So, you’re finally thinking about taking that big bucket list trip you’ve been planning for ages. Now you’ve got to decide how you’re going to go about it.
Do you hop on the computer and try and sort it out yourself, or do you do the smart thing and leave the entire holiday in the hands of a seasoned travel expert and let them do the planning for you?
Sure, there are all sorts of deals online for the savvy web warrior, and there are some excellent sites for those who like to do things themselves. But planning your own trip is a bit of a gamble. There are so many things you need to consider and so many things that can go wrong if you don’t know all the tricks.
Perhaps the first consideration should be whether or not to use a professional travel agent.
Angas Travel is, in every sense of the word, a professional travel agent. Just as you’d engage a lawyer for legal problems or a doctor for medical issues, Angas Travel is an obvious choice for planning your well-earned overseas or domestic holiday.
Here are five reasons why using Angas Travel is the right decision for your next (or first) big trip.
1. Who’s got the time plan a big trip?
Let’s face it. Taking a break is supposed to be stress-free. But if you’re stressing trying to organise a big holiday and trying to remember every little detail along with trying to please all and sundry, you’re simply not going to enjoy yourself. Angas Travel will listen carefully to what you want, consider your budget and present you with a range of flight, accommodation, and itinerary options. They do all the work, so you don’t have to.
2. They’re a one-stop-shop.
Not only can Angas Travel organise your flights and accommodation, but they can take care of other important things like insurance, car hire or pickups, tours, etc. They’re also privy to all sorts of exclusive flight and accommodation deals you won’t find on the internet that can ultimately end up saving you money.
3. You want a trip that’s exclusive.
Not into packaged tours? Looking for a trip that’s a bit unusual? If you’re after out-of-the-way destinations, unusual accommodation options, little known tourist experiences, etc. — Angas Travel knows them all. And, because the Angas Travel bunch are a well-travelled lot, they’re also pretty handy for knowing the little tips, tricks, and touches that can make such a difference to your holiday. Things like the name of the Maître d’ at the best restaurant in town, trusted and well-spoken local guides, out-of-the-way places to shop, great little museums and galleries, quaint little markets, the best ways to get around, or excursions that are off the beaten track. In fact, knowing all the stuff that can’t be found online means you get a travel experience that’s exclusively yours.
4. If things go south, they’ve got your back.
This is a biggie and the difference between a journey of a lifetime and a trip from hell. You may think you’ve got your whole trip under control, but what happens when events occur that are outside of your control, like flights being delayed or cancelled, overbooked accommodation, a natural disaster, personal injury, or that superb-looking tour you booked never actually existing? If you booked through Angas Travel, it’s simply a matter of a phone call and letting them take care of things. As your personal travel advocate, Angas Travel is IATA accredited and can re-issue airline tickets (24/7) while providing support and assistance when you need it most.
5. With experience comes attention to detail.
No matter how much research you do on ‘Google University’, you won’t get personal service, and access to the resources of a great travel agent like Angas Travel. Resources that include the purchasing power of Magellan Travel Group and the security of the Sabre Online Booking System that can ultimately save you money — especially if you’re planning a big trip.
Peace of mind is another area Angas Travel ticks all the boxes with IATA, ATAS, AFTA and CLIA accreditation that provide welcome layers of protection, confidence and security.
And finally, it’s the unexpected and exclusive little extras that make booking through Angas Travel such a joy. Like presenting your documentation in one handy travel wallet and making it all accessible online via TripCase — a powerful app for your smartphone, providing coded luggage ID tags that can be registered on bagreturn.com.au, and ensuring you have your Angas Travel professional’s mobile number in your phone should any problems arise during your trip.
So, what it comes down to is this: a perfectly planned trip is priceless, and that’s what you’ll get with Angas Travel. Whether you’re planning a trip for you and your partner, your family, or you’ve been put in charge of organising an overseas trip for a large group of people, make Angas Travel your first destination. As an independent and accredited travel agent, our team of experienced, well-travelled professionals are dedicated to providing you with personal service and making your next trip something special.