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what type of verification i need to ask for

Started by George Salib in The Front Office. Last reply by Caron McConnon 8 hours ago. 26 Replies

No passport required please

Started by LaShawn McGee in The Front Office. Last reply by Chante' Owens 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

Where do I start with this cruise inquiry?

Started by Max Patterson in The Front Office. Last reply by Cruise Chick 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

American Express Platinum

Started by Lauren in The Front Office. Last reply by Cruise Chick 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

Rome transfer

Started by Olicia Karpeles in The Front Office. Last reply by Caron McConnon 9 hours ago. 14 Replies

transportation within cyprus?

Started by Ruth Etheridge, MCC in The Front Office. Last reply by Katherine Burgess 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

California Wine Country tours

Started by Sarah Bender in The Front Office. Last reply by Tina Ford 16 hours ago. 22 Replies

Bookit.com and Amresorts

Started by sally jean manning in The Front Office. Last reply by Geoff Millar 16 hours ago. 21 Replies

Culinary Recommendations in Oahu

Started by Donna Watson in The Front Office. Last reply by Karen Dawson 18 hours ago. 4 Replies

Basket raffle

Started by tamara riddick in The Front Office. Last reply by Karen Dawson 18 hours ago. 7 Replies

Travel insurance deadlines

Started by Cindy Riley in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook 20 hours ago. 43 Replies

Paycation travel

Started by Lauren Simon in The Front Office. Last reply by Tina Messamore 20 hours ago. 57 Replies

client wants estimated group proposal

Started by mary ann miller in The Front Office. Last reply by John McSorley yesterday. 3 Replies

How long do hosts retain agent info?

Started by Len Bunalski in The Front Office. Last reply by Len Bunalski yesterday. 2 Replies

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"Hello my Friend! So wonderful to find you here. I look forward to connecting with you again. "
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chris mann replied to Mark Mundon's discussion No Problem at all! In Fact, WOULD YOU ALSO LIKE ME TO DETAIL YOUR CAR?
"I had an old client call me and wanted me to print her cruise documents for a cruise she did not book with me !!! I told her she was SOL!!!!! I told her she should have booked with me and I could have helped her ."
4 hours ago
Caron McConnon replied to George Salib's discussion what type of verification i need to ask for
"To each of you that this post has effected negatively - My apologies. I would like to list a few explanations regarding my business decisions and practices that might be seen as foreign or unethical to most of you.  First, I am an Expat, an…"
8 hours ago
Chante' Owens replied to LaShawn McGee's discussion No passport required please
"@ Cruise Chick...agreed. I don't know what peoples aversion is to getting a passport. I know there may be a "good" reason, but generally (from what I've experienced) it's simply naivete and a bit of laziness as they…"
8 hours ago
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Cruise Chick replied to George Salib's discussion what type of verification i need to ask for
"Do not book with this company, too many red flags.i would tell the client you aren't comfortable with the responses you are getting from this company because they won't accept credit cards. They are better off paying more through Ee or…"
8 hours ago
Cruise Chick replied to LaShawn McGee's discussion No passport required please
"The most exotic she's going to get is St. Thomas and it will also be a lot more expensive than an all inclusive anywhere you do need a passport."
8 hours ago
Cruise Chick replied to Max Patterson's discussion Where do I start with this cruise inquiry?
"You need to qualify her so you can fund out the best itinerary otherwise you are on a wild goose chase. You cant even begin to price anything unless you narrow down an itinerary. She needs to tell you where she wants to go. Italy? Greece? baltics?…"
8 hours ago
Cruise Chick replied to Mark Mundon's discussion No Problem at all! In Fact, WOULD YOU ALSO LIKE ME TO DETAIL YOUR CAR?
"Need to start a blacklist of customers."
8 hours ago
Cruise Chick replied to Lauren's discussion American Express Platinum
"You can book through their Fine Hotels by charging their credit cards. I have never had this happen when booking through the Fine Hotels program. Maybe this is new?"
8 hours ago
Caron McConnon replied to Olicia Karpeles's discussion Rome transfer
"Hi Olicia, Happy to assist you and others from Rome. Since the dollar is making a come back and the Euro is lower, my company can transfer your folks for $45.00 per person from FCO to CVT or the Center of Rome and for the same price form the port of…"
9 hours ago
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9 hours ago
Tina Ford replied to Lauren's discussion American Express Platinum
"Do you mean you can book AMEX Fine Hotels through AMEX and receive commission as a travel agent? If yes, I assume you cannot do this if they are using their points? Or can you?"
9 hours ago
Tina Ford replied to Mark Mundon's discussion No Problem at all! In Fact, WOULD YOU ALSO LIKE ME TO DETAIL YOUR CAR?
"Baffling. I had someone referred to me the other day that called and wanted me to tell her if her current travel agent that she is working with is being truthful to her (about amenities for a group). I thought that took nerve of her. The nerve of…"
9 hours ago
Max Patterson posted a discussion

Where do I start with this cruise inquiry?

So far all the travel I've arranged has been FIT and packages.  I've quoted on a few cruises but never sold one.  I just booked a group of 4 ladies on a luxury 4 night trip to Napa and one of them has now asked whether I can help her with a Cruise for her 50th Birthday. Here is the information I was able to get from her: 8 - 10 day Mediterranean Cruise in 2016, no preference on date - she wants "best price" for 4-5 cabins for ages 13 - grandparents. She wants a suite, the other cabins can be balcony, a Drinks Package and wants to hold a party in the suite.  Cruise lines she suggested were RCL, Holland and Crystal and she is a Princess Platinum Member, so I guess she has cruised quite a bit.  She has never been to Europe and would like to fly First Class.  Last year she did a Caribbean cruise she booked direct with Celebrity and she loved the food, shows and service, but will not book with them again because of billing issues - she says she didn't get the extras she paid for (drinks…See More
10 hours ago
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"Linda, Wonderful to see you here. Welcome Aboard! I look forward to chatting with you. Be sure to visit the forums and share your questions, comments and experiences with the community. Also, upload your travel pictures and videos, join the…"
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"Marion, Wonderful to see you here. Welcome Aboard! I look forward to chatting with you. Be sure to visit the forums and share your questions, comments and experiences with the community. Also, upload your travel pictures and videos, join the…"
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Preston McKinney MCC replied to Krista Moore's discussion Anyone have Corporate Accounts out there? How do you profit from them?
"In my opinion, you will need an ARC appointment to do yourself justice if you want to do Corporate work successfully or else you are always going to be spltting fees with a host agency or searching many web sites trying to find the best schedules…"
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