Travelers often can book short, simple trips, but travel agents can take the worry out of booking more complicated vacations. "There is no doubt that today's travelers have more options than ever before, from destinations, packages and pricing to booking methods and itineraries," said Chris Russo, president of ASTA. "Working with a professional travel consultant to plan your next trip, be it a grand tour of Europe or a long weekend, can save you both time and money." Agents' expertise, insider knowledge and service have kept them in demand.
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