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    Do you use a Travel Agent to Book?

    Do you use a travel agent to book any part of your Aruba trip?

    Here is an interesting article about travel agents

    http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com...=socialnetwork

    We do not use a travel agent for Aruba.
    When we book cruises we book directly with our contact person @ reservations at Holland America and Carnival.
    We are considering a Viking River Cruise in Fall 2017 and definitely will be using the services of a travel agent.

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    Nice article..... I always use MCM/Player's Choice tours http://aruba4u-g.calls.net/top-rated...s-resorts.html for our total package to Aruba and since discovering them, I've never been less than 100% satisfied. Guy knows Aruba and has always customized our package to fit.

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    I have not used a travel agent in the last 10 years. It was exactly 10 years ago that we used our "favorite" travel agent, she became our friend but eventually she went out of business. Since then, we book ourselves.

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    We never use a Travel Agent.
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    Good article. I typically buy insurance on any "big" trip. I follow the writers advice, would it hurt me to lose the 7k I just spent booking my trip? My answer is typically yes and I buy insurance. I was in a serious car accident MANY years ago and if we did not have the travel insurance we would have been out almost 4k for our Bermuda trip we had booked.

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    We do not a travel agent
    however, we purchase the airline insurance knowing we can work with Surf and Renaissance

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    We found out about Aruba through a travel agent, but it did not work out booking with her.

    If money were no object, I would use a travel agent. But since I can be indecisive and don't always know my dates and like to look for deals, I feel like I have more flexibility. When booking for myself I like booking direct with the airlines and hotels rather than 3rd party sites.

    I am considering an agent for a group trip we are planning for 2017 just so I'm not constantly organizing and helping people plan and dealing with the financial concerns of others. I will most likely use MCM because CPjones has always steered us in the right direction with his advice. By doing that, people in the group can pick hotels that meet their specific budgets and needs.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    We don't use an agent.

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    I've only used a travel agent once on the first cruise I ever took. After that I realized how much fun planning and finding bargains can be so I decided I would do my own leg work. That being said I have never gone anywhere truly exotic like Africa or Asia in which case I would use one.











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    We have only used a travel agent once for our first cruise many years ago. Since then I am the travel agent and it seems to work out fine. The travel insurance for Aruba is a must.

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