ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vacation.com® is officially launching a "new" consumer website today designed to minimize hassles and online searches by helping travelers easily find local and seasoned travel agent specialists to match their specific, individual needs for free. Rather than serve as a generic online booking tool, Vacation.com instead highlights over 1,300 individually vetted travel agents whose collective expertise covers over 350 unique specializations and destinations. Travelers can use Vacation.com to select agents based on their knowledge, experience and passion for travel. Travel agent specialists featured on the website are part of Vacation.com, which includes more than 5,500 independent retail travel agencies across the United States and Canada.
"The 'new' Vacation.com is a game-changer in the online realm of travel planning in that it provides peace-of-mind for travelers who want the level of expertise and service that are only available through real-live travel agents. It's easy, it's free, and it gives travelers access to trustworthy professional experts who are affiliated with the largest travel agency organization in the United States," said Vacation.com President John Lovell, CTC. "Our greatest asset at Vacation.com is our thousands of experienced travel agents, and we are making it even easier for travelers to find the exact travel expert they need to assist with their vacation planning."
Any consumer, exploring www.Vacation.com for an expert, can search for a travel agent based on location, destination specialization – such as Hawaii or Africa or Europe – and/or travel niche or interest. The latter could include anything from Disney vacations or luxury cruises to spa vacations or honeymoons. There are also various categories for individual traveler needs such as military, couples, seniors, accessible travel, and gay and lesbian travel. In all, there are over 350 unique specializations that consumers can search to find the best travel agent for their needs.
All vetted Vacation.com travel agents are featured with their key areas of expertise including their destination knowledge, their travel specialties and training, their business locations and contact details. Among the most popular specializations included on Vacation.com are those for luxury travel, river cruises, honeymoon and destination weddings and Disney vacations.
"What's old is new again. With more than 1,325 travel agents representing hundreds of unique specializations, Vacation.com offers savvy consumers the heightened level of travel expertise they are seeking in today's world," added Lovell. "There is absolutely no reason a traveler should 'go it alone' when they have passionate, talented travel experts available to them. All they have to do is go to our website, quickly search for exactly the specialist they need, and then let our Vacation.com agents take care of the rest."
To find the right travel expert for your next vacation, visit www.Vacation.com.
Vacation.com is the largest travel business and marketing solutions provider to the leisure travel distribution channel, serving consumers through over 5,500 independent retail travel agencies across the U.S. and Canada.