Are you a baby boomer looking to explore the world, but confronted with the overwhelming task of planning it all out? Fear not, because a good Travel Advisor can take away all the stress and hard work for you, leaving you only with the excitement of planning your next adventure.
Gone are the days of travel agents acting as fast ticket agents, where the only goal was to secure a fast sale, and handle clients in bulk. Today, good Travel Advisors go above and beyond, taking the time to get to know their clients and their specific needs, likes, and dislikes. They work hard to get to the root of what makes their clients happy so that they can research, negotiate, and plan a customized, unforgettable vacation.
And what’s best is that some travel advisors work completely free of charge for their clients. Today the majority of Travel Agents/Advisors in the industry charge an additional commission, or flat rate fee to help plan your vacation. Do not misunderstand that the value and benefit of using a travel agent or travel advisor today far outweigh the nominal fees they charge from the money-saving research, negotiating, and advocacy they do on behalf of their clients, not to mention they have access to better promo’s, deals, and special preferred partner pricing that you will never find through online booking engines.
Now, with that disclaimer said. There is a very small percentage of Travel Advisor’s that do not charge their clients anything for their services. That is right their vacation planning services are 100% FREE to their clients. If you can find one of these Travel Advisor’s, the benefit to you just became colossal.
This new sort of Travel Agent uses the title Travel Advisor, instead of charging their clients they earn small commissions from travel suppliers, on the business side, with no added cost to the client making their value proposition astronomically high for clients. Finding a Travel Advisor who is willing to work with you in this capacity is a rare and valuable opportunity. This is the way Travel Agents worked through the 70’s & 80’s, so in today’s world, I find these agents are truly looking for the WIN-WIN which is rare.
But why should you use a travel advisor? Can’t you do all the planning and research on your own? Here are some reasons why a travel advisor can be incredibly beneficial for baby boomers:
Experience and Knowledge
Travel advisors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the travel industry, having spent years cultivating relationships with preferred partners like cruise lines, luxury resorts, and tour companies. This gives them unprecedented access to special deals and packages that the public may not have access to, making your vacation experience truly unique and memorable.
Saves Time and Stress
Planning a vacation on your own can be an incredibly time-consuming and stressful task. Travel advisors take all of this burden away from you, leaving you only to dream and look forward to your adventure. They take care of everything from accommodations, excursions, activities, travel insurance, and transportation, leaving you free to simply enjoy.
Every traveler is different, and Travel Advisors understand this fact. They spend time getting to know you and your specific wants and needs so that they can plan a vacation that is truly personalized to you. This ensures that you have a wonderful and comfortable experience, no matter where you go or what you do.
Oftentimes, Travel Advisors have access to special perks and upgrades that the general public may not have access to. This could include anything from complimentary airport transfers to champagne in your hotel room upon arrival. These small extras can add up, and truly make your vacation experience feel like a luxury one.
While you are on your trip, travel advisors are still available to assist you with any changes, emergencies, or unexpected situations that may arise. This offers peace of mind and ensures that your vacation is as carefree and relaxing as possible.
So, if you are a baby boomer looking to explore the world whether you are exploring Europe, or wanting to sail on a Caribbean Cruise, or maybe you love the freedom of an All-Inclusive Resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico but are daunted by the task of planning it all out, consider using a Travel Advisor. With their experience, knowledge, personalization, and attention to detail, they can take all the stress away from you, leaving you only with the excitement of starting your next adventure.