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Some attractions you can enjoy in Tioman Island

bhii90Tioman Island has become one of the most popular destinations visited by many divers, both amateurs and professionals around the world. The undersea of Tioman Island is fully occupied with Stag horn corals, Gorgon sea fans and also numerous kinds of sea sponges. You can find many amazing snorkeling areas around the Tioman Island if you want to get an enjoyable sensation of diving along with golden stripped fish, parrot fish and wrasse. The attractiveness of Tioman Island is regarded as one of the most breathtaking islands in the world.

The island primary attraction is basically in its natural charm. You will discover around 50 species of mammals, mountains and waterfalls in the Tioman rainforest. Creation of big granite which is well suited for climbing experience also can be discovered in this island. (more…)

8 Reasons to Hire a Travel Agent for your Next Vacation

Looking to escape the cold this winter? Travel smarter by booking your getaway with a travel agent to ensure an easy, stress-free experience. These are several benefits to utilizing a travel agent that you may not have realized:

  • Travel agents have exclusive access to deals, upgrades, and packages that you cannot find anywhere else.
  • Travel agents know about hidden costs associated with traveling (such as resort fees, taxes, mandatory gratuities, etc.) and will be able to inform you of these costs up front so you are not greeted at your resort or cruise ship with a surprise charge that you were not planning for.
  • Good travel agents want to make you a customer for life. They will not try to sell you the most expensive package, but rather, will recommend the vacation package that best fits your budget and goals for your trip.
  • When you utilize an agent for your travel, you never travel alone. You have someone with experience checking flights, gates, travel advisories, new regulations and requirements for safe and stress-free travel.
  • Travel agents have access to excellent travel insurance that will cover your trip for things such as last-minute cancellations, weather-related delays, lost or stolen luggage, emergency medical care at your destination, and more! Did you know that most U.S. medical insurance carriers do NOT cover medical expenses incurred outside of the U.S.?
  • A good agent will go the extra mile to make sure you have a memorable, stress-free adventure. Never worry again about planning itineraries, finding passport requirements, or missing other required travel documents. Your travel agent will tell you exactly what you need for your specific destination.
  • Most vacation packages booked through a travel agent require only a small down payment at the time of booking. Payments can be made up to 4-6 weeks before the travel date. Pair this benefit with travel insurance, and you can book the trip of a lifetime with no risk involved!
  • Most travel agents do not charge anything for their services. That means that you get the same pricing that they would get on their own vacations! It might sound too good to be true, but travel agents are paid by hotels, cruise ships, tour operators, car rental companies, etc. so you can enjoy all of the above benefits of booking with an agent for no additional cost!

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Should I start a home-based travel agency?

nhq1This overall need to travel that’s shared by average citizens and corporate denizens alike means that this is an excellent time to launch a travel services business. The travel industry is huge. Research by the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) indicates that the travel and tourism industry generates $1.3 trillion in economic activity in the U.S. every year. That’s equivalent to $3.4 billion a day, $148 million an hour, $2.4 million a minute and $40,000 a second. No wonder the opportunities for aspiring travel services business owners abound.

What do travel agents do?

Travel agents can be described as a concierge service for vacationers.  Your clients will expect a variety of services to be performed by you on their behalf.  The basics, clients will need you to research and book hotels, flights and car rental for an upcoming trip.  You should also be familiar with the local modes of transportation… railroads, bus lines and car services available. (more…)