7 reasons to choose an official registered travel professional in Tuscany

7 reasons to choose an official registered travel professional in Tuscany

Fiavet Toscana travel agents’ association shares guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable vacation.

Tue 20 Jun 2023 2:03 PM

Fiavet Toscana travel agents’ association gives 7 reasons to choose an official registered legal travel professional for guided tours to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

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1. Expertise + knowledge

Registered travel professionals undergo rigorous training and certification processes. They possess in-depth knowledge about destinations, local customs, attractions and activities. Their expertise allows them to provide accurate information and answer your questions, enhancing your understanding and enjoyment of the tour.

2. Reliable + trustworthy

Official travel professionals are registered and regulated by regional authorities and professional associations. They adhere to strict codes of conduct, ethics and quality standards. By choosing a registered professional, you can have confidence in their integrity and trustworthiness.

3. Safety + security

Registered travel professionals prioritize your safety. They stay updated on travel advisories, security concerns and local regulations. In case of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies, they have the knowledge and resources to handle situations efficiently and ensure your well-being.

4. Tailored experiences

Travel professionals can design customized itineraries based on your preferences, budget and interests. They have access to insider information, local contacts and off-the-beaten-path attractions. They can help you discover hidden gems and create unique experiences that suit your needs.

5. Legal protection

When you choose an official registered travel professional, you gain legal protection and recourse in case of any disputes or issues during your tour. They are accountable for their services and you have channels to address complaints or seek compensation, if necessary.

6. Financial security

Registered travel professionals often offer financial protection through insurance. This means that in the event of financial failure or bankruptcy of the travel professional, your payments or deposits may be protected, ensuring that you don’t suffer any financial losses.

7. Local support

Travel professionals have established networks and partnerships with local guides, accommodations and transportation providers. They can leverage these relationships to provide you with seamless logistics, assistance and local support throughout your journey.

It is crucial to be cautious of unauthorized or unregistered travel operators as they may lack the necessary qualifications, insurance coverage or regulatory compliance. They might offer misleading or fraudulent deals, compromising your safety, comfort or overall travel experience. To verify the credibility of a travel professional, check if they are registered with recognized travel associations or regional government tourism boards. Read reviews, seek recommendations and ensure they have appropriate licenses and accreditations. By choosing an official registered legal travel professional, you can have peace of mind, enjoy the benefits of their expertise and make the most of your guided tour experience, while minimizing potential risks and problems.

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