Look no further! Erika Richter, communications director for the American Society of Travel Agents has the answers to your questions in finding and using a travel advisor for your next trip.
Why there is a shift from “travel agent” to “travel advisor”?
“Gone are the days where travel agents are just ticket bookers. Think of them as holistic advisers”, explains Richter. A travel advisor will make your travel dreams possible because most of the time “the world is their office.”
When to use a travel advisor?
If you’re just going on a routine visit to see grandma in New Orleans, you can probably handle that yourself. But what if grandma in New Orleans is on her deathbed and you’re stuck in Phoenix because you missed your connection?” Richter said. “It might help to have an advocate in your corner who can quickly fix that for you. … No matter how short a trip or how small the budget, there are things that can be done to enhance the experience.”
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