Should I Book My Excursions Online or Once I Arrive in Dominican Republic?
It is a question that many users ask themselves and although for us it is very clear, for some potential clients not so much.
1. Some of the doubts are about the security of buying online and our advice is to always buy on secure websites, with the domain https and the and the padlock that appears in the browser.
2. Other doubts are in terms of reliability. If you buy the tour from the hotel, it will be the same excursion that you will buy directly with the excursion provider, with the same conditions, but more expensive.
We share with you some reasons that we believe may benefit you when booking your excursion online in advance:
- If you’re shopping online, make sure to use a reputable excursion company that has the proper security systems in place to protect online transactions.
- Choose the date YOU want, not the other way around. When you book online in advance there’s a 99% chance you’ll be able to book your tour for the date you want and not have to choose from available dates because the day you wanted is sold out.
- Take advantage of buying online and enjoy better prices buying directly from the tour provider saving money, without intermediaries who will take a commission.
- Take your time when booking. From your home, from the office, from a cafe, wherever you are, without hurry, you just need a computer and time. Compare excursions, compare prices, ask…
- If you search ahead of time, you’re sure to find cheap flights. Another tip is to travel on Tuesday or Wednesday during work hours when the rates are cheaper because these are less popular times to fly.
- Avoid waiting in the hotel. You can avoid long lines in the hotel lobby.
- Avoid pushy vendors. Many tour providers employ the same vendors and since they work on commission they’ll try to push the tours that give them the highest commission.
- Overcome the language barrier. While most vendors speak english many are not fluent which makes it hard for you to communicate your needs and wants properly or to perfectly understand what you’re paying for. Online you have the option to read all the excursion details in english as well as to communicate via e-mail, live chat or phone with fluent english speaking locals.
As you see everything are advantages! So you know, buy your trip online in advance of your vacation trip.