Agents Talk Back – Top 10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

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Recently we reached out to our readers about some of the best reasons to use a travel agent. Here’s what top agents around the industry are saying:

Alyse Cori at Travelwize writes, “If you are satisfied being just a confirmation number-book online. Travel agents not only get you equal or better prices, but throw in VIP service and extra added value-we treat your trip as if it were our own!”

“Using a Knowledgeable Travel Professional will steer you in the right direction,” says Barbara Ovittore. “I had a client who went on line and asked for a property in Cancun..I asked why she chose this property..she commented "It looked nice " I asked who was going on this trip? Family with children. This was a property that had a party crowd and gay/lesbian lifestyle. I didn't recommend that property due to the children. Looking nice on line could be a disaster of a vacation!!! 19+ years of knowledge as a travel professional...”

Michelangelo D’Ambrisi says, “Without a Travel Agent or a Tour Operator you are lost. Experience counts and you get what you pay.”

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