If you visit Pamukkale by yourself or you do book a daily Pamukkale, or other services by Travel Agencies, Hotels, or a person on the street, keep those points in mind.
Reasons to book your tours, Pamukkale Airport Shuttle services, and Activities by a Legal Tour Agency in Pamukkale?
Each place has crooks and cheats, of course, and they will sell you tours at cheap prices without guarantee. Your search for some services from a legal Tour Agency, or a daily Guided Pamukkale Tour always looks twice and asks for information. You will get a person on the street that mentions he owns or works for an agency and offer his services at incredibly low prices, or you’ve seen an offer for their services, or their tours, on the Internet, or look-alike travel agency without valid documents they will try to sell you tours at cheap prices or more expensive prices without guarantees. Keep in mind what you get offered on the Street, at Bus –Train Stations, and at look-alike travel agencies is not legal by law.
Hotels are not Travel Agencies, but they do take an extra commission on their sales, which results in more expensive prices and they will ask a legal agency to perform the tour.
The price is different as you can choose for public group transfer directly from your hotel to the Airport. Or for a private transfer under the same conditions. The price for public bus costs approx 10 € or USD per person and for a private transfer, you will pay between 70 and 100 € or USD depending on the size of the car and group.
How do I determine a legal Travel Agency or Airport Shuttle service in Pamukkale?
The first thing to do is determine if the travel agency is in fact a legitimate, registered travel agency or tour operator with the proper legal standing and consumer protections.
By law, every Turkish travel agency and tour operator must be a member of TÜRSAB or have a license in their Office. Türkiye Seyahat Agentaları Birliği, or in English Association of Turkish Travel Agencies.
Every TÜRSAB member has a registration number. And you can check as well if they are legal or not with the website which has a search feature for member agencies. Fill in the name of the agency or part of the name, or their Agency ID TURSAB License number, and click on Search, and you should get a list of the member agencies with that name, their office addresses, and other contact information. Most travel agencies and tour operators publicize their number on their publicity, marketing, and advertising materials, hanging out in their Office, and as well by each car, you need to find back the registration board with their name on it. If you don’t see it, ask the company or driver for it. Is even forbidden by law to transfer tourists by Bus or Van without that board.
If the agency or tour operator you plan to use, can show you their number and license, you’ll have a better chance of a good trip or activity with all insurance. If the person or agency is not able, can’t prove the travel agency license is better you stay away from it even if they do offer you better prices!
How do I visual recognize a legal Travel agency in Pamukkale and Turkey?
What to expect from a Legal Travel Agent in Pamukkale?
If you’ve decided to ask for help in arranging your trip, here’s what you need to keep in mind to get the best deal at the lowest cost.
Travel agencies don’t work for free. They are paid commissions by hotels, airlines, car rental companies, and other companies that provide the services that the travel agency reserves for you. Generally, the commissions come out of the normal price for the service, so you pay no more than you would if you booked the service yourself. Most agencies will also offer their services on other platforms such as Viator, Tripadvisor, and Search your Trip.
Your travel agent is usually available all the time to help you, often 24 hours a day, with no time limit and will help you with each problem or question you encounter during your stay in Pamukkale.
If you keep in mind as a traveler to be careful by who, what, and where you travel and book some experiences, you will enjoy your time in Pamukkale and other lovely places in Turkey.