The Top 10 Reasons to use a Travel Authority Travel Consultant

 

  1. VIP Travel Status

Receive the level of service you deserve during your hard earned vacation. When you use a Travel Authority travel advisor, you’ll receive VIP status by association at the world’s leading resorts across the globe. You’ll be wowed at the level of service, added benefits and amenities you’ll receive. Amenities that you simply can’t get on your own such as preferred rates, priority check-in/out, a complimentary room upgrade to the Presidential Suite, special spa services, resort credits, and more.

 

  1. 24/7 Travel Authority Support

Not having anyone available to call at 11pm for that reservation you booked on the internet, or waiting on hold for 45 minutes only to be transferred 3 times and then accidentally disconnected – is not where you want to find yourself when a problem arises while traveling. Whether the car rental agency can’t find your prepaid reservation, or your flight has been canceled and there is already a line a mile long at the customer service desk, there is no need to stress out or wait in line for hours. Our travel advisors are your biggest advocate and are available 24/7 to get your vacation back on track in no time.

 

  1. Specialize in Customized Itineraries

Our travel advisors can create custom itineraries tailored to your interests that provide experiences you’ll never forget. It is so much more than just booking air and hotel, they’ll introduce you to the world of the locals, insure you experience the authentic and the unexpected, all while staying within your budget.  Today our advisors are arranging privately guided offbeat excursions, customized wine tastings, visits to artisan workshops, cooking classes in Italy, and private after-hours tours of the British Crown Jewels and the Vatican. We use our expertise and insider-only connections to make every detail of your trip special.

 

  1. Special Values through our Partnership with American Express

As the largest American Express Travel representative, we are able to provide you access to exclusive pricing, special amenities, and extras that we’ve negotiated with the best travel companies across the globe. We also offer Foreign Currency Exchange, American Express Gift Cards, Gift Cheques, and exclusive travel programs for American Express Card Members.

 

  1. Travel Advice from the Professionals

Ever read a Trip Advisor review on a hotel and for every good review there were three bad ones? Many times online sites leave out important details that would have likely steered you away from booking a hotel that appeared to be great online. Would you really want to stay at that Caribbean beach resort if you knew there was construction going on next door that included jackhammering all day? Would you still pick the same all-inclusive deal if you knew the food was only mediocre and you could only enjoy ala carte dining 1 night out of your 5 night stay? Neither would we. Using a travel advisor with insider knowledge and experience helps you avoid unknowns that can ruin a vacation. We’ll make sure your hotel, cruise ship or villa is the right fit for you, and help you avoid any unpleasant surprises.

 

  1. Family Travel Made Easy

Traveling with the entire family – including grandparents, brothers and sisters spread out across the US, all the grandkids, and even crazy Uncle Al – can be stressful just to think about. Trying to pick the perfect destination and group activities that will make everyone happy, can leave even the most experienced traveler frazzled. Whether you’re taking a guided adventure through the Australian Outback, a fun activity packed cruise through the Caribbean islands, or discovering the American wilderness at a western Dude Ranch, our travel advisors will attend to all the details behind the scenes. Your family can just show up and have an amazing time together. You’ll make special memories to be remembered for years to come.

 

  1. We Save You Precious Time

There is a plethora of information that can be found on the internet for just about any destination in the world. Have you ever sat down at your computer to start researching your next vacation, and found you’re still sitting there hours later more confused than when you started? We know your time is valuable and we’ll help you cut through all the noise. Spending just 15-20 minutes with one of our experienced travel advisors can allow them to get to know your personality, interests, needs, and wish list for an ideal vacation. They will then narrow down your choices to 2 or 3 tailor made vacations at the best value for you.

 

  1. It’s all about the Details

Anyone can book a flight and hotel, but someone who specializes in travel has the experience and expertise to think of every detail that should be planned out, reserved, and followed up on ahead of time. We’ll make sure everything is in order before you leave so you can simply relax and enjoy a stress free vacation.

Our Advisors will….

  • Let you know when a discounted airfare doesn’t allow changes, preassigned seating, or carries special baggage restrictions
  • Present available options to make your overall experience more enjoyable, such as purchasing a day pass in an exclusive airport lounge, or upgrades to premium economy seating that may provide up to 5 inches of extra leg room, entertainment options, Wi-Fi access, and a more deluxe snack
  • Advise what travel documentation is required for your trip
  • Advise when it is time to apply for your travel visa
  • Remind you when your final payment is due, and when it is time to do online check-in or advanced registration
  • Set up restaurant reservations, golf tee times, and Spa appointments
  • Request a recently renovated room or adjoining rooms for families
  • Advise you when it is time to make reservations for specialty dining, entertainment venues, and trip excursions for your cruise vacation
  • Make you aware of an extra resort fees, parking costs, or gratuities that will automatically be charged to your account
  • Will make sure your know all the cancellation policies for your trip, along with Travel Insurance options to protect your investment


  1. In the Know

Our travel advisors stay in the know on the most popular destinations, newly opened or renovated hotels, the launch of new cruise ships and itineraries, and the latest promotional offers to offer you the best value. Their own travel experiences, especially to areas they specialize in, give them the ability to make good local recommendations regarding accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, restaurants, weather, local currency, customs and culture.

 

  1. Find the Best Match

There is no such thing as a vacation package that is perfect for everyone. If you call an airline, hotel, or cruise line directly, they won’t tell you when their competition is actually a better fit for your needs or interests. Our travel advisors will match up your preferences with the travel suppliers that can best provide the experience you’re looking for. We value your business, and look forward to working with you for years to come.