WITH travellers regaining the confidence to book holidays after two years of disruption due to Covid-19, people are being urged to use their local, independent travel agent to help the industry recover.

Since March 2020, travel bans have been placed across the world to prevent the spread of Covid-19 but the UK’s restrictions have now ended.

Destination rules will continue to apply, however, and the importance of booking through a human travel agent for peace of mind has never been as high, according to Claire Milby, a Director at independent travel agent Travel the Globe, which has bases in Barrow and Ulverston.

She said: “There’s no avoiding the fact that the travel industry has taken a huge hit throughout the Covid pandemic, and travel-related companies have had to work harder than most to stay afloat.

“Now that Covid restrictions have been lifted, we need your support more than ever. When you book your holiday using your local, independent travel agent, you are supporting your town or village as we all live and work in the same area and spend our money at local businesses.”

Travel the Globe Barrow was established in 2013 and opened its Ulverston office in December 2019, just months before the outbreak of Covid-19.

The team was stationed by their telephones at home seven days a week throughout the pandemic to assist and guide holidaymakers to rearrange trips when their original plans were cancelled and to provide refunds, to the huge relief of its customers.

Claire said: “If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that people have really missed the human, personal interaction and that is why a lot of people prefer to use travel agents rather than booking online. We are available to be contacted six days a week, and we’re always there for your every need.

“A big reason why people choose to book with an agent is for the peace of mind to know that we’ve got their backs all the way and will sort anything to ensure their holiday is stress free, and if anything should go wrong then we would be on hand to step in on their behalf.”

The team at Travel The Globe can be contacted via www.traveltheglobe.co.uk or by calling the Ulverston office on 01229 584472 and the Barrow office on 01229 839502.