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I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel, dba Cruise Holidays.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lots of Reasons to Work with a Travel Agent

Even with a universe of online cruise, tour and other travel information at your fingertips, using the services of a travel agent makes good sense – and can save time and money, too.

Travel agents are up to date and in tune with the many travel options available for specific destinations. Rather than spend precious hours researching those options online, let your travel agent walk you through the possibilities and the advantages of each. For example, if you have a desire to explore Europe on your own, your travel agent can help you create a personalized itinerary and can arrange for hotels and transportation where and when needed. If you would like to take an organized tour, your travel agent can help you sift through hundreds of possibilities to find the one that’s best for you.

With their in-depth knowledge of the travel industry and advanced reservations technology, travel agents can find deals that are just as good – or better – than what you can find online. Agents can use their relationships with cruise lines, tour companies, car rental companies and hotels – plus their personal experience with a variety of destinations to get you the greatest value for your travel budget. Agents also know when an online deal is literally too good to be true.

Travel agents can also handle some of the important details of your trip, such as booking a limousine to take you to the theatre; making dinner reservations; and obtaining event tickets. They can schedule tee times, spa appointments, museum tours and much more.

If your itinerary is complicated – for example, if it includes a combination of air, cruise and coach travel – it’s really essential to work with a travel agent. Your agent can make sure that all of the details of an intricate itinerary are set, and will be available to provide help if things change along the way.
Remember, a travel agent will be your advocate for the value and quality you want from your leisure travel. Talk with your Cruise Holidays travel expert about everything he or she can do to make your next travel experience smooth and memorable.