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Posted on: Monday January 22, 2018
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Do You Live in the Country?

Do you live away from a major airport?

Canada's big and a lot of us don't have easy access to international airports. Air travel gets a little more complicated for you but, if you love that winter get away, or have a yen to travel abroad, don't let the challenge of the first part of the trip deter you.

I don't live near an airport of any size so I get what it's like. I also work remotely, often times from my country home, which is even more challenging. But to make life even more interesting I have travelled, and plan travel for people in some of the wildest places like Panama, Ecuador, Honduras and Belize and I have learned how to get people around in non-urban areas in the most comfortable and economical ways. Here are few things I can do to help you.

First of all, there are a lot of ways to skin an airfare. If you live in an area like, oh southern Alberta, or BC, or Saskatchewan, where you are hours from an airport of any size and you try to figure out an airfare using our friend Expedia, you can get some bizarre prices and routes. Especially when you actually go on to complete the booking, rather than just look at the shopping list presented. Fear not. You should give me a call and I'll find you something that makes more sense. Or even if you just want to price check, I am happy to match any published available airfare. (read about using online travel agencies here. All the things in this article happened to me and if I didn't speak Spanish, I'd be hooped.)

Two, since travel from country areas usually means an over-night enroute, I can offer you hotel rates from our Flight Centre Holiday collection. We contract with hotels around the world, and many are near airports. There may be some local transfer services available as well and I can build them into a trip package.

Same thing when you need to come home, if you've tooling about Yucatan, or coming from a dive vacation in Belize, I can set up the whole package for you with transfers back to the airport, and a hotel if you need it.

Third, what if you don't have the internet or just don't want to waste you monthly data trying to find "the deal"? Give me a call by phone. I actually prefer the phone as I like to get to know my clients in a more personal way. We can do everything by phone and I can even get you documents in paper if you want. Still the most reliable.

Can't pay by credit card? As a Flight Centre Independent agent, I can offer you some options to pay through other means too. Call me and I can explain the various non-credit card options available.

But, my thing is really budgeting. I like to know in advance pretty much what its going to cost me to travel, and I'll do this for you as well. I've been pricing private tours and packages (and scheduled ones too) for years and I will give you a very good idea what everything will cost.

If you live in the country or a small town without an airport, and you want to travel, let's talk. I speak your language.

George Duffy

Vernon, British Columbia

Contact Number:
Toll Free 1 888 543 6450

Alternate Number:
778 383 6369


About George:

Have you ever seen the show, Midnight Diner on Netflix? It's a small shop in Tokyo where the chef says "I will make anything you want to eat as long as I have the ingredients". That's exactly what I do for you  in travel.

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  • Alternate Number: 778 383 6369
  • email george.duffy@fcitravel.ca
  • web flightcentreindependent.ca/GeorgeDuffy
  • address Vernon, British Columbia, Canada