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Pros and Cons of Package Tours


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Taking a Packaged Tour

One of the best ways to unwind after months of continuous work is by taking a short vacation. For those who would like to save a little extra cash during a trip, getting an escorted holiday tour package from a legitimate travel agency may seem a great idea. However, we believe this isn’t advisable for every traveler. In this article, we’ll feature the advantages and disadvantages of package tours.

Why it’s good for customers

· It’s easy on the pocket. Buying pre-arranged travel deals often come with meals or hotel transportation as part of the package. Because of this, it is possible to set aside more money for buying souvenirs as well as any emergency expenditure during the trip.

· There are plenty of options available to customers. Escorted tours offer great ways to discover the USA and other countries, according to DialAFlight. The reason for this is packaged vacations have a pre-set number of places that are included in the trip. The only thing needed is to choose the right one that would suit their budget.

· Travel with peace of mind. There’s no way to avoid delayed flights. However, by purchasing an all-inclusive deal, there’s no need for travelers to worry about getting a new ticket or re-booking hotels and a car service.
· Extend business and personal network. With this type of tour, it’s easy to meet individuals and groups that share the same interests. This common bond can help form long-term friendships that would benefit business owners in the end. Who knows, a new idea and partner in a business venture is just sitting right next to you during dinner.
· Enjoy great quality service. One of the best things that I have encountered is good customer service. It’s always a good experience when I don’t have to repeat myself regarding my preferences because the hotel has already been pre-informed by my agent.

The drawbacks

· It can be inflexible. There’s no way to change the schedule of pick-up times or other arrangements. The package tour is fixed from the date of the plane and the time of pick-up. Everything needs to be consumed, otherwise, it will all be a waste of money.

· You need to get in touch with the travel agent constantly. For any problem that is encountered, the first point of contact is always the travel agent. This may be a cause of concern, especially for those who are travelling to different countries.

3 Comments

  1. You are right, the drawback on taking package tours is there is no way to change the schedule of pick-up times or other arrangements because it is fixed. It’s frustrating sometimes specially when you weren’t able to consume it. Thus, your money is wasted.

  2. True. And it can be a big downside if you are like me and want to explore on your own. However, I am headed to a tour with http://flotours.com/ doing Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. And I am really looking forward to it. Sometimes when I would have no chance at visiting half the places on the itinerary for double or triple the cost then it becomes worth going with someone who knows what they are doing.
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  3. My success story of travelling independently for more than a quarter of a century is enough to exonerate me from keeping away from tour operators.
    I have frequently stayed in a place I liked longer than intended. Is this possible with a tour group (who has to keep a fixed itinerary whatever the circumstances)?
    A major part of a travelling adventure is undoubtedly concerned with discovering one’s whereabouts, finding a means of transport, choosing a bar or restaurant of one’s choice, making an attempt at using words from an unfamiliar language, walking at leisure without being pushed for time’s sake. All these will be cared for by the tour leader and each member of the group will as a result become a mere chess piece in the hands of the leader. Even if the leader’s hands are more capable than mine and in most cases they will certainly be, what about the satisfaction one gets from discovery?

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