The Benefits of Using a Travel Agent: Pricing, Flexibility and More

Making travel plans can be exhausting. Researching the best flights, booking hotels, making restaurant reservations, and organizing the best activities for your vacation can be a full-time job. Ease the stress of vacation planning by using a travel agent and get the most out of your well-deserved time off.

In fact, 39% of travelers who book two or more trips a year always or often used a travel advisor to get the most from their vacation.

What are some benefits of tapping into the expertise of travel agents?

The benefits of using a travel agent are plentiful. For those who don't have the time, expertise, or desire to do it themselves, an advisor can:

  • Research and book flights with the best possible price
  • Search for hotels that fit your budget and preferences (e.g., proximity to attractions)
  • Provide knowledge of destination must-do's (e.g. attractions, good eats)
  • Organize your activities for each day to make sure you're never at a loss

With all of these benefits, it's no wonder that people are turning to travel agents more and more often. Furthermore, here are the top reasons you definitely need to consider using a travel agent for your next trip.

1- Less Stress Booking Travel

Let's face it, you're already busy with everyday life between work and your activities outside of work. Instead of adding another job to your plate, which is likely to cause more anxiety, outsource the job of planning your next trip to a travel agent. They know the best options for flights, hotels, activities, and more that will work within your budget without any added stress.

2- Flexibility and Options

Having a travel agent involved in booking your next trip guarantees that you'll have an expert second opinion in understanding your options, depending on how flexible you are. Agents may very well come with ideas you haven't considered or will undoubtedly find valuable if not invaluable. Travel agents can advise you of the best option for your next destination, along with details covering everything from airport parking to the best way to commute during your vacation.

What's more, many agents are available via phone or email during your trip to answer questions and provide guidance on a range of travel topics long before you even leave your current destination. That way, not only can they save you time while you're abroad but also help you plan for the future as well!

3- Travel Expertise

While some people have created a second carreer or hobby within the travel industry, if you're not booking travel reservations regularly - you're likely over your skis in attempting to book your next perfect vacation. That's precisely where travel agents come in. Travel agents have the tools and know-how to make the most of your time off. This is what they do daily, and you can rest assured that your next trip will be a success by placing the job in the right hands. This brings us to our next benefit.

4- Peace of Mind

The big draw of using a travel agent is the peace of mind that comes with an expert's opinion. This is one of the oldest benefits in the book. From home insurance to home security plans, peace of mind products and services are worth their weight in putting you at ease.

With the expertise and frequency in which agents book travel arrangements, you can put your mind at ease that you're getting the most comprehensive, personalized planning towards your trip while avoiding scams and taking advantage of the best travel offers to get the most bang for your trip travel buck. This brings us to our next benefit of using travel agents.

5- Bang for Your Buck

Not only do you save time by using a travel agent, but you also save money and/or get more for your money with their expertise. For example, a travel agent will be able to search and book red-eye flights that you might not have found without their help. This is because they can find the best prices for these last-minute deals, which are typically expensive, but not always available to the general public.

These are just a few ways agents can help, but there are many more ways that a travel agent can help you to get the most out of your vacation experience and save money in the long run!

Ultimately, it comes down to whether you want to spend hours upon hours researching and planning your next trip or look into the benefits of having a travel agent take care of it for you.

Free Tip From a Travel Agent!

One tip that you’ll get from a travel agent is preparing your transportation plans to and from the airport. If you don’t have family or friends to take you, your agent will recommend you use a nearby, off-site aiport parking facility. This will be much cheaper than parking at the airport or using rideshare services. See our PreFlight locations and reserve a parking spot for your next trip today!

Benefits: Reduced Stress from planning, Flexible options, expertise to make the most of your time off, Peace of Mind in knowing you're not going into it blind, and lastly - Bang for Your Buck.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How soon will points be added to my account?

Points are added within 48 hours after you exit the facility.

How can I update my credit card?

Log in to your Frequent Parker account and select the Express Pass tab. The web page that opens gives you the option to edit your payment information. After entering the new information click save the changes.

I made a reservation, then signed up for the Frequent Parker card, can I add the reservation to my account?

Yes. Log in to your Frequent Parker account. On the Account Information page, please click Associate Reservation with My Account. The information on your reservation receipt is all you need.

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