What to Ask Your Travel Agent About Niue
Getting a travel agent to organise your trip ensures you get off to your holiday on the right foot: by letting someone else do the hard work. However, you also don’t want the travel agent to take you for a ride, so to ensure your dream trip and let them know that you are one in control, here are a few questions to ask your travel agent when booking a trip to Niue.
1. Have You Been to Niue Yourself?
Travel agents will talk like they are experts in a country, but not all of them have been to the destinations they are selling. So a good question to start with is if they have been to Niue themselves. With that, you can ask them where they went, what they did, and where they stayed. If they haven’t been to Niue, then perhaps spend a bit more time browsing NiuePocketGuide.com to find some travel advice that your travel agent might not be able to provide.
2. What is the Best Time to Travel to Niue?
Travel agents will ask when you want to go to Niue, but try to be open if possible. Ask for the travel agent to play around with your travel dates in order to get the best deal possible. You can also learn more about the best time to travel in The Best Time to Visit Niue: A Month-by-Month Guide.
3. How Long Will Be Spent in Transit?
As Niue only has one direct flight from Auckland, if you’re travelling to the island from elsewhere than Auckland then you’re going to be spending some time in transit. Make sure that the transit times are clear to you and that you don’t end up having to rush between flights. On the flip side, because flights to Niue have a limited flight schedule, you might not want to have to wait days in between flights either. Learn more about flights to Niue in Which Airlines Fly to Niue?
4. What Documentation Do I Need for Niue?
Even if you already know the answer to this question, we like to ask it to see how thorough the travel agent is. Get the agent to double-check that you can enter Niue without a visa, as some nationalities need an Entry Permit. You can also simply read this information in What Documents Do I Need to Travel to Niue?
5. What are the Best Activities for the Season of My Trip?
When discussing activities and tours with your travel agent, just make sure that the activities that you want to do are actually available. For instance, whale watching and swimming are only available for a certain season, fishing for particular fish species is seasonal, and if you’re hoping to catch a Village Show Day, see if this coincides with your trip. Again, we cover this information in The Best Time to Visit Niue.
6. Do I Really Need to Book Excursions?
Ok, this might seem like a sneaky move to ask about activities to then not buy the activities and excursions that they try to upsell you, but that’s business. Honestly, activities are usually much cheaper and more flexible when booked in Niue, either through your accommodation, the Niue Visitor Information Centre or directly with the activity provider. But if you want the peace of mind of having all your activities booked, by all means, book with the travel agent. Learn more on Where to Book Tours in Niue.
7. What are My Travel Insurance Options?
Travel insurance is typically recommended for travelling anywhere overseas, including Niue. This is something you can sort out with your travel agent, so ask to compare your options.
8. What are the Perks of Booking with You?
Now is the time to get an upgrade, a discount or any other perks the travel agent might be able to provide. Travel agents have a wealth of travel products at their fingertips, so most will be able to sort you out, if not for this trip, then perhaps the next.
9. What Do I Get for Paying in Full?
Another way you might be able to get a better deal on your trip is by forgoing the classic “pay a deposit now and the rest of the balance before travelling” by paying the price of the trip in full. After all, this guarantees to the travel agent that you won’t change your mind, so it’s definitely worth mentioning to see if you are entitled to a discount!
10. How Can I Contact You from Niue?
Most importantly, you will need to know how to contact the travel agent once you are in Niue. With any trip, things can go wrong and if they do, you will want to be able to contact your travel agent to sort out the situation! Ask about the best way to contact them while in Niue, bearing in mind that Niue does not have international roaming for overseas phones.
More About Using a Travel Agent to Plan a Trip to Niue
That’s it for our quick list of questions to ask your travel agent when booking a trip to Niue. For more Niue travel advice, take a look at the following:
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in Niue Travel Advice: How to Plan a Trip to Niue.