Using A Travel Advisor
Americans are eager to start going places again, according to a recent survey of consumers conducted by Travel Leaders Network.
In a nationwide poll of 2,783 past and current clients, 62 percent said they were planning to take a vacation in 2021, and one in three have already booked their next trip. When it comes to what they miss most about traveling, 44 percent said exploring new places and 25 percent answered getting away from it all.
With all of that pent-up demand — and measures still in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — it’s even more important to think about using the services of a Travel Leaders travel advisor as you plan your next trip.
Travel Leaders Network has created Book with Confidence especially for its members. The comprehensive program keeps travel advisors informed about the latest health and safety protocols. Travel advisors have access to a dynamic library of resources to share with clients who may have concerns about certain aspects of their trip. Advisors can use these resources to guide their clients in making comfortable choices.
Travel Leaders is also working with the digital health company Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide to validate the safety protocols at more than 50,000 hotels booked through its travel advisors.
Naturally, you’re excited as you plan your first vacation away from home in more than a year. Perhaps you’re thinking about a romantic getaway, a multigenerational trip with family or friends you haven’t seen in awhile, or you want to finally check off a destination that’s been on your travel bucket list for years. Whatever your plans, after staying home for so long, you want to make every minute and every dollar count.
With so many options, it can be difficult to choose where to go, where to stay and what to do, especially if it’s a destination where you haven’t been before. Through years of experience, travel advisors have developed a deep relationship with suppliers in transportation, accommodations and attractions. Since travel advisors love to travel themselves, chances are they’ve been to the same places you’re considering, or they have experience planning similar trips.
As you plan your vacation, a travel advisor can help you avoid scams and explore options on matters like buying trip insurance. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, travel advisors offer peace of mind. Should any concerns arise during your trip, you know that you have someone to contact.
If your next trip is for business, travel advisors can offer invaluable help, too. For example, a travel advisor can give you an update on which airline lounges are open so that you’ll have a comfortable place to get work done while you wait for your flight. Depending on your preferences, an advisor can look for a hotel within walking distance of your meetings, or make sure you book one that offers full room service.
For help navigating any travel plans, contact one of our expert Travel Advisors.
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