The Secret to Having the Best Trip of Your Life

It seems like every few months, a new travel app comes out, or some new website pops up promising the best deals ever.

And while certainly technology can make many things about travel more organized, the secret to the best trip of your life has been around much longer than aggregate travel sites. Because the secret to an awesome trip isn’t an app — it’s a human being.

Your Travel Advisor has got the experience, the know-how, and the connections to help you design and plan a vacation that will create the best memories of your life. Here’s just a few of the things that make your certified Travel Advisor the key to the perfect trip.

Your agent can save you time — as in, hours and hours of research, phone calls, emails, and online searching. She’s the one who knows the best spots to catch that breathtaking sunset on the beach. He’s got the inside scoop on which resorts give the best bulk discounts. She’s tracked the best time to look for plane or train or ferry tickets to your dream destination. She’s the one who knows when the crush of tourists will let up enough to allow you the most authentic experience possible. He’s got the answers to all those nitpicky questions about openings and closures, vaccination requirements and necessary documents, local customs and dress codes.

“If you’re planning a group trip, your travel advisor is indispensable”

Your travel advisor has access to deals and bookings that are not available to the general public, and sometimes can even snag free upgrades for you. People often assume that using a Travel Advisor is more expensive than planning a trip on your own, and they are skeptical that hiring an agent can actually save them money. But this is the key: your agent has connections that you don’t. They have the inside track. The deals you spot on a website might be great — but they are also hit-and-miss, and they may or may not be in the sweet spot of what you’re looking for. So you might get a great deal on a hotel, but it might also be miles away from where you most wanted to stay. Your agent knows exactly where to go to find the deals — and has access and the ability to find bargains that line up with your ideal vacation.


Let us plan your next multi-generational family or group trip!

If you’re planning a group trip, your travel advisor is indispensable. Who else can find a way to accommodate health concerns, a variety of dietary preferences, and the needs of children, adults, and seniors on one amazing trip? Who else can make sure that the aunts who are best friends get adjoining rooms? Who else can ensure that all 16 of you get an unforgettable experience? All the details that give most of us headaches — are the very things that a good agent thrives on taking care of and providing.

Planning a family reunion? A girlfriend getaway? A retreat? Let us plan it for you. We will take care of all the details and the people too!.Schedule a Courtesy Dream Vacation Planning or Group Building Session.


Many travel advisors are on call 24/7 while you are traveling. There really is no price you can put on this kind of assurance and help. If you find yourself in Munich and you left your medications on the train, your agent can help you get set up again. If your passport gets stolen, your agent can help you get a replacement. If an emergency comes up and you need to re-route your trip, your agent is the one who can make those arrangements so you don’t have to stress about it.

For most advisors out there, planning trips is so much more than just a job. They love what they do. They’re genuinely passionate about great travel. They love people, and they love creating the vacations that live on and on in fond memories and family conversations. I would love to help you plan the trip of a lifetime, click here to head over to my website and send me an email or give me a call and let’s get started!

To start planning your trip today, schedule a Courtesy Dream Getaway Design Session here. I look forward to hearing from you!

P.S. Do you have a friend or family member who loves to travel? Please forward them this post and let them know how a Travel Advisor can help them have the best trip of their life.

12 Responses

  1. Thank you for this information. This article got me thinking because I am one of those people that you are talking about that uses online and mobile app travel sites to plan my own trips. And though I have been able to find some great money saving offers I am wondering if perhaps I could have saved even more if I used a travel agent.

    Like you said, a travel agent has connections that are not available to the general public. Another thing to take into consideration is the time I would save if I didn’t have to do the actual research and planning. I used to use a travel agent many years ago before these travel booking sites became popular. I am going to look into this again.

    1. Thank you Robert. Yes indeed! Travel professionals have sort of been pushed aside since the advent of the online travel apps and search engines. However, there is sill a place for the travel agent. Research and planning can take a tremendous amount of time to do. And a search engine cant negotiate with the vendors nor secure additional amenities for you. That is what we travel agents can do for you. That an customization.

  2. I love to travel and have done so making my own arrangements. As you list the benefits of using an agent, I see where in the past I could have saved myself a lot of trouble if I had used the expertise and experience of someone who had many contacts and knew the ins and outs of many destinations. What I like is that the agent knows about the discounts and the inside stories of people who have travelled before. I am planning a family trip for next summer and I will definitely be using an agent. Thank you

    1. Thanks JJ. I am glad that you are considering using an travel agent for your next trip. Indeed, a travel professional can negotiate rates, amenities and even upgrades on your behalf. Using an agent would be great!

  3. Having the trip of your life isn’t something that comes to you in just every day, it’s good that you shared this amazing article. What spoils trip for people is not having a good travel agent as you’ve said, it’s always very advisable to make enough research about the agency you want to use, they must be able to cater for your all time need. I think it’ll be nice if you can share some of the agencies you can recommend, thanks.

    1. Hi there KIngAndrea, We recommend ourselves. However, keep in:) mind that we are group travel specialists. Hope this helps 🙂

  4. Honestly, I am a very big fan of travelling and it is a very good thing to know that I can really travel to places and enjoy my trip with an agent like this. You know, my family was planning a travel for this holiday and I still don’t think that it is too late because they already dropped the idea. With an agent like this, everything will be made easier.

    1. Yes indeed Henderson, a travel agent can and should help you find the best places and things to do for your trip. At Cilla Travel, we handle all the details for our customers so that they can focus on the fun!

  5. The secret to having the best trip of your life is a good information to people who loves traveling, camping and other social activities like me, traveling has been the only chance I get to loosen up and have my own fun period so I always appreciate having the best time I can. Agencies are so many, it’s good to choose wisely. I like the criteria you’ve stated out, they are essential. 

  6. Getting a good travel agent is very important because it can easily help one to make a whole ton of money. I really like the whole idea behind this mad how one can get all one needs. Me and a couple of my friends from school at planning a travel reunion. Will be good to get a travel agent. I will discuss this with them.

    1. John, you are correct by saying that a travel agent can help you save money on travel. A travel agent is essential if you are planning a group trip. We put together a custom trip for your group, provide a trip web page which has all the details of the trip as well as take payments. There is not need for you to collect cash. We coral all the guests and take care of all the detail! I hope you will consider Cilla Travel for your reunion! Just set up an appointment to get your complimentary group consult. 

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