With the nation’s largest tourism players signalling a return to travel, a new platform has launched in response.
Travel Agent Finder has been designed to make the process of finding the right travel agent simpler, fairer and more personalised.
The independent site, which is free for travellers to search and agents to sign up, features a network of accredited local agents who have created their own profiles to showcase their unique skills and credentials.
Holidaymakers can search the network, compare agent profiles and select an expert who best suits their travel needs based on their experience, destination knowledge and location, with agent reviews providing more of a deep dive on service quality.
The platform was created by agent Anna Shannon, who, having been hit hard like so many others by the COVID crisis, recognised the need for connecting travellers with quality travel advisors in a post-pandemic world, while at the same time creating a potential new source of income for agents.
“For many travellers, being passed on to the next available agent in-store or on a phone queue can often result in an underwhelming experience,” she said.
“With Travel Agent Finder, Australians can connect with a passionate expert that knows their destination, understands their travel style and budget, and can make the process smooth, seamless and enjoyable.
“In the future, I see Travel Agent Finder as an Australian traveller’s first port of call when looking for a specialist or new travel agent.
“For the thousands of talented and passionate travel experts across the country, they have an opportunity to join the site, increase their exposure and share their unique experience and expertise with others – all while helping rebuild an industry that’s been hit hard over the past 18 months.”
Agents interested in signing up to Travel Agent Finder can do so at no cost by going here.