Salamander Bay Travel Agent Adds Personal Touch to Family Cruise Holidays
NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia June, 2012 – While most shoppers who used to browse in retail stores now find convenience in the home computer and Internet shopping, it seems Aussies still want to book travel arrangements the traditional way.
Recent research by Roy Morgan found that while many people do research travel online, the majority still prefer to book with a travel agent*. The report also found that most people still prefer to make their holiday bookings in person rather than online or via the telephone*.
Franchisee and Business Manager of Salamander Bay Harvey World Travel Narelle Melhuish says holidays, especially international trips, usually require sourcing components from several different companies and this can be difficult without the help of an experienced travel agent.
'Some of the things travellers need to consider are specific booking conditions, visas and inoculations,' says Narelle. 'On our popular river cruise holidays, we organise all aspects of the journey such as departure points, stopover options, earlybird offers, cabin categories and upgrades that most people wouldn't even know about before speaking to a travel agent.' www.salamanderbay.harveyworld.com.au/
At Harvey World Travel the team members are fully trained and up to date with the latest travel information so they can provide travellers with hints and tips for each trip to avoid the inconveniences and common pitfalls many travellers who book via the Internet encounter.
'We find that most clients appreciate the personal service, tailored travel arrangements, expert advice and face-to-face understanding they receive by coming in-store, rather than trying to do it all themselves online,' says Narelle.
Lyn, who enjoyed a family cruise holiday, definitely did enjoy the personal service she received from Narelle and the Harvey World Travel team. 'Thank you [Narelle] for all your hard work in tracking down a cruise that suited our family schedule,' says Lyn.
'We had an absolute ball on the Pacific Pearl and every one of us thoroughly enjoyed it. It was the most hassle-free holiday we have ever been on…the weather was beautiful at all our stops…we enjoyed swimming and laying in the sun in August, which was a first for us!'
Salamander Bay Harvey World Travel invite interested parties to book an appointment and join the free information sessions with Scenic Tours featuring new Canada & Alaska and European River Cruise programs for 2013. The information sessions are scheduled for June 12 2012 at 10am, 11am and 12noon. To speak to a real person about upcoming travel plans, please visit www.salamanderbay.harveyworld.com.au/.
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