Thursday, 13 March 2008

Independent Travel

Recently I heard about some people who lost huge sums of money when the travel agent they signed with just closed down overnight. The owner ran away with the money which led to a huge uproar as some of them had saved their entire lives for a trip to Europe. It is sad to see but unfortunately, hearing of travel agencies shutting down seems to be all too common now. So should you or shouldn't you go with a travel agency?

Personally, I always prefer independent travel where I only enlist the help of the agency to book my tickets or hotels. However, with the advent of the internet and technology today, there isn't a need to even contact a travel agent as you can do everything on your own. Companies such as Nexgentravel provides travel technology to customers who are keen on doing their own travel. They have a hotel booking engine to bring together both supplier and customer who are keen to do business without additional costs from the middle man. Through the borderless internet, they provide global distribution systems to customers and suppliers all over the world who can log in at any time of the day to plan their next travel itinerary. So, why go through a travel agent and suffer the risk of losing your hard earned money and screwing up your holiday plans? Simply log on and plan your next holiday yourself. You'll enjoy the whole process a lot more!

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