Why Use a Travel Agent?

Planning a trip today can be confusing and time consuming. A travel agent not only arranges the various modes of transportation, but a travel agent also may be able to save you money with early booking discounts, special fares, hotel deals and travel advisories. Don’t take our word for it. See what the president of Crystal Cruises has to say about using a travel agent.
Please check out this short video from a news channel on why to use a travel agent.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtiBzIhLCgQ

Benefits of Using a Travel Agent

Save Money! – Strong working relationships with travel suppliers and the latest in computer reservations technology enable travel agents to access the most up-to-date information on how to get you the best value.
Traveler Advocates – Your best interests are the priority. ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents) has a long-standing record of fighting for consumer rights and ASTA member travel agents are required to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
Convenience – The ASTA membership includes travel agents across the country and throughout the world, most of which offer one-stop shopping for all travel arrangements.
Service – ASTA member travel agents are knowledgeable and active in the industry. The Society provides education, training and resource materials to its members to equip them with the tools to offer the highest quality of service.
Agents Will Go the Extra Mile – Agents work for you and will do everything they can to meet your travel needs. Some agents literally go that extra mile to help their clients. One ASTA-member agent even went to Ethiopia to escort two adopted orphans to the U.S.
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Please remember that Departures Travel is a family owned and operated business that has been in east Mesa for 30 years. We are a Specialized, Full Service, Travel Agency offering Cruises, Tours, and Customized Travel worldwide.  Travel is not just our business but also our passion.  Our professional travel staff includes Master Cruise Counselors, a Certified Travel Consultant, Hawaii, Switzerland, Australia, South Africa, Sandals, and Las Vegas specialists.  We also offer Travel Insurance, Pre, and Post tour and cruise packages as well. Let us help you escape into a world of fun, excitement, adventure, relaxation, and pampering.  Whether it be a birthday, wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, family or group travel, your special days are as important to us as they are to you.  We can coordinate family and friends from all points on the globe. Our goal is to make your travel experience the BEST it can be, let us show you our WOW Factor!
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