Most travel agencies don’t charge traditional fees for their work.
These agencies receive their pay from airlines and hotels for booking customers for them.
So, typically you’ll just pay for the cost of your trip.
The most common fee customers pay covers time spent researching and building an itinerary.
Do you save money using a travel agent?
One of the big misconceptions keeping people from using a travel agent is the cost. Yet, people don’t realize that travel agents make their money in lots of different ways and can actually provide travelers a better vacation for less—yes, even less than booking it yourself online!
How does a travel agent get paid?
The commission is paid to the travel agent. For most trips, the vendor pays commission to the travel agent after the client has traveled. For most cruises, the travel agent is paid their commission after final payment (typically about 60-90 days before the sailing).
What are the benefits of using a travel agent?
Agents are still in demand, and offer plenty of benefits when you are booking your vacation.
- Time and Money Savings. Sometimes, spending hours on the computer searching for the best travel deals gets you results — and other times, it just leads to frustration.
- Travel Assistance.
- Travel Recommendations.
Why should you use a travel agent?
They often save you money — and if not, they deliver more value. Even if your travel agent charges a fee, the value you receive will be bigger than what you paid. Cruise lines and many resorts get the majority of their customers through travel agents — and they reward the best ones with perks to share with you.