How to choose a reliable and good Cameroon tour operator? Unless you’re a veteran traveler who can manage traveling alone or
know Cameroon well, it would be wise to opt for a good and reliable tour operator. There are a number of tour operators in Cameroon and most of them offer tailor-make tour packages and business tours. So how do you choose the
best tour company of Cameroon? Here’s a list of key factors to consider in choosing a good Cameroon tour operator:
? Identify the Business License
Identifying the Business License of Cameroon tour operators should be one of the most efficient methods for you to choose a reliable and experienced Cameroon tour operator. You can learn the license of the tour operator by these ways:1. read the self-introduction on the operator’s website, in which all its basic info should be included. There is no excuse for any reliable travel agency to hide its development history; 2. ask the tour operator to offer its ‘Business Travel Permit’ and ‘Business
License’. From them, you could get the full name of the operator, it sregistration number, address, foundation date and validation period clearly. If you can’t read French, you’d better ask a friend knowing French for help since the documents are shown in French.
? By Quality
A reliable and good operator has probably been in business for at least a few years. This has given them time to build a ‘track record’ and to amass some negotiating clout with suppliers and has given them the corporate experience at dealing with issues and problems, so as to create their own internal systems and management procedures to help your booking go smoothly.
? By Payment Method
Variety of the payment method ensures the safety for both customer and travel agency itself. A reliable tour operator usually offers many payment methods, such as Wire Transfer, Credit Card, Paypal, Western Union and so forth. In
addition, a reliable tour operator also accept part/total payment on cash based on the customers’ travel duration and the urgent level of their tour date
? By reviews
Go through online reviews. A large number of big and small tour operators have been reviewed online. Since people tend to exaggerate or understate when it comes to reviewing, reviews are not 100% accurate. Online reviews only help to
get a general idea of the type of service being provided by a particular operator.
? By Reputation
You need to seek information regarding the company. You can find out how reliable an operator’s services through testimonials and feedback by former customers.
? By Bank Account
If a company is real, definitely it has a bank account. Consult the related bank to see if there is such a operator by using its bank account.
? By Association, or Government Affiliations and Accreditation
It is important to know if a tour operator is affiliated and accredited with some government organizations or other professional association, one such as ATA ,ASTA, for instance, holds its members to a code of ethics and operates an active consumer affairs department that monitors travelers’ problems and helps to find solutions. That is how you can determine if the operator you are selecting is genuine or bogus.
? By Contact Information
If a tour company is real, usually it will have an available address and fixed telephone number. You may check if the address exists or not. Also, you may write to or call them to see if anyone replies.
? By Visa Services
Business tour operators in Cameroon understand the needs of travelers who have business-oriented plans. From the arrangement of large group tours to first-class travel accommodations, best tour operators in Cameroon should offer
special services for potential corporate clients. A Cameroon tour operator can also assist you with the documents necessary to apply for a business visa to Cameroon. Familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations that govern travel
in Cameroon. A reputable Cameroon travel agency should inform you of travel restrictions and how to apply for the right
type of visa for your purpose.
In addition, a good tour operator probably belongs to some sort of agency buying group or consortium or franchise. This gives it access to preferred rates at hotels, and gives it extra commission with other suppliers – extra commission which they
might choose to share with you, or at least use to ensure you don’t have to make any out-of-pocket payments to the agency as well.