Why Go Direct With Tour Operators
Booking your holiday direct with a local company based in the country you are visiting has several advantages:
Expertise: The people who organise your trip live in the country you are visiting. They don't visit once a year with a clip board or research it on the internet. They read the local papers, watch the local TV, talk to their friends and colleagues around the country and know what is going on. If you have a special interest, they can advise on what's best to see, when its best to see it and the best way to get to it.
Save money: By booking direct you are cutting out the middlemen, and therefore save money. Most travel tour operators in your own country will use local operators such as those featured on PureTravel to provide them with the "Ground handling arrangements" of the tours they offer. If you book your holiday through a Travel Agent by booking direct you can cut out the commissions of both the Travel Agent and the Tour Operator for exactly the same holiday. It's the same as booking a villa direct with owner - they will know the property best and will charge less for it!
Support the local countries and communities: Your money goes straight into the local economy by using locally based companies. If you book through specialist tour operators based in one town or region, ie for trekking tours, your money will all go here and not have chunks of it siphoned off in your own country to cover office and marketing costs.
Freedom to go anywhere, anytime, anyplace: When booking with a local tour operator company you can request whatever you like, for example a trekking adventure holiday, stopping at places that interest you for as long as you like. There is no set itinerary from the tours operators that you must stick to because of travelling in a big group so when you arrange your trip you can plan to see whatever interests you.
Please note that PureTravel is a free resource for specialist operators to advertise their itineraries and properties. They provide their own text and company information which is not checked by PureTravel. PureTravel accepts no responsibility for false claims, prices or information given on the PureTravel site by the operators. All bookings are made directly with the specialist operators and PureTravel accepts no responsibility for those services or any monies paid. We recommend getting full accreditation details and previous client testamonials prior to making a booking.