A lot of our clients are asking what is the advantage in booking a package as opposed to booking the flight, accommodation, car hire etc separately?
Security & Protection
Well the main answer is security and not just financial security when a holiday company or airline ceases trading. There is also security in the knowledge that should anything untoward happen you will not be left to pick up the pieces.
A Potential Ruined holiday
Recently we had a situation whereby an airline cancelled a flight a couple of days before departure and offered an alternative flight for two days later, potentially ruining a 2 week independent self drive touring holiday for a family to the USA in the peak of Summer.
As it was booked as a package, the job of changing all of the hotels and re-booking the car hire and activities that were pre-booked was the responsibility of the tour operator.
What happens if holidays are booked separately?
Now if those individual elements had been arranged separately the responsibility (and the additional cost) would have been borne by the customer.
In addition, if the original hotel was full for the new date, a new hotel would have had to found at the last minute and paid for again probably without any refund from the original hotel that had been booked.
Again that would be taken care of by the tour operator.
How we protect our clients
A package holiday doesn’t have to be the traditional one or two week holiday in the sun: A package holiday is anything that is combined with a flight.
So a flight combined with accommodation, tour, cruise and duration can be from one night upwards and either tailormade to your own requirements or an existing itinerary joining other holidaymakers you will be protected by us, your tour operator!
Please contact us for all your bespoke travel needs!
Kevin & The Ember Travel Team