Ithaca Sun Travel

Why You Need a Travel Agent

Posted by  //  November 22, 2021  //  Local Business

These days some people are surprised to find that travel agents still exist. Not only do we still exist, but the best are flourishing!

I opened Ithaca Sun Travel at Community Corners Shopping Plaza in April of 2013 after working for several other “then” local travel agencies, since 1999. 

“Who needs a travel agent anymore?”

It might feel great to be able to book your travel sitting at your computer in your pajamas at 10pm. However, booking travel this way is not in your best interest. You may not have had a problem yet (but because of Covid, I can almost guarantee you have) but it’s just a matter of time. Instead, let me do the work for you. I’ll sit on hold with the airlines and vendors and do everything I can to make your travel plans just right. I collaborate with reputable vendors that have excellent records, decades of service and who are available for me to call if issues arise. My relationship with these vendors also gives me access to the lowest prices and best schedules. In many cases I can “hold” a client’s reservations for up to 72 hours with no money down so that you can review everything completely. Once a decision has been made, I can usually secure a low deposit not offered on internet bookings.

I’m passionate about what I do and I do it well. I establish a personal relationship with my clients. I love learning about new destinations and talking to people about their experiences and dreams. I’ll ask you what type of traveler you are, what you’ve liked in the past, and will present you with options, some that you may have never considered. Upwards of 70% of my business is from repeat clients and/or referrals from those clients.

There are numerous online booking engines, but they are not always giving you the best flight schedules, options or prices. I will look at all details to make your trip as hassle-free as possible. I take great pride in helping you to plan the best family vacation, honeymoon, girl’s getaway, spring break trip or just much needed R & R.

Emergency issues with travel can and do arise, my job is to minimize the impact on you. I’ll keep in touch with you while monitoring your trip, check in with you within 24 hours of travel to make sure everything is in order and follow up with you after your return. As my client, you can call me 24/7 when emergencies arise.

Have confidence in booking your travels, and remember, “the internet is for looking, call Ithaca Sun Travel for booking!”

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