I see you out there killing it at your career. You’re successfully keeping the ball rolling on multiple projects while managing your team and helping the company win new clients. You’re up early everyday ready to tackle whatever comes your way because that’s just what you do.
When it’s that time of year to schedule in a break from the routine and grind, are you going to plan your own vacation? You’re smart, organized, and resourceful, so you’ve definitely got the skills to plan it yourself, so “yes”, probably?
Well, just because it’s the year 2020 and you have access to the world at your fingertips doesn’t mean that you have to (or should) plan your vacation on your own. The travel advisor or travel agent is very much still alive in 2020 in an evolved form to help the busy professional take control of their limited vacation time without using any more of their limited personal time.
Here are three reasons why using a travel advisor to plan your epic 2020 vacation is a really good choice:
Reason #1 – You don’t have the time and don’t need the stress.
Did you know that planning and booking a vacation these days takes 10 – 50++ hours?
Why? Because thanks to the internet, we have access to all of the options.
Hello, information overload. Come on in, decision fatigue.
Just for one trip, you have dozens of flight options, hundreds of lodging options, and way too many fun things to do and see. Then, after you sort through the options, you have to lay them out and make sure that the logistics and timeline all makes sense.
Oh and if they don’t? It’s back to putting in some more time with Google to try again.
I’m betting between your career and personal to-do list, you don’t have hours of extra time to devote to doing much of anything else, especially when you’re also trying to have a personal life!
And with all of the project deadlines, coordination meetings, and persistent client needs, you don’t need any additional stress in your life, especially not from something that’s supposed to be fun and exciting.
Choosing to work with a travel advisor to plan your vacation can save you time and stress by:
- Feeling at ease that you’re working with an expert who can help you narrow down the perfect vacation destination for your style, budget, and goals
- Allowing someone else to research hundreds of options of lodging to find one that suits your style and budget
- Relying on an organizational master (like yourself) to make sure that all of the logistics and details jive perfectly
Reason #2 – You want your vacation to be perfect
You only get so many vacation days every year, and those days should be spent doing exactly what ???????????? ???????????????? ???????? ???????? and feeling exactly how ???????????? ???????????????? ???????? ????????????????.
Because what happens if you don’t feel the way you expect to feel on your vacation? What happens if you have to miss out on that fun activity you were looking forward to?
You come home disappointed and unsatisfied with your vacation.
And, in my opinion, that’s not an option, because there are no “do-overs” with your vacation.
Yikes, that’s a lot of pressure to put on yourself when you don’t really have the time to make sure that the vacation is planned perfectly.
Wouldn’t you rather have one person solely dedicated to the ultimate outcome of making your experience as amazing as possible instead of feeling like all of that is on you?
By using a travel advisor who specializes in custom vacations, you can make sure that you aren’t booking an out-of-the-box vacation package where you’ll be following around a bunch of annoying tourists at an exhausting pace and spending your time doing things that you don’t want to do.
Choosing to work with a travel advisor to plan your vacation can help make sure that it’s perfect by:
- Delegating the responsibility of designing a vacation that’s going to make you happy to an expert who can focus on all of the details
- Getting help in understanding your goals of the vacation and finding destinations and activities that are personalized to you
- Making sure that all of the logistics are taken care of before you arrive so that you aren’t wasting time while you’re on vacation
Reason #3 – You deserve to treat yourself to some help
There is definitely a major DIY movement in the world these days because the internet gives us access to the information and ability to do everything, from doing your own home improvement projects, to opening investment accounts, and to planning your vacation.
But there’s a reason why there are still experts in these different fields and why travel advisors and travel agents still exist in the year 2020. There are plenty of people in the world that can DIY, but decide not to because they either don’t have the skills, don’t have the time, or flat out don’t want to do it for themselves.
When any of those are the case, you will feel good about paying someone else to do the service for you. Relying on someone to do something that you aren’t an expert in, don’t have the time for, or don’t enjoy doing feels good!
For example, you learned how to paint your nails when you were a kid, but you feel pampered when you pay to get your nails done by someone else. Likewise, you know how to paint and could take on the project of repainting the rooms in your house, but you hate doing it, so you feel awesome about paying someone to do it for you.
You know how to go online and find a flight and hotel, but being able to lean on a travel advisor to make sure everything lines up perfectly means that you don’t have to add any additional time or stress to your plate.
Choosing to work with a travel advisor to plan your vacation can help you feel great by:
- Allowing you to feel excited and giddy for your vacation instead of feeling like it’s another to-do on your list
- Taking away the overwhelm and frustration it takes to sort out all of the details of your vacation
- Feeling supported that there is someone who is personally looking out for the outcome of your vacation.
Are you looking for a custom travel advisor to plan your next vacation? Get a taste for what it’s like to work one-on-one with me by signing up for a free consultation where I help you take the first steps in making your vacation a reality. I help you understand how you want to feel on your next vacation and recommend vacation experiences that are a perfect match for your travel style and budget.Get to know Angela from Wild Hair Travels.