Benefits of Using a Travel Agent

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While there are plenty of comparison websites to help you book every aspect of your travel, there is still nothing out there that can offer you a wholesome travel experience more than booking through a travel agent! “Nonsense”, you may say? Well, read on and we’ll explain the benefits of using a travel agent.

1) TICO Protection

All travel agencies and their websites in Ontario are regulated by TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario). Registered TICO travel agencies such as Gala Travels, provide additional consumer protection for your travel investment that may not be available when booking with travel agencies based in other countries or provinces. You will also benefit from the consumer protection available under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and Ontario Regulation 26/05.

2) Save Time

Remember the times where you spent hours, if not days, and even weeks looking for the best deals on flights, hotels, vacations, cruises or car rental? Well, just one phone call or a simple email to your local travel agent can help save you a great amount of invaluable time as they do all the legwork to truly find you the best deal on the market!

3) Save Money

One major misconception in the travel industry is that it is cheaper to book directly with an airline or hotel. This is simply not true. Travel agencies like Gala Travels negotiate bulk deals with airlines and hotels and are therefore able to offer you the cheapest deal available.

4) Cash Back

Yup, you read that correctly! On top of offering you the very best deal on the market, travel agencies are able to offer you cashback on all-inclusive vacations and cruises to destinations all over the world, including the Caribbean and Europe Middle East, Africa, Indian Sub-Continent, and Europe. Sounds too good to be true? We have listed a number of tour operators and cruise lines we work closely with at the end of this blog post for your reference.

5) Expert Recommendations

A travel agent can offer inside knowledge and great advice on a particular destination you want to travel to or a cruise line you wish to spend your next holiday on. An agent will help you see what you may not be able to see. Simply said, you don’t have to do it all alone.

6) Live Support

Plans change all the time; missed connections, cancellations, schedule delays etc. are pretty common when travelling. In such scenarios, you won’t need to contact an airline’s hard-to-reach customer service department or go through an automated answering machine to have your situation or claim resolved. Simply contact your agent whom you booked your travel with, and they’ll handle your case, putting you at ease.

7) Added Perks

Here are some added perks a travel agent may offer:

– Personalized service to help you plan a destination wedding, honeymoon, excursion, or a corporate event.

– Travel agencies like Gala Travels have been in the industry for over 30 years, long before the advent of the internet, and as such, are well connected globally to help clients receive exclusive deals and discounts.

Let Gala Travels enhance the quality of your trip. Call us on: 1-866-458-4252

Cashback Tour Operators:

• Cosmos
• Merchant Holidays
• Caribe Sol
• Holasun
• Porter Escapes
• Signature Vacations
• Sunquest Vacations
• Special Travel
• Sunwing Vacations
• Travelbrands
• Air Canada Vacations
• Transat Holidays
• WestJet Vacations
• Gogo Vacations
• Goway Travel
• Globus and Family

Cashback (Discounted) Cruise Lines:

• Azamara Cruises
• Costa Cruise Line
• Celebrity Cruises
• Carnival Cruise Lines
• Cunard
• Holland America Line
• MSC Cruises
• Norwegian Cruise Line
• Princess Cruises
• Seabourn Cruise Line
• Disney Cruises

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