Category: Travel Agent

Family Travel Planning

Traveling as a family is a rich and rewarding experience, albeit with some anxiety at times! But from it come a lifetime of memories and smiles. Try this simple test. You have just two seconds to answer this question: Name a gift you received for your birthday five years ago? 10 years ago? Two years […]

The Shocking News about Travel Agents

An independent study conducted by TNS Global and funded by Carnival Corporation has revealed some amazingly shocking news about travel agents. It found that travel agents not only provide personal service- which is lacking with online bookings- but that trips booked through travel agents are less expensive than trips booked online. Here is a look […]

What to Know Before Traveling

Fear is a powerful emotion, but it doesn’t have to be dragged onto your vacation with you. The following 4 tips will help you prepare for the “just in case” emergencies and stay safe while you travel. 1. Be Familiar with the State Department Website The State Department website will help you answer “Is this […]

“Airline prices are always subject to change…”

If you aren’t sweating yet, let me give you a reason to. A few well-known airlines such as American, Delta, and United, have increased their domestic pricing structure. This means that some “multi-segment itineraries now cost a significantly higher amount when they are presented as a single ticket rather than multiple one-way tickets,” said Zane […]

But Really, When is the Best Time to Visit Hawaii?

Have you ever heard someone say that the best time to visit Hawaii is between January 1st and December 31st? Well, it’s true! Hawaii is a great place to visit all year round. However, you may still be asking, “But really, when is the best time to visit Hawaii?” There are other factors besides great […]

Flight Delays Due to Weather

Flight delays and cancellations can happen at any time of the year, but in winter, they are sometimes monumental.  And it may be sunny where you are; however, bad weather somewhere else could lead to a delay or cancellation at your airport.  Your plane, the crew scheduled to be on it, or an airport where […]

Why Today We are in the Golden Age of Flying

Many harken back to the period of about 1945 to 1975 as the “Golden Age of Flying.” I say, “au contraire” – today (right now) things are much better for fliers. Here are ten reasons why: 1. It’s way faster. In the 1940s, an average intercontinental flight had at least a 12 layovers in airpots […]

A Dozen Reasons to Book With a Travel Agent

We live in the internet age; however, a real, live, experienced travel agent you can talk to is still very useful. All of them at Columbus Travel provide services and knowledge you simply can’t find online; and in a crisis, an agent is invaluable. #1 – A travel agent is accountable. This is the real […]

No Risk Cruise Booking

A common facet of the travel industry involves reserving an airplane ticket, a hotel, a rental car without it costing you anything if you cancel. Here are some typical practices: (a) For decades airline companies have had “refundable fares.” But those fares are commonly twice or three times as much as the lowest published airfares […]

Off Season Travel – Best Times to Beat the Crowds (and the Prices)

What makes the “off season” a great time to travel?  Many factors go into this, depending on the destination. Weather is one of the biggest factors that affect travel. During the hurricane season (June 1 – November 30) cruise lines will drop prices in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Bahamas 40 – 60%. The seasons in […]

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