Do you cut your own hair or do you go to a hairdresser?

Lizzie Adamson-Brown on 24 September 2020
Do you cut your own hair, or go to a hairdressers?

You have a water leak in the heating system, would you call a plumber?

You are thinking of selling your house, would choosing an estate agent be at the top of your list?

Of course, you could try all of the above yourself. But what could the end result be? Water flooding everywhere, an unsold house and a very questionable haircut!

If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say the majority of you lovely people out there would stick to dealing with the experts? It’s exactly the same with when booking your travel.

Holidays are so important, arguably the one thing people look forward to most in the year. You may have saved up all year for your holiday or even wedding/honeymoon (I've organised over 500 destination weddings). There are some perfect reasons to give, as to hand your hard earned wages over to an expert? These are just a small snapshot of what I can do for you and your family: • Someone who lives and breathes travel will ensure you get the best out of your budget by using their many years of experience. • Someone who knows the child-friendly hotels around the world • Someone who gets to know you as a person, who understands your exact wants and needs, down to the finest detail. • Someone knows the best time to visit the Maldives, or what visas and entry requirements are needed for Turkey, for example • Someone who knows that all the Covid-19 safety compliance precautions have been taken into account.

Why spend hours of your valuable time searching for your holiday online, trawling through website after website when you can get us to do all the hard work for you at no extra cost! It’s your time to relax, unwind and spend time with your loved ones. Is it really worth taking the risk by getting it wrong?

If a sub-standard hotel, miles from anywhere with a view of a brick wall makes you shudder, then you’re already realising the benefits of booking with an expert!

People have said that personal travel agents in this internet booking age aren’t necessary anymore?

In fact, you could argue that me as your very own personal travel has never been more relevant, especially at time of writing we are in the throes of a global pandemic, here's why…

Saving you time Time is more precious than ever before, especially if you are a corporate traveller. How often do we say "There’s never enough hours in the day?" From searching the web, to reading up reviews, to asking friends for their opinions, before you know it hours have passed and you still haven’t made a decision on where you should go on holiday. We call this 'The Carousel', it just goes around and around, you get on but can't get off! I will save you time and ultimately money, by doing all this for you.

Personal Service Once you’ve pressed ‘pay’ or 'confirm' on an online booking site, that's where the service ends, unfortunately. Your holiday should mean more to you than that? It certainly does to me. Someone who can be with you from the start to the very end of your holiday. Nothing beats good old- fashioned personal service. Guess who will be there for you every step of the way ? Yes, me.

Expertise It’s a big world out there! So many countries, cities and holiday options to choose from. I have over 20years of knowledge and expertise, working with booking systems and direct contracts, which you may not. I have all the insider tips who can find the perfect holiday to suit all your requirements – and make lots of suggestions you’d never have thought of. I will ensure that the supplier is Covid-19 compliant.

Peace of mind You arrive at the airport at 3am and your luggage has been lost. What do you do? Get stuck in a queue on the phone to a call centre? This is when the need for your Personal Travel Counsellor really comes into play. I would be your one point of contact to help you when things go wrong. It’s this kind of service which is invaluable. Also, on top of this I can provide Travel Insurance which now covers Covid-19 issues.

Financial protection When booking your holiday it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. Things such as financial protection might not be at the forefront of your mind. Travel Counsellors have made sure that every penny you spend on your is fully protected. So if an airline, supplier goes bust or a hotel shuts down the safety of your money will be in safe hands and never be in doubt.

Connections Travel Counsellors have built strong relationships with hotels, airlines and tour operators, giving them access to the best deals in the industry. If there is someone who is going to be able to get you a cheeky upgrade, know an all-inclusive deal or can guarantee a sea-view bedroom, it will be me! For more information on how I can help you through that minefield of booking your precious holiday or lucrative business trip, give me a call for a chat.