Hire An Agent With A Reputation For Good Service
A professional agency - to handle your holiday tour- can give
you a calculated itinerary, which helps you make the most use
of your time.
like your airline/rail/bus bookings, hotel reservations, etc.
are taken care of, so you can relax more. A professional firm
will be able to tell you which places to visit according to
the time of the year (season), your budget. If you're travelling
abroad they can also take care of procuring your visa. Be sure
to give them advance notice.
In choosing your travel agent: Always depend on reputed
names. Even if the prices are a little steep, you are in safe
An agent may show attractive brochures of five star hotels where
you will stay, and on reaching the destination, may put you
up in a three star. You end up paying more for less. To be on
the safer side, ask the agent to produce confirmation of reservations
in your name from the hotel.
Also check the menu the agent offers. You may have to put up
with insufficient meals at the destination if you don't.
If an agent offers an attractive lower price for a round trip,
check small details like sightseeing charges, etc. He may take
you to places which demand expensive entry fees and you will
have to cough up more money than expected. The transport for
sightseeing may also not be of good quality. Try and crosscheck
as many details as you can. Also compare one agency's rate with
the best in the market and see what that agency has to offer.
Lastly, except for the business traveller, not many people have
a passport ready. Instead of rushing it through in the last
minute, apply for passport well in advance.