Travel agencies: risks and benefits
The temptation is great. The travel agency offers everything, take care of everything and make sure to prevent any problem. Posters are beautiful as advertising and the prices are sometimes incredibly small. There is a contract, an innocent young lady who smiles at signing, some rates for another couple hundred dollars… and ready. Going on vacation knowing that someone out there who, for a fee of about 4% will take care of your free time.
What is a travel agency?
First of all you must know that a travel agency does work as an interface between the client and tourism service providers operating in a particular area, whether foreign or not. Thus, travel agencies sign contracts with certain hotels, restaurants, entertainment tour operators in a given city contracts under which services are purchased at lower prices than the price of the reception.
A travel agency, credible, which respects its obligations to suppliers and they will always have a large portfolio of hotels, restaurants and flights to any destination. So do not be surprised if, trying to plan your vacation on your own, you will not find a vacancy for a flight but a travel agency will have the same flight, a lot of unsold tickets. Thus, through a series of contracts with service providers, travel agencies create their portfolio of offerings. The purchase price plus a fee that is intermediate. I mean, who dealt with agency contracting hotels, carriers (buses, planes, etc.) or various complementary tourism services providers.
The client hire a travel agent is, at least theoretically, relieve stress acts, risks at the destination. Agency is in charge of everything. For stays and circuits. If they call a travel agency only to purchase a ticket or accommodation in some time, then only that you get.
A trip with a travel agency can be very busy. At first glance an offer of seven days in a foreign country which includes visiting all the sights and optional tours performing more tempting. In a short time can do a lot. Interested thoroughly before. Many tourists’ travel agencies over-load the program so that you risk to return from vacation more tired than you left. The “disadvantage” that among the above mentioned refer both to this and to a certain imprisonment. Once you have signed will have to abide by the joint program.