101 Reasons to use A Travel Agent
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01. "ASTRA TRAVEL can handle every aspect of your trip from airline tickets to lodging, ground transportation, activities, tours and more."
Consumer Advocate
02. "If you should have a problem during your trip, ASTRA TRAVEL can act on your behalf to see that proper restitutions are made."
Expert Guidance
03. "ASTRA TRAVEL are experts in helping travelers get where they need to go and in helping to create possibilities most people never would have dreamed were possible."
Save Time
04. "Avoid the headaches and let the ASTRA TRAVEL calls around and do all the time consuming work of planning a complex itinerary."
05. "ASTRA TRAVEL offers you an array of options and price quotes from a variety of travel suppliers, giving you the upper hand when making your final travel decisions."
Less Stress
06. "Planning a trip can be stressful. There are so many options and details to worry about. ASTRA TRAVEL do the work, resulting in less stress for you."
Updated Information
07. "ASTRA TRAVEL are constantly communicating with the travel community, thus giving you the most up to date info on airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, travel visas, and other travel services to consider as you plan your trip."
Customer Service
08. "ASTRA TRAVEL offers that "personal touch" to your travel planning experience- Offering help and advice that a website cannot provide."
Travel Documentation
09. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to prepare and organize any necessary documents that you may need in order to travel outside of the country. They can direct you to your local passport office, and they know where you need a visa, as well as any other documentation that you might need along the way."
Travel Expertise
10. "Many ASTRA TRAVEL are considered experts in the area you are traveling to and have probably already been to your chosen destination."
Best Value for Your Money Spent
11. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to make your dollars go farther while you are away. They have access to finding all sorts of deals ranging from flights to hotels to dinner recommendations."
Location, Location, Location!!!!
12. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to find a place to stay pretty much anywhere you desire. If it's a hotel with a view of the ocean in Hawaii or a jungle hut in the Nilgiri foothills, a travel agent can help you make it happen."
Knowledge of All the Ins and Outs
13. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help bring you up to speed on the local laws and regulations of wherever your travels take you."
14. "ASTRA TRAVEL attend all sorts of seminars and classes to prepare themselves for trip requests like yours."
Tourist Attractions
15. "ASTRA TRAVEL can give you a list of all the not-to-miss spots: such as amusement parks, museums, nature preserves, and historical locations."
Avoid International Flight Confusion
16. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help organize those confusing international flights that internet search engines don't cover."
Where to Go With Kids
17. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to find great locations that are kid- friendly."
Trip Cancellation
18. "Something has come up and you need to cancel your trip? If you have used ASTRA TRAVEL they are the only person you need to call."
Travel Insurance
19. "With all the countless options for travel insurance these days, it can become confusing. ASTRA TRAVEL can help you pick which package works best for your needs."
Personalized Trips
20. "ASTRA TRAVEL can prepare you a personalized trip based on where you want to go and what you want to do."
Where to Go to Avoid Kids
21. "Want to go somewhere without children running all over the place? ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to find excellent retreats that are open to adults only."
Good Senior Trips
22. "Need a trip with a good balance of sight-seeing, rest and relaxation? ASTRA TRAVEL can help lucky retirees plan great extended trips that are senior-friendly."
Student Discounts
23. "Some ASTRA TRAVEL is an excellent go- to source for students looking to go on discounted trips."
Exotic Adventures
24. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help to recommend great once in a lifetime experiences. They can help you to find the best/safest shark cages to dive into and the highest free-fall bungees to jump off."
Great Deals without Sitting at a Time Share Presentation
25. "Want an affordable trip to Florida without having to sit through a timeshare presentation? ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to exceptional deals without the stipulations."
What to Eat
26. "Where are all the top chefs at your destination? ASTRA TRAVEL gives great advice on the best restaurants to hit on your trip."
What Not to Eat
27. "Leaving your home country and not familiar with the new language? ASTRA TRAVEL can help give you some forewarnings so you don't accidently order the local delicacy (which may or may not be specially prepared bugs) without meaning to."
Local Traditions
28. "ASTRA TRAVEL can update you on all local traditions and customs of places you are visiting, so you make a good impression. For example, in Japan many people expect their visitors to take their shoes off before entering their homes."
Local Laws
29. "Many countries have laws that are very different from your own. ASTRA TRAVEL can help give you a quick rundown of what you need to be aware of before you go."
Busiest Travel Times to Avoid
30. "If you want a quiet trip, ASTRA TRAVEL know what dates you should avoid and can help you plan your trip accordingly."
Avoid Unexpected Expenses
31. "ASTRA TRAVEL will be able to inform you about expenses you will incur on your trip, even ones you might never expect."
Exchange Rate Knowledge
32. "ASTRA TRAVEL are knowledgeable of the countries where your dollar can go further."
Useful Travel Books to Have with You
33. "ASTRA TRAVEL can give you advice on what travel books are the most useful to have with you. Some of these books list restaurants, customs, and small amounts of the local language."
List of Not- to- Miss Places
34. "ASTRA TRAVEL can give you a great list of not- to- miss hikes, waterfalls, and cliffs that may or may not be published elsewhere."
What to Wear
35. "Many restaurants have different types of dress codes. If you are interested in dining at specific places on your trip, ASTRA TRAVEL can advise you on appropriate dress wear for the occasion. "
What Not to Wear
36. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to be in the know of local dress code restrictions. So if a thong is part of your favorite beachwear, you should know that they are illegal in places like the Isle of Palms."
Crime Rates
37. "ASTRA TRAVEL are great at informing you about questionable parts of town that you may be heading to and can give you tips on what to look out for."
Someone to Call if Having a Problem During Your Trip
38. "An online travel agency is not going to answer the phone when you call with any complications during your trip. ASTRA TRAVEL continues to give you that personal support even while you are away."
When You Shouldn't Drink the Water
39. "We are always told when you travel be careful of the water. ASTRA TRAVEL can advise you on when it is safe and when it's not safe to drink the water."
Small Intercontinental Flights Delayed – What to do?
40. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you find somewhere to stay when you are left helpless at an airport overnight due to flight delays."
Saves You Precious Time on Your Trip
41. "To avoid 36 hours in the airport, ASTRA TRAVEL can help plan your trip so your time spent getting to where you want to go is the shortest it can be."
Anticipating Trouble
42. "ASTRA TRAVEL are extremely useful if you are planning a trip to a known weather troubled area such as the hurricane plagued Caribbean islands. In the event of a natural disaster, ASTRA TRAVEL can work to immediately reschedule or cancel your trip so there are no worries for you."
Complicated Itineraries Made Simple
43. "ASTRA TRAVEL can take care of all the details for those complicated around the world itineraries and all the extra headaches that go with them, such as hotel and transportation along the way."
Special Needs Travelers
44. "ASTRA TRAVEL can prearrange any wheelchair or special need that someone in your travel party may have. They can also take the time to make sure your reserved accommodations are safe and easily accessible for the special needs traveler."
What to Pack
45. "Some activities you choose to partake in may require different layers of clothing throughout the day. ASTRA TRAVEL can advise you on what to bring. A bike trip down an extinct volcano in Hawaii for example, may require you to start out with jackets and wool socks, but when you get to the bottom you may be down to shorts and a tank top."
Let Them Wait on Hold
46. "By using ASTRA TRAVEL you no longer have to wait on hold and talk to automated systems while trying to book different parts of your trip."
Business Concerns
47. "If the airline you are scheduled to use goes on strike or bankrupt while you are traveling, ASTRA TRAVEL can work to find you alternate travel means while you continue to relax at the hotel."
Transportation in Smaller Countries
48. "ASTRA TRAVEL can arrange all your transportation and travel needs, especially in those smaller countries where you may not know if cabs or van services are safe."
Group Hotel Reservations
49. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help to keep everyone in your group on the same floor at a hotel. "
Charter Private Boating Trips
50. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to avoid paying top dollar for chartered snorkeling or fishing trips for large groups. They can often find great deals for large groups who want to do personalized tours."
Immunizations That May Be Needed
51. "To enter certain countries you may be required to obtain certain immunizations first. ASTRA TRAVEL can advise you on the steps you need to take."
Special Deals Worked Out in Advance
52. "ASTRA TRAVEL may have a relationship with certain tour operators and could be able to get you a special price that might not otherwise be available."
Make Travel Meaningful for Children
53. "ASTRA TRAVEL can offer information about kid-friendly activities on your trip to make the experience exciting and meaningful for everyone."
Where to Shop
54. "ASTRA TRAVEL can offer excellent advice on great shopping neighborhoods in your destination city."
Avoid Scams
55. "Not all 5 star hotels are treated equally. Many times photos are outdated and information about the hotel you are considering may not be true. ASTRA TRAVEL can make sure that what you are seeing beforehand is what you get."
What You Can Buy Later
56. "New airline restrictions make packing for long trips hard. ASTRA TRAVEL can give you advice on what you might be able to purchase while you are on your trip to avoid having excess weight in your luggage beforehand."
Advice on Where to Go if You Get Sick
57. "If you happen to be unfortunate enough to get hurt or fall ill while on your trip, your ASTRA TRAVEL can help you find somewhere clean and safe for medical attention."
58. "If you should have any questions after booking your trip, you know how to reach your ASTRA TRAVEL and can avoid the confusing FAQ section on a website."
You Know How to Reach Them When You Need Them
59. "Problems at the airport? Reservation issues at the hotel? ASTRA TRAVEL is a phone call away from getting your problem solved."
Tips and Tricks
60. "How early do you really need to be at the airport? What are the quickest ways to get through security? ASTRA TRAVEL can advise you of the airport security levels the day of your trip and any new security checkpoints you may have to worry about."
Is the Upgrade Worth It?
61. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you save money by helping you decide if certain upgrades at hotels are really worth the extra money."
Difference in Days to Save Money
62. "Instead of playing around with dates on the internet for hours, ASTRA TRAVEL can advise you on any changes to your travel dates that might save you hundreds of dollars."
Staying In-the-Know of Daily Promotions
63. "ASTRA TRAVEL get emails and faxes of daily money saving promotions."
Enhancing the Trip with Extra Amenities
64. "ASTRA TRAVEL may be able to arrange for those little extras- like a bottle of champagne to be waiting in your room when you arrive."
Using Clout in Impossible Situations
65. "Whether it is airline seats, cruise reservations, or overbooked activities ASTRA TRAVEL have more buying power than the average consumer."
Clarifying the Fine Print
66. "ASTRA TRAVEL can advise you of all the cancelation penalties and restrictions hidden in the fine print of your travel documents."
Detailed Itineraries
67. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you plan out your trip day- by -day to give you a good mix of fun and relaxation."
Advice on Activities to Book Beforehand
68. "ASTRA TRAVEL can forewarn you of any activities that tend to sell out early so there are no unexpected disappointments when you are there. For example, character dining in Disney sells out months in advance."
General Ideas on Where to Go
69. "ASTRA TRAVEL can offer excellent trip advice based on the details of what type of trip you want to take. Internet booking sites tend to require a destination up front."
A Trip to Nowhere…Sort of
70. "Want to get away to somewhere that is not normally a vacation hot spot? ASTRA TRAVEL can help you find that perfect place."
Great Singles Trips
71. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help find you exciting singles trips and cruises."
Plan a trip where you bring the kids but ...
72. Plan a trip where you bring the kids but can still get some alone time
"Many cruises and resorts now offer activities throughout the day for young children that make the day fun for them and give you some time to yourself. ASTRA TRAVEL can help you find great family destination options such as these."
Higher Productivity Benefits
73. "You have your trip planned while you are hard at work in the office. "
You Get to be the Boss
74. "You get to tell someone what to do for a change. "
Great Group Trips
75. "Trying to organize a trip for big group of people? ASTRA TRAVEL can help get all the details finalized and update everyone in the group."
Someone to Complain to
76. "If that slim chance were to occur that you do not get what you were promised, you have a real person to go back and complain to. ASTRA TRAVEL will work hard to rectify the matter."
They are considered travel experts ...
77. They Are Considered Travel Experts and Specialists
"Wouldn't you rather have ASTRA TRAVEL plan your trip rather than a preprogrammed website?"
Best Pre-Seat Assignments Possible
78. "ASTRA TRAVEL can talk directly with the airline to arrange for you to get the seats with the most leg room, seats that might not otherwise be released until the day of the flight."
Mapping Routes Out Ahead of Time
79. "Not really good at reading maps? A good ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to map out any basic directions you might need on your trip ahead of time."
Family with 3 small children and only want ...
80. Family with 3 Small Children and Only Want 1 Room?
"ASTRA TRAVEL might be able to find a way to help a family with small children get around the hotel policies of only 4 to a room."
Help, I'm Lost!!!!!!
81. "If you should get lost somewhere along the way, ASTRA TRAVEL could be a good outlet for help."
It just Makes Sense to Use ASTRA TRAVEL
82. "It just Makes Sense to Use ASTRA TRAVEL"
They're Out There… Use Them
83. "Why do the work if someone else like ASTRA TRAVEL can."
Possibility of a Free Gift
84. "Some ASTRA TRAVEL offers free incentives. Who doesn't like the possibility of free presents?"
Even if the Internet Goes Down ...
85. Even if the internet goes down, your trip Can still be planned
"ASTRA TRAVEL is still getting your trip planned even if your internet at home or at the office is not working."
Back-up Distributor of Documents
86. "You can give ASTRA TRAVEL a copy of all your travel documents so if anything were to get lost you have someone to call that can send copies."
What to Expect on the Flight
87. "ASTRA TRAVEL can give you helpful answers on what to expect long flights to be like, and maybe some interesting activities to do while flying."
It is Their Job
88. "ASTRA TRAVEL actually works to get different accreditations to increase their qualifications as a travel expert."
Lost Baggage
89. "If the airline should lose your baggage, ASTRA TRAVEL can get on the phone and make sure the airline works as quickly as they can to solve the problem allowing you to at least go relax at the hotel."
ASTRA TRAVEL Must Be Doing Something ...
90. ASTRA TRAVEL Must Be Doing Something Right. They Sure Have a lot of Business
"ASTRA TRAVEL sell huge percent of all airline tickets, all cruises, all tours and packages, all car rentals and all hotels."
Don't Like Letter Writing?
91. "ASTRA TRAVEL will send a letter to the airline or hotel for you if you should have a bad flight or poor service at a hotel."
Sound Important When Talking About Your Trip
92. "After a bragging about a great trip to coworkers or the neighbors, and they ask how you got all those details organized you can say, "ASTRA TRAVEL did it."
Forbidden Fruit
93. "ASTRA TRAVEL can forewarn you of items not allowed to be brought back into the United States. – Yes, you have to smoke those Cuban cigars before you leave to come home and you can't bring that "rattling rose apple" back with you from India!"
Financial Planning
94. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you to create a budget to stick to while you are on your trip, so you can have a good time and not break the bank."
Good Babysitters
95. "ASTRA TRAVEL might be able to help you find a local babysitter in the area you are traveling to if you want to plan a night out alone."
Good Lounge Recommendations
96. "ASTRA TRAVEL can help you decide if purchasing access to an airline lounge is worth it or not."
Good Airport Hangouts
97. "ASTRA TRAVEL travel a lot. They can probably help you figure out what to do with that extra time you have in an airport after getting through security."
Where to Watch Your Wallet More Carefully
98. "Although you should always take extra care to hold onto your wallet when traveling, ASTRA TRAVEL can warn you if pick-pocketing is common at your future destination."
What to Put in the Hotel Safe
99. "ASTRA TRAVEL can give you good advice on what you should be keeping in that hotel safe while you are out exploring the sites so there is nothing important missing when you return."
Altering Your Travel Arrangements
100. "If you have already booked your trip but want to change some details ASTRA TRAVEL can help get all the necessary steps done, leaving you without the headache and confusion."
It Makes Traveling Easy
101. "Once you find ASTRA TRAVEL, your dream vacation is just a phone call away."