So for all my overseas trips I have been using the same travel agent. He always offers suggestions that I wouldn't have thought of so I see unexpected things. And he gets me great deals especially for multi-city or multi-country travel. For me that's the two mains things I look for with getting help to book a holiday.
So my insider tip is... that my travel agent who has been working for one of the major travel centres for the last 7 years is going independent and online. Which means he can help people from all over the world organise their dream holiday. So if you are looking for help booking your overseas travel hit them up at www.airfaregeeks.com.au.
They specialise in round the world flights, but they also use their Geek IQs to scope out hotel deals, tours, corporate travel, even weddings (I attended a Bali wedding last year that they organised, that was delightful, of course.)
So hit the boys up at www.airfargeels.com.au for a chat, a bit of info and make booking your holiday fun.
When I'm booking a hotel room the first thing I look at... after the location, of course.... are the facilities. I think if you're going for a nice hotel you should get the most out of it. Is there a gym, a spa or sauna, a swimming pool, room service and a decent breakfast? Which options are most important? So we were chuffed to find the condition of this rooftop pool. It definitely adds to the overall impression of a hotel.
Also a nice spot to catch some sun... Sometimes a chill by the pool makes a holiday or at least sets the mood off right. What other things make a hotel stay a memorable one?
What are the best features of a stay (besides the new location part) that make a hotel worth recommending...?
Self-serve Juice Bars at Hotels Breakfasts are a great idea. They're a great way to feel better about the champagne and dinner from the night before. And even though juice has been getting a bad rap lately for it's high sugar content I still feel like I've done some good like having a berocca or taking some vitamins.
So what's next... a smoothie station... or better yet a 'nice cream' vendor? So much better than the processed cereals, breads and pastries in my opinion. So is a kale, carrot and wheatgrass juice a new staple of hotel breakfast bars or a passing fad?
We're not shying away from the weighty news topics here.