I am pretty sure all travel agents are free (or should be). Except for the ones on the internet that charge a booking fee. They make their $ through commissions earned with the various hotel groups, airlines etc.
Disney actually pays the travel agent 10% in commission, so it is a win-win situation for the agency and the consumer. (The only reason I know this is that my DSister is a corporate Travel Agent. She got Disney Certified last year. Unfotunately since she works for a corporation, her company got the 10% commssion–not her.) I just don’t think I could give up my control of my planning. Part of the fun is doing all of the research for our trips.
With a travel agent you can do as much or as little research as you want to.
And I do LOTS of research, obsessive planning and deciding! My main reason for using Mousketrips is that when discounts are announced, they rebook for me. That way I don’t have to worry about being out of town or just missing the discount.
And I LOVE discounts. :happy:
Also, when I have a picky little obsessive question, they can answer it.