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This OER allows you to

  • Outline the time period itinerary
  • Gather data required for the itinerary
  • Establish the priorities and necessities of the shopper
  • Use the sources for detailing the itinerary
  • Plan the itinerary
  • Calculate the tour price


A vacationer could be very upset as a result of on reaching Agra he discovered that the TajMahal was closed on that individual day. He had his flight booked for visiting Khajurahoon the following day and he can be lacking the world well-known attraction for which he had truly come to Agra. Plainly his agent had not deliberate his itinerary correctly.


Allow us to first know the that means of the time period itinerary planning. Roday, Biwal, Joshi ,(2009) have outlined itinerary planning because the linking of all of the journey factors of the traveler’s journey, i.e. from the origin level, and in between stopping factors for sightseeing on the vacation spot and again to the purpose of origin. This isn’t at all times the case as generally the vacationer might not come again to the purpose of origin.

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  • • Itinerary planning is among the main capabilities of any journey company.
  • • The journey companies promote readymade package deal excursions to their purchasers or might design custom-made itineraries as per the requirement of the consumer.
  • • Itinerary planning must be carried out fastidiously as many particulars must be thought-about like sightseeing, time taken, meals, climate, monument data, the timings of the monuments and its closure.

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Sources for planning the Itinerary

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Planning the itinerary

When you get all the data out of your consumer/vacationer the following job is to plan the itinerary as per the consumer’s requirement.

Tour Itinerary:

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Costing of Tour:

The subsequent necessary factor after planning the itinerary is to calculate the tour price for the itinerary deliberate. The next prices have to included whereas calculating the tour price:

  • Lodge
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Entrance charges
  • Miscellaneous charges
  • Mark up

Allow us to see every one intimately:


As a journey agent you need to be conscious of the varied sorts of motels accessible on the vacation spot and preserve your self up to date of the completely different class of motels, sorts of rooms, tariff plans, additional mattress price, taxes, meals, and so forth. The tariff plans differ as per the season at many of the vacationer locations i.e. common, season, low season, and week-end tariff. Many motels give a particular low cost to company in addition to giant teams relying on the scale of the group.
Instance: For the group of 12 college students of SYDTT, dormitory lodging was supplied at Lodge Vacationer Dwelling @ 175/- per pupil for a single day. The employees was additionally charged the identical price.


Many motels embrace completely different meals within the tariff. There are completely different plans included within the tariff as beneath:

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The vacationer also can have his/her meals as per the ‘a la carte’ menu and will pay for their very own meals.
Instance: Right here, for the reason that college students paid for their very own meals as per the ‘a la carte menu’, the meals are to not be included within the tour price.


Whereas doing the costing of the transportation you need to contemplate the varied modes of journey undertaken by the vacationer like airways, railways, and the bottom transport asas the fee varies relying on the kind of automobile used.
Instance: For the 12 college students + 2 employees members accompanying them for the Aurangabad tour, a 17 seater automobile was booked. The scholars have been advised to get the very best charges for a automobile in good situation. The price of the automobile was Rs.14.00 per km. Because the itinerary was deliberate for Three days the automobile was finalized at the price of 14.00/km with a mean of 300 kmper day. So the overall price of the automobile was Rs.12600/- for Three days. (14.00 x 900 km = Rs.12600/-)

Native Information/Escort

English talking and overseas language licensed guides are supplied by the India Tourism workplaces of the Ministry of Tourism. Approved native guides are additionally accessible at many of the vacationer sights. As a journey agent it is best to have the listing of the accredited vacationer guides accessible together with different contact particulars. The guides can be found for Half day, Full day, night time halt, and outstation costs as relevant by the speed determined by Ministry of tourism. Thus, the journey agent whereas doing the tour price wants to incorporate the information costs as properly. Escorts are usually supplied by the tour operator for the group excursions. To seek out out the per particular person price of the information, the overall information costs must be divided by the variety of individuals travelling.

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Daulatabad Fort


Since Aurangabad is a historic place, the companies of a information are important as will probably be of no use if the sights are seen and not using a information. The vacationer workplace at Aurangabad was checked for the supply of information. A information was supplied for two days at an quantity of Rs.3150/- + Rs.500/- (for outstation costs as Ajanta caves are exterior town i.e.103 km and takes 2 ½ hours drive a method.) Whole =3650/-


Chandminar at Daulatabad Ford


will embrace if cultural exhibits or some other sorts of leisure are supplied by the journey agent.
Different costs corresponding to porterage, or taxes corresponding to airport taxes, toll taxes, entrance charges at vacationer sights, could be given as a complement to the vacationer or included within the tour price.
Instance: From Pune to Aurangabad and again to Pune, thereare 6 toll cubicles and taxes have been calculated by the scholars for 17 seater automobile which got here to Rs.288 a method.
The doorway charges on the vacationer sights have been:

  1. Facilities costs at Ajanta caves: Rs.140/- (Rs. 10/- per particular person)
  2. Eco-friendly, non a/c bus: Rs.140/- (Rs.10/- per particular person)
  3. Entrance charges at AjantaCaves: Rs.140/- (Rs.10/- per particular person)
  4. Return Eco-friendly non a/c bus: Rs.140/- (Rs.10/- per particular person)
  5. Entrance charges at Daultabad Fort: Rs.140/- (Rs.10/- per particular person)
  6. Entrance charges at ElloraCaves: Rs.140/-(Rs.10/- per particular person)
  7. Entrance charges at Bibi-ka-Maqbara:Rs. 70/- (Rs.05/- per particular person)
  8. Entrace charges at Panchakki: Rs.70/-(Rs.05/- per particular person)

Whole entrance and different charges have been: Rs.980/- for the group and
Whole toll taxes have been Rs.576/- (Rs.288 x 2)

Mark up:

Lastly the mark up which is among the primary sources of earnings of the journey company must be added to the per particular person price of the tour to get the ultimate tour price. Aside from the fee earned from the resort and different transport companies the journey companies cost some quantity as mark up or service costs as they’ve to satisfy the bills of working the journey company. The quantity charged as mark up varies from one journey company to a different.


Right here the scholars had contacted and booked the resort and the transporter with the assistance of involved school and thus Mark up was not included because it was not carried out by a journey agent.

Calculation of Tour Price

Merchandise Particulars Whole price
1) Lodge Rs.175/- x 2 nights x 14 pax Rs.4900/-
2) Transportation 14.00 x 900 km Rs.12600/-
3) Information Rs.3650/-
4) Entrance and different charges Rs.980/-
5) Toll taxes Rs.576/-
Whole Tour Price Rs.22706/-

To seek out out the per particular person price of the tour you need to divide the overall tour price by the overall variety of individuals travelling for the tour. So right here, Rs.22706 if divided by 14 individuals (12 college students and a couple of school), the per particular person price involves Rs.1621.85/- It’s a must to spherical this determine to Rs.1622/- per particular person.
In case of journey companies the rounding could be carried out as Rs.1630/- per particular person.
Whereas giving the ultimate tour price to your consumer, you need to give the gadgets included within the tour price and what’s not included within the tour price.

So, the ultimate tour price for Aurangabad tour is Rs.1622/- per pupil.

Tour price contains:

  • Dormitory lodging.
  • Transportation by 17 seater non a/c automobile.
  • Information costs
  • Entrances at sightseeing locations
  • Toll taxes

Tour price doesn’t embrace

  • Any meals
  • Parking
  • Porterage, and so forth.


Undergo a number of the OERs from NIOS wiki for additional inputs


Itinerary planning is among the necessary capabilities of a journey company and requires detailed and cautious planning. The journey agent ought to have data of the essential necessities of vacationer and amenities accessible on the vacation spot earlier than planning the tour itinerary. Tariffs and amenities are continually altering and present data is critical if the tour is to achieve success. Itineraries are offered as prepared made package deal tour or they could be custom-made in keeping with the consumer’s necessities.Costing of the itinerary is a vital part of itinerary planning.

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Plan a week-end tour to a hill station/vacationer spot in your neighborhood for your loved ones. Check with the recommended sources from the web or some other sources and point out the lodging, transportation required, sights on the vacation spot and calculate the approximate tour price.

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