In these uncertain times, it’s critical now more than ever working with a travel agent for booking your transportation and lodging accommodations both domestically and abroad. One of the most important lessons people have learned during the Coronavirus Pandemic is that in any kind of emergency, no one will advocate for your best interests quite like a travel advisor will.
The reality is when the pandemic first started disrupting travel, causing resorts to close, and leading to flight cancellations in early 2020, many tourists were left out in the cold. In the worst cases, people were stranded in vacation destinations unsure of how to get home. Some even had to spend obscene amounts of money to change transportation plans at the last minute.
Hundreds of thousands of people were stuck on the phone for hours on end with representatives who quite frankly didn’t care about whether or not customers were happy with their service. For travelers that couldn’t reach someone on the phone, they were added to an endless queue of backlogged support tickets waiting for an email about the status of their trips. Refunds were hard to obtain, cancellations were difficult to confirm, and the possibility of postponing a trip was left up in the air.
For people that were working with travel advisors, instead of trying to manage all of their cancellations and re-bookings on their own, they had a real human being making the phone calls, tracking down the contact information, and speaking directly with transportation and travel vendors.
Travel professionals are usually the first to learn about new advisories and changes that could impact your vacation plans, so you can focus on the more important things and go about your life while your advisor navigates through all the challenges for you.
With a situation as fluid as the Coronavirus Pandemic, having a travel advisor working for you on your behalf is the smarter and stress-free way to book your travel. When you’re ready to travel again, we hope that you will contact Destinations HD.
Before you spiral into a hole of endless information or bad advice, let's chat! We can make sure you know the expectations for your trip and will walk you through any questions regarding your destination(s). We understand every person and trip is unique and requires personalized service and attention.
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