Originally Posted by lyndsay_h
When we were booking we looked at doing a group booking through expedia instead of using a TA and the expedia lady was pretty honest and helpful. If you have a few people it's fine, but it with the size of our group (40 people) it would be a gamble... The price will be good for the first person who books, but as people start booking the price will increase because they'll realize demand is going up. So hard to coordinate everybody in your group booking simultaneously. Plus each website is only give a certain amount of rooms, so the availability might not be there anyway.
I think it sounded ok if you don't have a whole lot of people. We ended up doing a group booking with a TA because with the discounts (book 5 rooms get a 6th free, then $1000 off the group price per 10 people booked) it ended up being reasonable, and out of that only 1 couple decided to go with orbitz instead. I think they're regretting it a little because they didn't realize at the time that everyone else would book with the group, and are now the only ones on a separate flight.
Lindsay_H Do you know if these discounts apply to all people who book group rooms at Dreams? Or was this a deal your TA was able to get you specifically? Thanks!