Agent goes viral after posting video of himself mocking OTA user

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: LOL, OTAs Monday, January 16, 2017 Share PERTH — An Australian travel agent has become a social media star and hero among agents after posting a mock video that highlights the pitfalls of booking with an OTA.In the video, which has received 117,000 views on Facebook, David van de Meer from helloworld in South Perth, Australia is seen having a mock phone conversation with a fictitious caller who’s desperate to rebook their flight to Bali following the recent Tigerair suspension.It becomes clear through the one-way conversation that the traveller in question used an OTA to book their original flight, and is now trying to get van de Meer to rebook via the same channel. After patiently listening to the caller, van de Meer gives this prompt and unbothered response: “It has nothing to do with me.”Van de Meer, who says he would never actually address a traveller in such a manner, says that agents are receiving calls like this more frequently. He is quick to remind travellers of the benefits of booking with a travel agent, who can offer assistance throughout the booking process.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerHe posted the following message on Facebook:center_img Travelweek Group Posted by Agent goes viral after posting video of himself mocking OTA userlast_img

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