The Holiday Butlers’ top 10 reasons why you should book with a local travel agency.

At The Holiday Butler, we think that speaking with your friendly local travel agent is the best method for booking your holiday. Regardless of what you want to book, travel agents will go to any lengths to make your holiday a reality. The following are ten reasons why The Holiday Butler believes you should always book with your local travel agent.

Passion for travel:

First and foremost, we want to emphasise that travel agents are not in the profession for the money. Many other industries pay far more. Rather, travel agents are motivated by a desire to travel. When you speak with your local travel agent and hear their enthusiasm for the locations they promote, you can tell they truly enjoy what they do.

First-hand experience:

Prior to Covid-19, most travel agents would have travelled around 3–6 times each year, obtaining personal experience of the destinations they offer, as well as the service and quality of the hotels and attractions they promote. Travel agents will also attend regular training sessions to stay up to speed on the latest product developments, such as new hotel amenities that may be relevant to your holiday needs.

Security and safety:

Travel agents will assess your request and, if there are any security or safety concerns with your destination or hotels, they will address them, since they have access to various notification systems to guarantee that the holiday booked fulfils all the safety requirements.

Business to business (B2B) relationships:

Relationships with business partners are important in many industries, and even more so in travel. Travel agents will have many contacts with partners based in the UK and abroad who can help with any special requests, such as a surprise romantic dinner on the beach or securing the same room you booked for your honeymoon 10 years ago. Travel agents know how to obtain what they want in order to ensure that their clients’ needs are met 99% of the time.

Financial security:

In this climate, you need to know that your holiday is financially secure. When buying a package holiday, be sure that they are ATOL protected. The Holiday Butler is an ATOL 2933 and ABTA P7169 protected retail agency of Major Travel PLC, a travel firm with over 47 years of experience. So you can feel confident about booking with us.

Access to exclusive offers to save money:

Travel agents will have access to exclusive deals, such as substantial savings with a variety of airlines and hotels, as well as add-value offers like room upgrades, couples’ massages, and much more that may not be available if booked online. It’s these small perks that make all the difference.

Secure your holiday with a low deposit:

Most travel agents will be able to provide modest deposits to guarantee that you can secure your holiday at the current prices. For example, The Holiday Butler provides a low deposit of £99 per person (subject to travel dates), which can help you book your dream holiday without worrying about your wallet. Plus, we can also assist you with a payment plan to help spread the cost.


With so many websites to trawl through, booking a holiday can be stressful and time-consuming. This is why it’s always a good idea to speak with your local travel agent, since they do this every day and have the greatest knowledge to assist you with your requirements, while securing the best prices.

Complex holiday ideas are simplified and booked for you:

Travel agents spend the majority of their working life putting together complicated holiday itineraries for their clients. They will sort out all the finer details for you, whether you wish to conquer the heights of Machu Picchu in Peru followed by a stay in the breath-taking Galapagos Islands, or you’re after a straightforward USA multi-centre trip. All you have to do is turn up.

It’s free:

The majority of travel agencies, such as The Holiday Butler, will provide all of the above for free. That’s right. We will piece together all the specifics of your holiday together and roll them into a shiny ATOL-protected package holiday, so you can relax knowing you are financially protected.

Contact The Holiday Butler on 0208 621 5445 or sales@theholidaybutler.com to make your holiday dreams a reality.

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