Just because you can do everything yourself doesn't mean you should.
With the increased efficacy of technology in our daily lives, there are certain professions and companies that seem outdated, such as travel agencies. After all, it’s never been easier to book your own hotels and flights, as well as research potential activities and excursions where you’re going. That might be all well and good for quick work trips and weekend getaways, but when it comes to your honeymoon, you might want to consider hiring a travel agent after all.
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People often cite that they can find better deals by searching online, but that’s not always the case. As with a wedding planner, a travel agent has relationships with vendors and can frequently get you savings and complimentary upgrades that offset the fee you pay the agency. Not to mention that in many cases those fees paid upfront end up going to the overall cost of your trip. Some travel agents will even price match if you find better rates for flights or hotels on the internet.
Good deals and perks aren't the only reasons to go with a travel agency, however. One of the biggest benefits is that it allows you to not deal with the stress of planning a trip while you’re busy preparing for your wedding as well. If you’ve never gone to your honeymoon destination before – or you simply have not traveled much – a travel agent can be quite helpful in finding the best resorts, restaurants, activities, and more for you and your soon-to-be spouse. If you’re indecisive on where to go, they may even be able to help in that regard, after a conversation on what kind of vacation you hope to have.
Should something go wrong on your trip, whether it’s as simple as a reservation error or as massive as a natural disaster, having a professional who can assist with any problems that arise can really save the honeymoon. An actual person who has been in communication will likely be more helpful than the beleaguered customer service department of a conglomerate.