How to Choose a Travel Agent
Vacations are supposed to be enjoyable, and a travel agent can help ensure that yours is. Opting to make travel arrangements with the help of an experienced and trustworthy travel agent will spare you the stress and uncertainty that may otherwise detract from the quality of your vacation experience. To ensure that the travel agent you choose has the tools and the drive necessary to provide you with a stress-free, convenient, and enjoyable vacation, consider the following:
Assess Your Needs and Travel Restrictions
Before you get in touch with a travel agent, you should consider your specific needs. Do you have any idea what kind of vacation you are looking to plan? Are you planning a honeymoon or romantic getaway? Will you be traveling with kids? What kind of atmosphere are you hoping to enjoy on your vacation? Answering these questions can help you filter through the travel agents in your area to find those whose services are most tailored to your travel preferences.
Do Your Research
Talk with friends and family members to see if they have any experience working with a St. Louis travel agent whom they would recommend. Look at online reviews and company websites, and contact travel agents who have the experience and reputation that make you feel comfortable working with them.
Consider Areas of Focus
Many travel agencies have agents that specialize in planning international trips, weekend getaways, all-inclusive resort vacations, family friendly cruises, and other specific vacation types. Opting to hire a travel agent with expertise in the right trip category will improve your chances of finding a great deal on the perfect trip.
Importance of Certification
Whatever travel company you decide to work with, be sure that the agency is a certified member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). This way, you will have peace of mind knowing that your travel consultant is industry certified and has access to a large network of travel experts.
Are you a St. Louis resident who would like to work with a travel agency with more than 50 years of experience that is staffed by consultants who specialize in planning cruises, honeymoon trips, and all-inclusive resort vacations? If so, call Brentwood Travel at (314) 439-5700 to speak with a friendly travel agent about your trip today!
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In the 64 years since Brentwood Travel was founded in 1957, we've grown into the largest, full-service travel agency in the Greater St. Louis area. No matter what your travel needs may be, our consultants will be able to assist you.