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CRH



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 5:18 am    Post subject: Travel Agents Reply with quote

Hello
Looking into flying to Vancouver in early April. Does any one out there have any good travel agents to reccommend. We live in Seoul and we see bunches of them in the paper every day.The ones I used before bent me over on the price of the fare...Does any one here know the name of a good travel agent (preferably one that speaks English)....

Any advice on this would really be appreciated
Cheers
CRH
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mack the knife



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: standing right behind you...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

before you call any travel agent...call the airlines and find out their prices...often, travel agents will quote a higher price!! on top of that, travel agents will tell you the flight is booked when it is not...

a travel agent that gives you a good deal one day may not have the best deal going the next...just works that way...you simply must shop around...
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princess



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: soul of Asia

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can tell you to stay away from Zenith Travel.
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IconsFanatic



Joined: 19 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason, if you go to Air Canada's website and try to buy direct, the prices are 3x higher.

There's logic for you.
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Lost Seoul



Joined: 10 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a good travel agent in Seoul.

STA Travel
110-122 YMCA Building
Room 505
9 Chongno 2-KA
Chongno-KU
SEOUL
Tel: +886 (0)2 733 9494
Fax: +886 (0)2 732 9568
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canukteacher



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go directly to the airline. Air Canada has an office in Seoul. I have yet to find a competent travel agent in this country.

Good Luck

CT
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bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: DC area

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I 2nd the STA travel branch in the YMCA building. The YMCA building area has numerous travel agents. If you don't like one price quote, just go to the adjacent travel agency.
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The Man known as The Man



Joined: 29 Mar 2003
Location: 3 cheers for Ted Haggard oh yeah!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

princess wrote:
I can tell you to stay away from Zenith Travel.


Thanks for the headsup! I will avoid Zenith Travle like the plague!
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

princess wrote:
I can tell you to stay away from Zenith Travel.
Why's that? I didn't have any problem with them the one time I used them.
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snufalufagus



Joined: 10 May 2004

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I use a travel agent in Korea I use

Apple Travel - it's in the USO office's at Camp Kim outside exit 10 of Samgakgi Station (Line 6). It is in the USO office, before you need to show ID to enter the Army Base (Camp Kim) ... services are free

http://www.uso.org/korea shows their phone number
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The Man known as The Man



Joined: 29 Mar 2003
Location: 3 cheers for Ted Haggard oh yeah!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

princess wrote:
I can tell you to stay away from Zenith Travel.


Thank you.
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pauline



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
Location: Incheon, Korea

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

snufalufagus,

What ID must I show? Do I need to be in the army or to be a US citizen? I thought that was necessary to enter Camp Kim
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear good things about Shoestring travel in Hongdae

http://www.shoestring.co.kr/en-main.htm
(02) 333-4151
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wjdwhdgh



Joined: 10 Apr 2007

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:48 am    Post subject: Soho Travel Reply with quote

Soho Travel

The email is sohotravel@gmail.com or soho@sohotravel.co.kr they are really efficient and extremely helpful. Give them an email, and ask them for the number- I'd say they speak pretty English .
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reactionary



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Location: korreia

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely do not use Zenith travel as others have said. Sometimes their prices are the lowest but they are UNRELIABLE. After having paid 2 months in advance I was told, a few weeks before departure, that the flight was booked and I'd have to change the time - impossible as I had a connecting flight. Eventually it all worked out in the end, but definitely not worth the stress just to save 100,000.

In my book, if you've paid, everything is GUARANTEED - no questions. Zenith does not share this belief. They sell first and verify later.
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