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  1. sinbad10

    Fake reviews ?

    I know a hotel owner in Torquay had a lot of poor reviews on Tripadvisor and he complained to Tripadvisor because it did a lot of damage to business at the hotel. The investigation found out the fake reviews was a former member of staff who had been sacked and I do know the police did get involved.
  2. sinbad10

    Just Curious !!

    On the cruise I quoted earlier in thread the price difference between Bolsover which works out at 3% discount to 5% with another cruise TA which works out at a saving of £150+ and some TAs have quoted me a price excatly the same with no discount as booking direct
  3. sinbad10

    Just Curious !!

    TAs do have flexibility to offer discounts it was "trialled" a few years ago where P&O cut the commission so that virtually all TAs were quoting exactly the same price give a pound or two. But this was scrapped and went back to the commission based sale and all TAs can vary the price of the cruise depending on how much of the commission they want to give to customers. That is why if you contact TAs you get different prices and like I said on an earlier comment in the last week I have been offered between 0%-5% discount on top of the price quoted by booking with P&O direct for the same cruise.
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    Just Curious !!

    Perhaps you could get a good rapport with your regular agent and you can build up a relationship with them but they can only give maximum discount that company bosses allow and there is always a chance that another company are happier passing on more of their commission not make so much profit and so give better discount.
  5. sinbad10

    Just Curious !!

    I have used them before and never had any problem at all but even on a £7k holiday £120 is still a lot of money but never mind we dont all live in an Ideal World 😀😀
  6. sinbad10

    Just Curious !!

    They do vary depending on TA where they are giving you an amount of their commission as a booking incentive. Like I said earlier contacted different TAs this last week enquiring about price for same cruise and one gave nothing more than what I would get booking direct with Cunard, one gave 3% and the other 5% So they arent fixed to a price like a few years ago and can vary it with offers.
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    Is Hybrid the way to go.

    Which proves that politicians who have control of taxes havent got a clue just like to jump on any populist bandwagon let's just hope the bandwagon isnt diesel.
  8. sinbad10

    Just Curious !!

    I would normally agree but on my next cruise I am looking at booking for 2020 the price given by Bolsover and another top cruise TA is £120+ difference and in anyone's imagination is not just a few "bob" but a considerable amount of money or at least it is to me.
  9. sinbad10

    Just Curious !!

    When I booked a cruise with Princess through Bolsover was having trouble getting shareholder benefit applied to my booking. Rang Bolsover for advice and the agent said she hadnt got a clue how to do it and couldnt be of any help but eventually she gave me a number to ring at Princess to ask and when I rang up it was a fax number.
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    Just Curious !!

    We have used them many times as well as other TAs and not always had excellent service a bit sporadic on occasions and they arent always the cheapest, but having said that as the saying goes "cheapest is not always the best". We are currently looking at a Cunard cruise for 2020 and they are only offering 3% discount where others have offered 5%. Which might not seem much but on a £7000 cruise it amounts to over £120.
  11. sinbad10

    Packing why is it so stressful

    We are very organised after doing so many cruises. Wife starts getting clothes ready and make sure they are ironed and hangs them in spare bedroom and everything else gets slowly placed on bed over a period. Then when we do pack the suitcases we do it together so there is less chance of us forgetting anything....two heads are better than one.
  12. sinbad10

    P&o gratuities

  13. sinbad10

    P&o gratuities

    If we all ignore him perhaps he will go away and not have a platform to spout is argumentative attitude.
  14. sinbad10

    P&o gratuities

    Your arrogance is overwhelming and sorry to disappoint you never liven up any forum with the statements you come out with.
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    P&o gratuities

    and HLM is never wrong.