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cheshire_tangerine
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 13:25 on 11th Feb 2009

Joined: 16:58 on 5th Aug 2008
Posts: 17
Update

Contacted my hotel the Dover Beach and they say the room is paid for and booking confirmed Hurraghhh!!!

Just a transfer to sort now.
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Showbizguru
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 13:33 on 11th Feb 2009

Joined: 09:53 on 11th Feb 2009
Posts: 237
Re:Transfers

There are plenty of taxis at the airport and fares to Christchurch where most of the tours are staying shouldn't be more than a tenner.
Confirm the fare with the driver beforehand.
Bridgetown the capital is only ten miles away by dual carriageway and Christchurch is just off this about half way up.
Bajan taxi drivers are by and large an honest lot so don't worry too much about being ripped off.
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flinty
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 18:54 on 11th Feb 2009

Joined: 03:23 on 18th Aug 2008
Posts: 20
cheshire_tangerine Wrote:
Update

Contacted my hotel the Dover Beach and they say the room is paid for and booking confirmed Hurraghhh!!!

Just a transfer to sort now.


Nice1 chesh, see you out there no doubt, i'm off from Gatwick on the 20th - anyone else on that flight??? 13.30 (with any luck)................... share a beer or two in t'airport and a taxi over to St L Gap if you're staying there..........................
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superdek
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 19:38 on 11th Feb 2009

Joined: 19:06 on 10th Jan 2009
Posts: 37
Location: stockton on tees
superdek and brio with a grea t deal of searching and phone calls are on our way . nobody has cantacted us at all weve done all the phoning around the cockney lass at the administrators said WE WERE GOING TO DROP YOU A NOTE when???? anyway we arrive on the 25th via ANTIGUA will miss trinidad trip and stay on BARBADOS till11th paid an extra 1600 pounds for the priviledge. staying at the BARBADOS BEACH CLUB ? SEE U ALL THERE stockton lads derek and bri CHEERS
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Martw
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 12:57 on 13th Feb 2009

Joined: 12:49 on 13th Feb 2009
Posts: 15
Booked with these people, flights paid for, accomodation and transfers not.

After 3 probably expensive phone calls, we are back in the same room originally booked at the Time Out at the Gap and have pre-booked the transfers with a really helpful lady called Mary from Barbados overseas travel, so back to the same holiday as planned.. Was advised by several people that if anybody else is in our position and has flights booked not to lose them and book another package or another route, we looked at coming in via Miami and it was "only" £570 but decided against trying to claim all of the package back and just getting our accomodation sorted instead.

What a nightmare though just 2 weeks before, stress levels through the roof yesterday but now back to the "very excited pain in the backside to the rest of the family" 40 odd year old I have become as it gets nearer!!!
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superdek
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 19:11 on 13th Feb 2009

Joined: 19:06 on 10th Jan 2009
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Location: stockton on tees
Martw Wrote:
Booked with these people, flights paid for, accomodation and transfers not.

After 3 probably expensive phone calls, we are back in the same room originally booked at the Time Out at the Gap and have pre-booked the transfers with a really helpful lady called Mary from Barbados overseas travel, so back to the same holiday as planned.. Was advised by several people that if anybody else is in our position and has flights booked not to lose them and book another package or another route, we looked at coming in via Miami and it was "only" £570 but decided against trying to claim all of the package back and just getting our accomodation sorted instead.

What a nightmare though just 2 weeks before, stress levels through the roof yesterday but now back to the "very excited pain in the backside to the rest of the family" 40 odd year old I have become as it gets nearer!!!

pleased u got sorted out well done whitehall dont officially go into receivership till 25th feb so nothing officially can be done till then. post office visa were brill with me when i notified them of problem they froze debt owing till further notice[we booked late so bill was due to be payed to visa on monday] my mate brio got a similar response from his visa supplier so after a crap week things have turned out ok.and can carry on packing cheers to u all see u at the oval :D
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flinty
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 23:07 on 13th Feb 2009

Joined: 03:23 on 18th Aug 2008
Posts: 20
Martw Wrote:
Booked with these people, flights paid for, accomodation and transfers not.

After 3 probably expensive phone calls, we are back in the same room originally booked at the Time Out at the Gap and have pre-booked the transfers with a really helpful lady called Mary from Barbados overseas travel, so back to the same holiday as planned.. Was advised by several people that if anybody else is in our position and has flights booked not to lose them and book another package or another route, we looked at coming in via Miami and it was "only" £570 but decided against trying to claim all of the package back and just getting our accomodation sorted instead.

What a nightmare though just 2 weeks before, stress levels through the roof yesterday but now back to the "very excited pain in the backside to the rest of the family" 40 odd year old I have become as it gets nearer!!!


staying in the same place as you mart, have a beer with ya fella, help settle y nerves, think everyones been pretty resoursefull, once we're all there we'll think it added to the experience and laugh about it...... won't we............... seems that this tour has been almost doomed from the start.... not long now tho........... :P
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Martw
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 09:36 on 17th Feb 2009

Joined: 12:49 on 13th Feb 2009
Posts: 15
Flinty

Thanks for the message, we arrive on the Manchester flight on the 25th so deffo up for a beer!
Like you starting to think we were jinxed - only the weather to worry about now! - Looks like every day
is forecasting showers but I guess showers here and showers in Barbados might not mean the same thing or have the same effect??
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Showbizguru
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 09:45 on 17th Feb 2009

Joined: 09:53 on 11th Feb 2009
Posts: 237
Martw Wrote:
Flinty

Thanks for the message, we arrive on the Manchester flight on the 25th so deffo up for a beer!
Like you starting to think we were jinxed - only the weather to worry about now! - Looks like every day
is forecasting showers but I guess showers here and showers in Barbados might not mean the same thing or have the same effect??



Hi:
Showers tend to be fast and furious at this time of the year in Barbados as it gets quite humid and actually a bit of rain comes as some welcome relief.
The good thing is that any rain delays are usually relatively short and the pitches dry out quickly.
The first day looks the most iffy.
For anyone interested here's the long-range forecast.

http://www.accuweather.com/world-foreca ... N&metric=1
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gastronaut
Post subject: Re: Whitehall Leisure ceased trading.............
PostPosted: 22:23 on 18th Feb 2009

Joined: 17:49 on 18th Feb 2009
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AINSY Wrote:
The man at BOS did confirm that all match tickets have been purchased and are to be delivered to hotels the day after arrival.
Ainsy

Has anyone else received confirmation about tickets purchased through Whitehall companies? I bought tickets but haven't receieved them so I'm hoping they will be available at the hotel or somewhere when I arrive but I haven't managed to confirm. Hotel (Coral Sands) have been great about confirming my acccomodation but they don't know anything about the tickets.
John
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