Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Secrets of Travel Agents

We all have our preconceived notions about travel, whether it be about booking online or that the airlines really are trying to lose our luggage. After working at a travel agency I would like to share with you the number one thing I have learned about travel......


Book early. Simple, huh?

If you wait until the the week or the month before you want to take your trip you will end up spending about two times the amount you would have spent if you had planned two or three months in advance.

Airlines are scaling back the number of flights from airports all across the world; therefore, flights fill up faster, making rates go up. Supply and demand will affect all last minute travelers. The same thing goes for hotels and car rentals. When supply runs low, fleets diminish, and rooms book up, the remaining open reservations become quite valuable and will cost you more.

Even if you don't think anyone else in the world would be headed to Fargo in January, there could be a conference, assembly, or other large event that you are unaware of.

The bottom line:
plan early - have your travel agent constantly watching prices - save money

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