Selling for cost is hurting industry
A travel agent, who wishes to remain anonymous, vents frustration at companies who sell travel deals at rock bottom prices…
I wasn’t going to post on here but would like some other opinions and to be honest I have had a gut-full of this crap.
I had a customer walk into the store asking for a East Coast Package, I showed them what I could offer, only for them to turn around and say I could do better on Greyhound website.
As an agent I thought ok well lets have a look, first up the package was only available to customers direct and not through agencies, second thing I noticed was the price: $799.00 for a bus pass Cairns to Brisbane ($288.00 backpacker price) Osprey ($139.00) Awesome 3 day 2 night Whitsundays on Long Island ($245.00) and Cooldingo Fraser Island 2 day tour ($325.00) total retail price $997.00, now Greyhound have this at $799.00 a tad under $200 off, what are they playing at? What are they giving away? I can tell you the commission, selling for cost to get a bus pass away WTF!!
Unless Awesome and Cooldingo are giving away 30% commissions I cant see how they do it any oither way.
Now I know we all make our own little packages and discount acordingly but the end of the day there is a few dollars in it for us, Greyhound are taking that all away from us now and we still support them, why??
Now that they have Oz Ex as well what is left, Premier? Please!!
By: A Travel Agent