Planning a family vacation is so exciting. But, when it comes to the details and the number of people involved, it’s always smart to turn to an expert, like a family travel agency, to arrange your transportation, find a hotel that meets your budget, get you special deals, help you choose your excursions and more. And while there are so many travel agencies you can work with, some—like Surtrek—stand out from the rest.
Looking for a family travel agency you can count on? Follow our guide below to find the right one for you.
Every travel agency charges fees—it’s how they make their money! When you pay those fees, you’re paying for their expertise; which, in most cases, is saving you money anyway by finding you in-the-know deals and no-cost room upgrades, airport transfers and more. If they’ve created their own pre-set tour, these costs are usually included in a flat fee for the whole trip. Otherwise, you might find that they range from $25 to $100+, especially if you’re planning a more complicated adventure. These fees are standard (and deserved!), but make sure the travel agency you work with makes it worthwhile with good service, time, effort, deals and an all-around easy working relationship.
There are so many reasons why it’s important to trust your travel agency. First of all, you’re putting your family’s memory-making in their hands, so you have to trust that they understand what you’re looking for. Second, if you work with them, at some point, you’ll be asked to give them your private payment information. Third, you need to be able to trust that the deals they’re finding you actually are the best deals, or if you’d be better off finding them on your own. If all that isn’t enough, you’re paying them for a service; and, like we said earlier, you don’t want to pay for just anything.
You need to work with an agency that can get you what you want… and get it to you fast. For most people, travel dates and budgets are non-negotiable, and you don’t want to miss an opportunity because your travel agent missed a deadline.
Family vacations are all about making memories with people you love. For that reason alone, you want to know that the travel agents helping you plan your trip are real people, with a real understanding of what a trip like that means. Find an agency with a commitment to working with you, and together, you can plan the trip of your dreams.
You can’t get success without passion! Find an agency that’s passionate about travel—specifically, the kind of travel you want to do. Take Surtrek, for example. If you want a customized trip to South America, one that’s sure to give you and your family a local travel experience and not a run-of-the-mill tourist trap, Surtrek is who you call. Owned and operated by local travel experts, Surtrek is passionate about South American travel, and most importantly, passionate about helping others experience it, too.
Travel aside, you want to work with a travel agency that’s as professional as it is passionate. Before using their services, find out about their business protocol and policies, and if there is anything you are questionable about, keep looking.