There are a lot of myths floating around these days about travel professionals. The reality is that there are more reasons than ever to use our services. From hidden fees to hidden gems, we have the knowledge and experience to help you escape in confidence and style!

The travel industry is constantly evolving with the advent of new internet based technologies. It is easier today than ever before to open an app on your smartphone or tablet and quickly book your own getaway. However, knowledge is power, and it really does pay to know as much about the area you are traveling to, how you are getting there, and where you are staying. The travel industry produces an estimated $2trillion in revenue yearly.

So the real question is, why use a travel professional?

First, in most cases, hiring a travel consultant does not cost you any extra. Industry suppliers pay travel consultants to send business to their properties. By booking directly with a property owner using convenient methods such as websites and downloadable applications, the commission goes to an app developer or web host instead of a travel consultant. If you have access to many of the same rates and properties as a travel consultant, then why bother using a consultant at all?

Well, the law allows for you to represent yourself in court, but most people wouldn’t consider that an option. Why? Expertise. Travel consultants (while not lawyers, don’t mistake my analogy!) have loads of knowledge and experience about the travel industry. Sure, you can spend many hours of your own time scouring Google for locations, accommodations, transportation, and reviews on each. You may find the perfect spot in the Caribbean staying at a 5-star rated resort. What you may not find, is that the resort is planning major renovations over your travel dates. Goodbye relaxing vacation, hello jackhammer at dawn!

The bottom line? Travel professionals aren’t going out of business, their business is shifting. You no longer employ a travel consultant because you can’t do it yourself. You book through a travel consultant because you want the peace of mind knowing that you are making the most informed decision about your travel plans. Want to learn more? Contact us today at agents@threespringstravel.com.

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