Negotiating Rates and Fares With Travel Agents

A whole generation of travelers, it seems, are so conditioned to use the Internet for travel booking that they’re not even sure how a travel agent operates. These travelers use the hunt-and-pick method to find the best rates and fares online. And if that method doesn’t reveal an affordable price, they might start wondering if a travel agent—a real, live person—could whip up a price reduction. Many an agent has received an anonymous phone call from a would-be traveler who wants to negotiate fares and rates.

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Online Travel Agent Secrets That Saves Clients 100s to 1000s of Dollars Off All Travel – Part 2

More massive travel savings are always given to the best planner of travel. The best planners use a travel agent. Question, who do you think would get the best rate on an all-inclusive travel package to Jamaica, you or the travel agent? Nine times out of ten, the travel agent wins. Why is that, you ask? They’re the professionals of the industry, and no matter how many times you’ve already visited, received published discount rates, shared laughs with the host of the hotel, it doesn’t amount to power of a true travel professional.

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Discounted Travel – Top Reasons Why to Travel Now

Given the downturn in the global economy and the uncertainty it creates would make any money-conscious individual decide that now is not the time to vacation.  However, It turns out that during this recession, it makes all the more sense to travel.  

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