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Travelling agencies vs. online booking
In 2000 he wrote "Online Travel" and "Business Travel: As It' s Your Money" (2004), the first step-by-step tutorial specifically designed for small businesses and self-employed people.
It was also co-author of the Consumers Union's yearly " Best Travel Deals" campaign. At MyBusinessTravel.com, Perkins' travel tips can be found, a website that helps small businesses and self-employed professionals find the best value for their travel capital.
Also wrote for Business Traveller magazines (London). His travel experience has resulted in a number of TV shows such as ABC's "Good Morning America" and "This Week with David Brinkley", "The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather", CNN and a number of TV and Radios.
Perkins was a native of Evanston, Illinois and he and his spouse live in Ashland, Oregon. "An eminent politician (no name, I'm not into party politics, and that happens in both parties) did exactly that when he tried to visualize the dynamics of transformation by asking, "When was the last times somebody went to a cash register instead of using an ATM or a travel agency instead of going on-line?
" Cash registers and travel agencies are still there and still offer important service. The first point is probably that "travel agent instead of online" is what my old debating coaches used to call a "false dichotomy": to set up a scenario as "either-or" when fact is "both".
" Several of the largest on-line tour operators - Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and so on - are indeed travel agents themselves, as are the many other specialised on-line tour operators. Usual terminology in the sector is "online travel agencies" or occupational travel agents (OTAs). Many travel agents with locally based bright and mortar retail outlets have their own web sites.
Let us suppose, however, that the political figure really did mean visiting or calling a store representative in person. What was that? Many of you like to work face-to-face with an operative than to go on-line yourself, for several reasons: There is a good opportunity that you will read this section on-line and make your travel preparations on a regular basis-line.
Therefore, some of you may want to call a travel agency that can do the tracking for you. Our operatives offer capabilities you may not find on-line. I' m not so much referring to individual airlines and destinations referrals here - you can get more of them on-line than you can imagine, but in such specific areas as putting together tailor-made routes or using airlines' ticket tips for multinational multi-stop travel that the OTA system cannot integrate.
They can help troubleshoot them. When your trip is cancelled or you are facing another issue, an operative can probably find a better way faster than you could on your own. Agencies offer specific travel management and travel management solutions. A lot of companies find the best way to handle their travel activity and budget, using a travel bureau.
We find business-oriented agents particularly useful for small companies and individuals. For many of you, online is still the best choice: On a relatively easy route, you can probably find on your own any good deals you could get through a retailing group.
However, if you prefer to let someone else go through the problems and help you solve a situation, there is a travel agency near by to help you.