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Book Excursion Online or In Person?

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Book Excursion Online or In Person?

Hi, is it better to book an excursion online while booking your resort, or wait to book with tour rep at the resort?

By booking online I wouldn't have to carry as much cash, but maybe the on site tour rep wont get a much needed commission?

And if you book online, do you have a choice what day of the week you go on your exursion?

Thanks in advance

S
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1. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

Some people have to have a strict itinerary or schedule while on Vacation.

Personally I could never do that.

It's totally up to you.

Some excursions are cancelled due to bad weather or poor attendance.

That might throw a wrench into your programing of events.

Salud!

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2. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

I'd recommend booking it while in Cuba

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3. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

Booking online does not have the option to choose the day of the week for your excursion.

Definitely book it at your orientation meeting.

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4. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

Not to mention that if you have a problem with the excursion while in Cuba the local rep has zero incentive to help you as you bought your excursion in Canada. ( so get them to help ) lol

Just another way for folks like Sunwing to screw the local reps.

LENNY

Edited: 7:31 am, October 15, 2012
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5. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

book when you are there, and use a credit card (non US based), easy, no need for cash for excursions

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6. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

Got to agree with everyone... book while you're there at least then you're not tied to a date that you've prebooked. Also, while you're there you'll probably see different trips & have more choice/flexibilty. I agree with others, I just wouldn't feel happy knowing that I had to do "such & such" on a set date. As above, use a credit card to pay for the trips. Most trips I've booked have actually worked out a bit cheaper by doing this.

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7. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

Thanks to everyone for all the excellent replies!

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8. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

What website do you recommend to use to book online?

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9. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

Also, does anyone know which days the Havana special runs or how far in advance you would need to book once you get there?

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10. Re: Book Excursion Online or In Person?

Vacation T: With sunwing and air canada (im assuming with other sites as well) you have the option to book excursions at the time of booking.