Saturday 8 December 2012

Bus Tour Operators Mislead Passengers

Overheard by a trader recently was a Chinese tour bus host advising their passengers to enjoy their time at the market but NOT to buy any T-shirts or souvenirs because they would be taken to another outlet with a better selection.

We know that some tour operators get kick-backs from retail outlets so we shouldn’t be surprised by this event. Our expert advice (who could be more expert than half a dozen QVM souvenir traders) is that you cannot find a more comprehensive range of mainstream Australian souvenirs than at QVM and you definitely cannot find cheaper prices.
Anyway, that is irrelevant. The point is that today’s tour operators cannot be trusted to give unbiased advice to our (potential) customers and we either lock in a deal with existing tour operators that protects our interests or we do the tours ourselves. QVM make good money out of cooking schools and night markets. Why not tourist tours?

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10/12/2012 11:42:00 Tour Operators "It is a well known fact these people only service those who pay
It would be  good if we could run this type of service ourselves Bus drivers only direct people to those who pay them and have been doing so for many years.  Tourists are taken in by these people all over the world I've only got one word for them Lowlife They also encourage their passengers to barter for ridiculous prices I've got no time for them at all they don't help the market just themselves."
 Jillian E shed