Can a travel agent save you money?
In short, it generally doesn’t cost you money to use a travel agent, and in fact, the agent can very often help you save money on your trip (more on that in that below).
As such, a travel agent may get a commission from the cruise line you’re sailing with.
Does it cost more to book a flight through a travel agent?
Plus, the Tribune reports that “agencies might charge $25 to $30 to book a domestic flight, $50 to $80 to book a vacation to a single destination and about $100 per hour for research and planning advice.” But, you can typically expect a travel agent to cost around the same as if you’d booked it yourself.
Is it better to use a travel agent?
Travel agents have access to a variety of tools that the average consumer is not able to use or doesn’t know about. They can sometimes get you a better seat on an airplane, added amenities at hotels, room upgrades, event tickets, and plan activities for you.
Is it cheaper to book hotels through a travel agent?
I can get cheaper prices online than I can when booking through a travel agent. Scully says that even if a client finds a good price at hotel, she can often make a call and get a perk or two thrown in to sweeten the deal. 3. Travel agents steer you to hotels or cruise lines where they get a higher commission.