Booking trips can be a major hassle, from scouring the web for the lowest airfare to scrolling through countless pages on TripAdvisor to find the best hotel. And with most Hong Kong travel agents geared towards the local population, one badly mispronounced Cantonese word might land you on a seniors-only bus tour instead of a romantic getaway for two.
Luckily, there's Flight Centre Hong Kong, a global leisure travel specialist that those of us from overseas might recognise. Flight Centre first landed in Hong Kong in 2009 with just a call centre and opened their first shop on Caine Road earlier this year. Now that they've opened a second shop in Happy Valley, booking travel is more convenient than ever.
"We aim to take the chore out of traveling and provide a completely tailored product for busy expats," said David Fraser, general manager of Flight Centre China. "Whether customers want to book airfares, tours and packages, complex itineraries, cruises or any other type of travel, our team can handle it all for them."
Flight Centre Hong Kong's team is made up of native English and multilingual speakers who are extremely well traveled themselves. On our recent visit, they had personal travel stories from nearly every destination we brought up, from Rome to Borneo and everything in between.
Another great thing about Flight Centre is their "lowest airfare guarantee", where they'll beat any airfare quote you find or you fly for free (conditions apply).
Speaking of free, Flight Centre Hong Kong is currently running a competition to celebrate the new Happy Valley location where you can enter to win an all-inclusive four-night trip to Phuket for two, including a stay at Centara Grand West Resort and Villas with return economy flights.
To enter the competition, simply visit the Happy Valley store between now and 30 June 2012, where you'll also find an assortment of discounted flights and holidays booked between now and 3 June 2012.
Flight Centre Hong Kong, 8 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, +852 2830 2793, www.flightcentre.com.hk