Adventure travel tourism has always been very a sought-after past time, passion an even a profession. Several organizations and companies engage in the act of making your travel a far better experience than you possibly have dreamed of. A travel agency is a retail business that sells travel products and services. They often work on behalf of suppliers, such as airlines, car rentals, cruise lines, hotels, railways, sightseeing tours and package holidays that combine several products.
A travel agency deals with both regular tourists as well as commercial and business travel clients. They might also provide services relating to foreign tours as well as tours within a country. Travel agencies also design tour packages for tourists in order to guide them through the particular high points of a destination. At times the possibility of visiting a territory is so vast and diverse that a tour package has to be devised to accommodate the best possible bargain within limited time and money. They might also just restrict a tour to a particular area as per the wish of the customers.
Here are some tips for choosing a perfect travel agency and planning your holiday:
A background enquiry for cross checking the CTC (Certified Travel Counselor), CTA (Certified Travel Associate), or DS (Destination Specialist) professional certifications
Conduct a research yourself about the place you want to visit. Present your findings to a travel agent who can help with professional knowledge and experience
Plan your travel much ahead especially when booking airline tickets, cruise packages, and hotel accommodations. The earlier you start, the better
The type of people you would meet on vacation could have a major impact on your vacation. A travel agent can provide the insider knowledge of other travelers you are most likely to encounter at your hotel or cruise line etc.
Discuss your budget. Be very clear on this. Plan out your holiday accordingly.
Relate your special interests to the travel plan designed. See if they can be included, i.e. motorcycling, scuba diving, photography, or living your hot-air balloon dream in the plan.
If it is not a honeymoon or a close-knit family tour and if you are planning to visit a destination with family and friends or colleagues then there is group travel designed for the purpose. Group travel is not only enjoyable but also economic and strengthens bonds between individuals. The group travels are organized for events like:
- Educational Travel: College/University, general learning
- Sport Tours
- Music and Band student groups
- Group Language Training
- Conferences and Conventions
- Adventure Group Tours
Here are some tips for managing a group tour:
Confirm that you and all members of your group traveling have tickets, up-to-date passports, visas and other require documents, which include photo IDs.
Get group travel insurance, health insurance done to make up for any untoward incident.
Prepare an itinerary to suit everybody’s budget and specifications
Carry medicines and other essentials incase there are aged people or children.