This question was never asked 25 years ago. With the age of technology bursting on the scene, we all saw tremendous changes in the travel industry. At first it was a few websites that clients could go to, research and book their own travel. Fast forward to 2015 and planning your vacation can be a second job, researching, guessing, and becoming frustrated with the travel booking process. I am sure many of you are nodding and smiling in agreement!
I want to give you a few reasons as to why you should use a travel consultant.
Yes, we are consultants, at least at my company. I am proud to say we listen and then try and put the best match for your value and needs in planning your travel.
Trouble Shooting. We give options and can provide unique experiences to all your trip planning. Therapy in the sun, majestic views, or ancient cultures included!
Experience! Many of us have been there, experienced the destinations, and if we have not personally. . . we know who to contact that has. We have access to partners, called On-Locations all over the world; other agency partners within our consortium and of course our wonderful sales reps! You will not have that with an online booking engine.
You Don’t Know . . . what I mean is, we get to know you and you will know us. You may not ever speak with a person with an online booking engine, which might work for you. But what do you do when a problem arises? How does that work for you. I have had many clients that have such horrible experiences with a simple issue that could have been resolved easily but they have to work through the red tape of having the right person on the phone, and being transferred again and again. With us it is ONE CALL, we help you right away, no red tape to get you solutions.
Lastly, we have ongoing Specialized Training.
Do you understand how to make a travel booking and making sure you are getting everything you want in your travel experiences?
Do you know how to do an online check in, do you know the rules of what you can and cannot take on a aircraft, do you know when you need a passport or not?
Do you know that Disney World has a dining plan and we book all your reservations?
Do you know what different cabin categories exist on each cruise ship and why they are priced differently and what is included?
If you know all this and you love planning your travel, call me...I may have a career for you! But, I know without a doubt that many of you do not know these things and you don't need to! That's what we are here for.
Don’t put your travel in jeopardy, don't waste your precious time looking for hours, and then worry if you are getting the best package! Call us, I know you will find out our service is well worth it! We look forward to working with you!
-Leigh Ann Arnholt,
Owner Carson Travel
Leigh Ann Arnholt