Travel agents are like your personal tour guides in the ever-changing & confusing world of travel deals and discount travel operators.
Travel Agents are “All Inclusive” – Using the services of a travel agent means you get the customer service you deserve. You won’t be spending hours on the internet, hanging on phone hold for eternity or wasting any precious time whilst you are actually on holidays worrying and trying to book your travel reservations.
Travel Agent Do Not Cost More – Travel agents earn their living from the commissions we earn from our sales of airfares, hotel stays, cruises, sightseeing and rental cars. We do not charge you more.
Travel Agents Offer Affordable Payment Plans – Online booking require payment in full at the time you confirm your reservations. This means you could be paying huge credit card interest fees that will add to the total cost of your holiday in the long run. If you plan ahead and use a travel agent, you will only be required to pay a small deposit to confirm your holiday reservations. Final payment for your trip will usually be required 90 days prior to your departure.
Travel Agents Match Online Prices – Some people just enjoy planning their own holidays. Your travel agent will either be able to match the deal and take over your booking for the tour company. This is called a win-win. The customers still travel on the same great deal and we are there to follow through while making suggestions to enhance their enjoyment. Again, this does not cost you more to have us look after your booking. It just means if anything happens to your booking, we will be there to fix it for you
Travel Agents Have Rates That You Don’t – Travel agents are privy to special wholesale flight prices, special hotel and cruise cabin rates that consumers will never find online themselves. This feature alone will save you money.
Travel Agents Save You Time – Time in our most precious commodity and yet so many people are willing to waste it. HOURS can be spent properly researching a holiday. With the amount of conflicting information available online, it’s easy to quickly get overwhelmed and confused. Many times, the questions perplexing travellers are ones that agents can answer right off the top of our heads thanks to our years of experience. Let us do the all of the hard work for you.
Travel Agents Understand Terms and Conditions – Most people don’t bother reading any of the fine print terms and conditions of their travel documents until it’s too late. Travel Agents are well versed in these rules, terms and conditions. We can help navigate and protect your holiday dollars.
Travel Agents Protect You – A good travel agent will make sure you have the proper peace of mind with the right travel insurance to keep you safe and protected.
Travel Agents Have Contacts – Travel agents do not get “free” trips. We invest our own money and especially our time to travel and visit the destinations we recommend. Sure, we experience new travel options and learn about destinations. The most important reason why we make this professional investment is for the opportunity to meet face to face with the right industry contacts.
Travel Agents Have Specialised Expertise – At our agency, we specialise in holidays for the 50-plus age group and many of our consultants are around this age. We understand your needs and requirements to provide a memorable, hassle-free holiday.
Travel Agents Have Priceless Advice – First hand experience and knowledge are what will change a holiday into a memorable experience. Even though good travel agents professionally invest in their own travel to gain this experience, not every Travel Agent can humanly know every destination in the world. That said, good travel agents have a “golden network” and know exactly who to call to get the answers their clients need.
Travel Agents Prevent Hassles – Just one example of this is if your flight or hotel booking is cancelled. We are notified immediately. We will then re-book you on the next available flight or into a better hotel to save you time and money.
Travel Agents Babysit Your Reservations – A good travel agent will babysit your reservation and advise you on how the holiday can be improved or how you can save money during booking period.
Travel Agents Work As Your Troubleshooter – No matter how much you prepare, sometimes unexpected “stuff” happens while you are on holiday. When you book with a travel agent, they are with you every step of the way. We are your personal advocate. If you run into any issues, your travel agent can make calls and usually fix the situation so you don’t have to waste valuable time problem solving these issues. We make sure any problems are resolved to your satisfaction.
Travel Agents Are Not Pushy – Any good travel agent knows it’s not about making the sale, it’s about creating satisfied customers. Happy clients become the best form of advertising for your company, they come back to you every year and recommend your company to others. Most travel agents rejoice when we can save our customers money with a great deal. We make our recommendations based on the specific needs and requests of our clients.