Travelling for the first time

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

If you have never been overseas before, planning a holiday can be an incredibly daunting task. Not to mention the idea of travelling for the first time itself will be scary and exciting all at once.

It’s hard to know where to start and what to look for. Chances are you are planning this holiday because you have always dreamed of travel or you have longed to visit a particular destination. Or maybe you just need a holiday! A great idea is to make a list (even if it’s just one thing) of absolute ‘must haves’ or ‘must visits’. It may be a ‘top 10’ list of Europe, a city or simply to relax. You may get to do more, depending on time and budget, but these essentials are why you are planning your trip in the first place.

This forms a great base to start and build from.

Having a knowledgeable, experienced travel agent, who you trust, can then help you plan your trip down to the finest detail, ensuring you have everything you need before setting off on your maiden trip. Not only do we know the best places to stay and visit, but often have already been there, or have a colleague or client who has, so can offer insider tips for getting the most out of your trip. We have contacts around the globe as well, so might even be able to swing some extra perks for you!

An experienced agent who has travelled extensively themselves can also put your mind at rest about travelling internationally with all the information you need – getting through customs, connecting flights, passports and visas, currency…and anything else you may be worried about.

It is generally the fear of the unknown that plays on your mind so we can fill in those gaps allowing you to relax and enjoy the experience.

Travelling for the first time with Alicia Pringle MTA Travel Agent Picture

It is also comforting to know that you aren’t on your own once you leave either. If you have questions, plans change, or if something goes wrong, you can still contact your travel agent while you are overseas. They know your trip inside and out and will be your advocate so you don’t have to waste your precious holiday time making multiple calls or trying to make arrangements on the go.

If you are ready to start planning your first adventure, I’d love to help you on your way! My only warning: travel is very addictive!

Want to know more about whether booking a tour is for you?  ​Get in touch with Alicia Pringle, your locally based Townsville MTA Travel Agent for a chat today!

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