thanks, yes i have seen the links.
we have a few times now been out on all inclusive deals but this year we fancied a change.
my mrs spent ages trawling through one site, spotted a few potentials and mailed for more info, after a few days with no reponse she phoned the number advertised and this is roughly how it went.
"yes madam we have seen your mail but we are only taking bookings for our clients from thursday to thirsday."
"oh! our closest airports only fly out on sundays (exeter) and tuesdays (bristol i think i remember) and we live in newquay."
"ah well you see, if we take bookings from thursday to thursday our clients can get 2 premium priced weeks over the christmas period so a sunday to sunday booking is not what we are looking for for our clients, we feel they would be happier with this situation."
so, greed and ignorance seems to be the order of the day! the great british rip off style seems to be travelling where ever there are brits in business. these people seem to think that only those who fly from specific airports in the uk can have a christmas holiday this year! discrimination? we think so.
to be fair we aint too bothered whether we stay in a villa or on a complex. our thoughts were (being as we ourselves have in the past been expats) to spend with the small business to help support the local economy rather than spend with the big companies
so, this is why i have asked on a forum to see if there are any actual owners about looking to rent direct.
some villa owners are going to miss out for sure with this kind of attitude from thier agents, surely 1 weeks booking is going to be better than 0 weeks booking (cornish logic).
there is no justification other than simple greed for this attitude, "good for them we say" we have made notes and will never use that agency for anything in the future, not that it will affect them in anyway i'm sure, but we are pretty fed up spending time looking for a simple holiday to find this starring us in the face.
there, rant over!
we are going to give it another few days and if all else fails
"all inclusive" here we come.