Before you risk losing your mind and the wrath of your children, consider these top 5 reasons not to try and book your own family vacation Travel.
#5 – All Those Wonderful Pictures & Online Reviews Don’t Really Show you the Whole Picture
We’ve all had this happen to us when looking up reviews – 5 people loved the place, but there are always those 2 who hated it. All the photos on the website look wonderful! But, what have you really learned from them? That they hired a great photographer? You will need more information to make informed decisions. That is where we come in. Why not benefit from our connections and experience? Is it really worth the risk to do this on your own?
#4 – When you Book on Your Own, It Gives You Less Protection
Have you ever booked a room, and then not been given the room you booked? Or even had to take a room in an alternate hotel? None of this is any fun when you have several tired and cranky children in tow, have to load them all back up in the car and find another place to stay. Since the on-line guys do NOT use wholesale contracts, whether or not you get the room you booked is solely at the whim of the hotel manager! We use sources that have the hotel under contract. So, say you and one other couple with their kids are in the lobby late at night waiting to check in but, only one or two rooms are available. You booked with us (an agent who has a contract), but the other couple booked own their own – guess who gets those rooms! You and your kids do! Now, you can get that much needed rest and the kids can get some sleep.
#3 – When You Use a Travel Consultant Like Us, You Have a Reliable Source of Information and Someone Who Has Your Best Interest in Mind
It’s a relationship that no on-line booking site can duplicate. We get to know our clients. We learn about what they want, what they like and what they don’t like. We have been to the places our clients want to go, so we can tell them what to expect! We know what the atmosphere is like, what the customs are, the cool little places to go, and the places to avoid. Do you really think the customer service desk at the on-line places is staffed with anyone who has actually been where you are going? This is your family’s vacation, don’t risk missing out on a great time just because you wanted to do it on your own.
#2 – What you Don’t Know About Travel Can Cost You, PLENTY
Information is out there, but even more MISinformation is out there waiting to bite you in the butt. Do you always know the difference? If you don’t know the right questions to ask, you can get into trouble in a hurry. None of us know what we don’t know! This is why experience and travel specialist certifications matter. With us working for you, you will have a source of information that will be pro-active and not re-active. You won’t have to worry if you are asking all the right questions because we know what information you will need, and we will make sure you have it before you leave.
#1 Reason – You Simply Don’t Have the Time or Energy!
Do you REALLY have time to spend all those hours comparing rates, reading reviews, checking flight schedules, and flipping from site to site to see if you save yourself $50? Do you have time to explore every hotel at every location? Missing out on a great vacation simply because you don’t have the time to check it all out or just became overwhelmed?
Doesn’t it just make more sense to pick up the phone and talk to us for 5 minutes? Then go about your life while we work out all the details for you? Remember, we don’t charge you for our services! What do you have to lose?