Anyone know or heard of this?

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  1. Marty46r

    Marty46r Enthusiast Registered Member

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    I recently read on Trip Advisor that some people were charged extra upon check in because the front desk at Temptation said that the internet sites where they booked their vacations did not charge enough. I've never heard of such a thing. Anybody?Thanks.
     
  2. PaulAndDarcy

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    It's not happened to us, but we've only been once. We're headed there Thursday though and will report any problems in our TR.
     
  3. jamestoronto

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    never hear of it

    I have been before when it was BBG many times and didnt have this experience.....knock on wood....if it does happen save reciepts and ask that they specify reason and take it up with your travel agent upon return......hey paulanddarcy....we havent met but landing sunday night may get to meet you ......save me a cold on
     
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    I noticed when I was searching for the best deal that several sites were not clear about the ladies 2 for 1 deal. I looked at TTR website and they were clear that you would be charges extra (full rate) if a male checked in. Sounds like what happened on the trip advisor report.
     
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    I thought extra charges only applied to members.
     
  6. Ian&amanda

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    fees

    we have booked through expedia for our room and it makes a note that we will be expected to pay a resort fee of $3.00 per room per night either when checking in or out
     
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    I think it applies to the ladies only rate. It says if you check in as a couple (male & female) they will charge you the rate for that. When they were advertized I dont think they were clear that it was for ladies only !!
     
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    It could be a number of things.

    There's three rates that wholesalers have...

    North American - Which is the most expensive wholesale rate category


    International:
    Slightly cheaper than North American and is intended for non-geographical sales points - like the internet.

    European - Which is adjusted to be least expensive to compensate for the airfare which must be incurred by European guests.


    Understand, I'm not saying that the international pricing category means that the package will be cheaper to the guest...we're talking WHOLESALE rates - the rates the hotel gives the reseller. The vendor can - and will mark it up accordingly. So, even though an International rate may be cheaper wholesale, web providers can mark them up with a higher margin if they choose. They simply cant (but sometimes do) go below the bottom line.

    Sometimes what happens is the Travel Company will provide rates to potential North American or International (if they're coming thru the web) guests based on say, the European rate (which is the cheapest). It's a rare occurrence, but when it does happen, it requires a rate adjustment, and for some reason the guest pays this...and the guest has to fight with their provider to re-coup their money.

    That's a shot in the dark on what might have happened... or it could be the 2 x 1 women special. If that was sent out to providers, it could have gotten lost the specifics somewhere with the provider.

    We're certainly not calling it sexist (four boobs are way better than two), but can you imagine a Canadian or American hotel offering that without getting in trouble!? haha
     
  9. PaulAndDarcy

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    Re: never hear of it

    We'll look for you at the sexy pool. Just look for the not so good looking guy with the redhead in the tiny red suit :)
     
  10. TerryB

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    Like the mole said if they try to charge you more, fight for the rate you got! And avoid the breakfast tour! Terry
     
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