Cranky Talk – What is the Point of a Travel Agent?
We told you we were going to get to your listener-suggested topics. It just took us a little while to get there. But this week, we answer reader Ezra’s big question… why bother with travel agents.
With Cranky Concierge, we feel qualified to talk about this topic in detail… and so we did. The answer is all magic and rainbows. No, just kidding, there are real benefits. Tune in and learn for yourself why travel agents still exist.
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They’re most useful for high end itineraries and hotels/ access to benefits networks such as Virtoso or Signature, and for high-end chain amenities programs such. They’re best for finding high end hotels that are not affiliated with chains and for arranging exclusive luxury itineraries. Worth every penny.
Second that they are fantastic for luxury itineraries. They’re also particularly useful for IROPS. With airline hold times exceeding 8 hours sometimes, having someone who knows the ins and outs can prove incredibly valuable.