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1. Posted by agss241 (Budding Member 31 posts) 9y

agss241 has indicated that this thread is about Malaysia

I have been trying to book some tours before our arrival in
Kuala Lumpur. The people at the website below have reserved
the tours for me:

http://impressions.com.my/RelatedServ/Klshortmain/Klshortours.htm

They do not have a secure server for transmittal of credit card data. They are asking me to fax my credit card authorisation with
numbers, etc.
Anybody here have any experience with these people or is there
any way I can ensure they are a reputable business?

On the credit card authorisation form, their address and phone
number are given as:
Leisure & Incentive Tours SDN.BHD (KKKP 1678)
4.25 & 4.26 4th Floor, Plaza Warisan
Jln. Tun. H.s. Lee 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 00 603-2070 8667

Their home web page is http://www.impressions.com.my

It all looks legitimate, but I have been burned on giving out
my credit card data in the past.

Thank you. (If you ever need info from the US Pacific Northwest
(Seattle), contact me.
Tom

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Hi Tom,

I've looked at the tours listed on the website. While the company is legitimate, I'm not sure I'd want to trust the staff who's handling the payments. I'd suggest that you book the tours only when you've arrived as there are many other tour companies doing the same thing at about the same price. Otherwise, you could always do the tour on your own. It's pretty easy. Let me know which tours you're interested in, and I'll see what I can recommend you to do instead. When are you coming anyway, and for how long?

Cheers,
Hien

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 14, 2007, at 7:21 PM by Hien ]

3. Posted by noorhizat (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

I have check with MATTA (MATTA is the national association for all travel agencies and tour operators in Malaysia. http://matta.org.my they are listed.

4. Posted by Buckra (Budding Member 61 posts) 9y

I have checked out the organisation and they are legit. I do agree however about being wary of handing over credit card details beforehand. I did this for a resort booking in Kota Kinabulu only to check a day before we were due to arrive and find our booking had been cancelled (by a staff member). That is incredulous but thankfully the only sore spot I have had in many many dealings and travels within this wonderful country. If this company wants your business then tell them you are willing to pay a deposit (small) but not hand over your credit card details willy nilly. Best of luck and enjoy Malaysia, it has so much to offer. :)

5. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

I've come across impressions.com.my but I havent had dealing directly with them. The other tour company that you may wanna check out is www.pinganchorage.com.my of which I've dealt with before with good service and without any hitches.

6. Posted by catwong (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

This company is listed because i see them alot.

like everyone said, don't give the full details of your credit card

online business in malaysia is still very bad.
our local banks are very slow in implementing this system available, not unless it's a big company like airasia.
we can't buy thing online overseas. so it's bad.
need paypal for that.

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting catwong

online business in malaysia is still very bad.
our local banks are very slow in implementing this system available, not unless it's a big company like airasia.

This has got nothing to do with the banks. The linkages and services are there. It's all up to the merchants (companies selling the products and services) to set up websites that accepts payments online and link it to the banks. Sadly, most local companies don't do that. They thought using e-mail to make purchases is considered online payment and it's good enough for them. Another reason is that they're just not willing to invest the money to do it, as their online business is not that big and is stuck at doing things the old-fashion way - offline/manually.

we can't buy thing online overseas. so it's bad.
need paypal for that.

Why can't you? I have no problems making purchases online at all, overseas or local. I know a couple of smaller local banks that restrict their credit cards from being used for online purchases. They issue a separate card to you for that.