couple walking on a quay

Travel with Smaller Independent Travel Companies

by | Mar 4, 2021

Planning a trip can be both an indulgence and a nightmare – depending on your personality. But, nowadays, it seems that the feeling of indulgence has disappeared completely. Since the entire world is on lockdown, traveling to other countries and even to other cities is considered dangerous and is, thus, forbidden.

Still, many people hope that this global pandemic will end soon and that they will return to their everyday activities. One of those activities is, of course, traveling. So, once travel becomes possible again, we advise you to travel with smaller independent travel companies. Keep on reading to find out why.

What Are Independent Travel Companies?

Let us first begin with the basics. That is, let us start with the question – why do people choose to travel with agencies? The answer is simple: planning a trip can be complex and stressful, especially if you are going somewhere completely new and unfamiliar. You have to book transportation, accommodation, meals, various sightseeing tours, etc. Of course, some people enjoy this! They love exploring and going into the unknown. But others want to play it safe! So, they turn to travel agencies. A travel agent will take care of all the logistics so that all you have to do is pack your bag.

But, what if you want to travel to Cambodia’s hidden temples, for example. There are not many organized tours for that. Or, what if your idea is to have an extended family trip or a somewhat different honeymoon? These are the things that you cannot plan alone. And, this is where you should seek help from an independent travel company.

A person touching a small globe figurine.

How Will You Benefit From an Independent Travel Agent?

A small independent travel company and its agents can help you organize different types of trips. They can help you organize trips from your wildest dreams – those you did not dare to organize by yourself. Whether you want to go on a cruise, to wellness, wildlife, or something completely different, an independent travel agent got you covered! Whatever holiday type you have in mind, they can help you realize it.

An independent travel agent will be, in a way, your concierge. He or she will save you from all the hassles of booking various accommodation options and types of transportation. Booking your stay and your plane/train/bus ticket has never been easier. What is more, with this kind of help, you will, believe it or not, save a lot of your time, energy, and money. Thus, whatever holiday type you have in your mind, do not hesitate to look for an independent travel company as this company is the only one that can make your dreams come true.

What Kind of Holidays Can You Go on?

The answer to this question is easy – you can go on whatever kind of holiday you imagine. You can go on a romantic getaway in Asia with your partner where you can explore the most mesmerizing beaches (those not shown in travel catalogs), ride elephants, try exotic fruits, etc. Or, you can go on a retirement celebration golf holiday with your best friend from work. Your possibilities are endless.

You just have to be patient and wait until it’s possible to cross the borders of your country. Until then, there is no harm in dreaming and planning.

There is another benefit that independent travel companies offer. Your trip does not have to be one or two people exclusive either. You can be traveling with your entire family or even organize a wedding trip for twenty people! Just imagine having to book plane tickets, hotel rooms, meals, daily activities, etc., for twenty people! Mission impossible. Luckily, you do not even have to think about that, let alone do it by yourself.

A woman in a boat

Why Is It Important to Travel After a Lockdown?

Because of the current pandemic situation, it is almost impossible to think about traveling and enjoying life to the fullest. Who can blame us – we do not know what the future holds. We do not even know what tomorrow holds. But, this does not mean that we should stop dreaming. There is nothing wrong with thinking and planning for future holidays. Thus, while this global pandemic lasts, be your own independent travel agent. Explore your options online – types of accommodation, plane tickets, transportation routes, local foods and drinks to try, not-touristic places to visit, etc. With the help of the Internet, you can do anything.

Do not stop thinking about traveling or whatever you like doing while on holiday. These difficult times will end sooner or later. Who knows, maybe we will be able to travel in the next couple of months. And, why is it important to travel after a lockdown? Because you deserve to unwind and relax after everything you have been through! 

And, when those times do come, remember that you still have to be careful! If possible, choose destinations that are not crowded with tourists – another thing independent travel companies can help you with! Moreover, think about your health and others and always wear a mask when surrounded by people. Disinfect your hands often, drink your vitamins even more often, and you will have the trip of your life.