To not want to at tenth welcome meeting on holiday

(75 Posts)
2kidsandlovinlife Fri 02-Aug-13 21:37:01

We are going on a weeks holiday abroad next week and I find the pressure the following day of arrival to attend a welcome meeting overwhelming. My oh likes to attend these for some reason in case he misses Out on something exciting. I on other other hand feel they are a waste of a precious morning and taking along two dc's and expecting them to sit still for an hour while their parents are given the hard sell to much. AIBU to refuse to attend. Would be interested to hear your opinion on this

WorraLiberty Fri 02-Aug-13 21:38:35

Just tell your DH to go alone

WafflyVersatile Fri 02-Aug-13 21:40:21

So don't go. Your dh can fill you in on the exciting details later.

we do go and the kids take their nintendos with them. It lets them get signed up to the kids club and get info on excursions. Can he go by himself?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

edwinbear Fri 02-Aug-13 21:51:03

I gave up going to these years ago because I am on holiday and I don't want to. Your dh is a grown up, he can go on his own if he likes them though, surely?

InkleWinkle Fri 02-Aug-13 21:53:25

Haven't been to one for years. They put all the info/leaflets through your room door later.
And you can speak to the reps & get DC signed up for kids club afterwards no probs.

WorraLiberty Fri 02-Aug-13 21:56:37

Actually when I read the thread title, I thought you were asking if you were BU not to want to attend a tenth welcome meeting grin

WorraLiberty Fri 02-Aug-13 21:57:03

I mean just how welcome do they want to make you?

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 21:59:03

Totally not BU. They are just a chance for reps to sell stuff. Boring as hell and they'll put all the stuff through your door anyway cos they don't want to miss their commission.

LadyMilfordHaven Fri 02-Aug-13 21:59:47

they are so NAFF - never go

TreborMint Fri 02-Aug-13 22:00:04

I honestly don't see the issue - surely it's obvious/logical that your DH simply attends on his own.

I don't see why that option has occurred to you. You have a choice, the holiday Co don't 'make' you attend, just do as you please.

NatashaBee Fri 02-Aug-13 22:02:08

They're just selling stuff. It would make more sense for your DH to attend on his own.

flipchart Fri 02-Aug-13 22:05:51

I haven't been for many years!
Hate them. DH doesn't go either.

I have usually done my research before we go, read the notice boards if anything is coming up that we are interested in we ask.

Mumoftwoyoungkids Fri 02-Aug-13 22:16:11

I reckon that of the one hour meeting there is usually one useful fact you can get. Only one of us goes (usually me as dh never remembers what the one useful fact is).

pippop1 Fri 02-Aug-13 22:17:41

It's a waste of the holiday time that you've paid for!

TwasBrillig Fri 02-Aug-13 22:18:51

Which holidays do welcome meetings? How do you all know what she's talking about??

ilovesooty Fri 02-Aug-13 22:19:02

I read it like Worra did. I thought you were going to the same place for the 10th consecutive year. grin

ihearsounds Fri 02-Aug-13 22:22:43

People actually bother wasting their time attending these things?
Never been to one. Few times I have stayed where these things happen, I sign in, the reps tell me about the welcome meeting, I smile, say thanks and walk away. Not exploded. Managed to have fun without the meeting. But then, when reps have been involved in where we stay, we have used the accommodation as a base.

WorraLiberty Fri 02-Aug-13 22:24:18

I thought she was being asked to the same meeting for the tenth time that week grin

LadyMilfordHaven Fri 02-Aug-13 22:24:50

package hgolidays

Chopchopbusybusy Fri 02-Aug-13 22:24:54

Send your DH. I've only ever been to one and that was because I wanted to make sure I could collar the rep and demand a move from the hell hole they'd booked me into. I wasn't the only one with the same idea. Never seen such a busy welcome meeting but doubt he sold much! That was my last ever package holiday.

Doubtfuldaphne Fri 02-Aug-13 22:26:05

I hate sitting through those meetings. What a waste of holiday time. Just don't go! It's your holiday its up to you what you do

IceNoSlice Fri 02-Aug-13 22:34:29

We went to one last year (dressed up as a 'cocktail party') because we'd never been on a package holiday before so it was a bit of a novelty - we backpacked round the world for 8 months before that, so not that we hadn't been away, just never on a package.

Boring as. Total sales pitch. Don't bother.

nannynewo Fri 02-Aug-13 23:36:40

Holiday resorts normally sell the same deals for much cheaper if you look around. Let your DH go to the meeting to see what's there that you may fancy but shop around for the best deals. I personally hate them, they pressure you too much!

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