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Old 05-12-2012, 11:58 AM   #16
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when are you leaving for maui
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #17
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Anyone who has taken a ABD tour is a member of the ABD Insiders "club" They send gifts to previous guests, there was the book and recipes on Greece, in December it was a DVD about african cats and just recently there were two one on France and the newest one taunting us about the new adventures with abook about the disney movie brave. A really nice book , at least in my opinion.

You supposedly don' t have to register to become an insider but many of us did. If you have taken an ABD and didn't get these packages, I would call ABD.
Well, not exactly "anyone who has taken an ABD"....only U.S. residents will receive it....the rest of us are the un-loved step-children, lol.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #18
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So cool! Guess I'll find out when I get back from Maui if I got mine!

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We're in Maui now. Awesome weather of course. Besides hotel wireless, I'm getting a pretty good 3G/4G signal if that helps you. Enjoy!!!
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:52 PM   #19
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Well, not exactly "anyone who has taken an ABD"....only U.S. residents will receive it....the rest of us are the un-loved step-children, lol.
Your not unloved stepchildren, ABD doens't deliberately exclude you, due to laws they are unable to include you.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #20
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Your not unloved stepchildren, ABD doens't deliberately exclude you, due to laws they are unable to include you.
Yes, that's what they claim...however, sending a package with printed material and/or a gift to someone in another country is not against any kind of law. We travel extensively, with many different companies, and ABD is the only one who won't send us anything...no other company seems to have any issue with it. I think it has everything to do with them not wanting to spend the extra money it might cost to ship out of country. Bottom line is that it comes across as being the unloved stepchildren!
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:12 PM   #21
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We're in Maui now. Awesome weather of course. Besides hotel wireless, I'm getting a pretty good 3G/4G signal if that helps you. Enjoy!!!
You know that is torturing the rest of us in all areas NOT MAUI.....
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #22
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We're in Maui now. Awesome weather of course. Besides hotel wireless, I'm getting a pretty good 3G/4G signal if that helps you. Enjoy!!!
Oooo, cool! Glad the weather's good, because it's great at my first stop in LA. I'm only bringing my wifi iPad, so we'll see how that goes!

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Tomorrow morning. I'm visiting friends & family in LA first.

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Well, not exactly "anyone who has taken an ABD"....only U.S. residents will receive it....the rest of us are the un-loved step-children, lol.


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Yes, that's what they claim...however, sending a package with printed material and/or a gift to someone in another country is not against any kind of law. We travel extensively, with many different companies, and ABD is the only one who won't send us anything...no other company seems to have any issue with it. I think it has everything to do with them not wanting to spend the extra money it might cost to ship out of country. Bottom line is that it comes across as being the unloved stepchildren!
I know they've had issues operating in Canada, don't know if that would affect "soliciting customers" or whatever in Canada. I'd call & ask!

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Thanks for the replys. Patiently awaiting the new itineraries. Hopefully I can book my first ABD trip!
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:05 PM   #24
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Well, not exactly "anyone who has taken an ABD"....only U.S. residents will receive it....the rest of us are the un-loved step-children, lol.
What??? Again with the exclusion? Our money is good enough for them ... so what's the problem? Arggggggggggh
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:14 PM   #25
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Yes, that's what they claim...however, sending a package with printed material and/or a gift to someone in another country is not against any kind of law. We travel extensively, with many different companies, and ABD is the only one who won't send us anything...no other company seems to have any issue with it. I think it has everything to do with them not wanting to spend the extra money it might cost to ship out of country. Bottom line is that it comes across as being the unloved stepchildren!
We still haven't gotten our photos from our trip and the tour ended 1 month ago. Kevin has contacted them so hopefully we'll hear what's going on.

When they sent us our predeparture kit, I had problems with them. They sent both packages the wrong way at first and my dad paid brokerage on one of them before I could tell him not to. I called ABD and they apologized, told me not to accept the other kit as they would cancel it and send me out another one ... shipped the correct way this time (with all taxes and fees paid by them). Meanwhile, they'd refund the money that my dad paid. Well, they refunded the money .... and then the courier tried to deliver the other kit again and then again. I refused. But then ... no other kit arrived. After two weeks, I called them and it was only then that they sent another kit out. And then the finale of this mess.... 1 week after we came back from our trip, I got a bill from the courier company for the taxes and fees for the package that I refused to accept!!!!! Took me an hour on the phone with the courier company to straighten it out!!!

I think they don't send anything outside of the U.S. because they really don't know HOW to do it without costing everybody money.
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I didn't get a package...maybe they sent it to my TA and they will send it along? Is it possible that you only become an insider after 2 ABD's...just like some of the other benefits!
I love the idea of the Coast to Coast Costa Rica, we ended up doing that on our own ( added the west coast to the ABD) It's great to include both in a trip there!
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #27
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I guess these stories have been out for awhile, but I hadn't seen them until I started poking around after receiving the gift last week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...lands-17220359

What better way to boost Scottish tourism, than to come up with an ABD itinerary? Maybe ABD won't contribute huge numbers, but it's definitely a very direct commitment from Disney. I'm really excited to see the details.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #28
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I received my book today--gorgeous! I've always been kind of surprised that they haven't done a Scotland itinerary, but hopefully this indicates that will soon change. Can't wait to see where they go. I've been all over, but this would be a great way to take the kids. So fun to be receiving all these gifts!
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #29
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Still don't have my package.
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Still don't have my package.
Nor we--but I assume soon! Better still--just a week to go for the new trip(s) announcement! How will they notify those in the Insiders group re the details/booking info/dates? Email? Snail mail?
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