Friday, February 23, 2018

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High Street Travel Agents vs. Online Travel Agents

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 Many things have changed with the travel agency and many things have stayed the same.  

Once upon a time, when people wanted to book a trip they went to see the travel agent.

Travel businesses could be found on a high street with heavy pedestrian traffic, the travel agent was the start of vacation dreams for several decades – until a new, flashier kid arrived on the block.

 

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Modern technology has made the life for travel agents and holidaymakers changed forever.

Now, we can go online and find the best deals to suit us, all without paying a hefty arrangement fee to a travel agent.

It’s simple, easy and can be done from the comfort of your living room – but the travel agents aren’t going out of business just yet… so what’s stopping everyone converting to internet holiday booking?

 

Difference between online  and high street travel agents:

1)  Online  vs Face to face

2)  Do -It-Yourself  vs Done For You

3)  Non-personal touch  vs  Personal Touch

 

High street conventional travel agents is the face-to-face factor.

With a conventional travel agent, you can sit down and discuss your needs with an actual person, and you can get recommendations as you browse.

The internet loses this personal sense a little, and may explain why some have yet to discover the joys of internet holidays.

The main concern, however, appears to be concerns about internet safety and passenger protection.

Holidays are expensive – that’s a given – and many people just don’t feel comfortable tapping their credit card details in to a faceless computer.

If that’s why you’ve yet to book a holiday online, rest assured.

Use the usual security checks before entering card details, such as a ‘https’ is the web server or a small padlock icon on the address bar – these usually mean a site is security protected, and you’re good to go.

Advantages Of Using A Travel Agent

1)  Trips involving complexity transfers

2)  Booking for more than 2 passengers

3)  Knowledge of better deals  with suppliers

4)  Great incentives given to travel agents to pass on to travelers 

5)  Greater Savings

6)  Time saving

 

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The Ever-Increasing Popularity of Air Travel

Ever since the determinedly brave Wright Brothers made the first unassisted flight aboard their plane Kitty Hawk, man has been taking to the sky (and beyond) so as to explore the world. Air travel is fastly becoming the biggest of all the transportation industries, allowing people to shrink the world and go from one hemisphere to another in a matter of hours.

Air travel is one of the most convenient ways to move from place to place. First and foremost, there is the speed: most airplanes have a cruising speed of 500 miles per hour or more, so you’re going to reach your destination in the fastest time possible. And while flight phobias exist, there’s no doubt that for most travelers, being able to sit back and let the pilot do all the work while you sip from the drinks cart is one of the more enjoyable parts of air travel!

There is an oft-quoted statistic that flying by airplane is the safest way to travel – and for once, the statistics are right. Airplane crashes are rare, and despite perceptions, an air crash does not immediately mean total loss of life. In fact, you are more likely to survive an airplane crash than to perish, again according to statistics.

It’s rapidly becoming clear where air travel is so popular. It’s fast, it’s efficient and it’s surprisingly safe – as well as taking some of the strain out of traveling, as you relax in the cabin and watch the wall go by beneath.

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Travelers going to places recommended by others happens often.

 

Many plan or dream of a vacation we have seen in a magazine.

It’s safe to say that the vast majority of us book a holiday to a place where we ’like the sound of’.

Destinations tend to be spread by word of mouth, when other people enjoy their vacation and tell their friends – or the entire internet.

There are those who although vacation at a place recommended by others or book by an agent still want to use a guide to help us get around.

We book this people-recommended holiday, many of us then go and by a travel guide from a book retailer.

This might not seem that odd, but in reality it is.

We take a tip given by a genuine, fellow traveler and then reduce it down to buying a travel guide.

A guide which was probably written by a freelance writer who has never even set foot in the country they have visited.

The small travel guides you can buy in shops and convenience stores provide little insight and no personal touch of what it is like to visit a place, and what you should do while you’re there.

That means you may miss out, and not get the most out of your holiday.

The solution, thankfully, is simple.

The genuine, person-to-person or on the grapevine advice is the thing to stick to: you want to know what people like yourself thought of the destination, and where they think you should visit.

You don’t want some rehashed advertising literature that makes everything sound wonderful – and that’s mainly what travel guides are.

Thankfully, there are sites on the internet that will provide a genuine experience report and recommendation guide for fellow travelers Run a search engine query for your destination and browse through the pages, and some personal testimonials will inevitably come up.

Enlist the help of A  Travel Agent

 

A travel professional who takes the time to build you an itinerary has already search out the best and safe places.

Do your do diligence from the point of what the travel agent has given you and go to the internet to get further help.

The personal touch is always preferable to some generic content, so give travel guides a miss and get your tips and advice from professionals or those who have actually been there and done it.

Survive The Travel Agent Hard-Sell

Estate agents have a worldwide reputation for exaggerating the good points of something they are trying to sell and downplaying the bad – but they’re not alone. This ‘selective editing’ tactic is used by any professional company trying to sell something; the trick is to learn to see through their statements and find the truth.

When it comes to travel agents, it’s all the more difficult to trust them. For a start, unlike when you’re with a Realtor, you aren’t there to view the hotel you will be staying at – so you have to rely totally on what the travel agent says and what the photographs of the hotel suggest. Therefore it’s all the easier to be lead down the garden path, and end up staying in a hotel that makes your entire holiday a misery.

The important thing when it comes to booking a holiday is to give yourself time. Do not be pressurized in to buying a holiday in your first visit to a travel agent; even if they are offer one-day-only exclusives. These deals rotate, so providing you give yourself enough time, there’s no need to snap one up there and then.

Always get the information from the travel agent then go and check the hotel out for yourself online. Look at sites such as TripAdvisor.com, where genuine consumers who have stayed at the hotel give their feedback. This gives a much more objective opinion of a potential destination than a travel agent – with one eye on their commission – ever could.