Travel is one of the important aspects of the business world today. Travel is not just about spending money, but also about getting to know the destination you are visiting. Travel is a big industry and there are many travel agencies and booking platforms to book a trip. People travel for different reasons, for example, people travel to relax, vacation, explore, knowledge, religion, work and many more reasons that travel companies or agencies could use to promote their work and generate profit.
Many people now use booking.com, Expedia or other platforms to book their trips because they can book everything for their trip through their website or app. For example, they book the flight, then they book the hotel and there is an option of booking a ride as well, also people often prefer it because it includes pictures of everything around the hotel for example, also it tells what is near and how much the hotel is far from the downtown for example. But at the same time, it takes a long time to find what best fits your budget for a flight ticket, hotel and much more and then after a long search that might last days, you have to go through the procedure of writing your information to book what you have selected.
On the other hand, there are different travel agencies that anyone could make any booking with them and save so much time and money. In travel agencies, several employees are prepared to help the customers and prepare a full package vacation to fit his/her budget in a few minutes only, as well as there are travel agencies that have customized packages that contain the following:
- Flight to the destination
- Hotel booking
- Car rental
- A travel guide to explain the history of the city and the historical places
- Tickets to historical places
- Tickets to museums
- Tour around the city
- List of restaurants that a tourist could enjoy eating at, especially the local restaurants
- Shopping malls and outlets
These packages could help save so much time because everything will be ready when the customer arrives at the chosen destination, especially since they won’t need to stop in long lines to buy any tickets because it is already purchased for them this even might allow them to visit more places and enjoy their time.
Also, many travel agencies have discounted offers for their customers and other agencies have loyalty programs, that is each time a customer makes a booking with them they will gain more points and these points will convert into discounts that the customer can redeem at any time.
There is another reason a person might choose the travel agencies over the online booking which is if someone is travelling for business or urgently and they don’t have time to look online they could just call the travel agency and they will prepare everything for them, from finding the cheapest, but best flights, to car rental and hotel booking.
Both travel agencies and online platforms for booking are good and each has a positive and a negative side, but in the end, the customer is the one who chooses where to make her/his bookings to save money and time.