Some people ask: why should I use a professional travel advisor like Q Cruise + Travel? Haven’t travel agents gone the way of the dodo? Doesn’t everybody book online these days?
If you picture a travel agency as a dusty office full of brochures, sun bleached posters and kind old ladies hammering away on old-fashioned terminals to book airline tickets, then it’s time to sweep away that dust and your misconceptions:
Yes, many old travel agencies, unable or unwilling to change, disappeared. And there are “hobbyists” who claim to be travel agents but are out of their depth when you ask more than the very basic questions. Most professional and successful travel agencies, like Q, have evolved into highly specialized organizations that realize they aren’t in the business of “booking travel”.
Our goal is to help you make better travel decisions. We get to know your travel wishes and desires. We continually invest in expanding our product and destination knowledge. Combine that with our access to the best travel providers in the industry and the clout that comes from being part of a powerful organization like Virtuoso and you have the recipe for well-planned and beautifully executed travel experiences, tailored to your preferences.
6 reasons to use a professional travel advisor
A professional travel advisor will take the time to get to know you. (Can a website or discount call center do that?) Our knowledge of you and your travel desires allows you to enjoy a trip tailored to your needs, interests, and budget.
Global Expertise and Connections
You may plan a trip or two per year. We plan and execute vacations daily.
We know the “personalities” of cruise lines, ships and hotels. Our extensive personal knowledge of travel providers and places is augmented by our access to people in destinations around the world who can help create experiences that make a trip truly extraordinary.
Value for Money
The biggest “money saver” in travel? Book the right vacation: that online “deal” is a waste of money if you realize on your trip that it isn’t the right experience for you.
We have access to the same (and often better) pricing than you can find online or by booking direct. And did you know that the fares you pay to cruise lines, hotels, etc. include a fee to compensate a travel advisor, whether you use one or not? If you’re paying for that service anyway, why not use our expertise and clout to get a better vacation experience?
We can arrange special perks like free room upgrades, daily breakfast, and other benefits you can’t get on your own. And don’t rely on the limited hotel, excursion or insurance options proposed by a cruise line or tour operator; why not select options that suit your needs and budget better from our much wider range of carefully curated partners?
Recognize this? That quick online search for a vacation sucked you into a time-wasting vortex of millions of pages of travel content – and still left you unsure whether you should believe that “reviewer” who said that the neighborhood of that 3-star hotel was not THAT bad!
Give us a call and let us put our expertise to work for you. We’ll take care of the time consuming details so you can get on with your life.
Hate lugging your cases around? Want to skip the line? Don’t want to haggle with a cab driver after a long flight? We can arrange exclusive access to events, private tours and transportation, and other extras. And when booking luxury hotels, you can’t “VIP” yourself – but we can!
Support and Peace of Mind
Preparation is key to a flawless execution. We’ll work with you to carefully plan the elements of your trip, so your vacation will be relaxed and enjoyable. We’ll be there to answer your questions and provide advice before, during and after your trip. And should something go awry – travel takes place in the real world, after all – we’ll be able to guide you and be your advocate where necessary.