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Why Use a Travel Agent for your business travel needs? (According to Travelsense.org)
Planning a trip today can be confusing and time consuming. A travel agent not only arranges the various modes of transportation, but a travel agent also may be able to save you money with early booking discounts, special fares, hotel deals and travel advisories. Don't take our word for it.
Benefits of Using a Travel Agent
Save Money! - Strong working relationships with travel suppliers and the latest in computer reservations technology enable travel agents to access the most up-to-date information on how to get you the best value.
Traveler Advocates - Your best interests are the priority. ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents) has a long-standing record of fighting for consumer rights and ASTA member travel agents are required to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
Why You Should use Silver Star Travel for your Business Travel needs?
Convenience - The ASTA membership includes travel agents across the country and throughout the world, most of which offer one-stop shopping for all travel arrangements.
Service - ASTA member travel agents are knowledgeable and active in the industry. The Society provides education, training and resource materials to its members to equip them with the tools to offer the highest quality of service.
Warren Buffett: “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.”
(Excerpt from Forbes Magazine) First there’s deciding where to start a search, with choices including online travel agencies like Expedia, travel aggregators like Kayak, direct sites for hotels, airlines etc., and user-review sites like TripAdvisor.
Then there’s reading fine print and weighing the cost of hidden charges — unbundled airline fees add an obstacle to comparing apples to apples.
Finally, there’s the time it takes to put together all the disparate and often non-refundable pieces.
The new breed of agents operates differently than those of the past. Rather than merely booking transactions or acting as order-takers, agents now function as travel advisers. They work collaboratively with clients to sort through vast amounts of information and make informed decisions, much like financial advisers assist clients in managing their money.
You don’t have time to waste.
Researching and organizing a trip takes time, patience and perseverance. Users of the website GetHuman.com (which offers tricks and shortcuts to reach various types of overwhelmed call centers) report the average wait time to get American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United on the phone as 14.3, 14.9 and 13.5 minutes, respectively — under ordinary circumstances.
“In cases of major storms, during the holidays, and even when company websites crash, we see a huge influx of users trying to reach the airlines by phone. Wait times can be well over an hour, if the user gets through at all,” says Adam Goldkamp, COO of GetHuman.com.
You want a safety net in case things go wrong.
Travelers realize that even after a trip is planned, things don’t always turn out exactly as expected. A flight is cancelled, a piece of luggage gets lost, a passport is pilfered or a grandchild falls ill with a high fever on foreign soil. When “stuff happens,” it is reassuring to have someone you can count on to resolve problems. You don’t want to be the one hanging on your cell phone to rearrange a flight.