Is It The End Of The High Street Travel Agent?
Is It The End For The Travel Agent?
Sometime in the distant past, when we needed to book a vacation we went to see the high street travel agents. Normally found in your local town or city, the travel agent was the beginning of your holiday dreams for quite a few years – until another, flashier niche turned up, the internet.
With the appearance of the web age, life for travel operators and holidaymakers changed. Presently, we can go on the web and locate the best arrangements to suit us, all without paying a fee to a travel operator. It's basic, simple and can be done from anywhere in the world – yet the travel operators aren't giving up… so what's stopping us all turning to the web to make out holiday bookings?
Plainly, the greatest distinction between online travel operators and those on the high streets we have used for many years? is the up close and personal factor. With a regular travel operator, you can take a seat and examine your necessities with a travel agent in person, and you can get tailored to suit holidays. The web loses this individual sense a bit, and may clarify why some still can't seem to find the need to use the internet for their travel requirements.
The fundamental concern, in any case, has all the earmarks of being worried about web security and traveller insurance when booking online with a company you don't know. Travelling is expensive – that is a given – and many individuals simply don't feel good tapping their bank card into a faceless computer to a travel company they may of never used before.
In the event that that is the reason you've yet to book a holiday on the web, don't let this put you off. Utilize the typical security checks before entering bank details, for example, a "https" is the web server or a little lock symbol on the address bar – these generally mean a website is security ensured, and you're ready. Don't be afraid to email or phone and ask for more detail about the travel company. And most of all ask for the ATOL or equivalent licenses so you know you are fully protected in the event of any financial mishaps relating to the tour operator.