Travel Centres Spells Out ‘Why You Need a Travel Agent!’

Travel Centres Spells Out ‘Why You Need a Travel Agent!’

“Before planning your next trip, take a small leap of faith and entrust your travel plans, finite budget and stress levels to a human being who understands the nuances of human behaviour and knows how to ask the right questions in order to elicit the right information. In other words — ask your local travel agent!” That’s the concluding message of a new no-punches-pulled 12-page brochure produced by the Travel Centres consortium. 

The introduction to ‘Why You Need a Travel Agent!’ states:

“Think that the Internet is the greatest thing since sliced bread or that the best deals can only be found online? There are numerous reasons why the ‘smart money’ continues to favour the travel agent.

“In the pages that follow, find out why:

  • You are much more likely to pay extra for your travel purchases when you use certain travel web sites, based on the computer hardware you use.
  • You cannot always trust the recommendations you read online. The Internet will only give you the right answers if you ask it the right questions.
  • Using a good travel agent can save you money most of the time.
  • You enjoy little or no financial protection when you book directly with many suppliers, such as airlines, hotels, car rental operators and transfer companies.”

The author, Dominic Burke, can be contacted at


Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

More in News

B20171020a - Beermap

The Lufthansa online European Beer Map

Michael FloodOctober 20, 2017

Northern Ireland TB unveils plans for 2018.

Ian BloomfieldOctober 20, 2017

Aer Lingus On the Ball to Copenhagen

Michael FloodOctober 20, 2017

Brittany Ferries cancels sailings

Michael FloodOctober 19, 2017
Valerie & Laura - Bernard Hayes Travel Cork

Flexibile Autos for “Free Lunch Friday”

Michael FloodOctober 19, 2017
Silversea eNews Story 1

Silversea to lengthen Silver Spirit

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2017
REPRO FREE: AER LINGUS LAUNCHES BIGGEST EVER PILOT RECRUITMENT DRIVE - over 100 pilot positions available in one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines
Tuesday 17th October 2017: Aer Lingus today announced its largest ever pilot recruitment drive with over 100 direct entry pilot positions available at its home base in Dublin airport. Ireland’s only 4 Star airline promises an exciting and rewarding career flying modern Airbus A320/1 and Airbus A330 to more than 100 destinations across UK, Europe and North American where the airline offers 14 routes direct from Ireland. Picture Jason Clarke

Aer Lingus launches biggest ever pilot recruitement drive

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2017

Aer Lingus Hosts VIP Fam to Miami for Top Agents

Michael FloodOctober 16, 2017

“On the Horizon”- ITAA conference meets in Porto.

Michael FloodOctober 16, 2017

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland