01 May 2018
With a dizzying array of options for booking travel, planning your dream holiday can be a confusing process. Booking with a Travel Counsellor offers unique benefits not found anywhere else. Whether you’re a frequent flyer who needs someone to take care of all your business travel needs or a leisure traveller putting together an annual overseas holiday to remember, here’s why booking with your Travel Counsellor is a winning proposition.
All travel booked with a Travel Counsellor is always 100% financially protected. This means that if an airline collapses, a hotel closes unexpectedly or a travel operator goes bust, you won’t be out of pocket. When you book with Travel Counsellors you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re always financially covered, which isn’t always the case when booking online, directly with an operator or with other travel agents.
Booking with a professional can mean the difference between the holiday from hell or the dream trip of a lifetime. Whether planning your ultimate honeymoon, putting together a dream trip for your family or crafting a specialised itinerary for a work trip, having a dedicated professional to speak to when planning a trip is a real bonus. Instead of being treated like a number, Travel Counsellors see their clients as unique individuals. Taking the time to ask questions and work out what you want from your holiday, Travel Counsellors are genuinely focused on delivering the best travel experiences money can buy.
If you’re accustomed to spending hours comparing airfare quotes and trawling hotel comparison websites, then you’ll know that booking a holiday on your own can be a confusing, time-consuming and stressful process. When booking with a Travel Counsellor, you have access to a professional that knows how to tailor a holiday to meet your needs. Your Travel Counsellor will make your booking, provide all your travel documents, advise on any visa requirements and keep you updated with anything else you need to know. With a Travel Counsellor taking care of everything, you’ll spend less time organising and stressing, and more time daydreaming about how that first cocktail on the beach is going to taste!
When you book with a Travel Counsellor you automatically have a team of travel professionals on your side. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the global duty office team work around the clock to ensure you’re taken care of in case of an emergency. If you need to change flights or secure extra accommodation due to extreme weather events, civil unrest or other unforeseen circumstances, the duty office can help make the process easier. While emergencies are rare, they do happen and being left high and dry in a foreign country can be an extremely stressful and costly experience.
The world really is your oyster when booking with a Travel Counsellor. With access to thousands of airlines, hotels, resorts, cruises, tours and activities, Travel Counsellors aren’t locked into booking with certain companies. Many travel websites only offer a small range of hotels or airlines to choose from, so when searching online you might be missing out on all sorts of incredible deals and travel ideas. An expedition cruise through the Northwest Passage? A luxury safari through Botswana? An unforgettable rail journey in Peru? With a Travel Counsellor, the choice is really yours.