Do I NEED a Travel Agent?
Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:02 AM
So I would not need help from a TA on airfare just the hotel rooms. I already have a group rate on the airfare and was planning on just getting in touch with the hotel and getting a group rate that way. However I have read several different things about the resorts not responding to group rate requests so I just can't decide if it is worth it or not.
Any suggestions? would a TA be able to help with hotels only?
Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:07 AM
Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:10 AM
Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:36 AM
As far as I know airlines no longer pay commissions to agents so that's why they sometimes charge a small fee.
They do have access to all you have access to and then some.
Remember if you have difficulty with any of your arrangements relating to travel, rental cars, hotels or the like, an agent has a little more pull than just an individual. Especially if that agent or agency does a lot of business with the specific vendor you're doing business with.
The vendor will feel more inclined to make someone happy who books multiple times over the years than just one person who only books maybe once in their lifetime.
So research agencies who are specialists in where you want to go. Some agents and agencies are very specific such as a cruise only agency.
Also, if problems do arise, what would have been your headache becomes her headache.
Seems worth it to me.
Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:04 PM
also, the resort pays us a commission so it isn't like you or your guests are paying the travel agent.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:24 PM
I regret not using one, it would have saved me lots of hassle.
Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:57 PM
All the TA's on here are really helpful it might be worth looking at
Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:15 PM
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