Benefits of Booking Through a Travel Agent

By on March 8, 2017

An agent ensures a stress-free travel planning experience

In our fast-paced world, we become increasingly entangled in our daily and weekly schedules, so much so, that we lose sight of what’s really going on around us. And that’s when it’s time to book a vacation. However, we encourage you to let the professionals take the reins. Calling your local travel agent will allow you to get a head start on your getaway, mentally, when they take over and arrange for a vacation you won’t soon forget. Esther Guttman, with Cruise Planners (An American Express Travel Representative), explains the top 10 reasons to hire a travel agent.

Personalized Services

Expert advice and personal service that you can’t get online, that have no cost to you

Value-Added Benefits and Amenities

Competitive prices, exclusive vacation packages, low fares, and special amenities

Your Travel Advisor

Exclusive tools that guide you through the entire trip process and can help bring you up to speed on the local laws and regulations of wherever your travels take you

Peace of Mind

Our knowledge and research provide you with the best insider tips, taking all the stress out of your vacation.

Your Personal Advocate

We are here for you from start to finish, helping you plan the best trip for your needs at the best VALUE

Convenient One-Stop Shop

Air, rental cars, shore excursions, cruises, hotels, tours, travel insurance, passport and visa services

Experience and Expertise

We have the education, certification, specialization, and familiarization of destinations around the world, plus we are always up to date in requirements, trends and offers, local laws, local traditions and best seasonality for each destination

A trusted, well-recognized brand

American Express Travel has been in business for over 95 years

All forms of payments accepted

Not exclusive to American Express

More offers and promotions than online

due to the power of the brand, we have special and unique offers only through Cruise Planners.


For more information, or to book through Cruise Planners, visit their website at, or contact Esther Guttman directly at 214 200 3017 /

I am a Hockaday alum and graduate of Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. I am an aspiring writer and journalist, and, as an avid reader, I constantly exercise my imagination and whet my appetite for creativity. I am outgoing and personable, and I look forward to incorporating my innate enthusiasm for creativity into my work!

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