Have you ever booked a vacation and every thing went wrong from the flights, to the hotel reservations, right down to the car rental. You end up spending most of your vacation getting every thing straightened out and then you are so frustrated that you can't even have a good time.
This happens because you let one person be responsible for all your reservations and you assume that person knows what they are doing. In return you know nothing about the person or the qualifications of that person that you are going to let plan your family's vacation that you are going to spend thousands of dollars on.
Vacations are becoming more and more a necessity in today's fast paced way of life. When you go on vacation you want to be waited on and pampered, you don't want to have to worry about anything, remember it's your vacation.
There are two ways of handling this; one is to know your travel agent personally so that this person is aware of your likes and dislikes. The second is to be your own "travel agent" and booking your vacation your self. You see know body knows you better than you, your likes, your dislikes, only you know yourself.
By booking your own vacation your self you deal directly with the cruise line or resort. By doing this you create a relationship with the cruise line or resort and this will enable them to get to know you. If you become a frequent vacationer with the same cruise line or resort because you like their service, they will most certainly reward you with heavily discounted or even free vacations.
By becoming a travel agent and booking your own vacation deals, you automatically receive a commission on all your travel and people that travel with you, so now you have just reduced your vacation costs. Also by becoming a travel agent, you have access to hundreds of travel destinations waiting to handle all your bookings. The process is actually pretty simple.
Remember it's your vacation and you're hard earned money, you should be enjoying every part of your vacation, not having to fix messed up reservations. By booking your own vacation directly will result in a lifetime of perfect memories.
Please, if you do book through a travel agent, make sure you have them go over every detail of your vacation and have them inform you of any changes as things do happen.