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    • MSE Faye
    • By MSE Faye 12th Dec 16, 12:21 PM
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    MSE News: Mark Warner Holidays orders its customers to pay 'Brexit surcharge' for...
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    • 12th Dec 16, 12:21 PM
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    MSE News: Mark Warner Holidays orders its customers to pay 'Brexit surcharge' for... 12th Dec 16 at 12:21 PM
    Customers have been left stunned after being told they must pay up to £50 extra per person...
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 12th Dec 16, 12:44 PM
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    Money savers don't book early very expensive Mark Warner holidays.
    It's a non story.
    Last edited by richardw; 12-12-2016 at 1:33 PM.
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    • A Flock Of Sheep
    • By A Flock Of Sheep 12th Dec 16, 7:16 PM
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    • 12th Dec 16, 7:16 PM
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    • 12th Dec 16, 7:16 PM
    Any firm citing "Brexit" as a reason to fleece the customer needs to be wholly avoided and contracts terminated with when viably possibe. By ALL consumers who voted LEAVE.

    How come wages aren't going up due to Brexit? Funny that.
    • Westin
    • By Westin 12th Dec 16, 7:58 PM
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    I would be interested to know if Mark Warner specifically mentioned a "Brexit" surcharge in their correspondence to customers or if this is MSE journalistic hype.

    A surcharge because of currency exchange differences. "Brexit" surcharge I doubt.
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 13th Dec 16, 4:46 AM
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    • 13th Dec 16, 4:46 AM
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    • 13th Dec 16, 4:46 AM
    Another travel co. in difficulty perhaps ?? Short term cash flow problems ??
    • minislim
    • By minislim 13th Dec 16, 7:54 AM
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    • 13th Dec 16, 7:54 AM
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    • 13th Dec 16, 7:54 AM
    I do like it when nasty companies show their true colours!

    it give us all a warning sign!

    wont be booking any time with them ever in the future!

    i do feel sorry for those that have been stung by thins though!
    • KTF
    • By KTF 13th Dec 16, 10:10 AM
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    I would be interested to know if Mark Warner specifically mentioned a "Brexit" surcharge in their correspondence to customers or if this is MSE journalistic hype.

    A surcharge because of currency exchange differences. "Brexit" surcharge I doubt.
    Originally posted by Westin
    Without knowing the details its hard to know but currency fluctuates all the time and they should have hedged against it.

    It appears they have applied this charge knowing that the majority of people would lose their holiday if they do not pay it. That is more of the issue.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 13th Dec 16, 10:33 AM
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    • 13th Dec 16, 10:33 AM
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    This is apparently not the first travel company to increase their charges, at various times for various reasons:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/mark-warner-joins-long-list-of-operators-asking-for-more-money-surcharge/
    • michaels
    • By michaels 13th Dec 16, 11:18 AM
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    • 13th Dec 16, 11:18 AM
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    • 13th Dec 16, 11:18 AM
    I wonder if they are only applying this to bookings made before brexit or if it also applies to those made after the fall in sterling - ie for bookings made when sterling was not at least 2% higher than it was now?!
    Cool heads and compromise
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 13th Dec 16, 11:59 AM
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    You never hear about refunds after a favourable change in currency rates.

    That's why this sort of thing stinks.
    • VT82
    • By VT82 13th Dec 16, 1:26 PM
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    A travel company of a certain size should be able to hedge their currency exchange exposures. When Mark Warner gets it wrong (or even if they haven't, but want to make a bit of extra cash), they blackmail their customers into making up their losses. Talk about having your cake and eating it!
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