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Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

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Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

I see from the Thomson website (winter 2013) that it says that Vilamendhoo is 'exclusive to Thomsons from 2013'. What exactly does this mean? Will they be able to hike up prices and will they really be the only tour operator we can go through?

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1. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

That's strange

I booked with Cosmos through TC Feb mar 2013

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2. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

Yes if that's true. Basically unless you do it through an independent or foreign tour operator you are stuffed.

They are the rulers of the world it seems.

Edited: 19 April 2012, 08:42
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3. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

if true - there's another one off the list!

:-(

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4. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

I got the wording wrong in my original post - this is what it actually says:

'Only from Thomson in Winter 2012 only' - a clumsy phrase but the meaning seems clear, unfortunately.

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5. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

Another island monopolised.

No good - looks like this June will be the last time for Vila.

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6. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

I think that's a little ambiguous in its wording !!! maybe they are refuring to there package not to the island ?

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7. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

If you dig a bit deeper there is a little symbol which says that it "is only available in the UK from the First Choice group." Wouldn't this include Hayes & Jarvis, as they are all part of theTui empire?

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8. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

Just answered my own question. It is showing on the H&J website for 2013. I did a dummy booking to get details and I was amazed to see that one of the flight options they were offering was with Singapore Airlines via Singapore. Rather a circuitious route to get to the Maldives.

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9. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

Good morning O D

Are Cosmos part TUI ?

Darryl

Edited: 19 April 2012, 09:52
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10. Re: Vilamendhoo - exclusive to Thomson 2013

Morning Darryl

No - they are part of the Monarch Group. So who knows what is going on!

OD

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