It is a well-known fact that many people use travel agency service, while others prefer to make trips themselves. Personally I like to use the help of professionals in organizing the holidays.
The way I see it, a package holiday is one of the most convenient and interesting holidays one can have. To start with, the way of buying a ready trip is easy and quick. As people do not need to think and worry about arranging flights, booking a hotel room...this work will be done by special agents. Not to mention the fact that it is very exciting. There are so many interesting places in the world about which people can learn in tour agency.
However, making our own holiday plans gives us more freedom of choice. Firstly, one can go to any country he wants. For example, Egypt even there is a revolution and weapons can be used. While tour agencies are unable to offer such tours. Secondly, the accommodation can not suit one. The hotel can be different in reality and the Internet. The service can be bad and the staff impolite. `free` travellers can cha ANGE THE HOTEL but people who have bought a ready tour can not. Whereas, `free` tourists can not always find available hotels themselves, as they are often booked out.
In conclusion, I would strongly recommend to use the professional service because it is more safe. But on the other hand, making own holiday plans can be a great experience.