QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 20/12/2012, 11:59 AM)
Just imagine the look on the faces of the staff if i walked into harvey norman asking to book a holiday...
Well I'd expect them to at least try to sell you an itty bitty book light, neck pillow, and some travel adaptors for all the small electrical items they were offloading on you!
OP I'd simply do a run down of the prices you can get off the web and then compare them to what the agent can offer you. Often it is worth paying a little extra just to have someone else do all the running around for you.
I've done it both ways and each has had it's pitfalls.
important thing though is to organise travel insurance.