Why You Should Have a Travel Agent Plan Your Honeymoon
words by // Eve Green
You hire pros for almost every aspect of your wedding, why should your honeymoon be any different? There are a plethora of online resources available to aid in planning your trip, such as hotel reviews and travel blogger recommendations, but even seasoned travelers shouldn’t leave the details of this once-in-a-lifetime trip up to chance. Consider Why You Should Have a Travel Agent Plan Your Honeymoon.
1. Travel agents can help you choose your honeymoon destination
There are so many amazing destinations to choose for your honeymoon, you might have trouble narrowing down the list of selections. A travel agent will have the experience and knowledge to help you choose the right location for you and your new spouse. These variables may include, but are not limited to budget, preferred activity level, time of year, and length of the trip.
2. They can save you time and money
The cost of hiring a travel agent is often negligible as they frequently save you money. With such small fees and big savings, this factor alone makes it worthwhile to hire a travel agent, not to mention the time they can save you. The wedding planning phase will undoubtedly be one of the busiest times of your life. When you add to that planning the biggest trip of your life, it’s enough to send any bride over the edge! Put the honeymoon planning in the hands of an experienced travel agent who does this every day. She will not only book your flights and hotels, but can also create an itinerary for your entire trip. Your travel agent will be as involved or not involved as you like.
3. You will receive recommendations for the best restaurants and activities
When traveling to a new destination or foreign locale, it may be intimidating to know where to stay, what to eat, and where to go for activities. Most travel agents are not only experts, they are also highly seasoned travelers able to make recommendations and give tips based on firsthand experience. With the help of an agent, you will arrive at your honeymoon destination with a list of the best restaurants, most fun activities, and excursions.
4. Booking with a travel agent comes with upgrades
Travel agents know exactly how to get you the best upgrades and perks during your honeymoon. Speaking from my own experience, the travel agent who my husband and I worked with to book our honeymoon in Hawaii advised us to let everyone along the way know we were on our honeymoon, a detail we might have been more timid about sharing without this piece of advice. Well, was she right! What came next were waived checked luggage fees, fancy desserts and an upgraded room stay, just to name a few! That little tip alone raised our entire trip to the next level, not to mention all the other ways she made our trip one we will never forget.
Finally, travel agents have connections that we regular folks simply don’t have when it comes to booking the best stays and experiences. By working with one you are not only partnering with an expert who specializes in booking trips to your particular destination, you are gaining access to the services you might not otherwise be aware of. These pros know the ins and outs of the complicated logistics that come with planning this big trip and they will help you create a honeymoon you will always remember.