By Guy Besley, Latitude Travel Services, in liquidation;

Latitude Travel Services

We are Allied members of AFTA, is your booking agent?

A very quick news flash, and there will be a lot more to unfold in this story, and of course I will have some strong opinion.

But it appears has just gone into liquidation! What does this mean. Well most likely the following, ill bullet point for now, and elaborate later.

  • bookings made via will most likely not be honoured (and why should they, the supplier is not at fault)
  • Customers of will most likely LOOSE their money
  • Hotels may offer discounts etc. to assist, but remember, its NOT their fault so why should they be out of pocket. Tourism is already decimated!

The short moral here.

  • DONT book with online portals (CAVEAT EMPTOR if you do) Save a buck, loose the lot!!!
  • Use Travel Agents (you are protected by the TGF)
  • Use booking agents who ONLY take deposit/ commission NOT accommodation amounts.
  • DO NOT use independent unlicensed private owner units (you will have absolutely NO protection at all)
  • and finally They will NOT be the last to fall!

Short and sweet, and there will be a lot more to come out. But just a quick summary for now.

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1 Comment to “ BROKE.”

  1. Hey Alyson Long how’s that online bookings working for ya. 😉 another reason to use an agent :-)

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