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Who says travel isn’t fashionable?

Written by Laney Williams on January 27, 2012

Photo courtesy of Reuters

Did you see this?  Chanel’s recent haute couture runway show was decidedly airplane-themed.  Not only is the fashion very Pan-Am glamorous, but the runway show took place on a set that looked like a commercial airplane – complete with drinks served from a trolley.  Oh Chanel, how I love thee – what a fun idea!

For those of you looking to rekindle the fashion of your travel, the first thing you need (and I’m only slightly biased) is a travel advisor!  May I include an excerpt from two recent Forbes articles, entitled “Why You Need A Travel Agent”:

The bottom line is that they know more than you do, they are better connected than you, they have access to benefits you can’t get otherwise, they can often beat any other prices available (even online, yes), and after you have planned everything, they provide a safety net during your trip that you simply won’t get by booking yourself or buying insurance. Having a top travel agent can also make you an instant VIP – free room upgrades, hard to get restaurant reservations, cutting lines, access to otherwise closed stores and exhibits, private guides, and cheaper – often much cheaper – premium airfares. Here’s the best part: even though most top agents charge fees, in almost every firsthand experience I or my friends, family, and acquaintances have had, travel agents have saved money, often a lot of money, thousands of dollars, and in every case, more than paid for themselves.

I couldn’t agree more!