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how much should you pay extra when using a tour agent

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how much should you pay extra when using a tour agent

hi there,

I know travelling is a business as any other and everybody needs to earn their living. But I have been doing numbers and the british tour agent I have asked to quote my two weeks stay in Namibia seems to be charging me a 450 pound commission on a quote of 2150 sterling, and this per person. Which means I should be able to book the trip myself for around 1750 sterling pp + flights.

Doesnt that seem an outrageous amount to pay for their services? I am keen to enjoy the comfort of using an agent but at this price?

Regards

ps I am waiting for a quote from a local agent as well ,and I am really hoping it be more aggressive...

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2. Re: how much should you pay extra when using a tour agent

Thanks for your advice, I am definitely checking other agents

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3. Re: how much should you pay extra when using a tour agent

Hi, Mike's right, you shouldn't have to pay more than if you were to go directly to properties. Either same, or less...

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