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Travel Agents to the Rescue

Posted by Iris Hami on May 17, 2014 11:44:10 AM

Reasons Why Travelers Consult Travel Agents

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Traveling is an enchanting experience, one that will give you stories to tell for years to come. However, the quality and memories of a trip depend greatly on the experiences one has, which is why it is important to have all the planning and logistics done meticulously in order to have a stress-free vacation to simply enjoy the sites of an unfamiliar location. According to US News Money, the more people travel, the more they see the value in having a travel professional plan their itinerary. Here are 3 reasons why more and more travelers are turning to travel agents for vacation planning.

  1. Save time
    1. Travel agents have access to software and websites that can search through thousands of flight and hotel options at one time in order to find the lowest rate in the desired time frame. Not only are you saving time not having to go through numerous of travel websites to find the lowest fare, you have more time to focus on other important things, such as deciding which sites you want to see.
    2. Save money
      1. Consumers often think that it is more expensive to use a travel agency but in reality, travel agents make most of their commission through travel suppliers. Some travel agents may charge additional fees for time and research, but it’s nominal ($25 on average) compared to the time you save and the service you get. Time is money.
      2. Provide options
        1.  There are few travelers who know exactly what they want to see and how to plan it all. Most of the time, people want to see everything, or are unsure what to see. Travel agents are able to pinpoint the traveler’s interests through conversation in order to provide options and suggest alternatives.
        2. For example, many people would like to visit Temple Mount in Jerusalem. However, visiting hours are strict and it can be difficult to arrange a visit. We would suggest going through the Western Wall Tunnels instead for a unique experience.


Picking the right company to guide you through the many cultural challenges of a foreign country is a must. Whether you travel alone, in group or with family, the services of an acknowledged travel agency can mean the difference between a decent and a great vacation! Travel, especially international travel, is often an expensive luxury, why not make the most of your time and money, and take the steps to ensure you’re having the best experience possible?

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Traveling with agencies such as Gil Travel open up a wide variety of options for the traveler. It is important to mention

Familiarity is, however, just one of the many advantages that a travel agency provides. Booking your trip through an agency gives the proper assurances and safety net for your journey, so that you do not have to worry about itineraries, places to visit and hotels to book. A great agency will figure out all of this. With the help of eager travel professionals you can focus on the important things, and guide your attention to enjoying your adventure.that while countries such as Israel as perfectly safe to visit, the helpful services of a well-versed local person could still turn out to be an invaluable asset. Israel is unfamiliar ground culture wise, with many thousand year old customs still in place, and sometimes reading up on these cultural dos and don’ts are not enough. Also while most guidebooks provide great information on their countries, the live presentation of a skilled and well educated, professional guide is something that cannot be substituted by a DVD or audio book.

Agencies – especially the bigger ones – have the somewhat worn stigma of providing unexciting, standardized or even mediocre travel experiences. It is true that mass tourism can have a somewhat diluted feel to it, but a good travel agency will move heaven and earth so that the customers can enjoy a unique experience. Check out some of Gil Travel’s testimonials on our site, both our agents and guides go above and beyond the call of duty to assure the best possible experience for our travelers.

Israel, with all its natural and cultural wonders, is an exciting country to visit, but without the careful attention of professionals it is easy to miss the most interesting sights. If you prefer to have everything planned out for you, so that you can focus on the sights and not the worrying, traveling with a travel agency is not only an option, but a  must!

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Topics: group travel, World Travel