Why DIYers Should Work With a Travel Agent


We live in a world of DIYers. Information is available anytime, anywhere, and at your fingertips through smartphones, tablets and computers.  Instructional videos are on YouTube to teach you how to refinish your kitchen table, style your hair in the latest up-do, make a million different varieties of slime (if you have tweens, you understand!). Many people feel the same way about travel planning - you can find millions of beautiful travel photos online, read travel reviews, look at resort webpages, find great discounted travel packages, so why not plan your own travel for your honeymoon, destination wedding or vacation? 


I am going to give you five reasons DIYers should work with a travel agent to plan a honeymoon, destination wedding or vacation:


1. There are no do-overs when it comes to your travel experience.

You can mess up on painting an old kitchen table and either sand it down and start over or just buy a new table. With travel there is no do-over. You can't decide you don't like your destination wedding, vacation or honeymoon and go somewhere else the next week. Work with a travel agent to make sure you are investing money in a destination wedding, honeymoon or vacation that will give you the experiences you want and dream about. 


2. We provide information you can trust.

How do you know what information you can trust online? YOU DON'T. Travel agents have either been to the hotels and/or destinations you want to visit or have a trusted colleague in the industry who can provide up-to-date information and honest feedback. We will provide you with reliable and knowledgeable information to help you create an amazing travel experience for your destination wedding, honeymoon or vacation.


3. We are always there for you.

If you have questions or concerns prior to travel but you booked your trip online, who do you call? You can either spend hours trying to find answers to your questions by researching online or spend hours getting bounced around a call center and may or may not get the answers you need. When you work with a travel agent, you have one person you know you can email, call or sometimes text and get quick answers and information you need to help you prepare for your destination wedding, honeymoon or vacation. 

4. We will help you make it right.

We all know that no matter how carefully you plan, things can go wrong. If it does, you know exactly who you can call - your travel agent! If needed, we will work outside business hours to ensure you have a great travel experience and help you resolve issues so you can focus on enjoying your destination wedding, honeymoon or vacation. 


5. Travel is our passion

We are not just call center agents who answer phones all day and have never been to half of the places we are booking for travelers. When you book your trip with an online site, you are a number to them, not a person who has dreamed about your destination wedding, honeymoon or vacation for months or sometimes years.  We CARE about making your travel dreams come true and we will do everything in our power to make it happen. Travel is our passion and we love nothing more than to help our clients have amazing travel experiences every time they travel.


So, keep this in mind: just because you work with a travel agent, it doesn't mean you lose control of your travel plans. You are simply partnering with an expert for guidance and support to ensure you are maximizing your travel experiences and vacation dollars. 


I would love the opportunity to work with you to plan your destination wedding, honeymoon or vacation. Ready to get started? Schedule your phone consultation today! 


NOTE: if you are in the Virginia Beach or Chesapeake, VA area, I would be happy