Once you are done with steps 1, 2 & 3 and you have finalized everything with your travel portal including Visa & Flight details, Hotels, Sightseeing Itinerary, Meal details etc., just request your travel portal to send a clean final mail, clearly mentioning everything in details including final package charges.
Once you receive this mail, simply forward this mail to 2-3 other reputed travel portals, stating that you have been offered this package with so & so details and at this price. And that if exactly same package with exactly same inclusions can be offered to you at a reduced price, then you are interested.
More often than not, you will receive a positive reply – either same package with reduced price or same price with more inclusions.
Now Step no. 4 may sound unethical to some but hey, we are not lying, we are not cheating, we are not causing any monetary loss to anybody, we are simply showing little smartness to save our hard earned money and we have every right to do that.
And believe me, these travel portal executives are really trained to be over smart and extract maximum profit by repetitively uttering “Sir We are offering you package at our cost price only” or “Madam , Profit margins have really narrowed down these days.”
We are just trying to outsmart these over smarties, it’s as simple as that !!
I hope the information above proves helpful to you.
Happy vacations !