Going about your honeymoon planning with your travel agent
Planning a honeymoon with the right travel agent will everything well planned out with being worried about tickets, reservations and enjoy a great holiday. Yes, it is to research and book a holiday online with a few clicks buy for an outing such as your honeymoon getting the right travel agent to do so has many benefits. Itinerary options are the most complicated in planning a trip, travel agents do this for a living left in the right hand and enhance your globetrotting experience. Not only that, travel agents have access to the best discounts, hotel reservations and discounts being in the business so, here are a few pointers to help find the right agent for you.
Getting a bit of research done on the country you plan to visit and the type of itinerary you like to have along with what you are willing to spend on it is a good start. You can prepare a shortlist of two to three places before you meet your agent. Browsing online will give you a fair idea of the costs of a particular destination along with what are the must do’s there.
The best agents work as consultants, their experience can be a real asset when planning out your honeymoon. You can get a lot of insights on the localities the hotels are based on, the best places to go out and dine and also how you can avoid spills in your itinerary. Agents that have plenty of images and displays in the office is a great way to ask a few questions just to know how much they know about a particular place.
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is a great place to get started if you are looking for agents that have the right credibility associated with them as the ASTA does look at complaints registered with them and further investigate it even revoking memberships if found at fault. Since you are planning your honeymoon trip here, an agent with the experience of being in the business for years along with the right credentials will be in a better position to plan the entire trip for you than someone who is not. Many have certifications as a Certified Travel Counselor or even as an Destination Specialists for a pre-defined set of countries will help to know the agents background.
Travel agents do charge a fee for their consultation more so to avoid ‘window-shoppers’ that visit them just to plan and put at itinerary together and then go-ahead and book the tickets themselves. You will see agents that waive off this fee once you are ready to book the trip with them, nevertheless if you find value in what the agent is providing you with, making room for an small fee for a well planned honeymoon is worth it.
Many honeymooners work with a work for their trip and being upfront with the agent will help him to plan and make the necessary adjustments as required depending on your priorities. You might be keen on living in the main city area and don’t mind comprising on the size or quality of the room, informing the agent in advance will help accordingly. The dates of travel also make a difference on the trips spending due to seasonal pricing or discounts during a particular period.