People love vacations. Some people thrive on traveling as far away from home as possible while others are content to vacation locally. No matter what your interest is with travel, there are always travel sites to help you out. In fact, many people have turned to planning entire vacations on a travel site. Gone are the days when travel agents were popular and sought after. Travel sites have popped up everywhere and promise all of its customers extraordinary savings. That doesn’t always hold true, however. I have never been one to trust my entire vacation to a computerized travel site. It just seems a bit too strange to me. I’m old-fashioned and still want to sit down with a travel agent, letting them make my plans for me. I feel like I will get better results than on a travel site. With a travel agent, I can change my mind about my plans several times, call and ask questions, and have someone to blame should my vacation not turn out to be what I was hoping for. Travel sites tend to just be computerized and it is rare that you actually get to speak to a person. If and when you do get to speak to a real person, you have no clue where they are. They may say something just to appease you and it will not hold true in the end. There are too many factors that can go wrong. That’s why I love having a travel agent. I may spend a tad bit more than if purchasing on a travel site but the peace of mind is priceless.
A best friend of mine only books her vacations on travel sites. Often times, she’ll book a last minute vacation that a travel site is offering. That is one huge advantage of using a travel site. When last minute vacations come up, you can end up saving a lot of money. She’s gotten some wonderful vacations for almost half the cost. I’m not one for last minute travel. I suppose I could be if my schedule were more flexible. My job requires me to ask for vacation months in advance. If you are flexible though, booking through a travel site could be incredibly worthwhile. Plus, travel sites offer discount coupons and prices for excursions or miscellaneous items when you book online. There are many advantages to using a travel site to book your travel or even do your research. I do use travel sites when researching where I would like to travel to and getting my facts together. I take that information and then see a travel agent. At least I know that if my vacation turns out to be a nightmare, I have someone to come back and yell at.