Travel Agent vs. Self Booking
Hello Couples Enthusiasts!
My husband and I will be visiting either Couples Negril or Couples Swept Away for the first time in October and I just started working with a travel agent to book the trip.
The cost of trip insurance through the travel agency is $300 per couple, but only $158 through the Couples online booking site. Our agent said that her insurance is more expensive because it protects against prices going up, and if prices go down we would get a refund of the difference.
Has anyone experienced booking a trip to Couples a few months in advance and then having the room rates or flight prices drop?
Any opinions on using a travel agent versus booking it yourself using the website?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :)
A good TA is worth supporting
We have used the same TA for about 30 years. She's working from home now. She was the first to turn us on to Jamaica & Couples. We've used her for Mexico, England, Canada, Ireland, Amtrak, cruises and mucho domestic travel. Sometimes, her price is better, sometimes not, but she is always there to solve an issue.
Since the airlines quit paying them, I don't mind booking just about everything through her. I make one call, she does the work and earns her paycheck. We buy the cancellation policy. I am not worried about the price going up...once it's bought it's mine. I do like it when she calls and has found a way to lower my price AFTER the res & dep is made.
I do some stuff myself, but I am a fan of a GOOD (not a flake) TA that can be counted on to take care of us while earning her beans. Please know that there are a lot of poorly trained, no-experience, looking for a quick buck travel agents out there. EVERY industry has its thorns along with the fruit. We find this true at resorts...why do the rest when you know the best!