It’s summertime!! Now, it is the season of BBQ’S, beaches, and days off from the constant work grind for some fun in the sun. The best part of summer besides the weather is the time to vacation and relax. According to the article, “Should You Use A Travel Agent or Book Online” written by Kirsten Kahn in March 2015 contrasts the difference between these two options of travel.
I have used a travel agency over five years ago to Las Vegas on a girls trip and the benefits were incredible. The process was time efficient and the package included everything but the downside is the fee that can vary by location and the choices can be slim to none. This article noted briefly that a travel agent may be useful for international travel or cruises in most cases with a passport handy. Also, booking online may be effective based on location. For example, Southwest Airlines notes that booking online vacations with them includes no online booking fees as well as having up to 2 free bags for travel before extra charges occur.
However, the downside is the extra online fees for some services as well as time consumption wasted in planning trips as highlighted in “The risks of online traveling. …”by Jasemin Weekes. If you plan to do local stay cations, you can also go to local festivals in your area as well as check out LivingSocial, Groupon and local meet ups for some summer fun. Hopefully, your vacation this summer is well rested and memorable for this season.
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