call to navigate those issues for you.
  8. Experience at Making Memories: Travel agents are in the business of making awesome memories! There are so many small details that are important to making a trip unique. We offer tips for everyone from thrilling options for the more adventurous, cultural options for historians, and unique culinary experiences for the foodies! We are keenly aware of the best places for kids and the types of activities they enjoy. And on the flip side, for the adults that want to get away from it all, including the little people, we know where those tucked away places are hiding.  279715_2505718
  9. Time savings: Spending hours and weeks researching the perfect trip can take up a ton of time during a busy work week. A travel agent will spend time getting to know you and what you are looking for, and then put together an entire vacation customized for you and your companions. Like doing the planning? That’s ok too! We want your input and will use it to cater the trip to your specifics while offering you expertise and protection.
  10. A Local Small Business: Your local travel agents are your neighbors and friends. By supporting our local business, you are supporting local families. We enjoy being part of a community of people who recognize the importance of small business ownership. We make the majority of our income on commission and charge our clients below industry standards for any labor outside our commissionable fare because we value our relationships with them!