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You don’t use a Travel Agent? You are seriously missing out!

Part I by Nancy Surridge with Magical Moments Vacations

Part II by Magical Moments Vacations by Luciana Lord


Part I: "Benefits of Booking with a Magical Moments Vacations Agent"


No Fees - You never pay any booking fees with Magical Moments Vacations when you book your package with a Magical Moments Vacations Agent!

  • Our services are complimentary. And, you never pay any extra to have the added assurance and security that comes with booking with a travel agent.  Why not get the service and expertise of a travel agent for FREE, while helping to support a small business?

Award-winning Agency* (see end of blog for list of awards MMV has received)


No Gimmicks/No Bait and Switch

  • Sometimes you may see a price that is "just too good to be true." Well, it probably is. Who hasn't thought they found an AWESOME deal, merely to proceed to the check-out screen, and see the price skyrocket with taxes, fees, and additional charges.

  • In addition, that "Super Saver" room you may be booking online via Expedia (or other online travel company) is normally the least desirable room on the property (or likely nonrefundable once booked). The newest, most updated, and renovated rooms are reserved for travel suppliers booked via Travel Agencies (like MMV). Resorts have contracts guaranteeing a certain level of room when we book your vacation package with our trusted suppliers. What happens to those old rooms at the back of the resort, facing the parking lot? Yup! They get sold to Expedia and Travelocity.

  • You won't have to worry about what you are getting when we book your package. Pricing always includes taxes, and we only book with our reputable, tried and tested, suppliers.

Personalized Service

  • Why trust your vacation to a generic call center? What's the difference between booking with an online travel company (Orbitz, Expedia, etc.) and Magical Moments Vacations? SERVICE!  You will have ONE person to deal with. ONE person accountable for your vacation. ONE person to handle all the details, questions, and follow-up. Nothing is worse than booking a vacation and having added stress and hassles dealing with a nameless person in a call center who doesn't know you, and isn't familiar with your reservation. There's no benefit to you, the customer, to pay the same price (or more) for generic impersonal service, when you can have one of our qualified and knowledgeable agents working for you personally.

Price Matching

  •  See a better price online? Please give us the chance to meet or beat it! Simply forward me your price quote. 

  • We are typically able to match prices on Expedia, Orbitz, etc. So you win! You get the best price, PLUS the service of a travel professional.

  • We realize everyone wants the BEST PRICE for their vacation. Not only can we give you that, we can give you one point of contact for any questions, changes, suggestions, etc. You are not alone when you book with MMV.

Itinerary Planning Assistance

  • We've booked trips and cruises for families from all over the U.S. and Canada to Disney, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Europe and beyond.

  • In addition, MMV agents are avid travelers who have visited most of these destinations with our own families.

  • Our Disney Specialists are all graduates of the Disney College of Knowledge, and have attended various onsite trainings and familiarization programs for a huge number of suppliers and resorts.

  • Our agents are nothing short of Disney EXPERTS who will treat your vacation as their own.  Let us assist in your itinerary planning, and answer all your travel related questions.

  • Why waste hours searching for answers online, when we're just a phone call or email away?

​Promotion / Discount Monitoring

  • When is the last time you had a travel agent call or email to let you know of a recently released promotion, and to inform you that they just saved you hundreds (and sometimes a thousand or more) on your vacation package? That doesn't happen every day, but at MMV, we are constantly monitoring our clients’ vacations, and all released travel promotions. If there is ever any promotion that becomes available, even after you have booked your vacation, we will be sure to apply it to your vacation. You will never miss out on any promotion or discount when booking with MMV.  We take our clients' vacations seriously, and treat them as we would our own.

  • No one wants to overpay, or miss out on a promotion. With MMV you'll have the peace of mind knowing that your reservation is being monitored, and you will always be getting the best possible price available.

Part II: "Debunking Reasons to Not Book with a Travel Agent"


I am always surprised by how many people choose not to use a Travel Agent. There are lots of myths behind this "philosophy" and I am ready to debunk them!


Let’s talk a little bit about the most common reasons I've been told:


TRAVEL AGENTS COST MORE – almost all suppliers include commission costs in their prices already. When you decide to book directly, you are choosing to not use a service that you are already paying for and on top of that, you are the one doing all the work…for free! Travel Agents are highly trained, have special access to suppliers and have a lot of expertise and passion for all aspects of planning an amazing experience for their clients. This is a great value that you can take advantage of, at no extra cost to you.


TRAVEL AGENTS ARE PUSHY AND CONTROLLING – Travel Agents do not work for the suppliers; they work for you! As a Travel Agent, I will ask as many questions as I can to understand all aspects of my clients’ trips, paying attention to details that are important to them. This will help me to suggest personalized experiences that take into consideration their dreams and desires. We are in business to help you turn your dreams into memories – and YOU can have as much control as you would like, throughout the entire process.


TRAVEL AGENTS AREN’T NEEDED – Ask friends and family about their experiences during the situation we are going through right now with COVID-19 and compare the outcome between the ones that had a dedicated Travel Agent by their side with the ones that were on their own. I know these are unprecedented times, but a Travel Agent will be one phone call away!

Travel Agents will save you time, guide you with their knowledge, help you understand policies and guidelines, complete transactions that can be very overwhelming and confusing, and much much more. But on top of it all, you will be getting something that money cannot buy: a friend for life and appreciation.


All of our agents here at Magical Moments Vacations offer you peace of mind when booking your vacation through one of us! Peace of mind knowing you got the best price, you still have control of your booking and we are here for YOU!!!! Contact one of our agents today by visiting "Our Agents" page!



Magical Moments Vacations has been recognized with the following awards:


Disney Destinations

  • Diamond EarMarked Agency (1 of Top 5 Agencies for most sales)

  • Award for Outstanding Performance & Partnership

  • Disney EarMarked Travel Advisory Council Member

Royal Caribbean

  • Partner of the Year 2018 (Central Region)

Sandals

  • STAR Awards - Best of the Best Sandals Resorts

  • STAR Awards -Worldwide Top 10 Travel Agency

  • Top Beaches Agency Midwest Region

Universal Parks and Resorts

  • Top Producing Agency

Apple Leisure Group

  • Funjet / Apple Vacations

  • Platinum 500 Club​

Vacation Express

  • Presidents Club​

Delta Vacations

  • Diamond Select Agency​

Travel Leaders

  • President's Circle

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