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    • JMH29
    • By JMH29 13th Mar 17, 6:36 PM
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    Financial failure holiday protection 13th Mar 17 at 6:36 PM
    I have found an Australian photographic tour company on the internet offering a perfect looking tour in Japan. My annual holiday insurance does not cover tour company financial failure and I am unable to find any company that will cover a foreign based tour company. This particular company does not accept credit cards.

    Does anybody have any ideas that could give me peace of mind?
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    • meer53
    • By meer53 13th Mar 17, 9:31 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 9:31 PM
    I have found an Australian photographic tour company on the internet offering a perfect looking tour in Japan. My annual holiday insurance does not cover tour company financial failure and I am unable to find any company that will cover a foreign based tour company. This particular company does not accept credit cards.

    Does anybody have any ideas that could give me peace of mind?
    Originally posted by JMH29
    Never trust a company who don't accept credit cards. Especially holiday/tour companies.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 13th Mar 17, 10:32 PM
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    Why do you need a tour company to go to Japan, a country with an extensive public transport network?
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 13th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
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    See if you can book with a very low deposit and pay at the last minute.

    Perhaps be cheeky and ask them to arrange to accept credit cards.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 14th Mar 17, 5:44 AM
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    Have you gone onto Google Australia and done a search of the company's name? No company worth using would refuse payment by credit card, (let alone a travel company operating tours outside its own borders). I'm given to understand that Australian consumer law is not nearly as comprehensive as ours.
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