There are many personal reasons why web visitors are returning to individual and personal travel agents, but two reasons are fairly common and are found on large forums, blogs and message boards.
The number one reason travelers go back to travel agents is because of the horror stories found online. Usually the story goes like this; The web visitor sees a good deal, reads most of the travel information related to the travel package, pulls out his credit card and holiday books. Only once they reached their destination, the house that was by the sea was actually in the corner of the hotel and there was almost no view of the sea. The person goes to the front desk to inquire about accommodation by the sea and is told that the hotel is booked, and a room change is not possible.
In an effort to save her vacation they return to their home and make the best of the accommodation they are given.
In the future when this traveler is ready to book his / her travels, they look for a travel professional instead of a website. Also, they share their stories online, with friends and family, and of course the neighbors, who then think hard and long before a big vacation without the help of a travel professional.
The second largest group of travelers who are moving towards travel professionals have not really left the travel agents in the first place. This is a group that wants to take a cruise and is not sure about all the details when booking a cruise.
Travelers to this group often look for deals online and then call their travel agent to see if the deals match. And a lot of the time, they can’t. This is because large travel sites make huge purchases and small agencies can offer cruise discounts in a way that they can’t.
No matter how much money is saved, when travelers save $ 2,500 for two for a 10-day cruise, they do not mind paying a little extra to avoid confusion when booking a cruise, which is very easy to do, especially if you are not familiar with the ship.
The third reason, that many travelers are not aware of, is that booking with a travel professional is the most important reason for booking with a travel agent. Can you tell me the payment plan? Online sites usually do not offer this option. It is now paid the full cost, or forget it. Not so when booking with a travel professional Not in most cases you can pay the balance with a minimum price 90 or 60 days before departure pay (you can also get basic bird booking specials and upgrades)
Monthly payments, especially when taking a large cruise, are not only acceptable, but encouraged. And now the cruise industry has added land price tours simultaneously with the cruise, you can travel halfway to Europe before leaving the cruise for the purpose of Turkey, the Holy Land and Egypt or Greece.
And of all the reasons given, an experienced travel professional can provide you with an automatic payment plan that, in my opinion, is one of the best reasons to use a travel professional when booking a large trip. These are called financial options. (The exception to the above suggestions is that cheap flights are usually available online)