Checklist for Comparing Travel Packages

Use this checklist to ask questions about what a travel package includes so you can compare different packages. Packages differ in price mainly because in what they include.

- Is round-trip airfare included?
- What is the departure airport ?
- Is is convenient for you?
- What is your flight schedule?
- Are there long layovers or other inconveniences?
- Is ground transportation from airport to hotel and back included?
- Is ground transportation from hotel to dive sites, beaches, site of interest, or boat dock?
- Are exit taxes to board your return flight included?

- How many days and nights are included?
- What is the class of the hotel? (Luxury, standard, plain or primitive)
- How far is the hotel from town or from good beaches?
- Are hotel taxes and service charges included?

- How many meals per day are included?
- For how many days are meals included?
- Are beverages included?
- What is your choice of menu's or restaurants?
- Are service charges included?

- Does the hotel provide any evening entertainment?
- Are there tennis courts, a golf course, and the like? Is the use included?
- Is the use of other sport activities included? (bikes, wind surfers, paddleboats,...)
- Is there a swimming pool?

- How many days of diving are included?
- How many dives per day are included?
- Do you dive from boats or the beach, or both?
- Is there unlimited beach diving on your own?
- What equipment is included? (Tanks, backpacks, weightbelts, etc.?)
- Is a divemaster included?
- Are any night dives included?

- Do you have a tour guide for the complete trip to solve problems?
- Is diving instruction or refresher training available? Is it included?
- Is instruction in underwater photography available?
- Is a doctor on staff and are the costs included?

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