Backstage With A Travel Agent

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Travel Agent close up of passports and tickets

Backstage with Travel Agent Wendy Montebello

Today we are talking with travel agent Wendy Montebello. We are going to take you backstage and discuss the key role of travel agents, and how to get the most out of your cruise booking experience.

Here’s a list of some of the questions we’ll be asking Wendy

  1. What is the key role of a travel advisor? What do you do for your clients? 
  2. Should a first-time cruiser book with a TA?
  3. What question can someone ask a travel agent when getting to know them and making sure they are the right fit?
  4. Do you charge for your services, and how do you make your money? 
  5. How do you help your clients select the right travel insurance? 
  6. What are some things cruisers need to be aware of right now when booking a cruise?
  7. Does it bother you when someone asks a lot of questions?
  8. Are changes easily made when requested? 
  9. Do cruisers give up control when they book with a TA?
  10. If you’ve already booked a cruise through the cruise line, can you switch it to a travel agent?
  11. Are points with the cruise lines accumulated when using a travel agent?
  12. What’s the difference between a PVP (who works for the cruise line) and a travel agent? What can/can’t a PVP do?

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Need a travel agent?

Looking for a good travel agent? Contact our travel agency partner, Montebello Dream Vacations & let them know you were referred by CruiseTipsTV when you call. Wendy will match you with the best agent for your needs. Phone number is on the website. 

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Sheri and her family are California based cruise content creators focused on providing practical tips and advice to new and seasoned cruisers. CruiseTipsTV’s audience enjoys following Sheri and her family as they travel the world by ship creating travel films. Sheri has visited destinations like Japan, Mexico, Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean, and has experienced 33 cruises on 6 cruise lines. She was named one of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 10 Travel Influencers Changing How We Vacation in 2018 and 2019. Sheri has been quoted in the New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, Prevention, and Business Innovator Radio. Her YouTube Channel, CruiseTipsTV has over 87,000 subscribers and 17 million views.