My Travel Agent Rocks!
Name: Susan Tanzman
Company: Martin's Travel and Tours
Date: March 23, 2015
what a fabulous job Susan Tanzman and her team at Martin's Travel did for our family on our recent trip to Maui. Susan made it special as Traveling with teenagers can be challenging, but Susan's suggestion of the Kaanapali Shores condo and location was spot on.
We wanted to do a luau as this was our children's first visit, and her recommendation in Wailea was perfect.
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Professional travel agents actively seek ways to take the hassle out of travel. For example, they want to make sure that all of an airline's "hidden" fees are disclosed up front, no matter how you choose to purchase your travel. You are entitled to full and honest disclosure of all fees and charges associated with air travel before you purchase a ticket, whether you choose to purchase directly from an airline or from a travel agency. ASTA member travel agents are working to make sure that is available to you.
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