Your Best Vacation: Why You Should Use a Travel Specialist

Adventure, relaxation, exploring new places or returning to an old favorite, traveling by plane, car, train, boat or a combination, the perfect vacation is different for each of us.  In today’s information and technology age, some would have us believing we can do anything we want without the personalized help of an expert.  We can do it all; the world at our fingertips, after a quick internet search and a few clicks of the mouse the only thing we have left to do is pack our bags. But what happens when the airport transportation fails to show up, your flight is canceled, your luggage is lost, there are no rental cars left, or the hotel is overbooked?  Vacation goes from a fun and fanciful adventure to a frazzled and stressful calamity.  But wait, what if you still had the personalized help of an expert?  Someone that can help iron out the everyday wrinkles of life that happen when we are supposed to be on vacation, free from the everyday stresses that cause those wrinkles.  Like a superhero from the Comicon you are trying to get to, travel specialists can help save the day.

Put Experience To Work For You

Put Experience To Work For You
 

Whether you travel for pleasure or business, once a year or once a week, chances are you do not have the breadth of knowledge a travel specialist does about all things travel.  Not only are they experienced travelers themselves, but also have the benefit of an entire community of other travel specialists and a host of resources that most travelers do not.  Even their clients are resources of feedback for them.  You’ve heard the phrase, “Word on the street is…”?  Well travel agents talk to their clients before, after, and sometimes during their trips. They get feedback on what was good and what not to miss. They speak with other specialists about their clients’ experiences, about trending destinations and the latest travel hot spots.  In short, the travel specialist simply knows things you don’t, because it is what they are trained to do, and they keep their fingers on the pulse of the many facets of this complex industry.

Your Time Is Precious

Your Time Is Precious

Just as the time on your trip is precious, your free time prior to the trip should be just as valuable. You can spend hours or even days researching the perfect destination, the travel accommodations that suit you and your companions, the best-known attractions, trendy places to be seen, and must visit local haunts.   In the meantime, you have missed out on family movie night, your friends party, or time curled up with your favorite book while researching, booking & organizing all aspects of your trip.  Travel specialists know that leisure time is just as important on a day-to-day basis as when you are on that special trip that you have dreamed of all year.  Whether you know exactly where you want to go or just have a blissful notion of the type of vacation you are looking for, reach out to Awaken Travels right from the start and let them carry the load of planning for you.  A travel specialist from this experienced team will communicate with you on your terms via phone, text, email, or face to face.  After getting to know you, they will work up itineraries that meet your requirements and might even have some suggestions that you never even dreamed possible.  After reviewing the customized itineraries, you can mix and match, add and eliminate, and even pick your specialists brain for more ideas.  Once you have booked your travel, the travel specialist continues to provide personalized service up to and through your trip.  They will send reminders of things like departure times, visa application deadlines, COVID & vaccination requirements and, more behind the scenes that you may not even be aware of such as confirming hotel reservations, airport transfers and special requests. All the while freeing up your spare time for better things.

The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

Our fast-paced world has a tendency of throwing monkey wrenches at us at the most inopportune moments. Using a travel specialist can eliminate many of the pitfalls that can inflict a weary traveler, but smooth sailing is never guaranteed in life.  The good news is, when the unexpected happens, your travel specialist is just a phone call away and ready to help calm the waters.  For example, did you know that if the airline loses your luggage you have to follow specific steps to ensure you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to under DOT regulations? Your travel expert with Awaken Travels will guide you through so that you don’t miss-step, mitigating the chances of losing out on maximum compensation for the situation.   If your flight gets cancelled or put on an extended delay you have rights.  A quick call to your travel specialist can prevent you from having to stand in long lines with other travelers trying to get rebooked.  Companies are often more responsive to travel professionals than to the consumer and you can be sitting at an airport restaurant enjoying some refreshment while your travel agent works on getting you back on your way with the least impact to you.

Doors Open & Memories Are Made

Doors Open & Memories Are Made

It is nice to have connections; that person that can make something happen because they know someone that knows someone.  Travel agents can be your connection.  They can get you into places that appear to be fully booked in online travel sites.  They can get you preferred access to some attractions, sometimes at less than it would cost you to obtain the same benefit.  They have access to experiences and opportunities that are not available to the general public. And, contrary to popular belief, they will typically get you better deals than if you booked the trip on your own because they have the knowledge, expertise, and connections behind them. The wealth of experience that a travel specialist possesses benefits their clients in ways that often elude the traveler.

From the moment you initiate a relationship with a travel specialist you are opening a door that can lead to opportunities and experiences you may not have even dreamed possible.  Every trip you take should be anticipated, enjoyed, and fondly remembered.  Utilizing a travel expert can mean the difference between a trip, and the journey of a lifetime.

Across your state, across your country or around the world, your vacations should be a highlight of your year.  Why not take it to the next level and bring in an expert to make sure every detail is attended to.   If you want to enjoy your next escape from the moment you begin planning until the moment you climb back into your own bed, contact Awaken Travels and let a travel expert from their highly qualified, professional team re-introduce you to the luxury of personalized & superior service.

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