Why use a Travel Advisor you Ask ?

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A Great Travel Advisor is like a great hairdresser or mechanic or realtor, Once you find one, you will follow them anywhere. A Great Travel Advisor, is invested in your vacation and really cares. A Great Travel Advisor continually upgrades their skills with product, supplier & destination training.

Rather than spend hours online trying to figure out where to stay, what to see and what to do, A professional Travel advisor can offer the perfect itinerary based on your specified likes and dislikes. The more information you provide the better service for a highly personalized vacation! After all, Isn't that what you are after ?

Why work with a Travel agent you ask? Can’t I book it myself on line? You could, But why would you when my supplier relations & affiliations provide me additional products & services, offering added value providing special perks & amenities not found elsewhere. Sandy McLary of Travel by Sandy, puts a perspective on the myths of booking on the internet yourself! When comparing apples to apples, it doesn’t cost you anything more to use my services! This is a win-win for you. Sandy says; My job is to work for you, within your guidelines where possible to provide the best vacation experience.


Nowadays, People think that the Internet makes it possible to plan a trip with the click of a mouse, and many people are taking on travel by themselves. HOWEVER, as the travel world gets more accessible, it also becomes more saturated. Every destination includes a dizzying wealth of information, from the best time to visit to the cultural dos and don’ts, while choosing a hotel can mean wading through endless websites and online reviews. Add tour guides, attractions and restaurants to the mix and suddenly, planning your annual getaway takes way more than just a few keystrokes – it becomes rather overwhelming.This is where a travel advisor comes in handy. These worldly experts make it their business to trot the globe in search of the next great adventure or luxurious retreat, and they’re dedicated to giving you the trip you’ve always dreamed about – no matter what that entails.

Here are some reasons why you can’t put a price on my Professional Expert Advice:

A Travel Advisor knows people! Sure, anyone can book a three-night deal at the Ritz. But can you secure an upgrade that includes breakfast, a spa credit and private city tours? Your agent can; she not only knows the general manager, she also sends the hotel a lot of overnight guests each year, meaning the Ritz wants to keep her happy. The best agents have long-standing relationships with companies and professionals around the world, and they’ll gladly share those hard-won connections with you, giving you access to perks you couldn’t get on your own.

A Travel Advisor is an Expert and has access to networks to provide the Ultimate Experience and Feedback! If this is your first time in a new destination, planning an itinerary on your own often includes relying on the suggestions of Internet strangers. Such guesswork can be risky, especially if you’re hoping for a unique experience, so why leave it up to chance? Your travel advisor has been where you’re going or networks with buying groups worldwide to those that can recommend must-do activities, upcoming events, and even attractions to avoid – all tailored to your taste and budget.

Travel Advisors truly care about your trip as much as you do! Sandy McLary, Owner of Travel by Sandy states "I am absolutely passionate about travel & my goal is to ensure your vacation dreams come true and to provide you a stress-free - worry free vacation to plan exactly what you are after while staying within your budget! My business has been built on client referrals and that speaks volumes and is the gratification that I have done my job. I am just as invested in your trip as you, and will do everything possible to make it memorable – including designing an itinerary for your exact specifications, being available throughout your trip in case things don’t go perfectly to plan, and even arranging little extras along the way."

In the end, using the services of a professional Travel Advisor really comes down to value and knowing that someone has your back. Whether you’re looking for an elegant escape or somewhere new to explore, the expertise of a professional travel advisor and insider access is guaranteed to bring you more bang for your buck – along with perks, flexibility and securities you’ll never find anywhere else.

Sandy McLary, Certified Travel & Cruise Specialist / Owner of Travel by Sandy has 12 years of industry experience & her retail management & customer service background ensure that the high level of customer service she brings to the table is the key to her success of Travel by Sandy. Sandy McLary has achieved a Velocity Level of Platinum for the last 4 years, The Oscars of the agency, as a Travel Advisor, best of the best in the industry.