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Travel Advisor Or Meteorologist? Agents Often Have To Be Both

travel advisorDiscovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, the Dominican Republic is a mosaic of beautiful beaches, majestic hills, and lively people. Travelers who book a stay at any Virtuoso-network hotel receive more than $500 of benefits per property including breakfast, $100 hotel or food and drinks credit, a room upgrade (depending on availability), and early check-in and late check-out preference subject to availability.

On our recent travels, we tried to piece together how many of the reviews were fake (incorrect details, information that was included based on a media story but not an actual person, etc.). Our best guess is that at least 60% of the reviews are fake.travel advisor

If you’re going to spend hours and days planning your vacation, at least try and make sure the majority of that time is spent researching reliable sources, and minimize your dependence on the anonymous TripAdvisor reviews that give you the false sense of being well-informed and properly prepared.

Being a travel agent myself for a number of years and actually having learned the craft in a school and having a certificate and all that, I feel some type of way about someone calling themselves a travel advisor with no real education” or experience so to speak.

While I understand the concern that my clients have, how many times and how many ways can you say, ‘I can’t predict the weather and I don’t know which way the hurricane is going to go,’” said Margie Lenau’, travel consultant, at Wonderland Family Vacations.