THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSULTING A TRUSTED TRAVEL AGENT – NOW MORE THAN EVER!

I have recently done several industry presentations which included a summary (also a reminder) of why a good travel agent is as relevant today as ever, and who is a very important resource when planning a vacation/holiday. I always use a “trusted advisor” (what I call a good or great travel agent), when booking my family’s holidays. I trust this person, as they know me, know what I am looking for and will spend the time and effort to find suitable options and enhanced deals for me. These sometimes include great air offers, as well as improved hotel packages and upgrades. (Obviously, when I travel with one of our brands, as I did recently with Trafalgar (see below) on one of their amazing trips through some of the USA’s spectacular national parks last May, or when traveling with Uniworld or Insight Vacations, or when staying at one of Red Carnation Hotels’ jewels, I will always book these directly). ...

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My Travels to Beijing: UNWTO’s Conference for Peace & Development

Forbidden City - Beijing
Further to my latest blog post, I recently attended the UNWTO's (United Nations World Tourism Organization) First World Conference on Tourism for Development with the powerful, important theme of “Tourism for Peace and Development." I was honored to be invited by my good friend and UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, one of the greatest human beings I've had the pleasure to meet. During the one-day event, I participated in an afternoon panel about how tourism is a positive driver for peace. ...

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In Celebration of Earth Day: TTC and TreadRight Foundation Support the Wilderness Foundation – Africa

For Earth Day, our 25+ brands have united together to support our non-profit TreadRight Foundation. And for every single booking made across all of our TTC brands, TreadRight will be donating $1 to the Wilderness Foundation – Africa as part of its wildlife initiative. Each dollar donated will go directly towards purchasing additional aerial patrol time for the TreadRight Bat Hawk which helps to directly keep rhinos safe from poachers. ...

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