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Published on April 7th, 2011 | by Daniel Nikulin

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Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

With the endless amount of online travel booking engines out there, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of deals, travel reviews and the virtual travel rabbit hole the internet can become.

As one of the few full-service travel companies left, we often get asked ‘why should I book through a travel agent?’. It’s a fair question, so we’ve put together 5 good reasons why everyone should have a professional taking care of their travel bookings.

Experience

For starters, our travel agents are Expert Travellers, well-trained and well-travelled. They’re experts in the booking process – from initial planning of when and where to go, to which travel provider or airline to go with, based on what suits you and your lifestyle.

They know internet deals and their pitfalls, and that there’s nothing worse than finding that special ‘deal’ online that isn’t that special after all.

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They are enthused by travel. They not only have first-hand experience and reviews of destinations, hotels and airlines, but also the feedback of their colleagues and clients. They are trusted travel professionals in the truest sense of the word, and when they’re not booking travel, they are usually off exploring the world themselves.

We’re in the Know

Did you know that switching your travel dates by a single day can sometimes save you hundreds of dollars? Our Expert Travellers do. Seasonality, booking classes and seat sales can all impact a fare, so we steer you in the right direction to save.

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With the inside scoop on industry deals, promotions and specials, we always make sure you are getting the very best bang for your buck.

We Do the Work For You

Life is hectic enough. Who has time to search for the best deals, reviews, make flight, hotel, tour bookings, train reservations and organize travel insurance, too? We do.

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By letting our Expert Travellers do the dirty work, you can spend more time getting excited for your trip and less time stressing about it. We’ll keep you in in the loop during the entire process to ensure that the options we provide you with meet all of your needs. And don’t forget – our expert advice is always free!

We’ve Got Your Back

We work for you, not the travel companies.

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Our Expert Travellers don’t sell you anything you don’t need. They are here to assist you in booking your dream holiday and will go to great lengths to ensure your trip is as memorable as can be. Nothing is more satisfying than having a happy client who has nothing but great things to say about their trip and their agent.

Travel Insurance

No one likes to think about something going wrong on their trip, but the reality is: stuff happens.

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Our Expert Travellers know everything there is to know about travel insurance, and will explain and recommend the travel insurance plan best suited to you and your trip.

 

Still not convinced? Let us prove it. Next time a trip comes up, give us a try – our service is free! Get in touch with our Expert Travellers by phone, chat, or come visit us at a Flight Centre store near you.  

 

 

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About the Author

Daniel Nikulin

turned his love of travel into a living and has worked for Flight Centre in various capacities since the late 90’s. Currently an in-house copywriter, Daniel uses his industry experience to bridge the gap between travel professional and professional traveller. When he’s not abroad with a pen in hand, he spends his time with his band and cat, Leroy.



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