For most people, unless you are already working for a travel agency, booking for a holiday or a business trip is not an everyday job. Some people might not even know where to start. So, most people do, what most people do. They go on the internet, trying to find a holiday provider.
The internet offers you a sheer overwhelming number of sites form where you can book with every airline, hotel or any other travel service; the back flip is, going through every travel website, to check out the best offer which is not just time-consuming, it can be downright frustrating.
However, if you make your bookings with a local travel organiser your holiday booking instantly becomes a great deal easier. Perhaps, the most significant benefit is, that a local travel organiser knows the region like his back pocket. This instantly gives you an advantage over holiday providers, who in most cases do not have staff in your chosen destination. They will more likely than not be sitting elsewhere in a travel agency only taking your booking.
A travel organiser on site, however, will show you the area in a way only a local can. You will see the region through their eyes, instead of through the eyes of a travel agency. Onsite travel organisers are happy to show you the best kept secrets the region has to offer.
If you have questions regarding culture, history, the best hiking places or whatever is on your mind, you have the advantage of first-hand information. A local travel organiser will know what programs are available in his area, how long it takes to get from A — B, all the seasonal, social or sporting events and if you happen to be a hiker, they can tell you how difficult or how long a chosen hike might be.
If the weather does not play its part
When planning activities in your holiday destination, the weather will always somehow be an unpredictable factor. Even in this case, your onsite travel organiser will be of great help. Your travel organiser will always have a plan B for you and replaces the program without any difficulty according to the weather change. By the way, a local travel organiser will also be able to tell you the best time to come to the chosen area you before you even book.
How your holiday supports the local community and your budget
Your local travel organiser does not only know the area like the back of his/her hand; he has an excellent connection to local companies. Not having to import from other countries means to support the local community and to ensure job security.
Through those special relationships with local companies, any cost savings will be handed down to you, the customer. Commissions from the supplier will give you special rates or discounts. You will get excellent value for your money. If you add it all up, you will not likely pay any more, than doing the booking yourself; maybe through several different booking sites. Besides you will save lots of your valuable time by not sitting on your computer hours on end.
Further advantages of booking with an onsite travel organiser
With your local travel organiser, you always have an onsite representative who is here for you, answering all questions you may have during your holidays. Even more, you have someone who speaks the local language. You will get help and advice not only first-hand but comfortably and without any language barriers.
You arrived at your holiday destination and now you do not know what to do with yourself
With a local travel organiser, you are never short of ideas. Your onsite travel organiser should know the local area inside out. In most cases, they might have grown up in the vicinity too. They will be able to give you tips and ideas of what you can do like no other, such as where you can find interesting places and the general costs of activities offered around your holiday destination.
A final word for eating out and other events in the local area
For eating out and participating in activities, you support the local community, which in turn helps your budget. Your regional travel organiser will give you tips for the best restaurants, where the nightlife happens and everything else that will bring more enjoyment to your stay. Eating out does not have to be expensive if you know where to go!
Why not get in touch with your onsite travel organiser and book a dream holiday for less money but more value?
Concluding, booking your holiday with a local travel organiser gives you an edge over those, booking individually through online sites
• Your regional travel organiser knows the area like his back pocket. He knows everything you want to know, to make your holiday more enjoyable
• Offer an alternative program if the weather does not suit or if plans have to change
• You support the local community
• You always have a representative in the area who also speaks the local language
• You never run out of ideas of what to do
• Insiders tips for eating out, offers, events which ultimately making your holiday more enjoyable and better value for money.
• Good value for money. You won’t pay much more than if you book everything individually yourself. Travel organisers earnings/commissions come from suppliers and their special rates/discounts rather than from the price the customer pays.
• For the value and security, you are getting, it is money well spent.