How to Differentiate Good International Travel Agencies from Bad Ones

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Like many things of the old world, Travel agents have also become a punch line that is often categorized as being unnecessary, obsolete and pointless. As you can probably imagine, nobody wants to have their profession insulted, but the truth is that from a certain perspective, the concept of a travel agent has become a dying breed, but not in the way that you would imagine. It is true that the internet has given us the opportunity to research valuable information on our own,  but this doesn't … [Read more...]

Are Travel Consultants Still Useful? When to Use a Travel Agent

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Travel consultants may have been put on the list of “most useless professions” in the world, but this doesn't mean that many intrepid travelers have decided to stop visiting them. It may sound simple to plan and book your own trip online, but the truth is that there are certain advantages of using a travel agent. Many of us are familiar with the brick-and-mortar shops selling trips to Europe with dreamy discounts, but the concept of travel agents has significantly changed in the past few yea … [Read more...]

Focus => Attention => Experience => Happiness

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Focus becomes Attention. What you pay Attention to shapes your Experiences.  And Experiences are much more likely to be remembered fondly and provide a sense of Happiness. Some people travel to foreign lands in search of bargains or unique gifts.  Some people travel half way around the world to lay on a beach which is not much different from the one much closer.  One assumes they are seeking the Experience inherent in travel. That is what an International Travel Consultant can do for you.  … [Read more...]

Checklist for Traveling Overseas

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The list below is arranged in categories, with some description of the issues for each category. This is a generic list, that is, it tries to cover the required ground, and should give you ideas for what you want to add, but is not comprehensive. Planning: Is this your first trip overseas? Planning to travel around the world? Travel Agent: When to use a travel agent: Is this your first trip overseas? Passport: What countries do you need a passport for? For US citizens, the answer is … [Read more...]