We all know there are many options for planning a vacation on your own – There are plenty of travel websites and apps that are easy to use, social media sites where you can ask your friends’ opinions, and internet spots to help you build a bucket list.

But a Travel Advisor can be a great resource, and here are some situations when it’s a great idea to hire one to help you!

1. You’ll be visiting a new destination.

There are so many questions when planning a visit to a new place: Which area is best for your family to stay? What are the top activities that your group would enjoy? Should you drive or fly? Are there certain dates you should avoid, and why? When can you make reservations for the things you want to do? Are there any travel restrictions or special documents you’ll need? A Travel Advisor will walk through every step with you, to be sure you are prepared for your vacation!

2. You don’t travel very often.

When you don’t do something very often, it’s easy to miss important steps or have to “backtrack” in your planning to undo parts that don’t work. Did you book an airport transfer for the wrong airport? Do your hotel dates correspond to your flights? Did you purchase tickets for the wrong theme park? A Travel Advisor works on vacations every day, and has a system in place to be sure all your travel components are compatible.

3. You’ve been to this destination before, but it’s been a while since your last visit.

What’s changed since your last trip? A new activity looks fun, but would it be good for YOUR family? Or is there a different option that would be better for your kids’ ages? Are there any procedures that are different now? A Travel Advisor keeps up with all the news about different destinations, and has a network of coworkers for additional support, so you’ll be up-to-date on everything you need to know!

4. You’re very busy with work and family activities, and would like help to be sure all the vacation details are covered.

You have some ideas about what you’d like to do, but you’re busy all day! When you have free time at 10pm, you just don’t have the energy to think about all the options. A Travel Advisor can help with every detail of your trip if you like! Just let them know you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, and they’ll ask for some parameters – And they can make all the plans for you! You’ll just need to approve the final itinerary before you go!

5. You like to plan your own vacation activities, but would benefit from having an expert to bounce ideas off and help double check your choices.

You are the travel person in your family. You love reading all the news and travel blogs, and you have a pretty good idea of exactly what you’d like to do. You enjoy booking activities on your own and hunting down bargains. But it can also be a little stressful, and it would be really great to have an expert available to “run things past” when you need to make some decisions. When was the last refurbishment at your hotel? Are you looking at outdated information? Is your schedule doable, or are there changes that could make things smoother? A Travel Advisor can totally work as a sounding board to help you choose This or That, or double check your plans, if that’s all you need!

Whether you need a lot of help, or just a little, a Travel Advisor can be an invaluable asset in making your upcoming vacation the smoothest one ever!!

Brenda Arnold-Richard

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