Caribbean Tour Operators/Agents
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Tour Operators in the Caribbean
A specialist Caribbean tour operator is your short-cut to the perfect Caribbean holiday. You can use their knowledge of the islands to select the right hotel, villa or yacht for you, and with their financial muscle they are usually able to put together the Caribbean travel package at a discounted rate. In the UK, they also provide financial protection because they are fully bonded by bodies such as ABTA, ABTOT, and ATOL so look out for the relevant logos.
In the United States, USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association) holds a $1 million security for some members, some others may combine and share a bond.
A specialist Caribbean tour operator will have someone in the office who has visited each property recently and can therefore answer your questions and help you decide if a particular hotel or villa is right for you. Do not hesitate to ring them up and pick their brains.
There’s a tour operator to suit every pocket and largely speaking you get what you pay for. At the top end of the range they will offer personal service backed by good knowledge and tailor-make to your requirements. And then when you arrive on island they will provide more of a ‘concierge’ service, with private taxi transfers and advice if you want it. Less expensive companies tend to sell from a brochure. Transfers may be by minibus, but their volume of business ensures that you get a well-priced holiday.
Most Caribbean travel specialists offer diving, sailing, and cruising in their portfolio, but some tour operators have a speciality in these areas. Others arrange special interest holidays such as bird-watching or cricket tours.
It is the tour operators that tend to put the holidays together, while travel agents are usually no more than the booking agent although there are some extremely good travel agents who are bonded to put together a package.
Golden Caribbean, United Kingdom Tour Operators
A direct source of flight only tickets on the weekly Monarch Airlines service from the UK into Tobago. Read more
Tropic Breeze, United Kingdom Tour Operators
A small and knowledgeable UK tour operator with a good depth of accommodation in the Eastern Caribbean, from the BVI down to Tobago. Read more
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