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What is the advantage of using Mangata Travel?


You’ll have an advocate in your corner who cares about you. Expedia doesn’t lay awake wondering how you’re enjoying your Colosseum tour. I do. In addition, the hotels, tour companies and cruise lines all include travel agent commissions in their published prices. If you do all the work yourself online, they pocket the difference. Using the services of a travel consultant means you get the customer service you deserve. You won’t be spending hours on the internet, hanging on phone hold for eternity or wasting any precious time wondering and worrying.




Does Mangata Travel cost more?


Travel consultants do not cost more. Travel consultants basically earn their living by commissions earned from sales of hotel stays, cruises, sightseeing and rental cars. The airlines haven’t paid commissions to travel consultants since the mid 1990’s.




Are travel consultants pushy?


My clients know I’m not pushy, just passionate! I love to create happy clients and raving fans. Over 90% of my clients are referrals, many of them repeat clients.




Does Mangata Travel get special rates?


Mangata Travel has rates that you don’t. I am are privy to special flight prices, contracted hotel upgrades and cruise cabin rates that consumers will never find online themselves. Beyond pricing, good travel consultants have the buying power to get extra amenities like shipboard credits or insider tours that can also enhance your vacation.




Will I save time working with Mangata Travel?


The short answer is YES! Time is our most precious commodity. Hours can be spent to properly research a vacation. With the amount of conflicting information available online, it’s easy to quickly get overwhelmed and confused. If you have detailed questions or need to plan a complicated itinerary, I do all the work for you. I know who to reach out to in order to get the job done, saving you hours of time.




What are other advantages of using Mangata Travel?


I understand the fine print. Most people don’t bother reading any of the fine print terms and conditions of their travel documents until it’s too late. This is what trips them up (pun intended) and costs them big bucks in the long term. Even if folks do stop to read it, they may not fully understand all the implications. Travel consultants are well versed in these rules, terms and conditions. I am also an advocate here to protect you. Often vacation planners don’t realize that medical insurance usually does not cover your family while on vacation out of area or especially overseas. Many foreign countries will take your passport if you are admitted to a hospital and will expect payment in full for any treatment or surgery prior to discharge. A good travel agent will make sure you have the proper peace of mind with the right travel insurance to keep your family safe and protected.




What is the difference between great value and cheapest price?


Travel consultants prevent hassles. Many DIY travel people don’t realize if there is a HUGE difference between great value and the cheapest price. For example, you may pay a really low price for your family’s flight but that doesn’t mean you’ll make your connecting flight. This could result in an unexpected camp out at the airport terminal and the out of pocket loss for the vacation days you’re missing.




When do I have to pay for my vacation?


Travel consultants offer affordable payment plans. Booking online requires payment in full at the time you confirm your reservations. If you plan ahead and use a travel agent, you will only be required to pay a small deposit to confirm your family’s vacation reservations. Final payment for your trip will usually be required 45 to 60 days prior to your departure.




What happens if something unexpected happens?


I work as your troubleshooter. No matter how much you prepare, unexpected stuff happens while you’re on vacation. When you book with Mangata Travel, we are with you every step of the way. I am your personal advocate. If you run into any issues, I will fix the situation so you don’t have to waste valuable vacation time problem solving.





 

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