Recently on Facebook there has been discussion on the changes in the required trip packet. When we first started taking these tours the packet included the trip guidebook, a language dictionary, moneybelt and ear plugs. Then the packet changed to $100 spendable in one shopping experience in the online store. This year the packet has reverted to the original one minus the dictionary. There have been many suggestions for changes that might best be provided in the packet. My understanding for reverting to the original package was that travelers were not getting the guidebook which may have hampered them on the tours.
Let's put our own suggestions for what we'd like to see in the packet below. Thanks!
My first suggestion is as follows:
Reinstate the "free spending allowance" at some level but including the required guidebook(s). In lieu of the paper guide book a traveler could be provided with a voucher for an ebook version that could be spent only on that ebook guidebook. I don't know how that could be worked out, but I imagine it could be.