Why Everyone Should Use a Travel Agent in 2020

Why Everyone Should Use a Travel Agent in 2020

1. They make our lives easier by saving us time

A Travel agent is thorough about every little detail from the size of a hotel room to escapades on a cruise ship. It may look fun on TV or on a magazine to read about travel and develop a desire to travel but when it comes to the actual experience it can be very stressful and time consuming. That’s why we need a travel advisor to help us get what we exactly want from an anticipated holiday. 

2. A personalized service throughout your journey

A professional travel agent will co-operate with you throughout your journey. Even if you face any difficulty during your journey, they will guarantee that it’s taken care of and make sure you have a hassle-free journey. 

Anantara Kihavah Underwater Restaurant

Anantara Kihavah Underwater Restaurant

3. A good travel agent will save you money

Based on a good rapport with your travel agent, they will offer you the best packages available or suggest a holiday that matches your budget and intended experience. 

4. Travel agents have better relationships with hotels, resources and excursion providers.

They are the experts in the industry with years of experience. Agents always have better leverage to get better rates and pull those strings get something extra for their guests. Their relationships with the resort management gives them the opportunity to provide you an exceptional holiday.

Honeymoon in Maldives

Honeymoon in Maldives

5. Additional value for a better experience 

They will match you with a better product, package or an excursion than on the internet and better yet offer you complimentary tickets for a concert or an adventurous journey if you’re a frequent client. 

6. Travel agents are experts in the filed

Although some of you don’t like the idea of paying an additional fee for a travel agent it might be worthwhile since they will give you an insight to places that you know existed in the destination you’re hoping to travel. They will also guide, provide you alternative accommodation options and communicate with you throughout if there are natural disasters and storms in the country that you’re travelling to.

Surfing in Maldives

Surfing in Maldives

7. Travel agents are abundant in resources 

Travel agents possess certain tools to offer you a better holiday rather you planning out on your own and miss out on a thing or two. For example, a better seat on airplane or an upgraded seat, added services at hotels, an adventurous excursion etc. 

8. They will offer you different options 

As there’s a rise in multi-generational vacations, Baby boomers are spending an enormous amount of money to take their kids and grandkids on vacations. The best way to plan one is to hand over the job to a travel agent as they’re the experts in planning a holiday vacation for you. 

Family holidays in Maldives

Family holidays in Maldives

9. Travel agents are updated on the latest happenings 

They continuously research on each and every destination they’re offering to their customers. From weather to political conditions to the economy they will give you the best of insights and advise you whether to travel to a destination or not. 

10. Convenience through better relationships

Once you build a good relationship with your travel agent, they will be able to plan your net vacation with just a matter of a phone call or an email. They would know your taste and preferences and you just have to tell them your budget and sit back and relax. 

By OV Holidays
On March 28, 2018


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COVID-19 Travel Updates

First and foremost, our hearts are with those who have been affected by COVID-19.
We are also delighted to let you know that all International Travellers are welcome in the Maldives again with effective Covid-19 related government protocols in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. On-arrival visas are still available for all tourists, and visa extensions are available for any long-stay holidaymakers. For your free 30-day on-arrival tourist visa, you have to provide:

  2. A confirmed hotel booking, sufficient funds and confirmed return ticket.

  3. Health Declaration Form x 2 (on arrival and prior to departure)

  4. A negative PCR test conducted less than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation enroute to the Maldives.

  5. Infants less than 12 months old are exempt from this requirement. Travelers who have a transit of 24 hours or more during their journey are required to redo their PCR test prior to arrival in the Maldives.

  6. Under current circumstances, tourists may visit other operational resorts subject to prior approval from the Ministry of Tourism. You are advised to inform the prior so that we may facilitate the approval process via the resorts.

To help you book with confidence, OV Holidays provides you the following:

  1. Exceptional Cancellation Policy

  2. COVID-19 Refund Request

  3. Amazing Discounts of up to 50% for New Bookings

  4. Minimal Deposit Fee & Zero-Interest Installment Plans

  1. Dedicated hotline for bookings within 14days of arrival

  2. Personal Destination Specialist to assist round the clock

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your patience and kind understanding at these trying times.
We will continue to monitor the events unfolding and keep you updated on the changes to these procedures so that you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.
Thank you for your continued support to OV Holidays. Keep Safe.