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Posted 23 May 2015 - 04:54 PM

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Any bros bought any travel packages from them? [shakehead]  :a-m1524:

 

http://www.wanbao.co...523-55466#local

 

乐乐假期旅行社突停业
500旅客受影响

 

营业13年的乐乐假期旅行社,昨天突然关门,贴通告宣布停业,超过500旅客受影响,单本周末就有近300名学生和旅客受波及。

 

rough translate;

Asia-euro holidays travel agency closed down suddenly yesterday, which has been in the travel-related business for years. Notices were put up on their shops at Chinatown Point and is believed that more than 500 customers were affected, including close to 300 students planning for trips this weekend.

 

 

20150523_ln_tour-06.jpg?itok=XazYR0Yj

 


Edited by Berncsp76, 23 May 2015 - 04:57 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 05:34 PM

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Waahh, passby this shop a number of times, got lots of customers one [sweatdrop]

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 05:51 PM

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wah lao.....

 

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 06:00 PM

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Everyone of these travel agents closed suddenly, leaving travellers in the lurch. Noone went away honorably when the writing is already on the wall (how to survive with all the online sites eating your lunch). Lesson is never use a travel agent especially when they are cheap.

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 06:02 PM

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 06:16 PM

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 06:53 PM

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Competition is stiff and profit margins are tight ....

 

With the smaller agencies out, the benefits will be on the bigger players like Chan Bros, ASA, Dynasty, etc....

Still, they must innovate to include more DIY and online booking for customers as customers have become more tech-savvy....

 

There is still a market, just that the market has become smaller....


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 08:14 PM

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win liao lor...everything ask consumer settle with SCT... :a-aggressive:

 

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 08:19 PM

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win liao lor...everything ask consumer settle with SCT... :a-aggressive:
 
20150522-asia-euro.jpg


That's quite funny. They don't need to give permission for people to sue them.
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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:04 PM

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If the affected customers have purchased travel insurance beforehand, would they be covered?
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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:07 PM

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what is the travel insurance deposit for travel company to put in huh? $1M

$1M / 500 customers = $2000 nia ...

if $1M deposit can con 500 or even more customers ... it's a lucrative business for scammer


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:16 PM

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I dont think the package they charged me was cheap. And they also didnt do a meticulous job of providing the itinerary. I almost had to miss my connecting flight because of their lack of meticulousness.

Everyone of these travel agents closed suddenly, leaving travellers in the lurch. Noone went away honorably when the writing is already on the wall (how to survive with all the online sites eating your lunch). Lesson is never use a travel agent especially when they are cheap.


I actually found a scotland land tour package online that i liked. But i still booked the same tour with them at higher price thinking they could help link up with the agency in scotland better.

Turns out they also never directly communicate with them and only passed me the publicly available itinerary of the tour.

Competition is stiff and profit margins are tight ....
 
With the smaller agencies out, the benefits will be on the bigger players like Chan Bros, ASA, Dynasty, etc....
Still, they must innovate to include more DIY and online booking for customers as customers have become more tech-savvy....
 
There is still a market, just that the market has become smaller....


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:25 PM

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some customers may have bought travel insurance through travel agents and if agent didn't transact before declaring toh tiow, then LLST.

 

If you have bought before that, it should be safe. But then, insurance also full of loopholes for them to tekan you. Better check the fine prints.

 

If the affected customers have purchased travel insurance beforehand, would they be covered?

 


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:53 PM

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Said this b4 n say again.

Why on earth in this day n age wif all the available info n cheaper hotel/airfare & local tour booking available online would anyone go to a travel agent for their booking??? Maciam hv to physically go meet ur insurance agent just to buy travel insurance.....

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:55 PM

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there's still a market for it.

 

Said this b4 n say again.

Why on earth in this day n age wif all the available info n cheaper hotel/airfare & local tour booking available online would anyone go to a travel agent for their booking??? Maciam hv to physically go meet ur insurance agent just to buy travel insurance.....

 


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 10:09 PM

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Said this b4 n say again.

Why on earth in this day n age wif all the available info n cheaper hotel/airfare & local tour booking available online would anyone go to a travel agent for their booking??? Maciam hv to physically go meet ur insurance agent just to buy travel insurance.....

 

You are right some what. However, there are instances that package tour through travel agents is cheaper.

 

I went to the recent Revolution Tour held at MBS, and saw a package to central Europe scheduled for November by one agency going for less than $2600, 11-day package.

 

A quick behind-the-envolope calculation showed the price very very reasonable:

Eg, for 2 pax:

 

Emirates Air 2-way approx $3000

Hotels 10 days approx $200

Tpt??

Food??

Places of interests (though mostly free museums, parks kind of places, with some that require tickets) ????

Etc

 

Quite worth, i thought.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 10:29 PM

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If people don't understand the risk they are putting their money with tour agencies after so many cases....well, they deserve it.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 10:42 PM

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no doubt travel package is cheaper than DIY ... 101% guarantee

the problem with travel package is limited free time and tight schedule

it's like hops on hops off

go to a travel spot ... snap picture 1/2 hour and hop on to the bus again

i have not taken any travel package for the last 10 years holiday trip

places like vietnam, cambodia, etc ... can DIY and then join their local tours for places that is hard to go by ownself

usa/europe/japan/korea/taiwan/australia/nz/etc - why need travel agency?

 

 

You are right some what. However, there are instances that package tour through travel agents is cheaper.

 

I went to the recent Revolution Tour held at MBS, and saw a package to central Europe scheduled for November by one agency going for less than $2600, 11-day package.

 

A quick behind-the-envolope calculation showed the price very very reasonable:

Eg, for 2 pax:

 

Emirates Air 2-way approx $3000

Hotels 10 days approx $200

Tpt??

Food??

Places of interests (though mostly free museums, parks kind of places, with some that require tickets) ????

Etc

 

Quite worth, i thought.

 


Edited by Wt_know, 23 May 2015 - 10:45 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 10:56 PM

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some customers may have bought travel insurance through travel agents and if agent didn't transact before declaring toh tiow, then LLST.
 
If you have bought before that, it should be safe. But then, insurance also full of loopholes for them to tekan you. Better check the fine prints.
 
 


They should have issue you with cover note bearing insurance company n ref number when you make payment for travel insurance. Atleast this is governed by GIA.
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Posted 23 May 2015 - 10:57 PM

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Looks like the company went bust and going thru liquidation.

 

At least still can claim thru SCT. If the owner absconded dan it's really yam kong for the customers. A bit troublesome but still better dan being hung out to dry.


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