There are many personal reasons why web visitors return to independent and personal travel agencies, however, two reasons are quite common and can be found in the main forums, blogs and message boards.
The main reason why travelers return to travel agencies is because of the horrible stories found online. Usually, the story is like that; The web visitor sees a good business, reads most of the travel information about the travel package, takes out his credit card and book the holidays. Only to discover once they arrive at their destination, that the room that should be next to the ocean is really in the corner of the hotel and does not have a full view of the ocean. The individual goes to the reception to ask about the beachfront accommodation and is informed that the hotel is reserved and that it is NOT possible to change the room.
In an effort to save their vacations, they return to their room and make the most of the accommodation they were given.
Except when this traveler is ready to book their trip in the future, look for a travel professional, rather than a website. In addition, they share their story online, with friends and family, and of course with neighbors, who also think long and long before an important vacation without the help of a travel professional.
The second important group of travelers that is moving towards travel professionals never left travel agencies in the first place. This is the group that wants to take a cruise and is not sure of all the details when booking a cruise.
This group of travelers often searches for offers online and then calls their travel agent to see if the offers can match. And many times, they can't. Why, because large travel sites buy in bulk and can discount cruises in ways that smaller agencies cannot.
Regardless of the money saved, when travelers pay $ 2,500 for two, for a 10-day cruise, they don't mind paying a little more to avoid confusion when booking a cruise, which is very easy to do, especially if you're not familiar with boat.
The third reason, which many travelers do not know, to book with a travel professional is the most important reason to book with a travel agent. Can you say payment plan? Online sites do not usually offer this option. It is paying the total cost, right now, or forgetting it. Not so when booking with a travel professional. You can set a minimum and pay the balance 90 or 60 days before departure in most cases. (In addition, you can get early booking specials and updates)
Monthly payments, especially when an important cruise is made, are not only acceptable, but also recommended. And now that the cruise industry has added tours of the value of the land along with the cruise ships, it can travel half of Europe before leaving on a cruise to Turkey, the Holy Land and Egypt or Greece.
And of all the reasons given, the automatic payment plan that an experienced travel professional can provide you, in my opinion, is one of the best reasons to use a travel professional when booking an important trip. It is called monetary options. (The exception to the suggestions above is that the cheapest air fares can usually be found online)