Letters: Travel scams, gout, defence investing, weather crisis and pupil loans

Travel travails

Personally I think extremely sorry for folks who have lost fares and deposits towards the of late unsuccessful travel agencies (NZ Herald, January 21). I worked into the travel industry through the 60s to your 90s and I also can guarantee you there have been loads of travel business problems, with associated consumer financial losings in that time. Most of these problems had been travel agents running away from Travel Agents Assn of NZ (TAANZ). TAANZ has training that is professional safety demands and bonding which takes care of clients against losings as a result of a travel agents’ failure. Companies running outside TAANZ had been often dealing on ethnicity, faith or other such specialty to attract their clients. The rely upon such unqualified, un-bonded agents is frequently misplaced. Due diligence by the client to determine the bona fide of these travel agency is important. TAANZ account is an excellent starting place. Bill Boyle, Orewa. FIND OUT MORE: • Holiday warning as travel agencies get breasts, making hundreds without seats • Kiwi few delivered to incorrect nation by travel representative

Forfeit and prosecute

The directors and shareholders, present and past regarding the travel representative purported to have printed travel that is fraudulent must have almost all their assets, including their property, seized by the Crown. The Ministry of Justice should prosecute them for printing fraudulent travel papers, along with learning what publishing company/persons had been in charge of the publishing and prosecute them also. The directors need to repay all consumers they usually have taken cash from, by attempting to sell their assets, such as for instance fluid money, vehicles and home after sorting away how much had been taken rather than useful for the intended travel usage. More