For any people out there who have monitored price movements for the last 4 to 5 year for Goa there has always been a distinct pattern to follow.
Price at immediate start of season and a fortnight just before Crimbo returning back just before Crimbo have always come up to scratch for value.
Likewise booking prices at the end of Feb to middleish of March have offered stunning value for a cheeky last minute end of season getaway.
We're talking possibles of a return flight for £350 or a fortnight at hotel mid express for the £400 mark or a spot of two week all inclusive for around the £700
Not this year though...
Defonot this year ,more chance of platting Fog than getting something reasonably priced.
WHICH TAKES ME ONTO THE TITLE OF THE THREAD
Spent my life the last week on comparison sites that put you in direct contact with said tour operator.
Bucket shops selling em cheap by the dozen
Well it just is not working ..
Finally in frustration a letter wings its way of to HQ for answers .
Dear sirs , I find your website a little bewildering to say the least.
I have used the site for 3 days now and every time I ring a supplier we are told the prices are not live and that price does not exist anymore.
Last night I came home and stayed up until the very early hours of the morning getting details of holidays ready to book,
I phoned many tour operators this morning about the 11th march holidays to Goa for 14 days various accommodation leaving from Manchester with carrier Thomas cook.
And yes..guess what they don't exist.
The flights are available out but not return you say which is as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
That was this morning and now it is late at night and yes you still insist on leaving these holidays up on your site when you known full well that for over 24 hours these flights with Thomas cook are non existent
11th MARCH 14 DAYS RETURN HOLIDAYS TO GOA FROM MANNY WITH T.C DO NOT EXIST
What a waste of 3 days of my life and worse than that what a complete waste of the tour operators time and energy
Maybe tomorrow after 48 hours you may pull them off ?
If the flights do exist then the operators always say that the £700 holidays is not available but I can manage to sell you one for £1000 if you don't take a bag, sit on the wife's knee skip the meal and walk to Baga
"OK then put me down for 4 of them please".
More like to me a melted one at the moment
AND THIS I GUESS WILL BE THE ANTICIPATED REPLY
DEAR VALUED CUSTOMER ..
I am sorry in this instance that i*e l***y has not lived up to your expectations but be assured that we really do have you the holiday customers blah blah best interests blah blah at heart
We have currently helped well over three million customers experience their holiday dream.
The prices seen are not live and blah blah blah .
Please with respect save the pencil lead and just try to sort things out,could TRULY be a market leader if only it was it was more efficient and motivated in its operation to secure humble Joe public a cheap holiday.
Is that not what is what set up for
Not trying to be factitious or clever,we are just trying to book a cheap bucket holiday.
Maybe if I go direct with the tour operator I may have some luck
Anyway no hard feelings
All the very best
And happy holidays
And yes obviously Ive been drinking
Folds soap box away gets coat and walks off towards the door