5 Reasons You Should Work with a Travel Agent

AAA Has Your Trusted Travel Planning Partner

Shannon Jones is a Guest Writer with KeeKee’s Big Adventures

KeeKee the cat making travel plansAs you’re dreaming about and planning your next family vacation, wouldn’t it be great to have a trusted travel partner who could be with you every step of the way?

AAA is here to help, and they have the most travel office locations in the United States.

And, using their Travel Agent services are free to both AAA members and non-members.

AAA Travel has also strengthened its dedication to Family Travel by:
– enhancing their family-focused vacation offerings,
– introducing the new Family Travel Specialists certification for Travel Agents, and
– partnering with KeeKee’s Big Adventures to engage children in the vacation planning process and keep them delighted along the way.

If you are a planner like me, you may be thinking, “I don’t need a Travel Agent. I like doing the research and planning.” Or you may be worried it will be more expensive to use an Agent.

Through my research and interviewing several AAA Travel Agents, I’ve learned that these are myths.

Here are 5 Reasons You Should Work with a Travel Agent.

1. The Travel Agent Is Your Partner & Advocate
More than half of us enjoy doing research and planning vacations ourselves. The great thing about using an agent is that you can do as much or as little of the work you want.

It’s like having a coach or personal trainer to help and support you. You can go to them at the start of your planning process or share what you’ve already done with them, and they can pick up where you left off.

A great agent will get to know you and your family’s interests so they can partner with you to plan vacations with your whole family in mind.

They are your advocate, your negotiator and your partner.

2. A Travel Agent Will Save You Money
Not only is using a AAA Travel Agent free to members and non-members, but they can also potentially save you money on your vacations!

They’ll always work to find you the best value as if it’s their trip. And if you see something different, they can try to get you a better deal.

AAA members get access to exclusive benefits, savings, amenities, and extra values from customized vacations, including flights, car rentals, and hotels, to cruises, guided tours, and vacations exclusively designed vacations for members you won’t find anywhere else.

3. Travel Agents Provide Peace of Mind
Your Travel Agent can help provide peace of mind before, during, and after your trip.

Travel has become more complicated than ever, between testing needs, closures, and entry requirements. It is the Travel Agent’s job to stay informed. They know what’s open, the safety protocols and all the guidelines as they get updates daily to help their clients.

They’ll help you think of all the details, so you are as prepared as possible and enjoy your vacation.

4. Travel Agents Have Expertise & Access
AAA Travel Agents have tons of experience and resources at their fingertips to help you plan ANY trip, from road trips to independent travel to cruises to customized tours to guided vacations.

They love sharing their travel knowledge with you and introducing you to authentic experiences.

And as Family Travel Specialists, they have the tools to help you identify your favorite vacation destinations and develop a long-term plan for achieving your travel goals as your kids grow up.

5. Travel Agents Help You Save Time
Most of us could use some time savings these days. There’s so much information online to help you do your planning, but it can also make it overwhelming. Working with a Travel Agent allows you to focus on the parts YOU want to do. They do the rest.

As you start planning your next trip, reach out to a trusted and experienced Travel Agent.

Find your local AAA agent and ask about the complimentary Family Travel KeeKee Kid’s Adventure Kit.

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