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#1 MrsTrussell2B

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    Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:49 AM

    Has anyone had any luck on discounted hotel rates at the Paradisus Palma Real. I was using my family friend as out travel agent but he is new and it just isnt working out. I also contacted Liberty Travel but the rates the TA sent were pretty much the same as the rates on the PPR website. Kelly suggested we have our TA use GoGo but according to the lady at Liberty GoGo is their sister company and deals mainly in tours.

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    Posted 21 January 2008 - 01:11 PM

    I don't know about the PPR, but our travel agent has gotten some discounts for us at the Paradisus Riviera Cancun, so I know that (at least in theory) it should be possible.

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    #3 foxytv

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      Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:53 PM

      Our TA used Travel Impressions for our PPC rates.

      I can tell you that when we got our PPC group rates, they were cheaper than the resort rates ... but now our group rates are higher than the online rates ... so if the group rates are comparable to the online, I'd go with it b/c it gives you a better chance of not having to worry about anyone being bumped from the resort as well as free upgrades for you as Bride/Groom as well as across the board upgrades for your guests if you have enough rooms booked.

      We were upgraded to Royal Service for free and our guests are all getting upgraded based on availability at check-in.

      #4 MrsTrussell2B

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        Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:19 PM

        We were considering paying for the Royal Service for our room but after reading your post I would love to get a free upgrade to Royal Service.

        #5 foxytv

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          Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:26 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by MrsTrussell2B
          We were considering paying for the Royal Service for our room but after reading your post I would love to get a free upgrade to Royal Service.
          Let me point out, though, that we only got upgraded to Royal Service at no charge b/c we had enough guest rooms booked through our TA that she was able to negotiate it.

          So, if you are using a TA, and have a decent amount of rooms booked (we had to have 20) you can likely get the upgrade. But, if you are not using a TA or don't have a good number of rooms booked, you might want to spring for it on your own, just to be on the safe side.

          For our PPR honeymoon -- we went ahead and booked the Garden View Royal Service b/c since it is just us ... there's no guarantee we would get upgraded -- and they are very few rooms left during our honeymoon travel dates.

          Hope that helps!!!

          #6 DanielleNDerek

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            Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:49 PM

            MY TA is getting our room upgraded to Royal Service for free but we have about 12 rooms booked for 7nts and 3 other booked for 4 nts. My TA was from liberty travel, their sale rate at the time was less than the group rate from PPR. but the sale was up on Dec 22nd.

            I've been on tours with GoGo before, never heard of them doing travel arrangements besides tours.

            I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get a good low price!
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            #7 foxytv

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              Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:53 PM

              Oh, and my TA is working through Travel Impressions, if that helps any as well.

              #8 TA Dina

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                Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:22 PM

                I'm not sure what she meant by "only does tours", but Gogo is a full service tour operator that sells through travel agents. They can do individual bookings or groups. So if you find an agent that is using them don't be scared off. They are very reputable and have been around a long time. If you're thinking of someone who just does tours meaning like sightseeing, it must be another company with a similar name.




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