Travel insights from Shelli Nornes, president and CEO of Romance Travel Group

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Travel Professionals

Gone are the days of travel agents. Travel professionals (advisors, consultants or specialists) possess insider tips and knowledge you can’t find anywhere else. Here are 3 reasons you’ll want to use a travel professional to help plan your next get-away.

  1. We Are Not "Agents"

    As the travel industry has evolved, so has its professionals. Gone are the days of the "travel agent." These are the days when hands-on experience and real expertise matter most. Travel professionals don’t take orders, nor do they work at a call center where your inquiry is just a number. Professional travel advisors require collaboration, provide one-on-one attention, and possess travel industry knowledge you won't find anywhere else.

  2. We Live and Breathe Travel

    Not sure what it’s like in Thailand? We do. Don’t know what to do if your flight is cancelled? Been there. Curious how much a destination wedding costs? We have the answer. As travel professionals, we live and breathe travel all day long. We book amazing travel experiences for our clients every single day. We give you our opinions and recommendations based on our first-hand travel experiences because we’ve either been there, or know someone who has. We help you save time, money and stress. We advise.

  3. We Are Specialists

    While travel professionals are fully-qualified to plan all your travel-related matters, it’s always smart to work with someone who truly specializes in what you’re looking for. For example, if you’re interested in planning a destination wedding, don’t seek help from a travel pro who specializes in Disney travel (unless of course, you want Mickey to attend your wedding)! Planning a destination wedding takes an extensive amount of research and planning – something only a true romance travel expert can help you with. There are millions of destinations out there to explore. We're sure you'll find travel advisor specializing in each one. Do your homework and we guarantee you’ll find your travel “bestie” in no time!

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