Letters: Travel scams, gout, defence investing, weather student and emergency loans

Travel travails

Personally I think really sorry for people who have lost fares and deposits towards the of late unsuccessful travel agencies (NZ Herald, January 21). I worked when you look at the travel industry through the 60s to your 90s and I can ensure you there have been an abundance of travel company problems, with associated client financial losings in that time. Most of these problems had been travel agents running away from Travel Agents Assn of NZ (TAANZ). TAANZ has professional training, safety needs and bonding which covers clients against losings because of a travel agents’ failure. Companies running outside TAANZ had been usually investing on ethnicity, faith or any other such specialty to attract their clients. (more…)

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