Looking into booking our holiday for this year (to Turkey, Olu Deniz). The internet prices for First Choice and Thomson are a couple of hundred pounds cheaper, but I am a little scared of doing it myself online, do you have any tips at all ?
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Go for it online, especially if it's a few hundred pounds cheaper.
Providing you do your research before booking, i.e. check the hotel for reports, check the resort, and if you are booking with a well-known high street chain, you should be ok.
However, if the online price is with a major high street chain, why not print off a copy and take it to the high street chain in person, to see if they will match it, you have nothing to loose.
Worth a try.
I must agree with the last note .. we use the internet to resurch prices/hotels/resorts etc it's a good tool....but in most cases you will find that independant travel agents are willing to split their commision for a sale and therefore usualy can beat on line prices. also on line price dos'n usualy inc transfers fule surcharges and other extras..
Yes I done the Same, Eclipse website was showing £1849 fo Bulgaria, went to Lunn Poly and they done exactly the same booking for me for £1790.00.
Just ask the TA to undercut and most of the time they can.
booking on the internet with a tour op is hardly diy.
now when you book your own flights/accommodation/transfers. now thats diy
also we diy for clients, well tailormake by finding flight only through various airlines, accommodation only , and then car hire! particulary for florida. we dont just sell packages, well also price booking all seperate if each cheaper for clients.
We have booked our first DIY holiday to Majorca - £892 flights, £450 apartment, £130 taxi transfer there and back, £36 Esure Travel Insurance policy = £1508 so we've saved roughly a grand by going it alone!
Got to be worth a go in my opinion. We know the resort inside out and backside first (Cala Millor/Cala Bona), know where to eat and where to avoid, where the non-tourist supermarkets are (therefore cheaper) so not much can go wrong there.
This year I have booked an apartment in Cap Salou with universalholidaycentre.com by the beach for us (2 adults and 4 kids/teenagers) and got the flights with Easyjet from Luton. Next step is to book the return taxi service from Reus to the apartment (cheapest deal £87 so far), and organise the parking at Luton (cheapest £18 for the week).
I'm addicted !
Where do you park for 18 pounds at Luton, we usually use the parking at Slip End off the airport, which costs more than 18 pounds.
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