(C) Acharavi Guide 2014
Over 20 pages of information about the resort of Acharavi, Corfu
Travel With Friends - Self catering Corfu holidays since 1995
When you arrive in Acharavi there is much that a local travel agent can offer.
Castaway Travel is Acharavi’s longest established travel agent.
Usually they possess a wealth of information about the resort and can advise you on bus timetables, location of chemists (hopefully you wont need one) and a whole range of other things.
More experienced travel agents will undoubtedly have more local knowledge than your holiday rep (if you are on a package holiday) and they can often provide you with things such as car hire and excursions at a lower cost than your holiday rep.
They are also more likely to be honest about excursions. For example if you are enquiring about a day cruise with long hours exposed to the sun and have small children, a local travel is more likely to suggest an alternative rather than going for the commission based sale as a holiday rep would !
Excursions and Car Hire
As an ex-holiday rep, I can tell you that your holiday rep’s job is to get you to a welcome meeting as soon as possible after your arrival (and before you have a chance to explore the resort and find travel agents) to sell you as many excursions and car hire as possible ! This is a commonly known fact. Let’s face it they are only doing their job!
The advice is to ALWAYS attend the welcome meeting as there is a wealth of information especially health and safety advice which is important. As far as car hire and excursions is concerned, do not buy at the welcome meeting - do as you would in your own country and shop around. Travel agents almost always provide the same excursions and car hire deals at a lower price.
Travel agents can also exchange cash or travellers cheques. The commission is the same at all agents - 2%.