Smart Traveler Tips

Smart Traveler TipsA strong US Dollar makes European vacation this year a very good value because of air prices. But, despite that, there are travelers who expect European prices as cheap as they were 20 years ago. Even after getting a good deal on air and hotel keep in mind that...

Why do you need a travel agent?

John FrenayeAre travel agents worth it?I have to give a lot of credit to the Internet. It has brought the world of e-commerce to our fingertips, allowing us to discover out-of-print books on Amazon, to purchase other people’s junk on eBay, and even to offer ridiculous bids for travel on Priceline....

What kind of client you are?

John FrenayeAre you the client from hell?Has your travel agent seemed a little on edge with you lately? Have you noticed a change in tone when he talks to you? Are you becoming more and more intimate with his voice mail? You could be turning into the client from hell....

How to get a deal from travel agent

Get a deal from your agentJohn FrenayeOn many islands of the Caribbean and in Mexico, shopkeepers believe that it is good luck to do whatever it takes to make that first sale of the day — including giving their merchandise away. But unless your travel agent is running a branch...