Six reasons why you should allow a travel agent to help you dream up your next big trip.
Dreaming of a trip through multiple countries by train, plane, and automobile? Planning a huge family reunion or a destination wedding that includes everyone from infants to elderly travelers—and even pets? Such complex journeys could mean hours of research in front of the computer.
In a 2011 survey of more than 2,000 travelers around the world, 20 percent said they spent more than five hours researching and booking travel online. Time is money, and a smart travel agent can save you both.
The use of travel agents is on the rise—and for good reasons. Travel agents are pros at tracking down deals and coordinating complicated and specialty travel. They offer safety tips, expert knowledge about must-do activities and attractions, and suggestions for places off the beaten track.
As the largest leisure travel organization in North America, AAA Travel has an edge when it comes to scope—we cover every corner of the world—and prices, including access to exclusive deals. Unlike some agencies, we offer most travel services for free. And you don’t have to follow a set vacation package: Our agents can customize nearly any trip.
To make the most of using a travel agent, follow these tips.
Plan your next trip with a AAA travel agent. Visit AAA.com/travel , or stop by a AAA branch.
This article was first published in September 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.