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Sue G

Agent or internet

How do you book your travel plans or holiday plans.

Do you think you get better deals through the net, rather than an agent.

I sometimes look on the net but
would rather go to a travel agent and speak direct to a person.

I even go to the train station and book my tickets, as they quite often tell you what deals they have, which aren't always advertised on the net.

What do you do,??????

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JAMES

Internet.

Ever since I've been with Marc, we always do it on the net. Have not been to a travel agent since booking holidays with my parents!

I don't normally do it, as there appears to be a knack that I don't seem to have but Marc is a whiz at it.

I remember him finding 10 nights in a lovely hotel in Santorini inc breakfast and evening meal, and poolside drinks for £90 each!!!!!!!
That was inc flights!!

The hotel was 4*, totally excellent. The breakfast and pool drinks were fab too, but we only had the evening meal there about twice I think, maybe 3 times. There was nothng wrong with it, but I dont like to be tied down to one place like that, and as we spent such little on the trip, we had more spending money anyway.

That was also the trip where we accidentily walked into a brothel and they charged us 70 euros to get out again!

xxxxx

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Sue G

internet

James do you want to rent Marc out,

i have spent ages looking for cheap flights which is why i am now going to the travel agents. it's all to confusing for me.

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JAMES

Oh I know Sue.....

We often look for the same thing at the same time on our pooters and then compare what we found.

I normlly find a cheapest price of £75,000 and Marc comes back up the same thing for about 89 pence!

I've even watched him do it and it seems the same to what Im doing, excpet its clearly not!!!!

XXXX

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sandra

Agent or internet

Always use the net but if not 100% sure before booking I go to an agent and ask them to look it up in their "Bible ". Then you get a totally objective view as in " next to motorway" or "sewage plant next door" !!

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Liz from Cumbria

I tend to do a bit of both

Have found some great deals on the net and then gone to the travel agent who says "can't match this" and as you're walking out the door they tend to say "well, would this be accpetable?" Sometimes (not always though) it's a better deal than on the net.
Have found Virgin Trains to be great on the net - and, they're very good if you've made a mistake (as I did recently booking tickets on behalf of my brother and his wife.) I'm registered with Virgin but this time I didn't want tickets for me but I added my brother as a second address etc but inadvertently booked 4 instead of 2 tickets (same name, different addresses.) Sorted out in no time and refund organised (which has been credited to bro's card.) I love the net but have to admit I'm not happy to do internet banking, daft probably but ....
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Gravy Queen

Tinternet

Tinternet every time for me, been doing it this way for years . i do my research regarding where I want to go on the internet too .

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Gravy Queen

Tinternet

Tinternet every time for me, being doing it this way for years now. I do all my research using the internet first on where I want to go.

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Merrie

Tinternet too ...

Book on internet now. We did our trip to Buenos Aires via the internet and it was very successful. Browse the hotels and check out the flights. We ('we' being my cousin and I) check it out, compare, then one of us books the flights and one of us books the hotel. We have been to Germany, Argentina as well as in the UK, and next year are going to Malta and maybe Oz. Anyone know of a good hotel in Malta ?

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Sue G

internet

Merrie doesn't Rita live in Malta, you should post her a thread on can anyone help she might see it.

Have a nice trip Merrie

Going to book the flight on the internet as BA has the best deal.
As for hotels, The lovely Jane (expat down under in mexico) she kindly telephoned some hotel i saw on the internet, and it is much cheaper going direct with the hotel.

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JAMES

Merrie.

I don't know the name of any hotels etc, but I do love Malta.

I spent my first birthday on Malta, and my 21st birthday there too. Have been on two other occasions.

There are some beautiful places to see. A beautiful church that I remember, got bombed in the war during sunday mass. Straight through the roof towards the front of the seating area, it didn't go off, it rolled down the centre aisle and outside where it still is. It never went off. Gods work apparently. I don't know how much is true, but its a cool story.

I hope (but am sure you will!) have a brill time there.

xxxx

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Essex Girl

Where to stay in Malta

I once stayed in a lovely hotel call The Phoenicia. It was a long time ago though.

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jampling

Internet

"Merrie doesn't Rita live in Malta, you should post her a thread on can anyone help she might see it.

Have a nice trip Merrie

Going to book the flight on the internet as BA has the best deal.
As for hotels, The lovely Jane (expat down under in mexico) she kindly telephoned some hotel i saw on the internet, and it is much cheaper going direct with the hotel."

We recently called a Holiday Inn Express directly to book 4 nights. They quoted a price that was considerably more than the amount online, and when we queried it they told us there was an online promo in effect which they couldn't offer directly. We said thanks but no thanks and promptly went and booked online!

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Anne

Internet

We have holiday cottages in Conwy and 95% of our business comes via the internet.

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Karen`s Kitchen

Internet travel

I tend to book all British hotels via the internet with no problems.

This year we had to cancel our French trip due to daughter being ill. I booked on internet and had real problems dealing direct with the French side due to language problems. With a travel agent this would have been easier.

We are off to New York in October and again booked on onternet. We have had 2 changes of flights since booking and I am wondering if this would have happened with a travel agent. I therefore think that I would always book a TA for foreign travel.

 
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