Forget Booking Your Holiday Online: Why a Travel Broker is Best

Paris, Morocco or a drive down Route 66, when it comes to booking your holiday online, don’t do it! As crazy as that may seem, organising your own holiday overseas (and to a lesser degree within New Zealand), may not be in your best interests.

Booking Your Holiday Online Verses Using a Travel Broker

I’m the first to admit that booking a holiday online looks tempting. Many advertisements offer discounted airfares or free accommodation and all you must do is visit their website and book today! But like everything else in this world, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Booking your holiday online is best left to the experts and here’s why:

  • Third party websites are difficult to deal with – if you make a mistake with your booking or need to increase your luggage allowance, expect to be on hold for hours. Even then, the problem may not be sorted, and you could be out of pocket.
  • Time zones are confusing – after a long journey to Italy, you’re ready to board your Mediterranean Cruise, only to find you are a day late and your cruise ship has already left. A travel broker understands about calculating time zones, ensuring you’ll get to the right place at the right time!
  • Plans change, and problems arise – if you’ve booked your own holiday via the web, you’ll need to do the ringing around to sort the problems, cancel or reschedule your trip. This can take up hours of your time.

Using a Travel Broker is a Smart Choice

As a travel broker, I’ve spent years learning the ins and outs of my industry. I’ve learnt which companies offer the best experiences and value for money holidays. I know how to find the best deals for my clients. Contrary to what many think, booking your holiday through me will not cost you more. In fact, my knowledge and experience can:

  • Save you money & time
  • Provide a better holiday experience
  • Give you peace of mind

When you’re on your trip, I’m on call 24/7 in case of any problems. Instead of calling strangers who are unable or don’t want to help, make one phone call to me. I’ll do the legwork and sort everything out for you! I care about my clients and want them to enjoy their holidays. With each trip you book with me, I create a detailed itinerary which includes suggestions of places to visit and personalise these to your specific requirements.

Booking your trip online is not something I’d recommend. Instead give me a call and together we’ll make the holiday of your dreams come true.


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