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Jun 29, 19, 7:42 pm
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Views: 8,517
Posted By tebfunk

I can't speak for other sites, but in the case of...

I can't speak for other sites, but in the case of OMAAT this is patently false, and I'm only chiming in here because this is a particular point of pride. While our team at PP will feed Ben stories...
May 29, 16, 10:46 am
Replies: 34
Views: 9,727
Posted By tebfunk

Well, that's because the hotel is frequented by...

Well, that's because the hotel is frequented by German tour groups and sports teams. And in those cases, it's probably lovely.
May 28, 16, 10:46 am
Replies: 34
Views: 9,727
Posted By tebfunk

Because it's not a great property, nor is it in a...

Because it's not a great property, nor is it in a great location, and not many people go to Sicily anyway (unfortunately).

Sicily is beautiful, but rugged in many ways. I can't think of any...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
May 23, 16, 3:50 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,109
Posted By tebfunk

Fun! Please list me as a maybe, and I'll check my...

Fun! Please list me as a maybe, and I'll check my schedule.
Oct 19, 15, 11:49 am
Replies: 339
Views: 81,291
Posted By tebfunk

Glad you enjoyed it! I replied to your PM, but in...

Glad you enjoyed it! I replied to your PM, but in case others are wondering -- yes, you can absolutely reroute/reprice a held award prior to ticketing. This is true of every program that allows...
Oct 19, 15, 10:17 am
Replies: 339
Views: 81,291
Posted By tebfunk

Thanks for letting me fill in for mommypoints! It...

Thanks for letting me fill in for mommypoints! It was lovely to meet so many of you, and I particularly enjoyed how enthusiastic our beginners were!

The outline of my presentation is up on...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jul 19, 15, 6:24 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,800
Posted By tebfunk

Headed that way, if traffic cooperates!

Headed that way, if traffic cooperates!
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jul 18, 15, 11:09 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,800
Posted By tebfunk

I am a maybe. Thanks rubiety for the heads up!

I am a maybe. Thanks rubiety for the heads up!
Jun 9, 13, 3:50 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 9,727
Posted By tebfunk

I've had three subsequent stays here since I...

I've had three subsequent stays here since I posted in 2011, the most recent in May of this year. The physical plant remains the same, though as a SPG Platinum you should receive a renovated room. ...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Jan 2, 13, 10:37 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 12,664
Posted By tebfunk

I did, last night. Staff was as friendly as...

I did, last night. Staff was as friendly as could be, no questions asked, folio emailed, etc. Pretty painless!
Nov 11, 12, 8:03 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By tebfunk

When you call LAN, press the menu options for IT,...

When you call LAN, press the menu options for IT, or "help with web check-in" - they will be able to fix your reservation and give you the new PNR.
Oct 26, 12, 6:05 am
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Views: 83,418
Posted By tebfunk

Agreed!!

Agreed!!
Oct 23, 12, 9:27 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 11,950
Posted By tebfunk

If you are looking for a town, then the...

If you are looking for a town, then the Siracusa/Ortigia area is a nice option.

The hotels in Ortigia are smaller, and less "grand" than some of the properties in Taormina, but the experience is...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Oct 17, 12, 7:17 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 12,664
Posted By tebfunk

Just received this email from the hotel: ...

Just received this email from the hotel:

Dear tebfunk
Our property had an unfortunate system glitch that allowed
for a $10.00 rate to be reserved for January 2013. The glitch has now...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Oct 17, 12, 1:18 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 12,664
Posted By tebfunk

Thanks for posting - this will be awesome if it...

Thanks for posting - this will be awesome if it sticks!
Replies: 48
Views: 4,073
Posted By tebfunk

Mr. tebfunk would agree - he was *devastated*...

Mr. tebfunk would agree - he was *devastated* that NITVITA guy was absent from tonight's video (we did have the old video Friday and Saturday).
Oct 12, 12, 6:07 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,539
Posted By tebfunk

If anyone else is here and wants a place to park...

If anyone else is here and wants a place to park their drink, we have the sofa/table in the back right corner.
Oct 5, 12, 5:48 pm
Replies: 591
Views: 98,254
Posted By tebfunk

I am here currently, and continue to feel...

I am here currently, and continue to feel conflicted about this property. This is my 3rd or 4th stay, so I am by no means a frequent guest, but I feel like every time I am here the quality has...
Forum: Peru
Sep 14, 12, 11:07 am
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By tebfunk

I've actually had great success with emailing the...

I've actually had great success with emailing the people at Peru Rail with these types of questions.

You can use the "Contact Us" form on their website, or email [email protected] - an...
Forum: Europe
Sep 12, 12, 12:51 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By tebfunk

Gosh, this is a pretty broad list! I'll tackle...

Gosh, this is a pretty broad list! I'll tackle the Sicily questions first:

I love Sicily, and the food is fantastic, but I don't think it's a good option for what you're looking for on this trip....
Sep 5, 12, 4:05 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,539
Posted By tebfunk

I received the same response, unfortunately. ...

I received the same response, unfortunately.

Someone at SPG was able to put me in touch with the Sales Manager at the Westin, who seemed similarly concerned, since she has been asking the same...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 3, 12, 2:07 am
Replies: 1,299
Views: 321,282
Posted By tebfunk

Just clarifying, the USD $569 figure is from the...

Just clarifying, the USD $569 figure is from the Norwegian list?

I think that Often1 was cautioning against getting stuck with the USG/GSA rates for hotels. The GSA rate hasn't actually been...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 2, 12, 12:03 pm
Replies: 1,299
Views: 321,282
Posted By tebfunk

In my last role, our travel policy was fantastic...

In my last role, our travel policy was fantastic - I had an annual budget, which was based on a reasonable average cost for the number of nights we were anticipated to travel. Being within 5% (+/-)...
Aug 22, 12, 11:44 pm
Replies: 1,065
Views: 157,860
Posted By tebfunk

May I have a referral please?

May I have a referral please?
Forum: Middle East
Aug 17, 12, 5:59 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,841
Posted By tebfunk

+1 Oman can be intoxicating - the pace is...

+1

Oman can be intoxicating - the pace is slow, the historical architecture is lovely, and the weather in February would be lovely!

I think there would be plenty to do for four days, no...
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