But why lean towards an online travel business, instead of the old brick and mortar travel agencies? Simply because companies like Travelocity, Priceline and Orbitz have put so many of them out of business. We live in a hurry-up world now. No one has the time to make an appointment with a travel agent, and then try to keep it. And then you end up settling for the trip they planned for you, based on what the average person wants to see.
When you’re booking through an online travel booking portal, you can plan a vacation in the comfort of your own living room. Without time limitations, and the pressure of making your decision based on the two or three packages put in front of you.
There are some very good travel portals out there now, that are very easy to follow, and easy steps to complete the booking totally on your own. If you can read, and follow direction, you can book your own travel, and save money in the process. An email confirmation, with your confirmation number will follow, so you can double check and insure that everything has been booked to your liking. You also have contact numbers in case you have any concerns, or if changes are needed before taking your vacation.
Now that you know how easy it is for people to book travel on their own, you may understand why over 80% of the people are booking their travel online. But don’t limit yourself to only the big guys like Travelocity. The rest of the competition is out there for a reason. They are very competitive, with even better prices in a lot of cases. They are proven to be very helpful in keeping the prices of some of the other companies in line. And some have a travel booking portal just like the booking engine used by the major travel companies. So there is no reason not to give the little guy a chance. And you have everything to gain, if you find a better deal.
Some of the online travel agencies out there also give the individual booking travel, the opportunity to start their own travel business with their company. Of course the benefit to the buyer is in the commission paid on any travel now booked on their very own travel booking site. However, start-up costs could keep folks from starting their own travel booking business when realizing companies like Trump Travel charge a healthy $10,000 for their booking engine. But if you do your research, you can also join companies for only $200.
The choices in travel are many, both in the area of booking travel and starting your own travel business. I suggest doing your research first, ask questions if you can, and make the decision that will be best for you and your future.