I recently ordered our own books Holidays in the Dominican Republic, For a family of 6, and while researching prices with major travel agents in the UK, I was amazed at how prices would change – even when looking at the same hotel! In total, we saved 2,000 pounds. Read on and I hope I can help you too!
Start with printed brochures
Although I always book my vacations online, you really can’t hit the tour operators ’brochures to add them to your list of regions and hotels of your choice and check for early booking discounts for everyone (to save even more by booking online).
We found these booklets invaluable in helping you decide Punta Cana Hotel, and it was easier to test the capabilities of individual hotels in this way than to follow the information of each hotel on the Internet.
For the Dominican Republic, we went through Thomas Cook, First Direct, Cosmos, Airtours and Thomson brochures.
Tip – Do not fire any Tour Operator at this stage solely on the basis of price!
Accessed the Internet to check availability and price
I expected Thomas Cook or First Choice to give us the best prices. The price of the title in the brochures for First Choice, in particular, looked amazing. So it was a real surprise to find that other companies came out cheaper when all the extras and extras were added during the booking process.
Other ways to keep prices low
Compare children’s prices with adult prices – We saw this anomaly a few weeks before it was shown on TV. Some of the online discounts are only for adult prices, and when seat extensions are applied (because children are not calculated on living standards), children are held higher than adults. For example, when we set the price for a room for 2 adults and 1 child, we saw that the price for 1 adult and 2 children was much cheaper. In this case, the first child may receive a larger discount, and the second child may be more expensive than the adult.
I do not believe that this is a deliberate attempt by any tour operator to discriminate against families
is a random result of the complex price structure of many strikes. So we ‘introduced’ our 11-year-old to an adult.
Divide the reservation in half – Since we need two rooms, we saved more money by splitting the reservation in two.
This was a decrease in an order at the time we placed the order. Of course, we had to sacrifice any chance of the neighboring rooms, but we were happy to do it for an additional discount.
Who worked the cheapest for a holiday in the Dominican Republic?
We go to the Superclub Breezes Hotel in Punta Cana in late July and both Thomson and Airtours offered us a really good price and we chose one of them and saved almost £ 2,000.
It is worth noting that Thomson has already announced that he did not refuel during any of the package strikes.
But the cheapest tour operator for you will depend on your destination and travel date. We think you will do your best with Thomson or Airtours for Punta Cana Hotels in the Dominican Republic, but we recommend checking prices with all major tour operators when booking to take advantage of any offers and discounts.