You remember travel agents? At one time they were true experts. Then they seemed to morph into generalists who might be pretty good at taking orders but often, weren't great info sources.
Now we've got a few great agents...but they're great because they specialize. And most, alas, handle upscale trips for the simple reason that they've got to make a living. Since airlines stopped paying agent commissions a decade or so ago, many smaller agents have gone out of business.
Travel + Leisure just released its annual list of super agents, and yes, a few locals made the list. (You'll find it below, with Florida agents marked in bold.)
But what about your agent? Do you have someone great? Do you know of ANY good agencies that handle arrangements that are moderately priced? Have you used AAA lately, and how has that worked out for you?
Share your experiences by clicking on the CLICK TO COMMENT link below. We'll publish results online and in an upcoming issues of The Miami Herald's Sunday Travel section.
TRAVEL + LEISURE'S 2007 A-List
U.S. / CANADA
BAHAMAS / BERMUDA / CARIBBEAN
AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH PACIFIC
AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
HOTELs AND SPAS