Why are your tours so expensive?
I agree As with many things here they charge what they can get away with - and while people are still buying the prices won't come down The sellers are syndicated to maintain high prices - the rep, the tour operator, and the excursion provider all want a cut of the cake of course but the largest chunk of the profit goes to the ground handler that the tour operator appoints. The TO is not usually a registered business in the DR and doesn't pay tax etc. so they must, quite correctly, trade under the name of/through a local agent or ground handler. Discounting of tours and bypassing these 'agents' (such as Prieto Tours, Turinter, Hotelbeds, etc) is their biggest threat and is usually snubbed out quickly - and most of the excursion providers play along with the game and only accept reservations via a TO & their agent so all goes tickety boo and everyone profits and the end customer, you the tourist, foots the bill In addition to all of this a lot of the tours provide open bars and lunch and have an abundance of staff - and they often have to grease the palms of many along the way to maintain a steady flow of customers and to cut through a lot of red tapes They also have many other overheads especially in the area of safety - as does everywhere else I guess. If the excursion provider could sell directly to the end customer and eliminate all the middlemen the prices could be almost halved - but that is still always off for now Hope this goes some way to answering your question Have a great day
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