101 Reasons to Use Nonstop Travel
1. Convenient One-Stop Shopping
agents can handle every aspect of your trip from airline tickets to
lodging, ground transportation car rental, activities, tours and more.
2. Consumer Advocate
If you should have a problem during your trip, travel agents can act on your behalf to see that proper restitutions are made.
3. Expert Guidance
agents are experts in helping travelers get where they need to go and
helping to open up possibilities most people never would have dreamed
4. Save Time
Avoid the headaches
and let the travel agents call around and do all the time consuming
work of looking for prices, activities, and flights for youplanning a
offer you an array of options and price quotes from a variety of travel
suppliers, giving you the upper hand when making your final travel
6. Less Stress
Planning a trip can
be stressful. There are so many options and details to worry about.
Travel agents do the work, so that resulting in means less stress for
7. Updated Information
Travel agents are
in constant communication with the travel community. So they can give
you the most up to date info on airlines, hotels, car rental agencies,
travel visas, and other travel services to consider etc… as you plan
8. Customer Service
offer that “personal touch” to your travel planning experience,-
oOffering help and advice that a website cannot provide give.
9. Travel Documentation
agents can help you to prepare and organize any necessary documents
that you may need in order to travel outside of the country. They can
direct you to your local passport office, and they know where you need
a visa, as well as and any other documentation that you might need
along the way.
10. Travel Experts Expertise
travel agents are considered experts in the area you are traveling to
and have probably already been to where you are going.
11. Best Value for Your Money Spent
agents can help you to make your dollars go farther while you are
away. They have access to finding all sorts of deals ranging from
flights to hotels to dinner recommendations.
12. Location, Location, Location!!!!
Specialists can help you to find a place to stay pretty much anywhere
you desire. So if it’s a hotel with a view of the ocean in Hawaii or a
jungle hut in the Nilgiri foothills, a travel agent can help you make
13. Knowledge of All the Ins and Outs
Travel specialists can help bring you up to speed on the local laws and regulations of wherever your travels take you.
agents attend all sorts of seminars and classes to prepare themselves
for trip requests like yours., in addition to traveling to many places
themselves to be as informed as they can on your places of interest.
15. Tourist Attractions
agents can give you a list of all the not-to-miss spots, such as. Like
amusement parks, museums, nature preserves, and historical locations
16. Confusing International Connecting FlightsAvoid International Flight Confusion
Travel specialists can help organize those confusing international flights that the internet search engines don’t cover.
17. Where to Go With Kids
Travel agents can help you to find great locations that are kid- friendly.
18. Trip Cancellation
has come up and you need to cancel your trip? If you have used a travel
agent they are the only person you need to call.
19. Travel Insurance
all the countless options for travel insurance these days, it can
become confusing. A travel agent can help you pick which package works
best for your needs.
20. Personalized Trips
travel agent can prepare you a personalized trip based on where you
want to go and what you want to do.. They won’t give you generic
website trips that are posted because the destinations are being pushed
during a slow season.
21. Where to Go to Avoid Kids
to go somewhere without children running all over the place? A travel
agent can help you to find excellent retreats that are open to adults
22. Good Senior Trips
Need a trip with
a good balance of sightte-seeing, and rest and relaxation? Travel
agents can help lucky retirees you to plan great extended trips that
are senior-friendly. for those lucky retirees.
23. Student Discounts
Some Travel agents are an excellent go- to source for students looking to go on discounted trips.
24. Exotic Adventures
experts can help to recommend great once in a lifetime experiences.
They can help you to find the best/safest shark cages to dive into and
the highest freefall bungees to jump off.
25. Great Deals without Sitting at a Time Share Presentation
an affordable trip to Florida without having to sit through a timeshare
presentation? A travel agent can help you to exceptional deals without
26. What to Eat
all the top chefs at your destination? Travel specialists give great
advice on the best restaurants to hit on your trip.not to be missed
27. What Not to Eat
home country and not familiar with the new language? Travel agents can
help give you some forewarnings so you don’t accidently order the local
delicacy (which may or not be specially prepared bugs) without meaning
28. Local Traditions
can update you on all local traditions and customs of places you are
visiting, so you make a good impression. For example, in Japan many
people expect their visitors to take their shoes off before entering
29. Local Laws
have laws that are very different from your own., especially when
traveling abroad. Travel agents can help give you a quick rundown of
what you need to be aware of before you go.
30. Busiest Travel Times to Avoid
If you want a quiet trip, travel experts know what dates you should avoid and can help you plan your trip accordingly.
31. Avoidny Unexpected Expenses That Might Come Up
agents know a lot of the little expenses that you might experience
while on your trip, that you might not have even thought of.
32. Exchange Rate Knowledges
Travel agents are knowledgeable of what countries your dollar goes further.
33. Useful Travel Books to Have with You
travel expert can give you advice on what travel books are the most
useful to have with you. Some of these books list restaurants, customs,
and small amounts of the local language.
34. List of Not- to- Miss Places
specialists can give you a great list of not- to- miss hikes,
waterfalls, and cliffs that may or may not be published elsewhere.
35. What to Wear
restaurants have different types of dress codes. If you are interested
in dining at specific places on your trip your travel expert can advise
you on appropriate dress wear for the occasion.
36. What Not to Wear
agents can help you to be in the know of local dress code restrictions.
So if a thong is part of your favorite beachwear you should know that
they are illegal in places like the Isle of Palms.
37. Crime Rates
experts are great at helping you to be in the know of the questionable
parts of town that you may be heading to and give you tips on what to
look out for.
38. Someone to Call if Having a Problem During Your Trip
online travel agencyinternet site is not going to answer the phone when
you call with any complications during your trip. A travel agent
continues to give you that personal support even while you are away.
39. When You Shouldn’t Drink the Water
are always told when you travel be careful of the water. Travel agents
can advise you on when it is safe and when it’s not safe to drink the
40. Small Intercontinental Flights Delayed – What to do?
Travel agents can help you find somewhere to stay when you are left helpless at an airport overnight due to flight delays.
41. Saves You Precious Time on Your Trip
avoid 36 hours in the airport, your travel expert can help plan your
trip so your time spent getting to where you want to go is the shortest
it can be.
42. Anticipating Trouble
agents are extremely useful if you are planning a trip to a known
weather troubled area such as the Caribbean hurricane plagued islands.
In the event of a natural disaster, your travel agent can work to
immediately reschedule or cancel your trip so there are no worries for
43. Complicated Itineraries Made Simple
experts can take care of all the details for those complicated around
the world tickets and all the extra headaches that go with it, such as
hotel and transportation along the way.
44. Special Needs Travelers
specialists can prearrange any wheelchair or special needs someone in
your travel party may have. They can also take the time to make sure
your reserved accommodations are safe and easily accessible for the
special needs traveler.
45. What to Pack
activities you choose to partake in may require different layers of
clothing throughout the day. Your travel agent can advise you on what
to bring. A bike trip down an extinct volcano in Hawaii for example,
may require you to start out with jackets and wool socks, but when you
get to the bottom you may be down to shorts and a tank top.
46. Let Them Wait on Hold
using a travel agent you no longer have to wait on hold and talk to
automated systems while trying to book different parts of your trip.
47. Business Concerns
the airline you are scheduled to use goes on strike or bankrupt while
you are traveling, your travel agent can work to find you alternate
travel means while you continue to relax at the hotel.
48. Transportation in Smaller Countries
agents can arrange all your transportation and travel needs, especially
in those smaller countries where you may not know if cabs or van
services are safe.
49. Group Hotel Reservations
Travel agents can help to keep everyone in the group on the same floor at a hotel.
50. Charter Private Boating Trips
specialists can help you to avoid paying top dollar for chartered
snorkeling or fishing trips for large groups. They can often find great
deals for large groups who want to do personalized tours.
51. Immunizations That May Be Needed
enter certain countries you may be required to obtain certain
immunizations first., Yyour travel expert can advise you on the steps
you need to take.
52. Special Deals Worked Out in Advance
agents may have a relationship developed with certain tour operators
and could be able to get you a special price that might not otherwise
53. Make Travel Meaningful for Children
Travel agents can offer fun information about your trip for kids to make the experience exciting and meaningful.
54. Where to Shop
Travel agents can offer excellent advice on great shopping neighborhoods in your destination city.
55. Avoid Scams
all 5 star hotels are treated equally. Many times photos are outdated
and information about the hotel you are considering may not be true.
Travel agents can have a network of opportunities to make sure that
what you are seeing beforehand is what you get.
56. What You Can Buy Later
airline restrictions make packing for long trips hard. Travel experts
can give you advice on what you might be able to purchase while you are
on your trip to avoid having excess weight in your luggage beforehand.
57. Advice on Where to Go if You Get Sick
you happen to be unfortunate enough to get hurt or fall ill while on
your trip, your travel agent can help to youfind you somewhere clean
and safe for medical attention.
you should have any questions after booking your trip you know how to
reach your travel agent and can avoid the FAQ section on a website.
59. You Know How to Reach Them When You Need Them
at the airport? Reservation issues at the hotel? Your travel agent is a
phone call away from getting your problem solved.
60. Tips and Tricks
early do you really need to be at the airport? What are the quickest
ways to get through security? Your travel expert can advise you of the
airport security levels the day of your trip and any new security
checkpoints you may have to worry about.
61. Is the Upgrade Worth It?
travel expert can help you save money by helping you decide if certain
upgrades at hotels are really worth the extra money.
62. Difference in Days to Save Money
of playing around with dates on the internet for hours your travel
agent can advise you on any changes to your travel dates that might
save you hundreds of dollars.
63. Staying In-the-Know of Daily Promotions
Travel agents get emails and faxes of daily money saving promotions.
64. Enhancing the Trip withWith Extra Amenities
travel specialist can may be able to arrange for those little extras
like a bottle of champagne to be waiting in your room when you arrive.
65. Using Clout in Impossible Situations
it is air line seats, cruise reservations, or overbooked activities
travel experts have more buying power than the average consumer.
64. Clarifying the Fine Print
travel agent can advise you of all the cancellation penalties and
restrictions hidden in the fine print of your travel documents.
65. Detailed Itineraries
Your travel expert can help you plan your trip out day- by- day to give you a good mix of fun and relaxation.
66. Advice on Activities to Book Before hand
travel expert can forewarn you of any activities that tend to sell out
early so there are no unexpected disappointments when you are there.
For example, character dining in Disney sells out months in advance. 67. General Ideas on Where to Go
travel expert can offer excellent trip advice based on the details of
what type ofa trip you want to take. Internet booking sites tend to
require a destination up front.
68. A Trip to Nowhere…Sort of
to take a trip to get away to somewhere that is really not a normal
vacation hot spot?. Your travel specialist can help you find that
69. Great Single’s Trips
A travel agent can help you to match you withhelp find you exciting singles’ trips and cruises.
70. What to Pack
Your travel expert can give you great advice on what to pack to those exotic destinations.
71. Plan a Trip Where you Bring the Kids but Can Still Get Some Alone Time
cruises and resorts now offer activities throughout the day for young
children that make the day fun for them and give you some time to
yourself. Travel experts can help you find great family destination
options such as these.
72. Higher Productivity Benefits
You have your trip planned while you are hard at work in the office.
73. You Get to be the Boss
You get to tell someone what to do for a change.
74. Great Group Trips
to organize a trip for big group of people? A travel expert can help
get all the details finalized and do the work of updating everyone in
75. Someone to Complain to
slim chance were to occur that you do not get what you were promised,
you have a real person to go back and complain to. Travel agents will
work hard to rectify the matter. They will work as hard as they can to
make sure you are happy so that this doesn’t happen and so you will use
their service next time.
76. They Are Considered Travel Experts and Specialists
Wouldn’t you rather have a travel expert plan your trip rather than a preprogrammed website?
77. Best Pre-Sseat Assignments Possible
agents can talk directly with the airline to arrange for you to get the
seats with the most leg room that might not otherwise be released until
the day of the flight.
78. Mapping Routes Out Ahead of Time
really good at reading maps? A good travel expert can help you map out
any basic directions you might need on your trip ahead of time.
79. Family with 3 Small Children and Only Want 1 Room?
travel expert might be able to find a way to help a family with small
children get around the hotel policies of only 4 to a room.
80. Help, I’m Lost!!!!!!
If you should get lost somewhere along the way your travel agent could be a good outlet for help.
81. It just Makes Sense to Use a Travel Agent.
82. They’re There… Use Them
Why do the work if someone else like a travel specialist can.
83. Possibility of a Free Gift
Some travel agents offer free incentives. Who doesn’t like the possibility of free presents?
84. Even if the Internet Goes Down Your Trip Can Still Be Planned
Your travel agent is still getting your trip planned even if your internet at home or at the office is not working.
85. Back-up Distributor of Documents
can give your travel agent a copy of all your travel documents so if
anything were to get lost you have someone to call that can send
86. Because We Said So
Our business is to help you find a qualified travel specialist.
87. What to Expect on the Flight
travel expert can give you good answers on what to expect long flights
to be like, and maybe some interesting activities to do while flying.
88. It is Their Job
Travel agents actually work to get different accreditations to increase their qualifications as a travel expert.
89. Lost Baggage
the airline should lose your baggage, your travel agent can get on the
phone and make sure the airline works as quickly as they can to solve
the problem allowing you to at least go relax at the hotel.
90. Travel Agents Must Be Doing Something Right. They Sure Have a lot of Business
agents still sell 51 percent of all airline tickets, 87 percent of all
cruises, 81 percent of all tours and packages, 45 percent of all car
rentals and about 47 percent of all hotels. * (ASTA
91. Don’t Like Letter Writing?
good travel agent will send a letter to the airline or hotel for you if
you should have a bad flight or poor service at a hotel.
92. Sound Important When Talking About Your Trip
a bragging about a great trip to coworkers or the neighbors, and they
ask how you got all those details organized you can say, “My agent did
93. Forbidden Fruit
Your travel agent can
forewarn you of items not allowed to be brought back into the United
States. –Yes, you have to smoke those Cuban cigars before you leave to
come home and you can’t bring that “rattling rose apple” back with you
94. Financial Planning
experts can help you work out a budget to work off of while you are on
your trip, so you can have a good time and not break the bank.
95. Good Babysitters
experts might be able to help you find a local babysitter in the area
you are traveling to if you want to plan a night out alone.
96. Good Lounge Recommendations
Travel specialists can help you decide if purchasing access to an airline lounge is worth it or not.
97. Good Airport Hangouts
agents travel a lot. They can probably help you figure out what to do
with that extra time you have in an airport after getting through
98. Where to Watch Your Wallet More Carefully
you should always take extra care to hold onto your wallet when
traveling, travel agents can warn you if pick- pocketing is common at
your future destination.
99. What to Put in the Hotel Safe
agents can give you good advice on what you should be keeping in that
hotel safe while you are out exploring the sites so there is nothing
important missing when you return.
100. Altering Your Travel Arrangements
you have already booked your trip but want to change some details your
travel agency can help get all the necessary steps done, --Lleaving
you without the headache and confusion.
101. It Makes Traveling Easy
agents make your dream vacation a phone call away. Once you find a good
travel agent, your dream vacation is just a phone call away.
*Source: American Society of Travel Agents