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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope the below cover the main things you need. If not, send us an email. Contact details can be found on the Contact Us page of this web site.

Who can I contact in case of a problem?

The best person to speak to or email is.....the local booking office in the destination where you are travelling. Their name, address and telephone number, plus email, can be found on the Contact Us page of their web site. If this doesn't work or if you'd prefer to deal with somebody on the WHL team, you can call one of the regional offices listed on the Contact Us page of the WHL global web site (www.whl.travel), or you can email them at info(at)worldhotel-link.com.

Why is the payment process different on the different destination sites in the WHL network?

The reason is that in each destination WHL allow the local owner / operator of the site to select from a range of payment options they provide. We need this flexibility to accommodate the demands of the local accommodation industry. Even within one destination it is not uncommon to have different hotels or transport companies each with their own needs and demands for payment.

Sometimes when I book I get instant confirmation, whereas other times I get a message that your office will confirm within 24 hours. Why is this?

When the accommodation provider or tour provider has given us inventory (i.e. when they have assigned us empty rooms or tour places for us to sell in advance) we store this in our database and when a request comes in from the traveller we can give instant confirmation. If we don't have this inventory in our database we need to call the hotel or tour company telling them we have your inquiry and checking to see if they have a room or tour place free. This is where it takes a little time - up to 24 hours - to respond.

Because WHL is doing a lot of work in the developing world and in places off the beaten track, getting inventory and keeping this up to date is very difficult. Some accommodation providers in remote destinations don't even have a telephone so our local office staff have to bicycle to the premises to get bookings confirmed. We apologise for this but there is not a lot we can do in some cases to speed this up. One thing's for sure: if WHL can't secure a booking for you in the destination, nobody can.

Am I actually booking with WHL or with the local partner?

You are booking with the local partner. WHL provides the platform and provides marketing and other management support to the local partners. WHL is not however involved in the booking transactions and any questions about bookings should be directed to the local partner. In the event you do not get a response or you are not happy with the response you get please feel free to contact WHL at feedback@whl.travel.


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