5 Reasons why you should use an experienced travel agent for your group travel

Planning a trip is stressful enough whether you’re planning it for just for you and for your spouse and your family. There are itineraries to create, budgets to stick to, airplane tickets to organize, hotel arrangements to be made and the list goes on and on.

Now imagine planning a trip for a group of 10, 20, 30 or more people all traveling to the same destination and that immense to-do list becomes a bit overwhelming. So why do it?

Here are five reasons why you should leave the organization of your group travel to an experienced travel agent:

Money: When it comes to group travel, there is a lot of money that has to change hands. An agent can help you to collect deposits from the group members and keep payment schedules until the trip is over.

Negotiation: Travel agents can also negotiate group rates with airlines and hotels if 10 or more people are traveling. Imagine how much money you can save when a travel agent uses their expert negotiation skills.

Organization: Remember those itineraries, budgets, airplane tickets, hotel arrangements, as well as the airport and ground transportations, travel documents, excursions, dining reservations, tours and more that need to be taken care of before your trip? All of that needs to be organized and an experienced travel agent can take care of that for you and your group.

Specialization: Many travel agencies have their own specializations, so if you have a group that wants to visit Disney or if they want to visit Italy, you can find a travel agent who has first-hand knowledge of the area. They’ll know the best places to eat or where you should stay, because they visit these areas often.

Emergency assistance: What do you do if a member of your group loses their passport? Or you’re stranded in an area because of a weather issue and you need to change your flight? That might be easy for one person, but try changing travel arrangements for 30 people. An experienced travel agent knows how. They aren’t just there to book your trip. They are there to help you get through the entire trip and home safely.

If you’re interested in using an experienced travel agent to plan your group trip, ask them what group travel they have done and for recommendations. Find someone you’re comfortable with and who understands your group’s needs.

Travel Makers MD