This 'World Tourism Day' we celebrate the Indian Travel Agents ! This video is not to deride the customers but to salute the ultimate patience of travel agents for handling complex & impossible travel queries & requests.
The bottom line is that travel agents know more than you do, they are better connected than you, they have access to benefits you can’t get otherwise, they can often beat any other prices available (even online, yes), and after you have planned everything, they provide a safety net during your trip that you simply won’t get by booking yourself or buying insurance. Having a top travel agent can also make you an instant VIP - free room upgrades, hard to get restaurant reservations, cutting lines, access to otherwise closed stores and exhibits, private guides, and cheaper - often much cheaper - premium airfares. Here’s the best part: even though most top agents charge fees, in almost every firsthand experience I or my friends, family, and acquaintances have had, travel agents have saved money, often a lot of money, thousands of rupees, and in every case, more than paid for themselves.