Dear Potential Clients,
I have a confession to make: as a travel agent, it hurts my heart when I see your vacation photos on social media after you didn’t book with me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that you had a great time and got to experience new places and cultures. But seeing those beautiful beach views, stunning mountain landscapes, and delicious food pics without being the one to make it happen for you? Ouch.
It’s not just my heart that feels the pain, though. It’s also my small business. When you book with me, I can help you find the best deals, plan your itinerary, and make sure you have the best possible experience. But when you don’t book with me, I miss out on the chance to earn your business and help you save money. So not only do I feel sad, but my business does too.
When you book with an online travel agency (yes that includes Expedia-type agencies) you are paying someone. The difference is that you are paying a faceless corporation instead of a local business. The price is the same.
Now, I know what you might be thinking. “But Laurie, I can book everything online myself. Why do I need a travel agent?” Well, my dear potential customer, let me tell you a secret: booking travel online can be overwhelming and time-consuming. There are so many options to choose from, and it can be hard to know if you’re getting the best deal or if the accommodations will live up to your expectations. As your travel agent, I can take care of all those details for you and make sure you have the best possible experience without all the hassle.
So, please, don’t break my heart (or my wallet). Let me help you plan your next adventure, and I promise you won’t regret it. Plus, you won’t have to worry about me scrolling through your social media feeds, dreaming about what could have been.
Laurie, your friendly, helpful travel agent.