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Diplomat Travel Agency

6835 W Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60656773-774-2727

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Cruises International/Expedia Cruise Ship Center

200 W Higgins Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60195847-891-8820

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Carol's Travel Services & Cruise

7625 W 159th St
Tinley Park, IL 60477708-532-5450

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Kelly Cruises

1315 W 22nd St #105
Oak Brook, IL 60523630-990-1111

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AAA

1840 S Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005847-364-4645

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Mayflower Tours

1225 Warren Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515630-435-8500

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AAA

670 S Rte 59
Naperville, IL 60540630-357-6390

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Frosch Travel

500 Lake Cook Rd #450
Deerfield, IL 60015847-948-5300

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Travel Gallery

6571 N Avondale Ave
Chicago, IL 60631773-763-6161

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Fancy Free Holidays

1320 N Rte 59 #170
Naperville, IL 60563630-778-7010

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130 W Roosevelt Rd
Villa Park, IL 60181630-834-5924

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Lake Shore Travel

337 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL 60022847-835-5090

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Travel Leaders

807 Burlington Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558708-246-8000

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Courier Travel

532 Duane St
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137888-777-4453

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Sentinel Travel

900 Skokie Blvd #220
Northbrook, IL 60062847-480-0169

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Viking Travel Service

700 Pasquinelli Dr #C
Westmont, IL 60559630-321-1664

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Park Forest Travel & Cruises

20875 S La Grange Rd
Frankfort, IL 60423708-481-9700

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Ridgebrook Travel

111 S Pfingsten Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015847-480-2100

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Wayne Griffin Travel & Cruise

360 E Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL 60004847-255-7010

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How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

Even though you can do for yourself almost anything a travel agency can do for you, there are still reasons to use one.

Your first question for prospective agencies should be whether or not they have staffers who specialize in where you want to go.

Here are some pointers for getting the most out of any agency you hire.

When shopping for hotels, you’ll find most booking websites offer the exact same rates. That’s because most sites are now owned by one of two giant companies, which are insisting that each hotel offers the same room at the same price across all booking platforms.

For years our staff has saved a lot of money on hotel stays by booking Hotwire Hot Rate or Priceline Express Deal “mystery rates.” In our tests, booking one of these deals saved us, on average, 38 percent off prevailing rates.

Our staff stays in a lot of hotels for work and fun, and for years we’ve almost always booked mystery rates from Hotwire or Priceline Express. While the savings are too good for us to pass up, some deals come at a cost.