Why Book Your Holiday Through a Tour Operator

With online booking facilities for flights and many hotels, it may seem easy to simply book a vacation yourself. So why is it better to book your vacation through a tour operator or travel agency? Let’s investigate in today’s blog.

 

Financial Protection

This is really important and by far the most compelling reason to book your next vacation through an ATOL protected and ABTA recognised tour operator.

When you book all the components of your holiday by yourself, you may lose out if, for example, the hotel closes or if the airline suffers financially and goes into administration. However, when you book a package holiday through an ATOL protected tour company that is a member of ABTA, like Bellarome, all aspects of your vacation are protected meaning that, no matter what, you won’t lose out financially. This gives you peace of mind and the security that you just don’t get with a DIY holiday.

However, not all travel companies are ATOL protected or members of ABTA. Look out for the ATOL and ABTA logos (shown below) and always ask if you are unsure.

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To find out more about Bellarome’s financial promise to our customers, click here.

 

Stress-free Planning

With the busy modern-day lifestyle that many of us lead, few people have time to sit down and painstakingly trawl the internet to research and book all the individual aspects of a twin or multi centre holiday. While it can seem simple to book flights and a hotel, there are several other services that need to be considered, such as airport transfers, inter-city transfers, train tickets, and tours. However, it can be stressful, time consuming and expensive to book all these individually, especially if you are not familiar with the country you are travelling to and don’t know how to get around.

As a consequence, many people forget about these services and, unfortunately, have to pay top-dollar for rogue taxis that prey on tourists and unlicensed guides who offer sub-standard tours at highly inflated prices.

That’s where booking your vacation through a tour operator can be hugely beneficial as they will take care of all the details so you don’t have to. Furthermore, many travel companies, like Bellarome, work directly with suppliers, meaning that we can offer you a competitive price – often one that is just as economical as if you had booked all the aspects of your vacation yourself. So why not skip the hassle and simple book your next holiday through a professional tour company!

 

Expert Advice

We can’t speak for all travel companies here but, with Bellarome you are assigned a personal travel expert, who will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have before, during and after your vacation. This advice can be invaluable, especially if you have never been to Italy before or don’t speak the language. For example, perhaps you want advice on a great restaurant for a special meal or would like us to book a table for you – that’s no problem! Or maybe you have a food intolerance and are worried about the availability of dishes that you can eat. Whatever your concern is, a good tour operator will be on-hand to give you advice and assistance.

Plus, at Bellarome, all of our travel advisers were either born and raised in Italy or have lived there, meaning that they can offer you first-hand knowledge, tips and tricks that you don’t get with a DIY holiday or when you book through a non-specialist.

 

Emergency Help

Booking through a tour operator brings a sense of security that you can’t enjoy on a DIY vacation. At Bellarome, we have an Emergency Helpdesk, which is available 24/7 for our customers should they have any concerns during their vacation.

When you book an Italy holiday with Bellarome, we are there every step of the way to ensure you have the best vacation experience possible.

To find out more about our personalised service, or for a tailored holiday quote, why not contact us today and let us make your next Italy vacation memorable for all the right reasons!

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