Why Wouldn’t You Use a Travel Agent?


asta-logoWe at ASTA have observed a fundamental shift in the marketplace over the past few years, from consumers asking “why would I use a travel agent?” to “why wouldn’t I use one?” Here are two new resources that illuminate that shift and make clear that using an agent to book your travel is the way to go. The first is a video we commissioned featuring Craig Sechler of the HBO series Veep. The second comes from the good people at the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), whose recent magazine featured an article entitled “4 Reasons to Hire a Travel Agent.” In the article, AARP asks “Why hire a travel agent when you can book an airline ticket, a Caribbean cruise or even a grand European tour yourself? Because agents are still the experts, and, bottom line, they know more about travel and have access to more deals than your average vacationer.” AARP recommends using an agent because they save time, save money, address your specific needs and solve your problems.

Start making use of these dedicated professionals today and save yourself time and money. To find a travel agent who fits your needs and is an expert in the area of the world or the type of trip you want to take, visit TravelSense.org. Or connect with one of our longtime Premium Members to plan your next vacation or manage your corporate travel program.

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