And this, my friends, is a page for bragging about our mad skills and educating you on the KAZBILLION benefits & reasons of why you should use GO TRAVEL for all of your vacation planning.
Humans vs. Online Booking Site.
In today's world of instant online access to unlimited information on travel options, why use a HUMAN travel designer? Statistics prove that more and more clients are realizing the value of booking with a travel professional, and it's on the rise. Suppliers report that over 80% (yes EIGHTY PERCENT) of all their bookings come from travel agents. Some suppliers ONLY sell through travel agents...so you are missing out of a lot of options trying to go it alone.
Computers don't attend trade shows and supplier events. They don’t build relationships with resort managers, or with airlines, or with any other company that offers travel services. They don’t keep up with training and becoming certified with these said suppliers. They don’t know you by name and what your travel preferences are or that you may require special meals. We do. Where is their head office? Is it even in Canada?? Do their toll-free numbers work at your destination if something goes wrong?
Many online booking sites use sketchy marketing tactics. Are they REALLY that good of a deal? Did you read the fine print? Are your flights direct, is that "cheapo-deal-of the day" the room next to the noisy kitchen? Or maybe the resort is under construction, you get there and the pool is closed. They won't tell you. But we will.
Did you know that ALL agencies (online, in-store, home based or otherwise) have access to the same price and offers from suppliers? True story.
How we get paid. Because we KNOW you want to KNOW.
How can we offer you such an INCREDIBLE and INVALUABLE service and not charge you for it by not adding booking fees like other agencies? Because commission is already built into pricing by the supplier. Direct, online, with another agency...it's always built in.
If you book with a faceless Online Travel Agency – they get paid the commission for doing absolutely nothing but providing you with (sometimes) sketchy or inaccurate online descriptions and a place to insert your personal information and credit card number.
Or, perhaps you think that booking directly with a supplier is the way to go – you still pay the same price – and their inventory is limited to only resorts they have contracts with. Guess what? You are missing out on SO many options by only looking at one supplier. And that commission amount that is included in the price? They KEEP it – where does it go? Who knows. But at any rate – someone on their end is getting a padded wallet. Even though some suppliers do provide great customer service, it doesn’t even come close to what you are getting when you book your travel with us. Not to mention, many suppliers are only offering incentives to you if you book their product through a travel agent. WHY? Because they know the value of us and the amount of work we put into our job.
Book with us, we get paid the commission, only AFTER you have traveled. Maintaining our client's travel file is exceptionally important to us, we watch for the little things that come up that you would never know or hear about. We are with you before, during and after your trip.
We rely on referrals and repeat clientele...and you don't get those if you are second best.
The TRAVEL AGENT is far from dead.
Go Travel designers are so passionate about travel. We are a collective group of independent home based agents and we are here to help you 24/7 in case of an emergency.
PLUS, we have access to perks and exclusive amenities that are ONLY available through Go Travel because of our close relationships with suppliers and our travel consortia, Ensemble Travel Group. Combined, sometimes they provide us with amazing offers that are only available to our clients. Offers that you simply won’t find online or anywhere else.
Thank you to our many awesome clients. Your repeat business and countless referrals are the very reason why so many suppliers are reporting that travel agent bookings continue to rise. Thank you for recognizing our efforts (our combined training, certifications and experience) to provide you recommendations based on your wants and needs.
We love ALL of our suppliers. But really, when is the last time a WestJet Vacations rep sent a 'thank you for booking with us gift" with your PRINTED documents that were mailed to you? Ha. Yes....we do that.