What happened to Amoma?
Two days ago, Spanish news agency Preferente broke the news that Amoma , one of the final independent online travel agencies, had ceased operations. Prior to its demise, Amoma was the world’s third largest online reservations platform.
How do I get my money back from Amoma?
Contact the hotel to see if your booking will be honoured. If you’ve paid for a booking that is subsequently cancelled, contact your credit or debit card provider to initiate a refund under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, or a chargeback; if that fails, contact your travel insurance company.
What is Amoma com?
Save. >>> AMOMA works with a third party (they called them their supplier) whom they had to call, and the third party then had to call the hotel, and it was a big mess<<< The hotel and supplier are the first two parties. Amoma is the third party, you – the consumer – are the fourth party when using a reseller.
Is Amoma ABTA protected?
Unfortunately hotel transactions won’t be covered under travel association Abta , as Amoma was not a registered member. “That said, paying by credit card and having good travel insurance in place as soon as you book often works to protect you when your travel plans are cancelled by an airline, hotel or travel agent.
When did Amoma cease trading?
Budget hotel bookings site Amoma has collapsed into administration, leaving holidaymakers without accomodation. It is understood that the travel company ceased trading on Friday (September 13) and within a day had stopped taking bookings, as reported by the Manchester Evening News .
What is booking com Basic?
Booking . Basic is an accommodation tier that periodically appears on Booking .com’s hotel listings when the rate provided to Booking .com is not the cheapest available online. The rates it offers are nonrefundable and made via a third party that is only revealed to guests after they have paid to book a room.
Is booking .com legit?
Booking .com is one of the post popular online travel sites with international availability. It’s a safe and reliable platform to book your next trip, for sure.
Is Agoda a reliable site?
Since Priceline acquired Agoda back 2007 and Priceline is relatively well-known, Agoda is legitimate by all accounts. The next question is, “Is Agoda reliable ?” Agoda failed me big time on this test. I’m not going to risk my travel plans and not have a place to stay, even if they offer a great deal.
Is TripAdvisor safe to use?
TripAdvisor is an incredibly safe platform for you to compare prices and book your next trip with. They might not come with ATOL or ABTA protection, but this is true for all “non package” holidays! If you don’t like the idea of not being covered however, then a travel agent may be your best bet.
What is ABTA bonding?
ABTA’s scheme can provide protection for non-flight based holidays, linked travel arrangements and monies paid to travel agents. ABTA ensures that all of its Members properly protect their package holidays, as required by law. Packages not including a flight are covered by ABTA bonding , or insurance policies.