A common misconception is that travel agencies add to the cost of your trip. In truth, finding and using a good travel agency to plan your trip usually saves you time, money, and frustration. So how do you pick a travel agency?
Although you will want to book your trip in as far in advance as possible, you should still take the time to look over all of the savings options. Take a look at a variety of coupons to determine which ones will help you the most. If you’re flexible with your dates, then you should be able to find more useful coupons.
Contact your travel agent, or, if you don’t have one, one stop by and pick up some brochures about Egypt Cruises at a North Korea Tour near your work or home. If you use a travel agent, they’ll check group space and may get you a lower rate if they can “place” your cruise with a large group. You may also get extra amenities this way – shipboard credit, a cocktail party, free photos, etc. Always ask for something extra, a travel agent might be able to get you some shipboard credit, or another amenity at no additional cost.
Your tour agency will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the train station. You will stop at the 2-Day or 4-Day Inca Trail mark, whichever you have signed up for. Both Inca Trail treks are basically the same. The 4-Day trek takes more exertion, but you will also have the opportunity to see more ruins and awesome scenery.
When we arrived at Hotel las Terrazas of the Islazul hotel chain it was raining and people sitting in the lobby looked like it had rained all their holiday long. The main clients of this state-owned hotel chain are Cuban “work heroes”. The Islazul hotels are open to them; otherwise Cubans are not allowed to stay at hotels.
Sometimes people make a mistake with the choice of view from the room. Many of them decide for the view at the pool, and although it sounds tempting, often noise coming from the pool knows to spoil the pleasure of a stay in that room. It is always better to have the view at a park or other quiet area.
If there are unclear portions of the booking page, call the customer service and make sure that everything is well-explained before finally hitting that “Book now” button. A reliable travel agency should have 24/7 customer service for their customer’s convenience. See to it that you read the small prints like any other contracts and make sure that the fees available in the website do not have other hidden charges.
Book your cruise now that you’ve made your choice. You’re ready to book your cruise either through a travel agent or with an online agency (site). You’ll put a deposit down, give them billing information plus full names, addresses, etc. for each passenger. You’ll get a date when payment in full is required and they’ll send cruise documents out to you a few weeks before your departure. Book a “guarantee” instead of a specific stateroom. If the ship isn’t full, you’ll be upgraded one to several categories above the stateroom guarantee but you will never go “below” the category guaranteed.