Travel Advisers: When to Let a Professional Plan Your Trip

  • Guy Rubin I
  • March 12, 2024

“Travel advisers can help you research the best destinations, lodging, or activities for your particular group and travel goals, offering up specific advice that might be hard or time-consuming to find yourself. Those specializing in cruises might know which cabin to choose if you are prone to seasickness, while a safari planner could help you decide which park would be best for bird-watching or seeing specific animals, like rhinos.

Travel advisers typically have relationships with tour companies, hotels and cruise lines, sometimes through networks. Those connections can allow advisers to offer extra perks such as late checkout, free breakfast, airport transfers, a welcome basket or a credit to spend on a cruise ship.

“A good travel agent will be a better steward of your travel budget than you are,” said Guy Rubin, managing director of Imperial Tours, which arranges travel in China.”


An excerpt from an article written by Julia Weed at the New York Times.  To read the full article, click here

The article was published on March 11, 2024, Section B, Page 4 of the New York edition with the headline: When to Let a Travel Adviser Plot Out the Itinerary for Your Trip.