If you’ve never used one before, a personal travel advisor can make booking the right holiday so much easier.
You won’t have to wait in a queue in a High Street travel agent or receive the same general holiday advice that everyone else does.
Take control of your holiday by getting in touch with one of the many holiday advisors out there who have a wealth of knowledge and information on a variety of destinations.
Listed below are five important questions to ask a personal travel advisor if you’re using one for the first time.
Do you have personal experience/good knowledge of my destination?
Personal travel advisors tend to have a specific type of holiday or group of destinations as their niche. The whole point of using holiday advisors is to get in-depth knowledge you can’t find anywhere else.
If you’re unsure about whether your personal travel advisor really knows what they’re talking about, ask as many questions as you can.
Can you save me money?
Another reason many people use holiday advisors is to find great holiday deals they wouldn’t be able to elsewhere.
Before speaking to a personal travel advisor you might want to have a look online for the holiday you want so you have an idea of price to save more money easier and whether the advisor is getting you a good deal.
Can I book extras such as car hire with you?
The convenience of using a personal travel advisor is a big plus for many people. Being able to book everything you need in one place and have someone deal with any problems on your behalf is a key part of a holiday advisor’s role.
If yours isn’t able to do this for any reason, then it’s time to look elsewhere.
Why should I use you rather than a travel agent?
When you’ve never used the services of a personal travel advisor before and are maybe a bit unsure, it pays to be direct and ask why you should use them.
Any holiday advisor worth their salt will be able to provide you with a list of benefits as to why you should use them.
Will my flights and holiday be protected?
Many personal travel advisors are part of larger companies or groups, but it’s worth asking the question to make sure you are protected against any financial loss.
Asking holiday advisors if they’re ATOL and ABTA members is advisable and if they’re not, you should think about alternative options or finding a personal travel advisor who is.