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use this thread to leave a message and one of the regular travel industry buffs will see if they can help

this thread will be used to merge other threads of this nature to help keep the travel board tidy and user friendly for all

Some notes from the "bookers" out there:

If you are looking for a straightforward 'price-beat' for a package holiday, we need to know the Tour Operator (ie Thomson, Thomas Cook, etc) & if all extras such as flight meals, transfers, credit card charges, booking fees, airport security are included. DO REMEMBER IN MOST CASES WE CAN 'TAILOR-MAKE' an equivalent deal (or possibly SAME Accommodation) in a similar area often at a cheaper price too!

If any MSE 'posters' require quotes/help from me can you please include the following information to allow us to find you the best 'moneysaving' deal!

PLEASE ASK FOR PRICES FROM THE REGULAR 'BODS' ON HERE ONLY IF YOU ARE IN A POSITION TO BOOK STRAIGHT AWAY OR WITHIN A DAY-THOSE OF US THAT SEARCH FOR DEALS KNOW THAT IF YOU ASK US FOR A PRICE IT WILL HAVE CHANGED 3/4 DAYS LATER-so help us to help you avoid dissapointment & ask for help WHEN YOU KNOW YOU CAN BOOK quickly-otherwise any quotes you want to take my come as a dissapointment if you go to book them 3/4 days later & they're more expensive!

PLEASE DO NOT POST FOR A QUOTE ULNESS YOU ARE IN A POSITION TO BOOK BY, THE LATEST, THE FOLLOWING DAY AS ANY QUOTES/SEARCHES GIVEN WILL BE OUT OF DATE WITHIN 48 HOURS.
1-All airports you can fly from
2-Duration
3-1st & last dates to leave the UK
4-Are night flights acceptable ? (Big point as night flights usually cheaper!)
5-Party size & kids ages
6-Board basis you require (ie self-catering, all-inclusive, h/b, bb...etc)
7-Type of resort, ie quiet, lively
8-Any resorts/countries you WOULD NOT go to
9-Any other neccesary factors, ie must have kids
10-Prices required by what day/time?
club, pool, be within 'x' metres from sea...etc
11-Max. budget FOR THE WHOLE PARTY!!! Now I know there is a preconceived idea that if you say maximum £1000 we'll quote £999-99-NOT the case! It just saves us all time, for example if you were looking at peak Season or Whitsun for £125 pp it's a non-starter. Just 'as cheap as posssible' is not a help I'm afraid.

My area of expertise is the main Med resorts, Canaries, Turkey, Egypt, Florida deals including accom (we get good villa rates), Dominican republic, Cuba + mexico. Other posters on here have much better knowledge on other destinations-so if I don't answer in person it just means its either not my area or one of the other 'bods' on here is better qualified.

Do remember as fellow moneysavers no extras to pay-such as card charges, booking fees, Airport security, transfers (in 90% of cases we include a PRIVATE TAXI-nice start to the holiday!). If flight meals are not available we'll let you know!

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR 'LATE BOOKINGS' FROM 24/7-28/8. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR HELP ULNESS YOU ARE WILLING TO BOOK STRAIGHT AWAY/OR AT LEAST WITHIN THE HOUR. HOLIDAYS WILL GO/CHANGE PRICE/FLIGHTS WILL GO UP/SELL! THERE HAVE BEEN MANY CASES RECENTLY FOR BOTH MYSELF & OTHER 'HELPERS' WHERE PEOPLE HAVE PHONED BACK/'HUMMED & HA'D' THE NEXT DAY & THE HOLIDAY IS GONE. TO FIND SOMEONE THE BEST PRICE TAKES A GOOD 30/40 MINS TO LOOK AT ALL OPTIONS-HEARTBREAKING FOR THE MSE'R CALLING TO CONFIRM & A WASTE OF MY/OTHER HELPERS TIME DURING THIS BUSY PERIOD. PLEASE BE SERIOUS THAT YOU WANT TO BOOK & GIVE ALL INFORMATION NEEDED.

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  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
    177.9K Posts
    10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Community Admin
    I,m looking for holidays to Cuba.
    Airport - Gatwick/heathrow
    Airline - anything but Cubana!
    two weeks, out during last 10 days July
    resort - Varadero, all-inclusive
    hotels - Rui Turquesa,Iberostar Tainos or similar
    I would also be interested in splitting  with 2 nights in Havana, rest in Varadero
    This is for 3 adults (me ,wife,daughter(16) in one room.

    Moderator comment:- Telephone number removed. We are not happy that home phone numbers are published on this forum. If you wish contact to be made then please request request an email or PM.
  • :D
    Richard-have passed your details on to my collegue Janet-our resident Cuba bod!

    Kind regards,

    Chris
  • Hi Travelman.

    I have booked a package deal to majorca with four other friends. Somthing has cropped up and I may want to fly out later on a seperate flight.

    Do you happen to know if there will be no problem returning on the package flight having not turned up for the outbound flight? They don't cancel it do they because you didn't turn up for the outbound flight?
    They call me Mr Pig!
  • :)

    Hi!

    You MUST let the Tour Operator konw that you are not using the outbound-or your inbound seat will be sold as you were a 'no-show' for the outbound!

    Get your travel Agent/Tour Op to confirm that they've informed the airline-if it was me I'd ALSO check with the airline myself & tell them.best to be double sure! As long as they're told it's no problem.

    Kind regards,

    Chris
  • :D
    Please note slightly amended 1st post!

    chris
  • :D

    Hi-please see my reply to 'does anyone know where Travelman is' at the top of the board!

    Also any paperwork expected by people is delayed by 2 days-sorry-base unit just installed!

    A VERY frustrated with technology (!) Chris!

    P.S-not forgot gazateer....coming soon!
  • skr80skr80 Forumite
    347 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Hi travelman

    am looking for the following

    All airports you can fly from Gatwick
    2-Duration 7 nights
    3-1st/alst dates to leave UK 18/6-20/6
    4-Are night flights acceptable ? no thanks
    5-party size - 2 Adults
    6-Board basis you require ie self-catering,
    resort, - quiet, (have previously enjoyed Thassos, Skiathos (town), Lesbos (Petra), Poros, Kefalonia (Poros), Zante(tsvili),
    prefer to avoid Kos, Rhodes (other than pefkos),Corfu

    budget £350 total! (or is that too little at present?)

    any suggestions appreciated

    thanks
    :j
  • skr80skr80 Forumite
    347 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Now sorted - so no need to reply, if you were going to, thanks
    Hi travelman

    am looking for the following

    All airports you can fly from Gatwick
    2-Duration 7 nights
    3-1st/alst dates to leave UK 18/6-20/6
    4-Are night flights acceptable ? no thanks
    5-party size - 2 Adults
    6-Board basis you require ie self-catering,
    resort, - quiet, (have previously enjoyed Thassos, Skiathos (town), Lesbos (Petra), Poros, Kefalonia (Poros), Zante(tsvili),
    prefer to avoid Kos, Rhodes (other than pefkos),Corfu

    budget £350 total! (or is that too little at present?)

    any suggestions appreciated

    thanks
    :j
  • TRAVELMAN_2TRAVELMAN_2 Forumite
    864 Posts
    :D

    Sorry i missed you skr 80.....please see new posts going up today-think you'll find them of interest!

    Also...some new readers may not have seen this guide to getting the best deals..

    Chris
  • Greenstuff_2Greenstuff_2 Forumite
    225 Posts
    Hi Travelman,

    Do I post my info on here or send it to you direct?

    Thanks

    Victoria
    Waddle you do eh?
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