6 Tips on How to Find a Great Travel Agent

Discussion in 'Travel Technology' started by emilyfrew, Nov 5, 2014.  |  Print Topic

  1. In today's world of do-it-yourself travel planning, where you search the web for the cheapest price possible, the old saying still holds true. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Unfortunately there are agencies out there that don’t have their customer’s best interest at heart. These are companies that are more interested in making money than they are about filling your travel plans to your specifications while still getting you the best deal possible..................
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 7, 2014
    Newscience, YULtide and uggboy like this.
  2. Newscience

    Newscience Gold Member

    Messages:
    14,811
    Likes Received:
    45,321
    Status Points:
    16,475
    Thanks for posting this article! Although most folks on Milepoint are do-it-yourselfers when it comes to travel, having a good and trustworthy travel agent when you need one is priceless!
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,615
    Likes Received:
    20,315
    Status Points:
    16,530
    Any affiliation with that site/blog, @emilyfrew ?
     
    ACMM and Sammich like this.
  4. Wandering Aramean
    Original Member

    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

    Messages:
    28,460
    Likes Received:
    62,316
    Status Points:
    20,030
    Gosh...ya think???

    So many posts from the member flogging that site. Spammy as hell.
     
  5. ACMM
    Original Member

    ACMM Gold Member

    Messages:
    26,003
    Likes Received:
    113,950
    Status Points:
    20,030
    It is becoming clear that her sole purpose is to push the company that employs her.

    When asked recently of affiliation we get no reply.

    (Posted from my milepoint enabled iPhone 6)
     
  6. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,615
    Likes Received:
    20,315
    Status Points:
    16,530
    Any post is a good post nowadays, I guess.
     
    eponymous_coward, anileze and Sammich like this.
  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,615
    Likes Received:
    20,315
    Status Points:
    16,530
    ACMM and Sammich like this.
  8. Sammich

    Sammich Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,651
    Likes Received:
    22,465
    Status Points:
    11,025
    ACMM and anileze like this.
  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,615
    Likes Received:
    20,315
    Status Points:
    16,530
    I left a polite comment on the blog linked in the OP asking the author to please not have their employees spam the internet with blog links. It has been deleted.

    They seem to be such great travel agents... ethical and trustworthy... I guess I know where I am going to turn to for my next travel booking...
     
  10. Wandering Aramean
    Original Member

    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

    Messages:
    28,460
    Likes Received:
    62,316
    Status Points:
    20,030
    Sadly it seems that's the case.

    Irony is that MP sets a nofollow attribute on links so the spamming here doesn't really help their SEO at all. But it does a great job of annoying users of this site.
     
    eponymous_coward and anileze like this.
  11. anileze

    anileze Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,067
    Likes Received:
    12,988
    Status Points:
    11,025
    It goes to show that no one reads the T&Cs when registering :)
     
    HaveMilesWillTravel likes this.
  12. Wandering Aramean
    Original Member

    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

    Messages:
    28,460
    Likes Received:
    62,316
    Status Points:
    20,030
    And that they are not enforced, either.
     
  13. eponymous_coward
    Original Member

    eponymous_coward Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,939
    Likes Received:
    3,018
    Status Points:
    1,980
    Indeed. I have zero interest in digging through 563146356546254726476764 posts in Teh Box, and a lot of MP these days is "um, where is P3?", it seems, and desultory other things. MP is a nice place, but pretty content-free compared to FT.
     
  14. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,615
    Likes Received:
    20,315
    Status Points:
    16,530
    Yeah, I don't have time for boxes and lounges (online kind... writing this from the Admiral's Club). And the rest so pretty sparse that I feel like I am participating in pretty much every thread :(

    As for the P3 thing... yeah, lots of (useless to me) traffic there, and once all the bloggers announce to the world that there is a good deal to be had here, traffic will spike for a day and then people head back to where they came from. I think P3 should be designed to reward people who actually contribute here, and encourage more than a one-time visit. Kind of like a loyalty program instead of a give-away to the fastest clickers.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2014
    iolaire likes this.
  15. Wandering Aramean
    Original Member

    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

    Messages:
    28,460
    Likes Received:
    62,316
    Status Points:
    20,030
    Loyalty programs reward those who spend the most money, not the most time. ;)
     
  16. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,615
    Likes Received:
    20,315
    Status Points:
    16,530
    Pfft... pre-revenue loyalty programs award me for the amount of time I spend in the metal tube :)
     
  17. ACMM
    Original Member

    ACMM Gold Member

    Messages:
    26,003
    Likes Received:
    113,950
    Status Points:
    20,030
    Sammich and HaveMilesWillTravel like this.
  18. Sammich

    Sammich Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,651
    Likes Received:
    22,465
    Status Points:
    11,025
    Just noticed a moderator edited her original post stripping the link out; and perhaps banned because I can't access her profile anymore:

    Milepoint - Error
    This user's profile is not available
     
    HaveMilesWillTravel likes this.
  19. ACMM
    Original Member

    ACMM Gold Member

    Messages:
    26,003
    Likes Received:
    113,950
    Status Points:
    20,030
    Always a problem quoting a post however as the links are in the first quoted reply
     
    Sammich likes this.
  20. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,615
    Likes Received:
    20,315
    Status Points:
    16,530
    Is the "Last edited by a moderator: Yesterday at 6:44 AM" a new feature?

    Edit: testing 1 2 3 testing
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
    anileze and Sammich like this.
  21. Sammich

    Sammich Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,651
    Likes Received:
    22,465
    Status Points:
    11,025
    Wouldn't say new, it's been out for a while now. The site started displaying that message (last edited or last edited by a moderator) when users made an edit a while back.
     

Share This Page