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Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:27 PM
I don't know if the Jamaican Tourist Board or council can have any impact, but I would definitely report these incidents to them and let them know that people are being threatened and physically removed from the property. I would also have someone with a legal background call or write to Riu's corporate office and let them know what is going on and explain the possible amounts of business to be lost when every wedding, travel and tourism board/site is told about these ridiculous practices---as well as the legal impact on the resort if any physical harm actually occurred.
Not cool at all!!!! I'm pissed just hearing about it.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:27 PM
Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:26 AM
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing with concerns to some situations that have occurred at the RIU Ocho Rios between April and now in regards to outside photographers hired for individual weddings. I will not go into details at this time, but I am planning on using a Jamaican photographer for the day, and not the ROR PhotoShop for my May 9, 2009 wedding. Please advise me on what the policy is. I do not want trouble for my photographer, and do not want my wedding interrupted due to issues between PhotoShop and this photographer.
And here is the response...which I will print up and give to a few pepople to hold on to, as well as giving a copy to Chandlyn:
Thank you very much for contacting Riu Sales Wedding Department.
I would like to inform you that you will not have any problem for bringing an outside photographer, just please be advised that this person will need to pay a day pass.
If you shall require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sales Wedding Coordinator
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Weddings By Riu
Website: Wedding Packages by Destination. Honeymoon Holidays. Weddings by Riu
*For all weddings booked at RIU Hotels & Resorts, the wedding couple and 80 percent of the total number of wedding guests must stay at the RIU Hotel where the wedding will be performed. We regret that there can be no exceptions to this RIU policy and ask for your understanding and cooperation.
Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:14 AM
I personally would avoid a hotel that has any sort of policy against outside photographers. It looks like hotels that do more weddings have more rules. My hotel does a couple a week & they were so nice about outside vendors. They don't even require a day pass. The WCs thought it was great that we had our own photographers because they knew the hotel photographer was not good.
Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:19 AM
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