Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Friendly Cost to Fly Away; Why Using a Travel Agent May Be the Best Way to Plan Your Next Holiday

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Friendly Cost to Fly Away; Why Using a Travel Agent May Be the Best Way to Plan Your Next Holiday

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Byline: Janessa Ekert

GONE are the days when only the very rich could afford to travel.

With competing companies a be it hotels, airlines or touring a offering deal after deal and driving the prices down, there really are travel options available for everyone.

So how do you go about getting the very best price for your dream holiday?

Personally, I think one of the best options is to see a travel agent.

While there are thousands of deals offered daily on the internet, not everyone is able to separate the good from the bad.

Sue Wright is a travel agent with 25 years experience and co-owner of a Harvey World Travel branch.

aWe work with the internet. We don't see us in competition with the internet. We use the internet just as much as the general public would,a Ms Wright said.

While Ms Wright said the internet was a useful tool, a travel agent can access other booking engines that aren't available to the public.

aAnd sometimes what we can access is better then what can be found on the internet,a she said. …

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