Why a Travel Agent?

It pays to book your vacation with Travel Connections.

Money isn't everything... but VALUE is!

Think a travel agent is too expensive? Think again. Rather than paying more for your vacation, you are likely to pay less and get more because Travel Connections puts your interests first and provides you with the best value for your dollar. Our goal is to find the best overall solution for your individual travel needs, because no two customers are alike; what works for one may not work for the other. We consider your budget, time restraints, desired experience, as well as unique logistics of a location.

It is also a common misconception that booking online is always cheaper than booking with a travel agent. While it is true that there are some great deals on the internet, in the long run, booking online often ends up being more expensive. The reason is that online travel sites are designed to offer somewhat of an a la carte menu for travel. You have to piece together different elements of a trip instead of bargaining for a package deal that offers those same pieces together lesser rate.


With our buying power and knowledge of the industry, we can often find upgrades, extra perks, or cost-saving specials that are otherwise unadvertised to the general public. Moving a date, changing the location of a room or cabin, or having flexible flight options, etc., all can save money. We will help you find the best value without the sacrifices of budget travel because saving money is not about price; it is about value. If your resort is not in the right location; if your cabin is on the wrong end of the ship; if you have three connecting flights instead of a direct flight; then it does not matter how much money you saved.

We Are Your Advocate

Personalized service is an invaluable benefit. We are not a voice-recorded response, thousands of miles away. We are your neighbor; we get to know you and what you value in your travel experience. Travel Connections works for you, not the travel supplier. We are not going to sell you anything you do not need for your vacation. We are simply here to support and guide your travel decisions every step of the way with unbiased information. We let you make the decision.

If problems arise, you only have to make one phone call. We have a higher negotiating power and the ability to get speedier results with vendors because we work with them on a daily basis. If you book online, you have no one to turn to if something goes wrong with your booking. We are there for you before, during, and even after your trip; providing you with peace of mind at no extra charge.

Knowledge and Experience Count

We have a deep, inspired passion for travel and make our living by knowing every step of the process, from planning, to when and where to go. With a combined experience of 40 years, we can give you a first-hand account of destinations around the world, because we’ve been there. We can share the pros and cons of any location because we want you to have the best experience possible. There is nothing worse than taking time off from your busy schedule for a relaxing vacation to find that your “online special” is not so special!

International travel requirements and regulations are ever changing, and we are your go-to source for information. When it comes to keeping track of regulations, documentation, vaccinations, visas, permits, passports; nothing can be more frustrating. Only experienced travel agents can cover all of your bases and keep you current, no matter where you are traveling. Keeping up on international regulations also means we have access to the latest news and information in the travel industry. Any number of events can affect your travel, from politics to weather, and we can keep you up-to-date via direct client feedback, industry colleagues, and government sources.


With over 40 years of combined experience, Travel Connections is devoted to providing the utmost in customer service and satisfaction.

About Travel Connections

Our passion for travel drives our ability to provide world-class, personalized service and quality travel arrangements that meet all leisure and business travel needs, from the most budget-conscious adventurer to the no-expense-spared traveler. Travel Connections’ goal of growth and longevity within the community is anchored by our values, integrity, and dedication to providing our clientele with the best knowledge, service, and experience.

Our purpose is to connect people with the cultures and destinations of their dreams, fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of what our world has to offer. Travel Connections is a full service travel agency located in Peru, Illinois. Our travel consultants confirm tour packages, cruises, hotel/resort reservations, escorted tours, airline tickets, car rentals and fly/drive holidays. We assist travelers worldwide. With The Travel Connections you can talk one-on-one with travel professionals who have been around the world and want to share our knowledge of it with you.

When the time comes to make your vacation plans, why take chances? Work with a travel agency whose reputation and experience you can trust!

Travel Connections Staff
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