One of the most popular questions we hear at CARE Travel is, “do I really need a travel agent?”. The answer is simple: YES! We could go on all day telling you horror stories about travel gone wrong and the one common theme you would notice is that all of these troubles could have been avoided if a travel professional was involved. So rather than babble on, we are going to keep this simple and to the point. This is a simple comparison that one of our agents recently made to a client and well we think it’s worth sharing with everyone!
Let’s talk about a DIY project. That project you found on pinterest and just know that you can do it! You look up the directions on the internet, think to yourself this should be a breeze and you go on to begin your project. Fast forward through the part where you browse the aisles at Home Depot for two hours searching high and low for that exact size screw they mentioned in the plans and no one in the store has heard of, and go onto the partwhere you find yourself staring at a pile of lopsided wood that barely looks like a piece of abstract art. At this point you stop and think to yourself, where did I go wrong and why didn’t I just go buy this project already finished? You have the mental argument over the fact that you thought you would be saving money doing it yourself but instead you just spent money on something you can’t use and you wasted hours of your valuable time!
This is exactly why travel agencies aren’t that extinct dinosaur you thought they were. We make sure people end up with beautiful vacations and not at some resort that resembles the Bates Motel and a sandbox that is considered a “beautiful beach”. Very similar to that DIY project gone wrong. We save you time and stress. You don’t need to spend hours browsing the internet looking for resorts and reading endless reviews on Tripadvisor- we are your personal travel google! We will filter out the bad and make sure you know exactly what you are getting. Vacation’s aren’t free and shouldn’t end up being like that lopsided piece of wood. Oh and don’t forget we are also there to help you when you need, when you have questions, when your flight is cancelled or when you see a hurricane heading for the island you are visiting. We are the only call you need to make when things go wrong- kind of like that 800 number you wish you could call when you realized the screws you bought don’t work the way you need them to! So just like that DIY project, take time to do it the right from the beginning. It may not be as cheap as that trip you found online but you can rest assure that you will be taken CARE of and you will have the beautiful vacation you imagined! Remember, like that DIY project things aren’t always as simple as they seem (online booking- cough cough) and there is usually a catch.