Hi,i've always booked with a tour operator and especially with us having children i feel slightly safer doing that way.But next july i'm going on a hen week to magaluf and thought it would be a lot cheaper to do flights and accomodation seperate.Got cheap flights with jet2.com and found two good deals,one with alphabeds and one with majorca accomodation.com.I just want 2 be sure these companies are alright,just a little unsure :hmmm.If we pay by credit card will we be covered if any thing went wrong with any of these companies.Think i just need reassuring as this is my first time at this!
I've travlled with both Alphabeds (now alpharooms of course) and Winter Sunshine Holidays. Majorca Accommodation is a sub site of Winter Sunshine Holidays. Obviously created to appeal to people looking specifically for certain destinations.
As for security, and please biatch slap me if I'm wrong here mods, not many UK accommodation companies are bonded by ABTA, so you have to look closely at the security they offer.
Both have given me good service in the past, however if security is your main issue then you may be better off with Winter Sunshine Holidays (or Majorca Accommodation whatever, you know what I mean).
WSH operate a trust account service which, if I understand it correctly, means that they dump your money in an account that is protected by some accountant geezers, who will not allow any money to be removed from that account until your date of arrival. (Again, please contact WSH for more info as I might have got it wrapped round my neck).
As far as I can tell Alphabeds (alpharooms) only offer the safe transit of your cashola to their account. This is not just an Alpha thing, I believe it is many online accommodation operators way. There does not appear to be any security equal to what WSH offer to prevent them declaring bankruptcy and running off with everyones money though.
TBH I don't think you could go wrong with either company mate, but if security is your thing, then your probably best emailing both companies and drilling them both on their security.
It only applies to credit cards, not debit cards and are they called charge cards like American Express where you have to pay the balance off each month.
You can pay the first £101 say with your credit card and the rest with debit card, cheque etc and the whole amount will be covered.
The problem may come in that if you are DIYing, then you may have other costs which are not covered, the flights, additional accomodation costs etc.
The information above is what I understand to be correct but I would check with your credit card issuer before you book.
Enjoy your Hen Party
ive used both the agents above no problem and ive also used jet2 from leeds/bradford without any problems. nice planes
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