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6 compelling reasons why you should book your next holiday with an Independent Travel Consultant

In today’s connected world where you can buy almost anything online at the touch of a button, people often ask us…why should I book my holiday with a travel consultant?

Yes, it’s absolutely true that you can book cheap holiday deals online. But, there are so many seriously compelling (and little known) reasons why you could be much better off booking with an independent travel consultant.

Do we have your attention? Then read on…

1) Save yourself time

Ever heard of the phrase ‘why keep a dog and bark yourself?’. You work hard all day, so why waste your valuable evenings and weekends researching and trawling the internet to try to find the best deals when someone else can do it for you…at no extra cost. We spend all-day every-day researching and planning amazing holidays (we love it and we are very good at it!) so let us do what we love, while you spend your evenings doing what you love.

2) Get inspired

We are constantly monitoring news and trends within the travel industry, as well as attending numerous training courses to expand our knowledge, so we may be able to make a suggestion for a destination, hotel or resort that you hadn’t thought of (or maybe haven’t even heard of) yet! Whether you’re wanting a city break without the tourist traps, or a luxury long-haul honeymoon that’s a little out of the ordinary, we will come up with a whole host of fabulous suggestions for you to consider.

3) Stress-free travel.

It’s travel. Sometimes, even the best laid plans can be impacted by any number of things which are outside of anyone’s control. But when you book with an independent agent, you’ll have someone on the ground in the UK to help and advise you, should you need it. From pre-travel advice to emergency assistance in-resort (or perhaps just to find out whether your hotel has a swim-up bar) a travel consultant can provide invaluable help and advice every step of the way.

Complicated itineraries, or plans with large groups are a common source of stress for the person trying to coordinate everything (we’ve planned enough hen do’s, we feel your pain). Luckily, we love a challenge, so leave it in our capable hands.

4) Financial protection.

If you book all your transport and accomodation separately online and one element fails, do you know what kind of protection you have and how it affects the rest of your trip? Be sensible, book with an agent who has ATOL protection.

5) More suppliers = more choice!

We have commercial agreements with literally hundreds of suppliers, from the usual suspects on the high street (like Thomas Cook and Kuoni), to trade-only specialists (such as Lusso, Travel 2 and Gold Medal to name just a few) as well as car hire companies, suppliers for lounge passes, airport parking, attraction tickets, guided tours and excursions and much more. We will find the supplier who is the perfect fit for your brief and budget…not what we are encouraged to sell. And we are certainly not limited by choice.

6) It’s FREE!

The very best bit? We never charge a fee for our service. So you can enjoy all of the above benefits without any extra charge. Simply send us a brief or schedule a call and we will do the hard work for you.

Read our reviews, get in touch and let us plan your next adventure!  Email mia@footprinttravel.co.uk or call 0161 772 0149 for a brief chat about your next holiday (or a very long chat, it’s up to you. Seriously, we really love talking about holidays).

About the Author
Mia is our resident honeymoon expert. As a newly-wed herself, she loves to help brides and grooms to-be to create their dream getaway, from island hopping in Bali to African safaris, and everything in between. Favourite destination: Cambodia Next destination: Canadian Rockies