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The perfect vacation won’t plan itself. Andavo Travel can help.

The world is a mighty big place, and vacation planning can sometimes seem overwhelming. That’s when it’s nice to have friends familiar with every corner of it. At Andavo Travel (the leisure division of Christopherson Business Travel), our well-traveled agents use first-hand experiences to customize vacations and have been orchestrating travel dreams to worldwide destinations for more than 30 years.

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Find the perfect agent to plan your dream vacation with the “Find An Advisor” tool on AndavoTravel.com/Vacations.

Wondering how to find just the right Andavo travel agent?  Visit this new page on our website!

AndavoTravel.com/Vacations

Use the “Find An Advisor” tool to search for a travel agent that specializes in the interest or destination you’re looking for. Browse agent photos, bios, and recent blog posts to help you decide who is the best fit for you. We know you won’t be disappointed.

We are specialists in the art of travel. We save you time and deliver extraordinary travel experiences. We put our global connections to work to ensure that you receive the most advantageous pricing, access, upgrades, and amenities. Benefits that are simply not available to the general public.

Now, more than ever, the time you spend with family, friends and even yourself is your most valuable investment. We look forward to putting our passion for travel to work for you.

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Why Use a Travel Agent?

People who book travel regularly, often assume that using a travel agent is obsolete. And, in fact, there are many websites available for the sole purpose of booking one’s own travel: Orbitz, Travelocity, Kayak, Airline Direct, etc. So why, with all of these resources, would any one need to use an agent and how are they even still in business?

Why use a travel agent?

Travel agents still serve, and are quite important, to a large majority of travelers, especially business travelers. Agents are able to apply discounts, identify and monitor savings, adhere to corporate travel policies, and give personal, customized, one-on-one service.

In a recent SKIFT article, it was stated, “Travel agents are alive and well and they do a robust business by providing expertise and advice to millions of travelers every year, using a combination of new and old technologies.”

How are travel agencies still in business and growing?

For Christopherson Business Travel, the answer, I think, lies in a recent post written by our CEO Mike Cameron, wherein he identified our unique competitive advantages and explained how we use them to grow our business and leverage our services against our competitors–including the online websites.

By using our competitive advantages, such as our proprietary business travel technology, Christopherson is able to continually support our travel agents and service all of our customers globally.

If a travel agency is willing to do just that–support their agents, stay on top of the changing trends in travel, provide invaluable and incomparable service for those clients who book with their agents, and lead the way with technology advancements and online services–then that agency, in my opinion, will not only survive, but thrive.