My Travel Agent Rocks!
Name: Teri Goldstein
Company: Travels With Teri
Date: September 26, 2014
While traveling to Cuzco, Peru, a client of Teri Goldstein of Sausalito, Calif.-based Travels With Teri became quite ill and had to remain in the hospital for more than two weeks.
Teri's ground operator alerted her to the situation, and Teri took it upon herself to connect the ill woman with her travel insurance provider.Read More »
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Nowhere is this fall foliage transformation more visually striking than in New England. The spectacular show of the season's changing colors is one of the prime times of the year, drawing lines of people to New England!
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Travel Agents Improve Your Travel Experience
Professional travel agents actively seek ways to take the hassle out of travel. For example, they want to make sure that all of an airline's "hidden" fees are disclosed up front, no matter how you choose to purchase your travel. You are entitled to full and honest disclosure of all fees and charges associated with air travel before you purchase a ticket, whether you choose to purchase directly from an airline or from a travel agency. ASTA member travel agents are working to make sure that is available to you.
In fact, 2014 research shows that travelers that use an agent travel more and are more satisfied with their trip. The research also shows that over half of Millennial, Xer and Boomer leisure travelers who used travel agents believe that vacations planned with travel agents were better than those organized without their assistance.
ASTA member travel agents are the lead professionals in the field and are dedicated to providing you with great service. Use this with FREE Trip Quotes online or on your iPhone. A good travel agent will provide you with a broader knowledge and an entire range of services and information up front so that you, the traveling public, can make informed decisions.
Travel agents are there to answer your questions, help you save money, offer suggestions and ensure comfort throughout your journey. Travel agents have an abundance of helpful traveling tips. They can assist you in last-minute changes to your travel plans, provide trip quotes, and save money on hotels and air. The bottom line is that travel agents have a vital interest in providing you with an unforgettable experience.
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'CBS This Morning' host Gayle King states that she swears by travel agents. The national business travel correspondent for USA Today says that travel agents "serve a vital service."
Consumer advocate and USA Today journalist Christopher Elliott's #1 travel recommendation is - "WORK with a travel agents".
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton - "I have a deep appreciation for the magic [travel agents] work every single day. [Travel agents] help Americans follow their dreams."