What a travel agent does for you

When meeting someone new, one of the first questions often asked is "What do you do?" It is not usual for people to be surprised when I reply. They are curious of what I do. Quite honestly, for many people, travel agents seem to be a thing of the past. With our tech savvy world, where everything is available to us on the internet, people do not always understand why we are still needed. Here are some of the reasons that I like to share with people.  
The best value for your money. 
Can you get me a good deal? I get this one a lot. Most of the time, I can get you a great price on vacation packages, cruises, and hotels because of the partnerships between our host agency and our suppliers. More importantly, I like to offer you the best value for your money. It is not just about price, but also quality. My goal is to find you the best locations, nicest rooms, flights, upgrades, and added amenities to make your vacation even more special. I often tell people that I will not suggest a place to you that I would not go myself.   
Let us do the work for you.  
By taking the time to find out about your interests, your family or group, I can make suggestions based on what is most important to you. The typical family or couple takes a vacation 1-2 times per year. I am planning vacations for families everyday. Do you like lots of activities, or a more relaxing pace? Do you want to have some grown up time, but somewhere safe and secure for the kids? Are you limited by your health, mobility, or dietary needs? Have you seen lots of places and want something unique and new? Do you want to know the newest and best cruise ship to sail on? I can help with these questions and so much more. It takes a lot of time and research to book travel. If I have not traveled or experienced destinations myself, someone in the Gifted Travel Network has. We all work together and support one another in order to help create incredible experiences for our clients.
Not just a booking engine
Once we have found your perfect destination, it doesn't stop there. I like to give inside information, like where to eat and what not to eat, the best place to snorkel, or watch the fireworks. Where do you go once you step off of the plane? What type of currency do I use? Do I need a visa or just a passport? I am also here if anything happens while you are away. I recently had a honeymoon couple get stuck in traffic on the way to the airport. The shuttle service was parked on the side of the road due to a major accident that shut down the entire interstate. They missed their original flight home. When they called me, I immediately reached out to my supplier and the airline to arrange for them to be on the next flight out that afternoon. Once they finally arrived at the airport, they just checked their bags and were on their way home.  
Service and Hospitality  
My job is one of service and hospitality. It brings me joy to make other people happy, and give them memories to share with their families. Thanks to each of you who have supported me, and have referred me to friends. If I have provided you with great service in the past, please take a few seconds to like my Facebook page and write a review. At the end of May, I will have a drawing for a $25 Visa gift card from all those who have written a review.