TravelSense.org is a consumer-oriented travel Web site dedicated to helping people live out their dreams of traveling. It is owned and operated by ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents).
TravelSense offers travelers practical and fun tips and information on everything from where to go, how to pack and ideas for traveling with children. Also, TravelSense offers advice on how to avoid travel scams and posts alerts about possible stumbling blocks to travel, such as changes in passport rules or companies that have declared bankruptcy.
TravelSense helps travelers locate reputable ASTA travel agents and request travel planning assistance online.
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..
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 US.
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