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Travel Agent or the Internet? Part II

which option gives you a better dive trip overall?

from the April, 2016 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

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In February's issue, we highlighted the reasons to consider booking your next dive trip with a travel agent -- saving time and money, and getting some hand-holding are among them. But some of our readers are on the fence about using a travel agent to book trips, so in this issue we're reporting on a friendly "face-off" between a well-regarded dive travel agent and an online-surfing Undercurrent reader.

While Reef and Rainforest's flights were less convenient than Moré's, the travel cost is nearly a thousand dollars less.

Subscriber Jorge Moré (Downers Grove, IL) volunteered to be our intrepid trip planner, because, as he wrote, "I always arrange my own trips because I then have total control. It can be a bit of a pain, but worth it. I think I can get as good, or better, deals on dive trips than the pros, but I have no data to back up my assertion, so I want to sign up for this challenge."

Jenny Collister, the owner of the highly-regarded travel agency Reef and Rainforest, volunteered to create two sample itineraries to the Philippines and the Caribbean, with details about prices, offerings and why she picked specific dive resorts for Moré (she didn't know who he was beforehand)....

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