You want to go away. You want the best deal you can get. How do you wade through all of the information available to make for a stress-free travel experience from start to finish? You call me!
Will you pay more for your vacation if you use a travel agent? NO! Tour companies, resorts, Disney and cruise lines all pay a commission to travel agents. However, they do not pass that percentage discount along to you if you book yourself. Let's say you do all your own research and then book a trip online. You will pay the same price (or more) than if you had just called a travel agent and you have done all the work.
Nobody wants to pay more than necessary, but the lowest price isn't always the best deal. A travel agent will help you find the best value without the sacrifices of a cheap trip. A good travel agent will be able to add value to your trip by utilizing their expertise with flight schedules, hotel/stateroom locations, and general location knowledge.
Travel agents have working relationships with cruise lines, tour operators, etc and see special deals every day. They can save you money!
Travel Agents save you valuable time, confusion, frustration and the inconvenience of having to do it on your own. Forget trying to figure out all of those online "deals" and complicated booking websites, let a travel agent do the legwork for you. Booking travel is their profession. Once you have established a good relationship with a travel agent, they will know your travel preferences, will track your frequent traveler numbers and will help you utilize them. Travel agents are constantly learning about all the new options in travel and will be able to make recommendations for great trips. Isn't your time valuable?
So, if it doesn't cost more and it saves you time, why not use a travel agent?