Travelscene rejects Europe price hike claims says theres silve

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X Travelscene American Express yesterday said that they rejected recent claims that flight prices could jump due to the resulting backlog of passengers affected by Iceland’s volcanic eruptions.Instead the travel agency chain is taking a positive spin on the events, saying that they feel that this situation has given their agents a change to prove that booking with a travel agent pays off in times of crisis.“Our Members, retail and corporate, are finding that their commitment to superior customer service and to being available 24/7 in times of crisis is really paying off in terms of showcasing the real value of booking travel through a licensed travel agent and buying the right insurance policy from the right provider,” said Mike Thompson, Travelscene American Express CEO.At the same time, agents are also able to use this opportunity to highlight the benefits of buying travel insurance from a travel agent, and that when it comes to travel insurance many of the policies range in coverage.As it is leading up to the most popular time to travel to Europe for Australians, Travelscene American Express says that fares will likely stay within reasonable boundaries, with fares still available from $2,100 including all taxes.“So, even though this is the most popular time to travel, don’t give up on your European trip thinking you’re going to have to spend upwards of $4000,” adds Jacqui Timmins, Travelscene American Express General Manager.“There are still a number of great deals out there.”last_img

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