On the subject of birding tour costs

To: Alan Gillanders <>
Subject: On the subject of birding tour costs
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:22:55 +1100
A tough dilemma! Let us not lose sight of the fact that the post which
triggered this debate (I guess) was one from an Indian complaining about
the prices of our guides. If you trawl the net you will see that a
"typical" $300 per day cost (the mid-point of the range Janine quoted) is
probably between a week's and a month's average wage in India! Whereas for
us it is much closer to an average daily wage. (Yes - I know you can prove
anything with statistics!)

On 17 December 2014 at 09:06, Alan Gillanders <
> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I sometimes feel guilty that I charge so little as that generally
> depresses prices, making it impossible for bright young birders to enter
> the industry as they will not be able to make a living.
> At other times I feel bad that people cannot afford to take my tours.
> Regards,
> Alan
> Alan's Wildlife Tours
> 2 Mather Road
> Yungaburra 4884
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