A Little Help Goes A Long Way
While the Internet has made it easier for people to organize their own travel, there are still times in which a travel agent can get you a better deal.This is especially true if you are traveling with a group or internationally. Travel agents can be great resources for the best places to stay, activities and deals. Also when you hit a snafu during your travels, you have someone to call and help straighten things out. So after researching your options online, contact a travel agent and compare prices. “Travel through an agent with a group, even a small group, so that some of your costs such as ground transportation and tour guides can be split. Group travel can also give the travel agent negotiation power to gain discounts on other expenses such as hotels and meals, saving everyone money,” Joli Moniz, founder and CEO of A Vontade Tours, tells MadameNoire.