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Author: luisa

Joined: 3/13/2010
Posts: 515
Trips Taken: 8
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Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, Monoco, Croatia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji

Traveler Since: 2006

August 11, 2013

I don't get wearing the nametags all the time either. On an early GCT trip the PD told us not to wear them outside the hotels, but in the brochure photos people obviously do.

Author: nanaandpapa

Joined: 3/30/2011
Posts: 487
Trips Taken: 15
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Aruba, Austria, Australia, Bermuda, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Egypt, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, St. Marten (fr), St. Martin (nd), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vatican, Zimbabwe

Traveler Since: 2002

August 11, 2013

 Wearing tags, when there is no reason to. just makes it even more obvious that you are a tourist. as if that's needed, and gives vendors, hustlers, beggers, etc. a little more information to get a conversation started.

Author: janice!

Joined: 3/18/2010
Posts: 276
Trips Taken: 7
Countries Visited:

many

Traveler Since: 1999

August 11, 2013

I agree that the brochures would be more interesting if they would replace the pictures which have been used for what seems like several years. As for wearing name tags all the time, I never noticed this in the brochures. It doesn't matter to me that some people never take them off and I don't understand why anyone would care.

Author: captainlarry

Joined: 4/24/2010
Posts: 395
Trips Taken: 10
Traveler Since: 2002

August 11, 2013

To me it is very simple: If I am doing something with the group or doing something where my membership in the group is important, I wear the name badge; If I am doing something independently or where my affilliation with GCT is totally unimportant, I don't wear the badge.

Author: grandcircle

Joined: 3/5/2010
Posts: 266
Trips Taken: 0

August 12, 2013

Hello Everybody -

Thank you for your comments about our brochures.  Our Photo Editors were happy to know that you were interested in their photos!

We try to update our photos at least once per year, usually around the time we announce the following year's departures.  We want to show the most interesting parts of the trips so it may seem that we are always featuring the same images - but we do our best to use as many different photos as possible. 

If you have photos from your travels with us, we would love to see them - and perhaps feature them in a brochure: www.gct.com/community/traveler-photo-contest.aspx

Kind Regards,
Michelle
GCT/GCCL Forum Moderator
 

Author: pauline

Joined: 3/9/2010
Posts: 962
Trips Taken: 11
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England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Malta, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Canada, Russia, Ukraine

Traveler Since: 1999

September 13, 2013

I thought I had solved the problem of all those mailings.  At least, as far as I was concerned.  But lately, they've been showing up in the mail again.  Today was the worst.  There were three mailings from GCT/OAT.  A flyer about the Burma trip.  A catalog from GCCL for 2014 cruises, measuring 9" x 11" and containing 231 pages.  And a flyer from OAT for 2014, measuring 11" x 12" and containing 237 pages.  If there was any other mail addressed to me, I didn't get it because those three filled up my box.

What do I have to do to stop this?  If I'm interested in going somewhere, I can just check on this website.  What happened to sustainability?  Do we need all this paper?

Author: tpreminger

Joined: 5/14/2011
Posts: 46
Trips Taken: 5
Traveler Since: 1999

September 14, 2013

 

Did you try emailing  customer service AND calling to remove you name from the OAT/GCL mailing list?

I did and had the person I spoke with check and make sure that my name was removed.

However, it takes from 6 to 8 weeks for the information to work its way through OAT/GCL mailing system.

 

Author: pauline

Joined: 3/9/2010
Posts: 962
Trips Taken: 11
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England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Malta, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Canada, Russia, Ukraine

Traveler Since: 1999

September 14, 2013

I'll just have to go through the process again.  I was feeling pretty smug, having been able to put a stop to all the mailings.  Pride goeth, and all that.

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