There are reasons in life other than vacations that lead to a necessity to travel frequently, whether it is through a freelance profession, such as a writer or speaker or a need to visit family or a significant other on a regular basis. When the travel is not an exciting trip you’ve been planning for months the planning can become quite taxing. On this basis travel companies have come into play for a different motive than to book dream holidays or honeymoons – travelling for business rather than pleasure.
Firstly with professions that demand travelling, without the assistance of a PA or similar, the job is not to book the flights and accommodation but to complete the designated work. Therefore any extra work such as this is tiresome. Travel companies not only take care of planning and organising such trips to save you time, but they also take care of multi stop flights if the work spans over different countries or cities. So if the work is spread across a map with a limited timeframe, you can let an expert tell you how to attack it best, in business class if you wish.
Secondly if you are a frequent flyer, although not for business, using travel agents can still help to find the cheapest way to continue the journeys without avoidable extra costs. Having face to face meetings or being able to discuss ideas online or on the phone means you can question your travel agent to the extent of your doubts without wasting time searching the web.
Many people, even though they hate planning trips, think by arranging the travel themselves they save themselves money (certainly not time) although in reality this is not really the case. With the advancements of modern technology this should be true, but there are often too many options and too much information for places you have never visited, to make a proficient decision. Booking through a travel company avoids the rookie mistakes, like which airlines to avoid, when tickets are most expensive and which connections to choose from.
A travel agent’s job is to find a plan and solution to a customer’s needs and work as a duo. Therefore, taking into consideration that many travel agents no longer work under commission, it is no longer dated or unnecessary to enlist the help of an expert to organise trips that, let’s face it, you don’t really want to plan yourself.