Following the rollout of the vaccination programme and the announcement of a lockdown exit plan, consumer confidence has soared with a surge in holiday bookings both at home and abroad. Despite doubts over the possibility of long haul travel, Tui reported that bookings had jumped 500% overnight with Greece, Spain and Turkey as the most popular destinations. Likewise, Easyjet reported a jump of 337% in flight sales and a 630% rise in its package holiday bookings. However, organising that much longed for break in 2021 isn’t going to be easy. Your best bet for the most protection is to book a package holiday through a reputable travel agent. Award Winning Travel Counsellor Emma Savage explains why.
The pandemic has shown that staying up to date and navigating through the ever-changing travel advice is tricky and confusing. A good travel agent can help guide you and give impartial expert advice. They’ll be fully informed on the rules and regulations for where you are looking to travel and can advise on anything you need to prepare in advance to comply with the rules. At Travel Counsellors, we offer professional, impartial advice on all aspects of travel and the reassurance of many years’ experience in the travel industry.
If you book elements of travel individually, you will not have any protection should one of the elements go wrong. Book a package with a travel agent and you will have full package protection. Book with Travel Counsellors and not only will you have ATOL cover, but the unmatched protection of the Travel Counsellors Financial Trust.
A good travel agent will get to know you; your likes and dislikes and your priorities. After listening to your wish list, they’ll tailor-make a holiday to your requirements, making the whole experience completely stress-free and highly personal. When you call, you’ll speak to someone who knows you and remembers you; no more queuing on hold and speaking with call-centres. Should you need to make changes to your booking, one call will get you through to your personal Travel Counsellor.
Round the clock support
While away on holiday, Travel Counsellors customers have access to a 24/7 Duty Office which offers worldwide support to customers, whether you fall ill, need to change your flight home, or have any other issue in resort. Not only that, but you’ll have the personal mobile of your own Travel Counsellor. So you’re never left high and dry when you book with Travel Counsellors.
They do all the work so you don’t have to
Regardless of your destination, travel agents are able to take care of every single aspect of your trip from finding the right accommodation at a fair price, how to get there, hotel transfers, car hire, visas and even lining up your itinerary whilst away. You can sit back and do what you’re supposed to do on holiday- relax! And if things do go wrong, then you can still relax while they deal with all the cancellations and changes.
If this wasn’t already fabulous enough, Travel Counsellors such as Emma Savage have an Award Winning Reputation after being ranked No.1 by Moneysavingexpert for travel companies who have looked after their customers during this pandemic. They have also been accredited in the British Travel Awards 2019 as “Best National Travel Retailer and are rated by customers as 5* on TrustPilot. You can also hear more from Emma on this incredibly inspiring podcast.
Now if that’s got you thinking ‘maybe’ this year when it comes to holidays, then please don’t forget to take a look at my essential 15 point checklist as to what you need to consider in order to make an informed decision as to whether to book a holiday in 2021. If you can take the hit, book that trip?