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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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Travel Agents Provide Valuable Service

While talking about how technology has changed the workplace, President Obama recently said that travel agents no longer exist. With all due respect, we must disagree. Not only do travel agents still exist, they provide significant value to the traveling public. We know this because our clients regularly tell us so.

A vacation is a big investment, and travel agents can ensure that travelers receive the best value for their vacation dollars. Travel professionals have access to deals, discounts and special offers that are not available to the general public. And, their long-standing relationships with a variety of preferred travel and lodging providers enable them to offer airline, hotel, restaurant and tour reservations that travelers can’t easily make on their own.

Travel agents love to travel, and their first-hand experiences – combined with their professional training – give them the expertise needed to provide wise travel guidance. They are passionate about their work and continually research new destinations and the best ways to get there.

Agents are also trained to listen and understand what clients really want from their vacation investment. There’s no need to wade through hundreds of confusing online travel offers when a travel professional can narrow it down to the best options in a fraction of the time.

Travel professionals can help with everything from a simple weekend getaway to a complex, lengthy trip involving multiple destinations and a mix of lodging, tours and transportation. They are also essential to smooth group travel – such as a wedding or a family reunion – getting everyone where they need to be on time and on budget.

Possibly the very best reason to work with a travel agent is peace of mind. You’ll rest easy knowing that you made a good investment of your vacation budget. And, a travel agent’s service to you doesn’t stop after your reservations are made. Call your agent if you have questions, need to make changes before you leave, or need help while you’re on your vacation.

Travel agents are committed to providing the best possible service: after all, they want you to come back to them for your future travel needs. In addition to handling all the details of your travel arrangements and reservations, they act as your advocate for quality and value in travel services.

That’s why travel professionals still exist. To find out more about what a travel professional can do for you, call Anita, your Cruise Holidays travel experts today.

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