How Much Does a Travel Agent Cost?

Travel agents and travel agencies partner with airlines, cruise lines, hotels and resorts to provide travelers with the best deals possible.  If you don’t know where to look when it comes to booking a vacation or you simply don’t have the time, a travel agent can put together the itinerary you’re envisioning for a low cost.

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How much does a travel agent cost?

TaskAverage Price
Issuing airline tickets$25 to $40 per person/ticket (additional charges will apply if you need to void, change a name and/or cancel a ticket)
Issue fee for paper ticket$10 to $20 plus the airline service fee
Car or hotel reservations$25 to $45 per reservation (additional fees may apply if you were to make changes in future)
Train/Rail ticket reservations$10 to $25 per person/ticket
Cruises$25 to $45 per person, per ticket
Customized itinerary$50 to $75 per person (depending on complexity

NOTE:  This is just an average and the costs can vary from one travel agent to the next.

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Was it worth it?  

  1. Jamie (Mobile,  Alabama) paid $0 and said:

    I actually just went on a cruise, and sure, while you can find the information online, I was able to have a much easier time with my local travel agent. She didn’t charge me and by the looks of it, she saved me up to $100 per person. So for those who are contemplating if they should use one, I say DO IT!

    Was it worth it? Yes

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