Return of the Travel Agent
on 5 Oct 2017
The human touch at Phil Hoffmann Travel is all-encompassing. A control-alt-delete experience at the screen of a home computer can’t compete with the knowledge of a real person, someone who can discuss your arrangements in a personal consultation, suggest additions to take the holiday to the next level and be there if due to extenuating circumstances such as torrential rain, snow, hail or volcanic eruptions bring things to an unceremonious halt. Phil Hoffmann Travel operates around the clock with real people at real locations, making it easy to stay in touch, both at home and away.
Trawling the web and trying to plan a couple of weeks in Europe with a special stay in the Berner Oberland in Switzerland, a couple of nights in Rome, that little region called the Cinque Terre, some car rental, a few snazzy hotels and some travel passes sounds easy enough in principle. Planning it should be fun, yet getting through the morass of offers served up online offers the consumer more combinations and permutations than a Rubik’s cube in a delivery format that is clinical, formidable and frustrating. About as much fun as walking through quicksand, the web offers information overload but none of the real answers many travellers want to their raft of questions about the who, what, where, when and how of travel.
Help from an entity other than Google is certainly appealing. And that help can arrive in the shape of a globe-trotting travel industry expert (we have well over 100 of these special people at Phil Hoffmann Travel) who will provide a personalised consultation and offer a myriad of suggestions on how best to execute the arrangements. Tried and tested hotels (some of which are often ‘sold-out’ online, tours and cruising at the very best rates available, a smorgasbord of airline choices with the differences disseminated (more or less luggage allowance, seat pitch, stopover options, seat availability provided at a finger-click) and a fully customised itinerary.
Importantly, at Phil Hoffmann Travel we connect with clients both in person and via email, creating niche, experiential itineraries – the complexity of which the web and even the most patient web surfer cannot replicate. Booking travel with an expert travel consultant at Phil Hoffmann Travel is a pleasing ‘one-and-done’ shopping experience.
Holidays are sparkly, special events. Sometimes, they’re an annual occurrence. Sometimes, they’re a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whatever the excuse for a holiday and to wherever the planet calls your name, Phil Hoffmann Travel is the choice for inspired pursuits in far-flung locales and holidays here at home.