to various speculations, this year is going to be one of the busiest for the travel industry, with a record number of globetrotters taking to the skies (and seas). With endless and exciting deals, many travellers are shifting their attention to online portals like Booking.com, Expedia and Ctrip to book flights, accommodation and even holiday packages.
With an (overwhelming) overload of information and deals online, the experience and expertise a travel agent brings to the table have become more valuable than ever.
The recent collapse of online travel agency BestJet.com raised several questions over the accountability and trustworthiness of travel websites. When a popular online travel agency BestJet.com went into liquidation, it affected thousands of travellers just before Christmas; many of these travellers faced huge financial losses cancel at the last minute.
Booking (cheap) flights online is easy and so is hunting for amazing hotel deals, but if you prefer not to sweat the details while travelling, it is worth approaching a travel agent. Here are a few reasons why you should preferably opt for traditional travel agents over the online travel agencies: