Travelling in New Zealand? Use a travel agent

It’s been a tough time for the travel industry but with the domestic market opening up, travel agents hope people will see what they have to offer.

Carla McKinnon, owner/operator of House of Travel Wanganui, says prospective travellers may not get the best deal by avoiding travel agencies and looking and booking online.

“We’ve got access to all that and more,” she says. “That’s why our ‘Better Together’ motto is so important, because we are better together. With what you’ve seen and with what I know, and the relationships I have with suppliers, you would get a better deal than just what you would get online.”

Travel agents started feeling the pinch in February as the world situation changed and overseas trips were no longer a safe or viable option.

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