Why It Pays to Use a Travel Agent
Maybe you aren’t sure what the advantages of using a professional travel agent are, so it’s important to know the benefits of working with Brentwood Travel.
EXPERT GUIDANCE – There are so many options to consider when you plan a vacation: Do you want to take a cruise, an escorted tour, an all-inclusive resort package, or perhaps an adventure vacation to an exotic locale? Do you like extended trips or short getaways? Will you be more comfortable on a large cruise ship or a more intimate one with fewer passengers? What are the best times to travel to certain destinations? Do you have special interests, physical requirements or dietary needs? Are you traveling with children? What is your budget? A good travel professional will get to know you and your preferences, and then access a wide network of travel suppliers to help you find the product that’s best suited for you.
BEST VALUE – Travel agents work hard to get you the best value for your dollar, providing you with accurate information on the latest deals and special promotions. The top travel agencies belong to international consortia, so they can offer their clients special savings, extraordinary travel opportunities and added-value amenities. When selecting a travel agency, look for one that receives exclusive high-volume pricing from the top cruise lines and vacation packagers.
CONVENIENT ONE-STOP SHOPPING – Planning your travel should be as easy and fun as you want your vacation to be, without becoming an unsolvable puzzle. A travel agent can handle every aspect of your trip…before you leave, while you are gone, and after you return. As an example, if you are planning a cruise, your agent may take care of air travel, booking your cruise with the cabin and dining choices you select, ground transportation, onboard activities, shore excursions, pre- and post-cruise packages, travel insurance and more.
PERSONALIZED SERVICE – For many, the Internet has become a factor in travel planning. At Brentwood Travel, we encourage clients to do Internet research on products and destinations - particularly on our own extensive website - and then contact one of our travel consultants. Just click on the "Contact Us" tab on this site. When it comes time to actually make your travel arrangements, you need more than an impersonal electronic transaction. You need the personal attention of a knowledgeable travel agent who will give you the time and attention you deserve. Someone who will see to every detail of your vacation and can assist you with making changes or adjustments in your plans if necessary. The Internet can’t do that for you.
CONSUMER ADVOCATE – Travel agents don’t stop working for you once you’ve booked your trip. In the event that you experience problems along the way, your agent can act on your behalf to take care of the issue. You need someone who will go to bat for you if the need arises. Brentwood Travel has a 24-hour toll-free service for clients who may experience an emergency while traveling anywhere in the world.
EMERGENCY SERVICE – In case of a travel emergency while you are away, we are available to you 24/7. Just call our toll-free emergency number, and a Brentwood Travel agent will respond in a timely manner.
BRENTWOOD TRAVEL is a full-service travel agency with a staff of 24 knowledgeable travel consultants, all of whom are well-traveled, experienced professionals taking great pride in giving their clients first-class personal service. You are only as successful as your reputation, and there are good reasons why Brentwood Travel has been successful for 55 years! REMEMBER, WITHOUT A TRAVEL AGENT, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN!