Why should I use a travel agent?

These days, it’s relatively easy to plan a vacation on your own. You can get recommendations from friends, scour the internet for potential deals and put something together without the help of a third party. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s always the smartest way to go. Plan without professional support, and you could regret it later. On the flipside, working with a travel agent can improve your planning process in dozens of ways, leaving you excited for your trip and confident that you’ll be taken care of.

Here are three key reasons why you should consider using a travel agent for your next business trip, family vacation, romantic getaway or spontaneous adventure.

1.     Professional, dedicated service: Booking with a travel agent means you’ll have a consistent point of contact -- during the planning process and while you’re on your trip. When you book online or directly with an airline, you don’t have the same level of support. Your dedicated Freedom Travel agent will be ready to answer your questions, offer valuable insight and problem-solve should something go wrong. Superior service means less worry and more time to relax.

2.     Insight that gives you an advantage: We’ve stayed in hundreds of hotels and resorts, and we have professional connections around the world, so you can count on working with a professional who has expert knowledge of the place you want to go. We’ll share helpful ideas on where to stay, where to dine, which attractions to see and even what to avoid.

3.     Personalized planning: Before we make any recommendations, we want to learn more about you -- from your vision for a dream vacation to your budget. From there, we can help you design an affordable, truly customized vacation that accommodates everyone on your trip.

Do the planning yourself, and you could end up with generic, impersonal itinerary, or worse yet, a vacation plagued by stressful mishaps. Or, for your next trip, consider working with a travel agent as a cost-effective, customized, low-stress alternative. It’s a smart decision that can lead to an unforgettable experience.