In this day and age, when most of us have access to enormous amounts of information through the internet, is it really necessary to use travel agents for our holiday bookings? Can we not go online, search for the best deals and make our bookings ourselves?
The truth is, travel agencies cannot be easily ousted with the arrival of the internet. Travel agencies can have resources that you and I do not have access to. There are often agency quotas when it comes to tickets and hotels even. So even if we see that a particular flight is completely booked, an agency might still have tickets available on the same flight.
Travel agencies may have options that are not available to us directly. This includes private rentals which may not have a web presence. For example, if you’re looking for Miami apartments, a travel agency may be able to give you more options than you can find on the internet.
Travel agencies can make life much more convenient. Yes, it may well be possible to make all the bookings online, but think about the time and energy spent on doing that. On delegating this task to a travel agency, not only can you rely on their professionalism and experience, but you can also spare yourself the hassle of doing it yourself.
Many of us regularly make bookings for our holidays on our own, but for some things, especially for long and multiple destination holidays, it still does make sense to go to a travel agency.