Whenever you are thinking of going on holiday what is the first thing you think of after you have your destination? Normally people will think of visiting a high street Travel Agent. However and no offence intended but what does a high street travel agent probably know about the destination unless they have been there? Understandably all they are selling is what they are told to sell, what is in the book. However how do you know you are getting a good deal? Many a time have other in country travel agents had to clean up the holiday mess caused by High Street Travel Agents.Say for instance you are thinking of coming to Costa Rica.
From my experience of UK Travel Agents the majority have never been and the holiday they are trying to sell you is a preplanned tour that is not designed to your needs. Also the price is usually much more expensive as the High Street Agent will have to go through 3 or 4 peoples pockets before it gets to the hotel. Therefore in our opinion it is always much better to use an in country Travel Agent for reasons below:.
1. The in country Travel Consultant lives and works in the country so use their knowledge and experience to design a perfect custom itinerary just for you.2. The In Country travel agent uses a lot more hotels, tours band transportation companies than a non-In country travel agent this way giving you more choice.3.
The In country Travel Agent has more flexibility to design a custom itinerary, always make sure you provide them with all the information that they are going to need. If you let them know you then they will be better prepared to produce the perfect itinerary for you.4. The In Country Travel Agent goes straight to the hotels, this way the price is less and also they can instantly check availability.
There is nothing worse than booking something that is not available!!.5. Use your Travel Agents experience to the up most, get to do all the great things in the country that normal people do not get to do!!.
6. When you use a Travel Agent in that country you are supporting that countries local economy and helping keep locals in jobs.7. If you have a problem while in the country how will the High Street Travel Agent help you? Will they call from the UK to sort everything out for you? In Country Travel Agents normally provide a 24 hour service just in case the worst happens.We hope this has given you some reasons why to use a local travel agent in the destination country. If you have any questions please feel free to call Costa Rica Holiday on 0207-1933930..Costa Rica Holiday
By: Richard Bexon