Car Rental : a Review of Yes Tourism

A review of this excellent self-drive car rental brokerage service

Beautiful Back Bay

The Yes Tourism Car Rental Brokerage Service was launched in late 2003 and represented Tobago's first genuine on-line car hire reservation service.

The main feature of the service is that Yes Tourism do not own or operate their own cars. Neither do they simply act as conventional agent for the rental agencies - they actually operate as your agent. They monitor local outlets and place your reservation with the most appropriate source, or with the agency of your choice. Their online reservation system allows you to compare prices and choose vehicles from, currently, five of Tobago’s most established and reliable rental agencies, varying from the largest agencies on the island to the best of the smaller outfits. However, over and above the standard list, you just need to let them know what you are looking for and if it's available on the island from a reliable source, they'll organise it for you.

Rental agencies are constantly vetted. Listing with Yes Tourism is dependent upon sustained quality of service and customer feedback. One major Tobago rental agency was dropped within just a couple of months because of unsatisfactory customer feedback, performance and reliability.

The average visitor obviously has no influence with the rental agencies. Not so Yes Tourism. As one of their clients there's no risk that you will be fobbed off with the dog of the fleet. Further, if anything goes wrong, you have the backing of YT to get things sorted quickly and satisfactorily.

Sunset over Pigeon PointAnd the cost? Well Yes Tourism guarantee that it will cost no more than direct bookings with the agency. It's a win-win situation.

During our 2003 visit, we hired vehicles from three rental agencies via Yes Tourism car rental brokerage service. The other reviews in this article discuss our findings of each.

Having used the service in 2003/ and 2004, I can only say that everything went the way it was supposed to. If you want guaranteed, worry-free touring or transport in Tobago, then this is definitely a great way of achieving it.

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GBP = $8.55 

   USD = $6.71

EUR =  $7.68 

   CAD = $5.14

  Mid-market rates per

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