My family and I are travelling to Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda in August with Thomas Cook (an English travel agent). They obviously have the welcome meeting the morning after arrival which is where they sell the excursions. Do we have to book our excursions through Thomas Cook Rep or can we book with whomever we want?
I only ask as someone mentioned you are not insured if you go on a non-travel company trip? Also another poster mentioned it is cheaper to book yourself as long as the chaps are in the lobby as these folk are genuine as apposed to others who may be based on the beach etc.
Another thing that bothers me is that the tours get the money I have paid instead of a small percentage and Thomas Cook getting a large chunk.