Why Hire a Travel Agent?

Updated: Apr 12, 2019

Travel agents can help change travel dates due to weather, or change the destination completely. They can hold cruise and air options for you and confirm your hotel before booking a non-refundable reservation.



Travel agents can help change travel dates due to weather, or change the destination completely. They can hold cruise and air options for you and confirm your hotel before booking a non-refundable reservation.

One of the top incentives of turning to a travel agent is getting access to their expertise and industry connections, explains Christopher Elliott, a consumer advocate and journalist. "Time is money," he says. Instead of conducting mind-numbing hours of research, agents who are members of larger consortia like Virtuoso have established industry connections and can help you negotiate with a big supplier for a discount, he adds. Richter echoes similar sentiments. "They work in large networks and have relationships with suppliers that you don’t have. Think, direct access. Speed dial access," she says. "Some travel agents can enhance trips with perks and surprises," she adds, highlighting that top agents have relationships with award-winning chefs, hotel managers and tour operators that booking sites do not.

Email us at travelkensington@aol.com and we will set you up with our latest deals :)