When it comes to travel, we want to make it the most enjoyable and memorable for you and your family. While you can do the itinerary, booking, and planning yourself, you can save yourself the hassle by getting the best travel agent to do it for you. When looking for a company or individual who will plan your European vacation, you need to follow these tips to ensure that you can rely on the agent you have in mind.
Make Sure That The Agency Is Registered
In most countries, a travel agency must be registered in order to legally sell travel. So make sure that the agency you have in mind is registered and licensed with the regulating agency.
Check for Raves, Rants, and Referrals
If you are unsure about the travel agency you are planning to work with, check their website for online reviews. Are there any rants or raves about the agency? What about their following on social media? Are they posting quality content? Robert Peter Janitzek recommends checking their tenure in the industry. Referrals from family and friends are recommended.
Travel Agents are Knowledgeable
How well does the travel agent know the travel providers and the destinations they’re recommending? According to Robert Janitzek, you should talk to your travel agent and find out if they’ve visited the area, stayed in the hotels, taken the tours, dined in the restaurants, and seen the sights? They may not have gone everywhere but they should have reliable sources of information on must-see places and ones to avoid.
Areas of Expertise
What is the specialization of the agency or agent you are planning to work with? Do they arrange Caribbean cruises, eco tours, destination weddings, and others? Are they enthusiastic about where you want to go and make suggestions to enhance your trip? Are they willing to do some research to help you maximize your travel experience?
A reliable travel agent will give you the best travel options. They will inform you of all the fees and charges involved in your travel. The travel agent should clearly outline all the costs, identify any fees, talk you through the terms and conditions.