Top benefits of working with an accredited ATAS travel agent
Perhaps you have travelled a few times to nearby countries or you have already checked some exotic destinations. But the same question arises over and over again: How to organize a trip as efficiently as possible? Sit back, relax and read on.
Always plan ahead!
In general, arriving at the destination only to find out you forgot something really important at home can literally ruin your trip from day one. Therefore, creating a to-do list you can carefully check before departure is an essential part of planning a good trip.
Then, once you have decided where you want to go and how long you want to stay, there are many factors to consider, such as available flights, travel insurance and detailed itinerary.
Fortunately, there is a better way to plan your trip than trying to manage the logistics all by yourself. This means contacting an accredited travel agent.
Are you looking for inspiration for your next adventure? Contact Thomas Travel today and let us help you create amazing memories!
What is an accredited travel agent?
In Australia, the voluntary ATAS accreditation scheme has been launched since July 2014. The scheme is basically designed to help travel agents offer quality standards when organizing a trip. This way, visitors can get the most out of their holiday. An accredited travel agent has extensive knowledge and experience in the travel industry and meets mandatory standards while staying professional, reliable and helpful with all clients.
What are the advantages of working with an accredited travel agent?
Knowing that everything runs smoothly with your next holiday can undoubtedly bring you extra peace of mind! But when working with an accredited travel agent, you will enjoy many other benefits such as:
1. Expert guidance
While “do-it-yourself” kind of trips is a good option nowadays, nothing beats expert guidance, though. This way, you can be confident that your holiday will be carefully planned in every single aspect.
No matter how keen you are on planning a trip, forgetting that “small detail” can happen even to frequent travellers. This is not the case when working with experienced travel agents. Not only will they remind you of every single thing you need to take with you but they will also provide you with solutions whenever needed.
3. Professional advice
Furthermore, we all want to make the most of our experience, especially when travelling to a place for the first time. That is why a travel specialist is ready to deliver all the information you need in a friendly yet professional way.
4. Extra value and cost savings
Quoting a trip is usually not an easy job, especially if you are a really busy person. A qualified travel agent may be the best solution for you to identify the best value-for-money options, whether it’s accommodation, flight or other services.
5. A personal touch
Also, you can stay inspired at all times. All you need to do is to express your needs, preferences and expectations, as well as the places you want to see and the things you want to do. This way, the travel agent will personalize your trip accordingly.
6. Unbiased recommendations
Traditional travel agencies still recommend certain accommodation units because of their travel arrangements with these particular companies. An accredited travel agent, on the other hand, will only give you unbiased recommendations, according to your budget and preferences.
7. Your own, personal travel specialist
Ultimately, you get to work with a specialized travel agent that will facilitate the entire planning process for you. He or she is always ready to guide you, assist you and help you create your own memorable travel experiences.
At Thomas Travel, we are aware of the importance of working with ATAS accredited travel agents nowadays. Therefore, we have implemented this scheme, so that our clients can benefit from the highest standards in the travel industry.
If you need assistance with your next trip, call Thomas Travel at 130 573044 and tell us how your dream vacation looks like.
Until next time, make smart choices and talk to accredited travel agents!
Your friend and travel specialist,