7 Reasons Why You Need a Travel Agent In Kenya

Many Kenyans travelling around the country for trips and holidays don’t usually see the need for a travel agent, but many international visitors know the importance of a travel agent. Travel has always seemed like a straightforward business. You select a destination, work out how much it might cost to go there, draw up a list of things to do once you arrive and when you’ve had enough of the holiday you pack up and come home.

But what happens when you realize you’ve spent more money than you anticipated calling hotels to book a room or airlines to inquire when a flight to your holiday spot is available and when you can catch the next available flight, but that won’t be available because you’d like to fly business class and that’s full unless you can wait for an evening flight connecting through several other stops which will ultimately cut into your holiday. Sounds complicated, doesn’t it?

That’s where a travel agent comes in. Here are 7 reasons why you should always use a reputable travel agent when planning for a trip in/to Kenya.

1. They Are Specially Educated On The Subject
Travel agents are travel experts. They can give you insider tips and advice, using their education and personal experience to guide your holiday decisions in a way that provides you with the best experience possible for you and your hard-earned investment.

2. They Know Someone Who Knows Someone
In their line of work, travel agents, over time, develop relationships with the companies they sell. For this reason, they can get you tremendous access for things you cannot get yourself. That “sold out” room that you’ve always wanted or the interconnected rooms you wanted for your family trip that says “unavailable” online.

3. The Fixer
In case of any complications that may arise during your travel or stay away from home, a travel agent is best placed to link you with the solution to your headache. From lost luggage, redirections, emergency accommodation and even recovery or replacement of lost documents a travel agent your go-to fixer linking you to travel suppliers near you to grant you some peace of mind. The Internet may provide suggestions but it won’t answer the phone in the middle of the night when your flight’s been cancelled or if the rental car agency runs out of cars. Call your travel advisor, and she/he will get everything squared out before you can blink the dust off your eye.

4. Need To Save You Some Money
The best travel agents have unique access to benefits that can save you a lot of money and provide you with a better experience: free room upgrades, spa credits, food and beverage credits, restaurant reservations, exclusive or priority access to attractions. These are just a few of the things that agents can get, that you can’t. You’ll get added amenities, and you will have a lot more value for your money. Have you ever wondered why the couple in the room next door got champagne and you didn’t? They probably used a travel agent.

5. The Need To Relax and Save Time
There are a million combinations of travel activities and itineraries that you can access on the internet just by clicking
on the right site. But this can be a painstakingly long process and you’re not guaranteed that the eye-watering deal is legitimate. To save yourself the heartache and late nights offering your screen companionship, contact a travel agent. Their insider knowledge on the industry will allow you to cut yourself some slack and avoid getting scammed in the
process.

6. Knowledgeability
Travel agents are always on toes finding the newest juice for your travel. From the newest cruise to the newest and hottest hotels and often they can get their client in. They also often get freebies for their customers like a free drink to an exclusive admission to a hot event. You name it. Find yourself a reputable travel agent and save yourself the hustle. You’re going on holiday, don’t make that more work than it should be.

7. Stress-Free Travel Planning

With a travel agent, he/she can help you navigate the stress of both air and road travel. A perfect example is if you are travelling to say Mambrui and want to travel by air to Mombasa first because you are not sure if there are direct flights to Mambrui, your travel agent can help you in getting connecting flights or connect you from air to road because connecting to your holiday destination can be quite confusing and getting lost is very easy here. Using Google may confuse you even further so it’s better to get yourself a travel agent so that you can travel stress-free.