You’ve been thinking about your dream holiday for months and you are finally ready to turn those plans into reality. However, you still have one big question: How do I pull it all together?
Although you’ve travelled before, concerns about whether you can find the best value for money, whether it will tick all your boxes and a lack of time are hindering you. On top of this, there are so many options (that always look great online!), you don’t know who to trust, let alone what to include or exclude.
While there are hundreds of travel websites at your fingertips, making travel agents seem unnecessary, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Travel agents offer a range of services, and have day to day experience and tools to manage travel logistics. We also have access to specialist wholesalers with in-depth and unbiased knowledge of destinations and activities. In this blog, we discuss the benefits of working with a travel agent.
The benefits of using a Boutique Travel Agent
Even an experienced traveller can benefit from sharing their plans with a travel agent when designing their next holiday. Think of that feeling of excitement when you bump into someone at a BBQ that has just come back from the place you are planning to visit – now imagine if that person could plan and book your holiday too. There may be no feeling worse than booking a holiday only to find out you have missed out on great information, advice and deals.
- Simplify your inbox by dealing with just one person (your travel agent). Save time (and free up some headspace) by letting your travel agent coordinate with different providers and present a consolidated solution to you (click here for an example Fine Travel Itinerary)
- Over time your Travel Agent becomes familiar with your travel style and expectations – be surprised when you are pre-seated on the aircraft and your gluten-free meal is already ordered
- You’ll get access to your travel agent’s specialist wholesale partners who (like your Travel Planner) are just as enthusiastic as you are about the destination you are heading too
When you book with your travel agent, you have peace of mind they are available if something unexpected comes up during your holiday. Avoid the frustration of being on hold with an overseas call centre.
Looking for Business Class airfares? Read our article on the Cost of Booking a Business Class airfare with a Travel Agent
Our point of difference
Fine Travel is a full-service travel agency that provides bespoke travel services to leisure and business clients in New Zealand. Located across the country, our consultants love sharing their wealth of industry and personal knowledge to provide you with the best, tailored-to-you travel experience. An IATA bonded independent travel agency, we take the stress out of planning and booking travel, giving you precious time to pack for your trip, rather than dealing with all of the logistics details.
Forget managing your bookings alone. Instead, choose to work with a Fine Travel Agent who will save you time, money and stress, ensuring your holiday experience is of the highest quality.