To find the right travel agent to help with your upcoming trip, look for agents with positive customer reviews and reasonable pricing. Look for detailed customer reviews that recap their recent travel experiences set up by the agents. Make sure whoever you work with has the appropriate credentials (for example, are they registered and do they have any other credentials?). And to ensure you hire a travel agency with fair pricing, contact several of them to receive free cost estimates.
The average customer spends an average of $2,344 in total for a travel agent. However, the fee you pay will depend on several factors so your costs might be much lower or higher. That’s why it’s crucial to get estimates from several travel agencies before you hire someone.
Read our cost guide, “How much does a travel agent cost?”
Hiring a travel agent may be worth it for travelers who are booking extensive vacations, group travel or business trips. Or, you might want to consider hiring an agency if your travel plans have changed unexpectedly. Travel agents offer several benefits, such as extra perks and added value, as well as taking care of problems or unexpected hiccups. Travel agents also take care of all the details for you, from flights to hotels to excursions.