Travel agents have been around since the mid-1800s, but they’ve arguably never been more important than today.
In fact, they’re not even known as ‘agents’ anymore, but ‘advisors,’ since their roles extend far beyond simply booking trips. You’ll be thankful they have.
Just consider all the destination, flight, and amenity options available to you. In years past, you might find a great deal, block out the dates, and go. Now, you need to know every detail of your trip from start to finish. That’s where travel advisors come in.
Travel advisors are special. They continue their education, earn certifications, and conduct research to deliver the right solutions for you. In addition, travel advisors have traveled the world themselves. As genuine travel enthusiasts, they have the best firsthand knowledge and add a friendly touch that can’t be obtained from online research.
With so many variables, it’s best to rely on the professionals. You have questions. They have answers and personal investment in you to build dream vacations.
What Is A Travel Advisor?
You’re likely familiar with the term ‘travel agent. It’s a profession that’s existed since the mid-1800s. Did you know, though, that it’s vastly outdated?
In 2019, host agencies followed the lead of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) in adopting ‘travel advisor’ instead.
The reason is simple: Advisors do so much more for customers than sell travel. They provide guidance at every step of the process, from pre-booking, to your return.
Advisors also study every aspect of the travel industry—including safety measures and the ins-and-outs of insurance policies—to make sure they’re providing up-to-date advice.
That’s a crucial person to lean on, now that the industry itself has shifted so much since early 2020. If you’re not familiar with advisors or ever considered using one, now’s a good time to get acquainted.