Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide
Before You Go
Flights
Package Holidays
Latest Special Offers!
All-Inclusive Hotels
Hotels & Aparthotels
Private Villas/Apts to Rent
Villa Companies
Local Rental Agents
Cruises
Car Hire
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Travel Insurance
Late Deals!
Currency
Holiday Shopping
Background Info
Language
Books
Events & Fiestas
Climate & Weather
Art & Culture
Flora & Fauna
Links
Discussion Forum
Once You're There
Maps
Airport Directions
Tourist Information
Eating Out
Buses & Trains
Music & Entertainment
Excursions & Days Out
Shopping & Markets
Kids
Beaches
Walking, Cycling
Boat Charters
Sailing/Watersports
Market Place
Boats & Yachts
Property For Sale
Businesses For Sale
Property Services
Local Services
MouseMats & T-shirts
Computers
Internet Services
Virus Protection
PuertoPollensa.com discussion forums

Go Back   Pollensa Forum > BEFORE YOU GO > Travel Companies

Travel Companies Discussions related to experiences with specific travel companies.

Like Tree3Likes
  • 2 Post By eleanor
  • 1 Post By animagic21

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-10-2013, 13:11
****
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 61
Default Thomson Ripoff!

We have been travelling to PP for the last 6 years with our kids, always staying in the Playa Mar apartments, which we like and have friends there, as do the kids. About 4 years ago we were paying about 1300 for 2 weeks self catering (exc flights), this rose to 2000 last year and for next year Thomson want nearly 2500 for the same. So, that is nearly double over 4 years.

I have raised this with them, asking why is our loyalty being penalised rather than being rewarded, but was effectively told that is the way it is.

Just wanted to 'vent' this I guess !!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-10-2013, 13:17
****
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 61
Default

Apologies, an update....now 2900!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-10-2013, 13:50
eleanor's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: on the coast in Essex
Posts: 1,737
Default

Why not rent a private villa or apartment and do your own thing? This is worth considering especially as you need to organise your own flights on top of this cost. You can still use their facilities if you want to.

The alternative option might be to risk leaving the booking until nearer the time to see if reduced. Probably a risk if you specifially need the schools holidays.
Bekki and Bootledodger like this.
__________________
Eleanor
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2013, 14:38
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Poole Dorset
Posts: 414
Default

Yes, absolutely! book your flights & accommodation independently. We always do & did when our children were younger. Will save you a fortune. Plenty of great villas & apts on this site.
eleanor likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-10-2013, 15:01
*****
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 320
Default

We always book flights then accommodation through this site now for that reason, total rip off with tour operators. Have you tried emailing the hotel direct to see if you can book with them? email address is on this site.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-10-2013, 16:54
fil6699's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: PP and Yorkshire
Posts: 798
Default

Can you only book Playa Mar with Thompson s I would contact the Play Mar direct I am sure over the years you have stayed there you have made some connections . Explain how all your family love the wonderful place but Thompson s have now made it impossible can they help. Just an idea
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-10-2013, 18:47
****
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 98
Default

Clinz, we do rent a private apartment but we always use Thomson for their flights out of Bournemouth, watched their website prices for summer 2014 and they rose by £100 per person within 24 hours - don't know what is happening with Thomson??!! Will add that about 2 weeks later their flights went down to half their original price, i managed to book but have to say they are well on the rise again now.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2013, 08:43
****
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 61
Default

Thanks for all the feedback. We always book separate flights and accommodation to save money.

Unfortuantely you can only book direct with Thomson. I have actually spoken to the manager there, who is a nice guy, but they can not allow us to book direct.

I think there would be uproar from the kids if we booked somewhere else, even if we were regular visitors!! Will watch the prices and see if they come down.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-10-2013, 14:24
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollença
Posts: 561
Default

Hi there,
Sorry to hear about the huge price increase. It may be worth considering the fact that many of the hotels and apartment complexes have now started using a similar pricing system to the airlines. Basically this means that prices will rise as availability decreases so it really is essential to book both the flights and accomodation as early as possible.
Good luck.
__________________
____________________________
Parasol Property Rentals offers professional, friendly and personalised assistance in finding the perfect property for you, your family or friends.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thomson Holidays - £60 Off - ends 6th Feb 2012 pollensa Hotels, Villas & Apartments in Pollensa & Cala San Vicente 0 03-02-2012 16:54
Thomson flight only.... HELP!!! WRIGHTSTUFF Flights to Palma de Mallorca, Majorca 28 14-01-2011 11:01
Thomas Cook Flights (and Thomson) Portofan Flights to Palma de Mallorca, Majorca 1 22-01-2010 11:42
Thomson villas with pools paulaf Hotels, Villas & Apartments in Pollensa & Cala San Vicente 4 28-03-2009 08:38


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(c) Copyright Holiday Webs Ltd 2011