14 Jun '11, 9pm

They were planning a dream holiday for their relatives, but ended up losing S$15K to "freelance" travel agent

Singapore - It was a dream holiday for their relatives that turned out too good to be true for an expatriate couple here, who are S$15,000 poorer after a "freelance" travel agent allegedly took them for a ride. Indian expatriate David (not his real name) and his wife told Today that the agent, who went by the name of "Kaveena", had offered relatives visiting the Republic return air tickets, cruises and stays at the two integrated resorts. But on May 23 - about a month before their relatives were due to arrive - the couple found that the cruise, flight and hotel bookings were all cancelled because payments had not been made. Despite repeated demands, "Kaveena" has not returned the money to the couple. Said David, a 39-year-old IT professional: "We tried to contact the travel agent who avoided meeting us by giving lame excuses that her son had been admitted to hospital and t...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110615-0000059/Dr...

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