Hi People Im back!!! only 271 days till our next Thailand trip!!!
This time i thought i would book the whole trip online as i thought it would be cheaper than going through an agent.......WRONG!
I went through all the usual online hotel booking sites and to my surprise they where very expensive, eventhogh i could get the airfares for around $1000 the accomodation came it at around $300 per person per night (there are 10 of us)
The absolute best price i could get booking online for the total trip excluding transfers was $4150.00 per person, i know January is High season but i thought this was a lot.
I Australia I went to harvey world Travel they instantly brought the price down to $3055 per person including transfers & breakfast....i thought thats better!!! but undeterred i went to flight centre for the exact same trip and on top they threw a day tour around Phuket for all of us in the cost came in at $2719 per person, thats a $1400 saving off online, and thats all with Thai airways my online enquiry included 2 budget airlines.
Oh and booking direct with the hotel is a waste of time they where $600 per person more expensive on the total trip than online.
so for those wanting to book online when u get your best price see an agent or 2 as well & let them fight it out for the best price, i think as I was you will be surprised!!