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#1 Mar 5, 2014
I am looking to book a family vacation but would like to use a travel agent. Anyone know of a good agent in the area?

Baltimore, MD

#2 Mar 7, 2014
Jenny wrote:
I am looking to book a family vacation but would like to use a travel agent. Anyone know of a good agent in the area?
Honestly, I've found it easier to use either Trip Advisor and do it on your own or use an Internet Travel Agency. I've tried to use 2 seperate local Travel Agents, and neither of them seemed to want to help very much.

Caroleen, NC

#3 Mar 9, 2014
I agree no need for agent

Caroleen, NC

#4 Mar 9, 2014
Yes. Priceline everything and you will save a ton

Caroleen, NC

#5 Mar 9, 2014
Great advice Jennifer

Caroleen, NC

#6 Mar 10, 2014
Yes you can save lots of money doing it yourself.

Caroleen, NC

#7 Mar 10, 2014
Uniglobe travel in Elizabethton helped me a few years ago. I'm not even sure they are still there but if so I would recommend them

Caroleen, NC

#8 Mar 10, 2014
Try Summit in JC

Baltimore, MD

#9 Mar 10, 2014
Salesman wrote:
Try Summit in JC
Summit is one of the two that I tried to use, and they were by far the least helpful. Not only that, their package price for the trip was over twice what I was able to do without a travel agent.

Johnson City, TN

#10 Mar 24, 2014
Try Oldham Travel in Johnson City.

Johnson City, TN

#11 Mar 27, 2014
I'm actually a travel agent myself. For many years, I worked out of a "regular" office until it became more common for us to start working as independent agents from our own home offices. I now not only book my own "local" clients but I also have a nationwide client base as I am an independent contractor for a large online presence. I've been an agent since the 90's and actually went to school for it back in the day.
To those who say you can get it cheaper online doing it yourself - that's one of the biggest misconceptions there are. Only about 5% of trips can you find cheaper online. The rest of the time we either match or BEAT the internet. Expedia and all the others included. It's just not true what people say about that. In only a small percentage of cases is that true.
I only do cruises and tour packages (like all inclusive packages, USA packages, cruises, escorted tours, etc.). I don't even bother with "just" airfare bookings or "just" a hotel night. I do the big stuff from Alaska to Australia. The only time I'll do a "just" airline ticket or hotel is for my established clients as a favor to them.
Lastly - I always, always welcome my clients to price it themselves online and compare it to what I can get for them through one of my vendors. And I wouldn't have the client base I have if the internet was always cheaper! People aren't stupid - they go where it's the least expensive. And even after the media would like you to think that we agents are disappearing - that is true to an extent - but there are those of us who have perservered because we know what we're doing and already had a lot of clients before the internet took a lot of it.
I encourage the original poster to price it herself online - then price it with an agent. It doesn't cost you anything and at least you'll have something to compare :-)
Happy travels!!

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