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Forbes: This Is Why Travel Agents Want To Be Called Travel Advisors

Clients working with a reputable advisor should expect to pay ticket issue fees on air tickets, plan-to-go fees, and itinerary planning fees, says Mollie Fitzgerald, who runs Frontiers International Travel, a travel agency. "Some companies even levy fees for related services like booking dinner reservations, theater tickets, and hair appointments. While commission income is still a meaningful part of our business, this shift to a fee-based industry has definitely helped to professionalize the way in which advisors are viewed, and most clients understand this and know that you often get what you pay for."

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