Never used a travel agent before? Here’s what you should know…

  1. One of the greatest time-saving hacks is working with a travel agent like GlobalNomad who is a pro at piecing together complex, multi-destinations trips or splurge-worthy trips to exotic locales. While booking a quick trip from New York to Chicago may not require in-depth coordination and expertise that a travel agent has to offer – planning that dream honeymoon in Tanzania or 3-month trip across Southeast Asia sure will especially if you have a lot on your plate.

  2. People who use travel agents have less to worry about when it comes to their travel plans. Instead of worrying about finding availability at the hottest hotel or finding the cheapest flights to your dream destinations, hand off the responsibility to GlobalNomad who reads the fine print and always tries to be 2 steps ahead! And if something happens while you are on the ground, we’ll do everything we can to get your vacation back on travel. Instead of sweating the small stuff, have us make sure all arrangements are in order.

  3. How does a travel agent help you?

    • Choosing your destination(s)

    • Choosing the duration of your trip and how many days should be spent in each location

    • Choosing the best means of transportation and the most convenient routes to take

    • Making sure all travel logistics are coordinated so the moving pieces of your trip fit like a puzzle

    • Choosing the best flights to book

    • Choosing the best place(s) to stay

    • Recommending cool experiences to do independently or with a guide

    • Providing easy-to-understand price breakdowns and estimated total trip costs

    • Securing value-added amenities or discounts

    • Booking and management of travel reservations

    • Travel insurance, passports, visa and health requirements

    • Providing detailed instructions with visual maps on how to get from point A to point B for hassle free experiences at airports and train stations

    • Important things to know prior to departure

    • Special trip-related requests

    • Designing your very own stylish trip guide

  4. What type of person uses a travel agent?

    • You value the expertise and personalized service of a knowledgeable travel agent.

    • You enjoy perks and amenities that make a vacation extra special.

    • You lead a busy life with no time to research and plan your travels on your own.

    • You seek quality (i.e. getting the most for your money) over finding the cheapest price

    If you are super price-sensitive about finding the cheapest price no matter what, planning and booking your own trip is the way to go. 

  5. Don’t be scared off by the idea of paying for a travel agent’s services. Travel agents who work for free rely on commission and, at times, are incentivized to book with certain suppliers. GlobalNomad’s priority is making sure you are 1000% satisfied with all of the ingredients that go into your travel adventure regardless of kickbacks. In exchange for paying a minimal charge, you get access to prices and experiences that you just can’t find online. Simply put, the value you receive will be bigger than what you paid in trip planning fees.

  6. Travel agent make you feel special. When you book with a travel agent like GlobalNomad, we personally contact the hotel on your behalf ahead of time. This way you are known on arrival and you are not just another confirmation number booked through Kayak or similar. Each and every client is treated like a VIP whether you spend $2000 or $20000 on your trip with us. A travel agent means better airplane seats, rates, hotel rooms, amenities, and service as well as access to exclusive experiences among other things. How do we get these benefits? By being a member of a travel agent network like Travel Leaders.

  7. Not every travel agent is the same. Like any profession, there are a multitude of niches that a travel agent might have expertise in. Finding the right person to work with is key when you have a highly specialized experience in mind. When you have absolutely no idea where you want to go and what you want to go on vacation that’s when a travel agent works one’s magic making the decision making process seamless.

  8. Don’t be shy about sharing your needs and expectations with your travel agent. The more vocal you are about what you want your trip to look like and how you want us to help you the better. You can count on us to do the same.

  9. 99% of the time your trip is nonrefundable... We understand things happen in life unexpectedly! That’s why it’s so important to protect the vacation investment you made with travel protection. Booking travel – especially at massively discounted prices – means you have to be willing to take the loss if the confirmed travel dates are no longer convenient to you. Travel agents like GlobalNomad always advise on booking and cancellation policies in advance. You can always ask us to quote only flexible or refundable options. But remember… a nonrefundable deal means it’s going to be cheaper while a refundable deal winds up costing more at time of booking but could save you hundreds or thousands in the long run if you have to cancel last-minute.

    Basically if you want to take cooler vacations than everyone else, a travel agent is for you!