Ive heard this said about Thomson a lot.Brian Yare wrote:The Thomson's reps will frighten the s#it out of them during the transfer and at the welcome meeting. They will be frightened into not leaving the hotel except on a Thomson's package. And if they should venture as far as the hotel door the caleche and taxi drivers will **** them off. They will eat full board at their hotel. Mark my words!newcastle wrote:Thomson are showing a week at the Steigenberger, B & B, inc. flight from Gatwick 14th May for 350 quid (based on couple). Now THAT sounds ok....and they'll presumably eat out & have a bit of dosh to spare for the odd trinket or tomb visit.
It'll be interesting to see what the take up is.
BTW: Memo to Thomson : the May temp in Luxor is NOT 22C....bloody liars !!
If there are no power cuts the May temperature in the hotel rooms may be 22C, with the AC on full blast.
All I can say is that on the two occasions I used them when I first came to Egypt and from what I have heard from a few different friends who travelled with them since is that no such warnings/tactics were used.
In fact I remember being encouraged to get out and about.