wired-destinations.com based in Thailand have an impressive array of hotels at very good prices. After a bad experience with PayPal I'm going to do my homework properly and research fully the organisations that I do business with. I would be grateful to here from anybody who had used this company to book hotels.
You can safely use them as they are very reliable. In fact I'm one of their Ground Agents for Sri Lanka and Maldives (partly).
I have used them for my clients for destinations that I needed urgently. They have a very good system thats what impressed me most.
If there is anything else i could do to help you let me know.
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We recently used Wired-Desintation to book a hotel in Thailand. A week before travel we reduced the stay period by one day. When we made the booking Travel-Destinations took our money within seconds. THREE WEEKS after ammending the stay period we HAVE NOT recieved a refund of the extra day despite many promises. Work it out for yourslef what I think.
Have used wired destinations before and usually very good. Did have a problem with Windsor Suites after 3 bad rooms and when I emailed them (Wired Destinations) they recommended an alternate hotel "Windsor Suites" Bangkok, Thailand... I winded up booking Novotel Hotel (Bangkok)directly and losing the money on one of the worse hotels I have ever stayed at. It was worth the extra money just getting out of that place. Good thing about Wired Destinations is that pricing usually includes a breakfast and Taxes. Not so good thing is it usually takes some time for them to get back to you but it's usually worth the wait (Isn't all good things?)
Thank you to those who have replied with their experience of 'Wired Destinations'. I decided to use them for the first time to book a hotel in Dubai in February of this year. I must report that all booking arrangements went very smoothly. I appreciate that Wired Destinations cannot be responsible for the Quality and management of any hotel that you book with them (assuming that the advertised facts are true and up-to-date), they are simply the booking agent, but its up to the client do do their homework on the hotel that they choose. My advise is use hotels which have a track record, i.e. you know or can contact someone who has stayed there or even use this forum as I have in order to obtain feedback.
Yes, I did.
Bad experience, will never use them again. Also, if you call them after many things went wrong (due to them), they are very rude to you and just hang up the phone. Terrible people. Stay away from them. There is no way you can go with complaints in Thailand.
I have been having a very hard time with Wired Destinations. They have failed to send a payment to a Hotel that I stayed at in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As a result the hotel has charged me. Wired Destinations has also charged me for the same hotel stay. I ended up paying for my hotel stay in Kuala Lumpur twice. It has been two months and counting, and Wired destinations has been minimally cooperative. What I have learned is that Wired Destinations uses a local travel agent to secure the hotel and make the payments. If this travel agent fails to do their job then you as a customer of Wired Destinations face a gigantic headache especially if you are trying to sort out this matter via long distance. Wired Destinations have not responded to at least five of my polite emails. I have never been rude during my entire correspondence with them despite my intense frustration. In conclusion I would like to point out that using Wired Destinations is a huge gamble. You must ask yourself if you trust a random local travel agent to handle your money and guarantee your stay. Keep in mind that universally, travel agents have a reputation of being unreliable and given that they have a middle man (Wired Destinations) this only intensifies their unreliability. Weigh the potential savings that you may receive using Wired Destinations with the probable outcome of a major burden that could occur using Wired Destinations. My advice would be that the savings are not worth it. Plus the hotel that was supposedly listed as a five star was far from a five star.
Yes. Their service in Bangkok is a SCAM. They are known to have ripped off many people. I write for a travel magazine coverning Asia and W-D is probably the worst company in the region. Aileen, the woman manager, is a total BI*** and basically yells at the customer who calls for a refund. -snip-
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Sounds like Wired Destinations is getting a bad rep from this board.
I used them to book a hotel in Bali last year. A week before I was about to go, the Bali bombings happened so I had to change destinations and cancel the hotel booking. After a month of e-mail tennis I had given up hope of any refund, then out of the blue the next month they eventually refunded me 85% of my original booking fee.
Although I was resigned to losing my hotel booking fee I do feel pleased to get any money back after not hearing from them for so long. On the otherhand it should've been dealt with in a nice and timely manner.
I doubt I'll be using them again though.