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About Wuvu2

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  1. The Agoda add even adds this lovely view of the lap pool with the overlay title "Things You'll Love", and a caption "Swimming Pool" but yet Agoda doesn't seem to notice this is deceiving. I've been with Agoda something like 15 years and must have spent thousands on business travel with them. It's easy enough to take my business to Expedia or another booking competitor.
  2. Ya, But once Agoda knows it is deceptive isn't it their responsibility to protect AGODA customers? Agoda bills my credit card so I'm Agoda's customer first. I think their duty is to protect their customer - not their advertisers. I wasn't after a refund and told Agoda the same. The right answer would have been "Thank you for bringing this to our attention we will follow up and make sure the advertising is more clear". Agoda pointed out the "no refund" policy of the hotel even though I didn't request a refund. There must be some fair advertising limits somewhere. Can I post a photo of the Hyatt pool and claim it as part of my crappy guest house? What if I post photos of a Marriot room in the room description of my crappy guest house? I'd probably get a lot of takers but it would not be fair
  3. I recently booked a room at this hotel only to learn that the pool in the photo is actually the public pool once city block away. The pool is well loved and used by the local community which is great - but very crowded much of the time and difficult to swim laps much of the day. There is no mention in the Agoda hotel listing that informs that it is not the hotel's pool. The advertising tactic worked on me because I like to swim for health daily, but this seems deceptive. When I brought it to Agoda's attention they defended the advertisement because the hotel provides a voucher to the public pool. I pushed a bit with Agoda saying that they should remove the pool photo from their promo - or at least require a caption that note's it isn't the hotel's property. Agoda refused and agreed to close my account instead. I wasn't after a refund - just get straight on their advertising practices. Is this reasonable advertising practice of Agoda to keep this advertising as is?
  4. Booze and Hookers...seems the obvious choice to me.
  5. Totally Ridiculous! Thailand actively recruits >30 million tourists a year - about 1/2 the population of Thailand. Expecting a zero failure rate is unrealistic. Even if only .01% of tourists do something offensive that would still be 3,000 problems offending Thais. Thais need to get a thicker skin about these really minor screw ups and save the outrage for the really heinous stuff. Why are the very most sacred sites open to Tourists in the first place? Because the Temples enjoy the income. The monastic body governs itself for the most part, and I doubt the government or social pressure could cause temples to shut their doors to tourists income. Clueless tourists are part of the deal. Should these tourist know better - Not really - how much research is reasonable to expect for a two week holiday to a place you've never been? Lighten up Thai society! If you are that uptight aim at the right solution - petition the very sacred Temples to close their doors to tourists - expecting perfection from 30 million visitors is unrealistic!