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Paris 2011

Postby Minerva » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:45 pm

Hi peeps,

I know its many years since I've been on here, but I was cheekily hoping someone could help me. I'm trying to buy tickets for next March's euro indoors in Paris and its been frustrating.

The offical site seems to think you should print off and snail mail an application forum with a cheque (what's one of those!!). However, it only accepts French cheques so you have to email for help for other countries. This would be ok if they answered their emails.

Has anyone successfully managed to get tickets yet - and if so how did you do it?

(I know I could do it through track and field tours or other specialist operators, but I know Paris and don't want to buy the accommodation etc though them as its too expensive).

Any help gratefully received

Min
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Re: Paris 2011

Postby mump boy » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:49 pm

how very ridiculous

when i have trouble bookming tickets i usually phone them up. it worked for Barcelona and also Athens Wc a ferw years ago


Centresport will often sell you tickets without the whole package if you ask nicely
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Re: Paris 2011

Postby Minerva » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:07 pm

Thanks Mump,

I found Barcelona easy to buy tickets for so this is frustrating. I thought about Centresport but they've stopped trading now I think. I'll check the site out again for a number
Cheers


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Re: Paris 2011

Postby mump boy » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:31 pm

Minerva wrote:Thanks Mump,

I found Barcelona easy to buy tickets for so this is frustrating. I thought about Centresport but they've stopped trading now I think. I'll check the site out again for a number
Cheers


Min


they haven't stopped trading just trading under another name, keith is still running things

http://www.centresporttours.co.uk/
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Re: Paris 2011

Postby TRACKMAN » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:47 am

FYI - Centresport Tours (principle owner - Keyworth Travel Limited), resigned from ABTA membership on 06 September 2010, and ceased trading from 02 September 2010, as it was "unable to meet its liabilities" (went bust!!!!)

Keith, the owner/director or Centresport Tours has now been re-employed as an employee by the Claridon Group (no former history in organising sports events!) - Centresport Tours, also only had less than 5 years experience in organising athletics related tours and were 'riding on the successful wave' created by 'Centresport Travel' - Graham Botley

For further information please see the below utrl website link:

http://www.abta.com/consumer-services/t ... ed_trading

The exact financial failings of Centresport Tours will be detailed in due course on the ABTA.COM website

I wish people would get their facts right and could see through the smoke screen!
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Re: Paris 2011

Postby TRACKMAN » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:21 pm

Track & Field Tours usually do 'Tickets Only' for most major events usually a month before the event, when/if they have excess. I guess they are a specialist sports tour operator and not Ticketmaster.com. They helped me with tickets for Beijing Olympics and recently for Delhi at the last minute.
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Re: Paris 2011

Postby mump boy » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:40 am

i would appreciate if you didn't PM me with things you have already posted on here

i have no interest iin the internal politics of Centresport and can only comment on the great experiences i've always had with then and Keith

if you have an axe to grind please do it somewhere else
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Re: Paris 2011

Postby jonny1 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:06 pm

I have to agree with Mump Boy. My experiences have been nothing but positive and I am looking forward to travelling to Paris and beyond in 2011 with Claridon. They are a tremendously professional outfit from what I have seen so far.

Individuals will decide for themselves which travel operator they wish to travel with (if any) based upon their own experiences and the quality of the packages offered by the operators.

Competition between operators in this narrow market can only benefit the people who matter - the travelling customers.
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