If someone asked me to be as precise as I can while answering the aforementioned question, I would have said that preparing an online tour is as safe as using your credit card online coupled with putting your interests in the hands of someone you don’t know personally. But looking at how world works these days, that won’t be completely true would it?
Those days are well past when the good old folks used to go to the booking counters and sometimes even implore the servicing agent to get you a good booking. This is the world of automation and technology. With that however come new risks.
One of the foremost kinds of risk that you might (sometimes) face when planning a trip online, comes in at the time of paying you booking. You use your credit card; in order for that to be safe, the company you are dealing with needs to be reliable so that you can trust the system they are using. Otherwise you might lose the hard earned money along with the hard earned enjoyment you were looking forward to in the office leaves.
The second aspect that could make planning a trip online an unsafe thing to do is also related to the travel agency you are dealing with.If you make a wrong call, you might end up with your worst nightmare in the shape of a tour. If the company isn’t reliable, they might not be showing you a true picture of the tour itself. There are numerous factors that come to play in every tour; for instance the quality of transport, the quality of food and accommodation, the staff and their attitudes, the specifications of the tourist spots where you are supposed to go to, the length of stays and so on. If one of these things went wrong, you would not be happy with the overall trip.
So basically, the degree to which extent online holiday planning is safe depends on how reliable your travel agency is. If you go for the shoddy cheap ones – for the sake of saving money, you might get tricked and if you go to the renowned ones, they might charge too much. I would however suggest the latter; at least you will get what you requested for.