BOOK WITH OUR TRAVEL AGENCY
Why use a Travel Agent? 1. In a day of poor customer service, we still provide friendly personalized service and we care about your vacation. You get so little time off, vacation time is very valuable and we make sure you have fun. 2. In the event of supplier problems, you will be able to get your agent on the phone, by text or by email. We are your professional advocate and we know the rules! We know about minimum flight connection times, US passport and foreign visa requirements, open jaw bookings, extra airline charges, vendor responsibility in the event of changes and insurance claims when you have to pay plus the financial health of travel suppliers. Each agent you speak to at our agency has 30 years experience in the travel industry. We are always available during posted business hours to answer any questions or make changes plus we provide emergency after hours cell phone access to clients via our cloud based phone system. When you do business directly with a travel vendor or cruise line the person on the other end of the phone works for and takes direction from that vendor. They probably work on some type of commission based system (only from that particular vendor), they will only be available during limited business hours and they may be in a different company's cubicle next week or selling a different product on the next phone call. Lately they could be working in another country or continent across the world. A good local travel agent works for you. 3. To many destinations, we have been there or we have access to ask questions of destination specialist vendors or colleagues that have been there. We know what questions to ask to make sure we qualify the priorities you want from your vacation time. We offer unbiased consultations from a full menu of choices. We have years of experience with routings, destinations, ships and geography. We attend destination seminars to learn about the latest information plus supplier seminars and webinars to learn about new products. We are members of Cruise Lines International so we keep up with the ever changing choices in the cruise ship industry. We also have experience in the tour industry so we can evaluate hotels and plan independent travel, escorted tours and river cruises like nobody else. 4. We make it our business to know the best deals of the moment. Many destinations, products and companies are similar so if one has a deal and another does not it may make sense for your budget. 5. We have powerful direct booking links for airlines and hotels through Amadeus. We know about most travel websites too but we have a different set of suppliers than you see on the web and most have been in business years longer than the online agencies. Given the mergers in the online agency business you are only doing business with limited companies like Expedia or Priceline regardless of the multiple logos or varied websites you may be looking at.
6. Many of our clients do not have the hours and hours it takes to research a vacation on the web. 7. Like travel brochures before them, web pages and phone apps do not always tell the truth. Ratings sites like Tripadvisor or Cruise Critic are great to get a general view of a hotel or cruise ship, but they are sometimes spiked with fake reviews from devious internet services, hotel employees and competitors both good and bad. Many reviewers may not share your tastes or be of a caliber where you would want to take advice from them. A good travel agent has other tools to know about hotels & ships. We have the experience to pick through the massive information on the web. 8. We are local in Tampa Bay and you can speak to the same person each time you call. We are a Florida licensed travel insurance agency. We are a Florida Seller of Travel. #10098. We are licensed in Hillsborough County and City of Temple Terrace. We are members of Cruise Lines International Association CLIA #00577404. We protect your credit/debit card information with good data practices and we are PCI compliant. We sell various types of travel insurance, give our clients advice about Visas, Passports and other travel requirements. Traveling the world offers a multitude of choices and we can give advice for the variety of situations that arise.
9. Our services are FREE with most Hotels, Tours, Vacation Packages, All-Inclusives or Cruises. We are compensated by the suppliers for helping you buy a vacation package, cruise or tour but we offer unbiased opinions as our agency is contracted with the most legitimate travel vendors in the world. Our philosophy is client first and we try to match you with the best product for your needs even though some of our vendors are preferred and others are not. We even book apartments, b&bs and other non commissionable products on an hourly basis if you find something you love on the web that our suppliers don't sell. We can advise you about direct sale products using our expertise under this compensation method and make sure you have a confirmed reservation when you arrive. We do charge fees for booking zero commission airline tickets as part of a package or overseas cruise but we take care of the problems as the airlines are complicated and change frequently. Sorry, but we don’t book air tickets without a supporting hotel, cruise or tour purchase. Our GDS system pulls up all airlines and we can look at code shares that might get you there and home on different carriers in the same alliance. Our airline fees are similar to those charged by carriers for phone support. We also charge for independent itinerary planning but we handle planes, trains, ferries and rental cars worldwide. Lastly we do charge postage/document fees on certain low priced cruises and a minimum accounting charge on payment plans but we offer value for the money when compared with online agencies or direct bookings with a supplier. Most online sources and direct booking with vendors means you have to print your own documents and many times complete complicated pre-registration pages online before arriving at the port or airport. Each one of those vendors has complicated terms and conditions that you check (without reading) and notices on every page that name spellings, dates and other information can cause change charges. We assist with these processes for our clients and get internal help auditing records so everything fits together and vital travel information is correct.
10. When you book on the web, you are out there alone. A travel agent helps you avoid problems with good planning, destination and industry knowledge plus we've got your back when something does go wrong along the way.
Tampa Bay’s Cloud Based Travel Agency
813-868-0007 800-955-5594 info@vacationtc.com
Registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Reg. #10098 Cruise Lines International Association #00577404 Florida Travel Insurance License #A165107
© 2006 to 2020 Market Access Promotions, Inc. PO Box 290816, Tampa, FL USA 33687
813-868-0007
BOOK WITH OUR TRAVEL AGENCY
Why use a Travel Agent? 1. In a day of poor customer service, we still provide friendly personalized service and we care about your vacation. 2. In the event of supplier problems, you will be able to get your agent on the phone, by text or by email. 3. To many destinations, we have been there or we have access to ask questions of destination specialist vendors or colleagues that have been there. 4. We make it our business to know the best deals of the moment. 5. We have powerful direct booking links for airlines and hotels through Amadeus. 6. Many of our clients do not have the hours and hours it takes to research a vacation on the web. 7. Like travel brochures before them, web pages and phone apps do not always tell the truth. 8. We are local in Tampa Bay and you can speak to the same person each time you call. 9. Our services are FREE with most Hotels, Tours, Vacation Packages, All- Inclusives or Cruises. 10. When you book on the web, you are out there alone.
Registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Reg. #10098 Florida Travel Insurance License #A165107 Cruise Lines International Association Member #00577404
© 2006 to 2020 Market Access Promotions, Inc. PO Box 290816, Tampa, FL USA 33687
Tampa Bay’s Cloud Based Travel Agency
813-868-0007 info@vacationtc.com
Why use a Travel Agent? 1. In a day of poor customer service, we still provide friendly personalized service and we care about your vacation. You get so little time off, vacation time is very valuable and we make sure you have fun. 2. In the event of supplier problems, you will be able to get your agent on the phone, by text or by email. We are your professional advocate and we know the rules! We know about minimum flight connection times, US passport and foreign visa requirements, open jaw bookings, extra airline charges, vendor responsibility in the event of changes and insurance claims when you have to pay plus the financial health of travel suppliers. Each agent you speak to at our agency has 30 years experience in the travel industry. We are always available during posted business hours to answer any questions or make changes plus we provide emergency after hours cell phone access to clients via our cloud based phone system. When you do business directly with a travel vendor or cruise line the person on the other end of the phone works for and takes direction from that vendor. They probably work on some type of commission based system (only from that particular vendor), they will only be available during limited business hours and they may be in a different company's cubicle next week or selling a different product on the next phone call. Lately they could be working in another country or continent across the world. A good local travel agent works for you. 3. To many destinations, we have been there or we have access to ask questions of destination specialist vendors or colleagues that have been there. We know what questions to ask to make sure we qualify the priorities you want from your vacation time. We offer unbiased consultations from a full menu of choices. We have years of experience with routings, destinations, ships and geography. We attend destination seminars to learn about the latest information plus supplier seminars and webinars to learn about new products. We are members of Cruise Lines International so we keep up with the ever changing choices in the cruise ship industry. We also have experience in the tour industry so we can evaluate hotels and plan independent travel, escorted tours and river cruises like nobody else. 4. We make it our business to know the best deals of the moment. Many destinations, products and companies are similar so if one has a deal and another does not it may make sense for your budget. 5. We have powerful direct booking links for airlines and hotels through Amadeus. We know about most travel websites too but we have a different set of suppliers than you see on the web and most have been in business years longer than the online agencies. Given the mergers in the online agency business you are only doing business with limited companies like Expedia or Priceline regardless of the multiple logos or varied websites you may be looking at. 6. Many of our clients do not have the hours and hours it takes to research a vacation on the web.
7. Like travel brochures before them, web pages and phone apps do not always tell the truth. Ratings sites like Tripadvisor or Cruise Critic are great to get a general view of a hotel or cruise ship, but they are sometimes spiked with fake reviews from devious internet services, hotel employees and competitors both good and bad. Many reviewers may not share your tastes or be of a caliber where you would want to take advice from them. A good travel agent has other tools to know about hotels & ships. We have the experience to pick through the massive information on the web. 8. We are local in Tampa Bay and you can speak to the same person each time you call. We are a Florida licensed travel insurance agency. We are a Florida Seller of Travel. #10098. We are licensed in Hillsborough County and City of Temple Terrace. We are members of Cruise Lines International Association CLIA #00577404. We protect your credit/debit card information with good data practices and we are PCI compliant. We sell various types of travel insurance, give our clients advice about Visas, Passports and other travel requirements. Traveling the world offers a multitude of choices and we can give advice for the variety of situations that arise. 9. Our services are FREE with most Hotels, Tours, Vacation Packages, All-Inclusives or Cruises. We are compensated by the suppliers for helping you buy a vacation package, cruise or tour but we offer unbiased opinions as our agency is contracted with the most legitimate travel vendors in the world. Our philosophy is client first and we try to match you with the best product for your needs even though some of our vendors are preferred and others are not. We even book apartments, b&bs and other non commissionable products on an hourly basis if you find something you love on the web that our suppliers don't sell. We can advise you about direct sale products using our expertise under this compensation method and make sure you have a confirmed reservation when you arrive. We do charge fees for booking zero commission airline tickets as part of a package or overseas cruise but we take care of the problems as the airlines are complicated and change frequently. Sorry, but we don’t book air tickets without a supporting hotel, cruise or tour purchase. Our GDS system pulls up all airlines and we can look at code shares that might get you there and home on different carriers in the same alliance. Our airline fees are similar to those charged by carriers for phone support. We also charge for independent itinerary planning but we handle planes, trains, ferries and rental cars worldwide. Lastly we do charge postage/document fees on certain low priced cruises and a minimum accounting charge on payment plans but we offer value for the money when compared with online agencies or direct bookings with a supplier. Most online sources and direct booking with vendors means you have to print your own documents and many times complete complicated pre-registration pages online before arriving at the port or airport. Each one of those vendors has complicated terms and conditions that you check (without reading) and notices on every page that name spellings, dates and other information can cause change charges. We assist with these processes for our clients and get internal help auditing records so everything fits together and vital travel information is correct.
Tampa Bay’s Cloud Based Travel Agency
813-868-0007 800-955-5594 info@vacationtc.com
Florida Seller of Travel. Reg. #10098
© 2006 to 2020 Market Access Promotions, Inc.
BOOK WITH OUR TRAVEL AGENCY
813-868-0007