The first thing I ever ask when someone wants to travel is, “Where do you wanna go?”. And of course, because it’s my job, I ask when he/she plans to travel, how many people, how long the trip will be, class of service in the air seat and hotel etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Now don’t get me wrong here. These are important questions and deserve sensitive answers. If you want value for money on your travel plans, you must lay out all your requirements and actually know what you want.
The travel agent’s job if to identify what it is you really want. Some people are so caught up in their travel fantasies sometimes they don’t get exactly what they want. The bottom line is still, cheap price. We call it value for money, a classier term for cheap.
To my disadvantage, because it takes up time, I would always end up asking about my client’s purpose in life. Where he is headed and where he wants to go. This is not a question of destination per se, this is a question of direction.
When one consider’s taking a holiday, or fulfilling a dream vacation, take note of the ride, the journey. The experience becomes the prize. The destination, a bonus.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean