Why You Will Want to Go Through a Travel Agency After COVID-19 Lockdown
Travelling post-pandemic is going to look and feel a bit different, but at least we’ll still be travelling again! There will be new rules and new ways of navigating the world via airlines, hotels, tour operators, cruise lines and even vehicle rentals. To help you through this, the experts are recommending you book your travel through a travel agent who works with a reputable travel agency.
Now more than ever, a travel agency such as TierOne Travel can ensure your safety as you venture out in the world again. Our experienced travel agents are there for you much more readily than online booking sites. They also have the inside scoop and the know-how to get you to your destination and back home again – safe and sound with lots of good memories to share.
What are the Advantages Booking with a Travel Agency?
Booking through a travel agency before the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic was always more advantageous than booking online. (Find out exactly why, here.) Nowadays, however, this is even more true. They can help you navigate this new world of travel.
An experienced travel agent can save you time and money and ensure you have a worry-free trip. Once travel restrictions are lifted and we venture out again, planning and booking your trip through a travel agency with experienced travel agents will be paramount if you want to know what you’re getting into. For instance, there will be many online deals to entice travellers to destinations. Many of them will seem almost too good to be true. Your travel agent can tell you if the deal is a scam and/or whether there are any pitfalls to avoid.
Reasons to Book Through a Travel Agency with Experienced Agents:
Travel agents will know the new post-pandemic rules of travel
Experienced travel agents will have knowledge of travel restrictions around the world. They will know if a national park is open to the public or whether a popular tourist spot is allowing visitors. And they will know about vacation-rental cancellation policies, airline restrictions and other booking policies that are changing to match our changing times. They can also advise you on the best travel insurance policy to provide you with confidence should anything unforeseen happen, such as cancellations or illness.
They will save you money and time
Booking through a reputable travel agency will save you money in the long run. It’s in a travel agent’s best interest to get you the best deals without compromising quality. They can avoid hidden costs and ensure you get what you paid for. And they will save you time by doing all the work for you. They do all the research, make the calls, and double check the cleanliness and safety of your accommodations and planned activities.
They will provide you with a detailed, worry-free itinerary
Having a detailed itinerary when you travel post-pandemic will take the worry out of your vacation. Travel agents can build your itinerary based on your interests and budget. You can be confident in their expertise to take care of all your bookings, from airlines and car rentals, to accommodations and restaurants. You won’t want to deal with unwelcome surprises when you’re travelling after the COVID-19 lockdown.
They are experienced and knowledgeable about the best destinations and accommodations
Experienced travel agents, like those who work with TierOne Travel, have travelled extensively themselves. Chances are they’ve been to your target destination and have first-hand knowledge about the best places to stay and things to do. And if they haven’t been there themselves, they know someone who has or have inside information from local tour operators. Travel agents will also ensure your accommodations are clean, safe and comfortable. For example, they can find you a private villa, campground or guest home if staying at a crowded hotel makes you nervous during the early post-pandemic days.
They are available and can help problem solve
Travel agents are human beings and in today’s digital world that’s a huge advantage. You can talk to them in person or over email. They are there to provide advice and to troubleshoot if the need arises. They can step in and clear up misunderstandings or problems such as severe weather disruptions, cancelled flights, missed connections, or even the sudden closure of a hotel. In short, they are expert problem solvers and you can count on them to advocate on your behalf.
They will pre-screen travel companies and tour operators
A travel agency such as TierOne Travel works with preferred suppliers around the world. These are trusted companies and tour operators that have been proven to deliver excellence. Our travel agents make sure to pre-screen any in-country flights, car rental companies, excursion operators, accommodations and restaurants to ensure your safety and satisfaction. They will make sure that all are following post COVID-19 protocol for cleanliness.
They have your back and care about your happiness
Travel agents work hard to make sure you have the best vacation possible. Theirs is a labour of love. They take the time to get to know you and your travel companions. They understand your travel fears, because they have them too. And through their expertise, you can rest assured they’ve done everything possible on their end to allay your fears. You can trust them to take the worry out of your next post-pandemic vacation.
Get Peace of Mind with Travel Insurance
Before you travel, be sure you have enough coverage, especially in these changing times. Travel insurance will provide you with peace of mind on your vacation. Find out more about Manulife travel insurance here.
When you’re ready to make your post-pandemic travel dreams come true, contact one of our TierOne Travel agents! They have extensive experience in life-changing travel and will be able to craft something incredible that is suited to your unique needs. One call; endless experiences!
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous