Now the Internet has lots of information about travel. There are Internet sites for Travel cruises, hotels, air, train and any other types of travel. But what the right product for you? Location where you want to be? It corresponds to the type of room or cabin? This cruise, the one that you have to book? Not all products are created equal, or products are not for everyone. How do you say? Refer to a specialist in travel.
There are travel agents?
There were a lot of articles, and even the United States President said that travel agents do not exist and are not going to. In a sense they are right. Travel agents in the past were only the person who booked the trip for those who called or came into the store office travel agency. Representatives of travel agencies are few and far removed from the present day, as the majority of "travel agents" went home to work. Even the term "travel agent" goes, because what they are doing now is different from what they were doing before.
Professionals travel / road workers
Travel agents are now more counselors and advisers, so they are now called experts in travel or travel advisors. Even the tourism industry is trying to move away from using the term "travel agent". They are no longer just booked a trip for someone, they know more than what is available to travel to the client. Now for travel professionals are constantly learning, constantly traveling, receive information from other travel professionals about where they go, and it is a resource for what is required for the trip is now days.
If you are using Internet travel agencies like Expedia, Travelocity, etc., you can not someone to protect your back. They can book a journey for you, and then you're pretty much themselves. Say, your flight is canceled, who are going to book a flight back-up? You, not them. If you are using a professional journey, the travel professional to do it. If your trip something goes wrong, if the number you have booked, does not look like what you thought it would be, who will do it right? Professional travel is also constantly checks the price drop before the final payment and the new campaign will be offered more favorable than that reserved with a deposit. All of these things can be resolved before the final payment.
Professional journey working with you since the first time you talk to them until you are safe and healthy, and any and all problems will be solved or resolved.
It costs more to use tourism professional
This is not always the case. However, some travel professionals charge fees, but not all of them. This is because some suppliers, such as airlines and some hotels do not pay a commission or some suppliers have reduced the amount of fees paid to professional journey. In order to bring together the ends, some travel professionals charge a fee. I pay $ 50 per person per booking flights domestically and $ 100 for the airlines at the international level. I also charge for the hotel sometimes for the same reason, or if I'll place the different sections of the trip. When I book a cruise or tour, I do not pay a fee, as the supplier pays me a commission. Remember, whether you use a professional travel or not, the Commission continues to be paid, as it is automatically included in the bill from the provider. So why not take advantage of a professional journey, and avoid the hassle and save time?
Terms of travel are constantly changing, and it is a tourist professional is able to support them with their customers.
For example, did you know that in January 2016 you may need a passport to travel by air within the country? This is due to the law, which is called the REAL ID Act. This requires that all travelers have a real identity, according to the present ID, which includes all of these fields: full legal name, signature, date of birth, sex, unique identification number, address of principal residence and sfasavany photograph of the applicant. Unfortunately, there are a few states that do not comply. Do you know which states are compatible and which are not? Your travel professional for sure. By the way, does not directly correspond to the requirements of countries / territories with the & # 39 are American Samoa, Louisiana and New Hampshire. Minnesota and New York offer an additional identifier for the increased price, so, as this is not necessary, a large percentage of the residents do not have this. Some states have applied for further expansion, but it is unclear whether they will be granted. Currently, only four states (Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York) and the American Samoa is not technically meet the requirements.
In addition, we still do not know whether there is January 1, 2016 the date of this requirement, or it will be later? Because of this law affects the design of the passport for all. All passports issued in 2006 in accordance with the Travel Initiative Western Hemisphere & # 39; and which came into force in 2007, is now due to expire, leading to a lengthening of the amount. Thus, due to the extension of time in conjunction with the possible introduction of a real identity, it is expected that the passport expects a further increase. As of October 11 this expectation has increased over the week to four to six weeks for standard passports and three weeks for expedited. Wait person can be up to eight days, starting from the need to travel.
Ultimately, the real identification law will require all state driver & # 39; license to include "machine-readable technology", or chips, that help us stay safe while traveling. For more information about the real identification of the Act is available on the http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs.
In addition, passports are recommended for cruises as they have to fly outside the United States. The reason is that if you need to return to the United States from a foreign port in the US, you have a passport. Just because you are on a cruise, leaving a US port, technically you are traveling internationally, as soon as you stepped on the ship, as most ships registered outside of the US!
Professional traveler could help you determine whether or not to travel to get a visa need, where you want to go. If they do not know exactly, they know where to send you this information, and will receive a confirmation of what you do or do not need for the type of trip that you do. For example, for most cruises, when you leave the US and return to the port of the same US port, you probably do not need a visa to visit the port. This is called the trip a "closed loop". But, again, most cruises. Always double check to see if you need it.
Example: Travel Insurance
Again, not all travel insurance is created equal. If you buy travel insurance? Absolutely !!! I recommend to my clients not to purchase travel insurance for the most part of the supplier or the cruise product. The reason is that the coverage is not as comprehensive as the policies of third parties. Travel insurance is purchased not only for travel delay, baggage loss / damage or cancellation. Some medical insurance companies do not cover you during travel outside the United States. Medicare does not. Travel insurance will serve as your basic medical insurance while traveling, from the exit of time before returning to the house. In addition, it provides an emergency evacuation due to health and protects you from other objects. Always read the policy, and information provided by the issuer of the insurance track, to see what is covered. Your professional on travel will know that & # 39 is a good travel insurance issuer.