We are asked ALL the time – why book with a travel agent?

  1. Travel agents are no longer just a booking tool to acquire your tickets and reserve your space – we are TRAVEL ADVISORS. Gone are the days of just booking transactions or acting as order-takers. We work with you and utilize our knowledge and network of travel professionals to sort through that vast expanse of information!
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  2. Want to do something a little different how about a customized trip through Europe tracing family history, WWII journey, or a wine tour through France stopping at select vineyards? Or a completely customized foodie tour of some of the best Michelin star restaurants in Spain??  Our travel advisors are experts at helping you plan and organize a completely unique tour tailored to your needs. No cookie cutter tour for you!
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  3. Consumer protection
    DIY bookings sites can host some very cool accommodations with unique experiences – but have you ever thought about what would happen if the property went bankrupt or the place WAS NOT as you expected? (You know what I’m talking about…those perfect online photos of a beach front villa…but it’s really a rundown bamboo beach hut)
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    Booking with a TICO or BPCPA registered travel agency ensures that you are protected by an industry financed Travel Compensation Fund. Subject to the Regulation, the Compensation Fund reimburses consumers when they do not receive the travel services purchased due to the bankruptcy or insolvency of either an Ontario travel retailer, Ontario travel wholesaler or due to the failure of an airline or cruise line.  If you booking your own travel – ALWAYS make sure you are protected by TICO or BPCPA
  4. SAVE TIME
    You can surf the Internet all night or you can make one call to your local Ellison Travel Advisors – let us do the work for you and get the best value for your travel dollar – from air tickets to car rentals, lodgings to activities.
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  5. Peace of Mind
    By booking with a travel advisor you have an advocate that you can call on for help before or during your travels. In case of change of plans, emergencies, cancelled flights or the unexpected, we’re there when you need us with 24/7 emergency support!
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Ellison Travel
Ellison Travel’s 3 divisions, Group, Vacation & Cruises and Corporate Travel, work together, sharing knowledge and experience, a cross-over that works to your advantage. Customized tour planning for adult special interest groups and student groups is our specialty! Our tour planners are experienced and well-travelled, having personally visited many of the locations we plan tours to worldwide. We have flown with the airlines, stayed in the hotels, eaten at the restaurants and visited the attractions in order to better assist you with your travel planning. Wherever you want to go, whatever your interest is, we work with you to design your tour… your way. The Vacation & Cruises department, operating out of all three locations, has experienced counsellors who are constantly upgrading their travel knowledge. We personally inspect the airlines, hotels, resorts and attractions so we can better assist you and recommend the cruise, sun holiday, flight, hotel, car rental or tourist attraction to fit your perfect holiday. Our Corporate Travel department assists business travellers with flights, accommodation and car rentals to destinations around the world plus handle arrangements for incentive travel and meeting planning for corporate groups. Your time is valuable! We know travel – let us take the stress out of it – it’s what we do!

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