Getting around by taxi is easy and quick but it can prove to be expensive Therefore, it’s sometimes cheaper to pre-book a taxi at your hotel as opposed to hailing one down at the end of the evening. There are other factors you should consider when you’re travelling around on holiday to make sure that you’re not being taken advantage of:
- Always check in advance of a taxi journey what the price should roughly be, either with reception, your rep, or in the bar or restaurant. You can always ask the driver what they think the price will be before getting in so you avoid any difficult conversations at the end of your journey.
- Is there an easy alternative to getting a taxi? Generally, if it’s a day time trip and you’re heading into the resort centre, then it’s likely that you are on a bus route or even a ‘tourist train’ – and these will be significantly cheaper and actually quite fun – reception staff should have the times and details of any nearby bus routes.
- If you do decide to travel via taxi, avoid travelling by yourself at night and ask for their telephone number so that you can share it with friends, just as a precaution. If you find yourself a good one, no taxi driver will turn away business so keep their number and use them again.
- If you plan on doing regular sightseeing outside of the immediate area, consider renting a car. This can sometimes be a cheaper option for family holidays, particularly if there are four or more people in your group. Check with your rep on what deals are available – outside of high season you may find offers such as three days for the price of two for example.