Three reasons to use an independent travel agent in 2017

In an age of online travel deals filling our inboxes to the brim, it often feels like great money saving offers are only one click away – but most of the times they turn out to be nothing more than a mediocre holiday wrapped in eye catching marketing.

But fear not – this year you can save money and travel like a pro with the help of our travel experts. The best travel trend for 2017 is your good old fashioned high street travel agent with a twist – the independent travel agent. 

Here are three expert approved reasons why using an independent travel agent in 2017 can benefit your wallet:

  1. Choose from a wide range of suppliers

An independent travel agent chooses the travel operators they want to work with so they will be able to price check and advise on the best companies to use for your desired destination or type of holiday package.

  1. Get more for your money

Travel consultants are generally very passionate about travelling and normally get to experience the resorts first hand. This means you get the best possible advice and guidance from fellow expert travellers. Independent travel agents rely on excellent customer service and will go the extra mile to ensure that you get the best possible holiday while saving you time and money.

  1. Check for ABTA credentials

ABTA is the Association of British Travel Agents and members are bonded so that any money you pay to them is protected if they go out of business. Booking through an ABTA member means you can travel with confidence, for your peace of mind.

Holiday offers from Crosskeys Travel – your local independent travel agent

Explore Borneo’s jungles and meet the orangutans

Explore Borneo’s jungles and meet the orangutans








Explore Borneo’s jungles and meet the orangutans

Selected departures from January to December 2017

Price: from £1,595 per person**

On this nine day adventure, meet Bornean Orangutans, explore the bat-filled Gomantong Caves, sail alongside majestic pygmy elephants and view the dramatic spectacle of South East Asia’s highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu.

Inclusions: return flights from Heathrow to Borneo, 4* accommodation with selected meals daily, escorted tour with local English-speaking guide, internal travel in Borneo and entry to all sights.

**Prices and availability are subject to change and availability.

Duomo cathedral in Florence

Duomo cathedral in Florence









Absorb the highlights of Tuscany by rail

Selected departures from April to October 2017

Price: from £1,645 per person**

Discover the true colours of this acclaimed region on a ten day tour of the highlights of Tuscany. Tour highlights include a guided tour of Renaissance Florence; San Gimignano with wine tasting, cookery demonstrations and dinner in a Chianti castle; lunch in Lucca; guided tour of Siena; sightseeing tour of Pisa and a restaurant dinner in Montecatini.

Inclusions: Eurostar standard class rail, 4* hotel accommodation, breakfast every day and selected meals.

**Prices and availability are subject to change and availability.


Santorini Greece







Discover Santorini

Dates: Tuesday 23rd May 2017 to Tuesday 30th May 2017

Price: from £335 per person**

Imagine idyllic white-washed villages, blue-domed churches, perfect blue skies and the most incredible sunsets and you’ll be imagining Santorini. The volcanic nature of the island has resulted in a coastline of dark sandy beaches and the most spectacular interior imaginable.

Inclusions: return flights, bed & breakfast 3* hotel accommodation, transfers and luggage.

**Prices and availability are subject to change and availability.

Contact details

For more information on any of these holidays contact Crosskeys Travel on 01303 27 26 25, pop in to talk to our travel experts at Crosskeys Travel, 101 Sandgate Road, Folkestone or see our website