Jun 17, 2019

Itemized Pricing- How We Work With Transparency

Many travel companies provide a single sum for arranging your travel. One number for the work they provide and away you go. Is it out of convenience? Something more secretive?

In our opinion, it's unnecessary. Why?

Because at The Best of New Zealand we don't make extra money from you. We are compensated based on wholesale pricing via the volume we bring to New Zealand and our years of partnerships.

We provide line item pricing so you know to the penny that you are not paying more to do business with us vs booking the trip yourself.

One of the goals of our experts is to share our knowledge and make it easy for you to book travel with us. Our expertise should speak for itself. Our input should provide value. That is a straightforward way we like to do business.

The last thing we want is for you to think to yourself: "What would I have paid if I had booked this trip on my own?"

So, just to be clear, when you contact one of our experts, this is what happens:

  1. We work with you to understand your budget, interests, time constraints, likes/dislikes, etc. It often takes a phone call or two. We want to get it right, so there is a give and take of ideas... a "dialing in process," if you will.
  2. We check the availability of accommodations, think about how to move you efficiently, etc...
  3. Then we create a custom itinerary which matches your requirements against the constraints of a trip (availability, cost, time...)
  4. It's at this point that we provide line item pricing for every accommodation, activity, greens fee, tour and means of transportation so it's all out there for you to see.

Hopefully at that point, you confirm the trip and we can get into the granular details that really put a shine on the itinerary!

Bottom line is that when you travel with us, you will know the costs and how much you are paying. It will be clear because our living is made via wholesale pricing... not on markup to you.

Nobody knows New Zealand like this team. If an agency sells New Zealand it may be a piece of their portfolio. For us, it's a passion.

Trust the Experts! We look forward to proving our worth!

Author: Frank Krieger