What perks do travel agents get?

Posted on Thu 12 May 2022 in Travel

In truth, most of the time, travel agents don't get free travel although they sometimes get discounts or a chance to keep the commission they would get on their own travel plans.

How do travel agents find deals?

They obtain much of their information from the same sources as the booking sites we use. Additionally, they receive daily deals via e-mails and faxes that cannot always be found on the Internet. Travel agents also can make phone calls and have direct communication with resorts and hotels to bargain for better deals.

Do travel agents make money?

Travel agents make money by a salary if they work for big travel agencies. Travel agencies may also pay their employees an additional commission or extra pay, based on how much business the travel agent books.

Is it cheaper to use a travel agent or book online?

Seaton says booking through a travel agent typically won't cost you more. She says while some agents will charge you a nominal planning fee, many agencies like hers do not charge anything extra for their services.

Do travel agents get to cruise for free?

Travel agents are paid a commission by the cruise line, which comes out of the cruise line's bottom line, and not charged to you. When you book a cruise, make changes, re-price and cancel a cruise, these are all activities that the agency provides for no charge.

Is it more expensive to use a travel agent?

They don't usually cost extra. It's a myth that working with a travel agent will automatically cost you more; most get paid via commissions from the hotel or outfitter.