I’m a full time travel agent, I also have a full time job – I spend a lot of time putting together a trip when you request one. Time you do not see. I research your destination, look for the best prices, and try my hardest to make it everything you expect it to be (and more). There is a tremendous amount of behind the scenes things that I do for you. I reach out to my contacts at the resort, I request added amenities for your trip. I prepare at least (3) options for your trip. I do all of this technically for free. Until you book and travel I receive not a penny. Most vendors pay after your trip is completed. I am not bitching about doing any of this, here’s what I’m bitching about – I do all of this, I send you the information and you never reply. I follow up 2 or 3 times, waiting for a response – nothing!!!!
So, here is what I ask – for myself and for my fellow travel agents – just a quick reply – sorry, not interested – plans changed – out of my budget – found it elsewhere for $5.00 less than you quoted to me. Something! Don’t feel bad about letting us know that your not going to book, and you don’t need to tell us a big story – thanks, but no thanks is fine.
Okay, rant over, thank you for listening.