How the role of the humble travel agent has changed in recent years.

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How the role of the humble travel agent has changed in recent years.

Before the arrival of the Internet, everyone used travel agents to book their travel arrangements because agents were able to access information that was not generally accessible to your average traveller. The Internet changed all that and empowered consumers by enabling them to research and find all sorts of interesting ‘goodies’ online. This democratisation of … Continued


Summer has arrived!

I’m not talking literally of course — just figuratively — and wearing my travel agent hat! Easter has always traditionally represented the start of the summer season as this is when tour operator summer charter programmes begin and winter charter series end. It is also then an appropriate time to remind people of the kinds … Continued


Some Travel Advice

You save long and hard for your holiday — a year (perhaps longer) — and therefore you don’t think it unreasonable to expect that everything goes according to plan. Indeed, for the most part, that is precisely what happens day in and day out for countless thousands of satisfied holidaymakers every season. The planes leave … Continued



What’s the difference between a published and a consolidated fare?

Consumers mistakenly assume that the Internet is the sole repository of  all things cheap! This myth continues to perpetuate itself partly because travel agents have never been particularly good about telling their own story and letting people know the alternative sources that they (the agents) have access to. A perfect example of this is consolidator fares. Many of the … Continued


Five Great Destinations for Foodies

If you’re anything like me then you love your food. Indeed they say that the world is basically divided into two types of people: those that eat to live and those that live to eat. I most definitely fall into the latter camp and have the waistline to prove it! Food also happens to be one of the highlights … Continued


Fancy travelling business class?

Travelling business class is one of those experiences that most of us rarely get to enjoy — unless of course you’re a corporate hotshot or you’re loaded. You’ll be delighted therefore to note that SAS airlines are currently running with a promotion that is offering roundtrip business class fares to various points in Scandinavia for … Continued


When is the best time to go on holidays?

This is a question that is often asked of travel agents and the answer obviously depends on where in the world that you’re intending on travelling to but as a general rule of thumb, if you talking about holidaying anywhere in Southern Europe, then May or September are usually the two best months in which … Continued


Don’t be afraid to stretch your boundaries a little.

Language can sometimes be inadvertently misleading in that certain descriptions that you think mean one thing can actually turn out to mean a whole lot more than you had originally supposed. One of the biggest culprits in the travel arena is the niche market known collectively as ‘Adventure Travel’. Adventure Travel (at least to my … Continued


Comparing like with like!

One of the most common mistakes that we often find people making when planning their overseas trips is the tendency to compare the cost of one itinerary against that of another without factoring in all the other components that ultimately add to the overall cost of such travel plans. In other words, people have a tendency to … Continued


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