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Hi,

I just thought that I would mention to the girls here in Ottawa getting married early 2009 (I think there are a few of us) that a TA out of an Algonquin Travel Agency is getting us prices for a bunch of resorts in Mexico and the DR. So don't believe them when they say that prices aren't out yet. They may not be able to tell you exactly when your plane is taking, but they can get you prices. And FYI there are some great resorts in Mexico that can be as affordable as DR.

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Hi,
I just thought that I would mention to the girls here in Ottawa getting married early 2009 (I think there are a few of us) that a TA out of an Algonquin Travel Agency is getting us prices for a bunch of resorts in Mexico and the DR. So don't believe them when they say that prices aren't out yet. They may not be able to tell you exactly when your plane is taking, but they can get you prices. And FYI there are some great resorts in Mexico that can be as affordable as DR.
Saraece,

If anyone is looking for a TA, there are 3 well-respected and trusted TA's that are part of this forum, Tammy Host, TA Dina & TA Dina.

As for advance rates, it is impossible for ANY TA to get rates for airline prices more than 10 months in advance - they simply are not released by the airlines. A TA can however, quote you estimates based on 2008 prices. Just be careful -we have heard so many unfortunate horror stories of shady TA's. Try to go with someone you trust, are recommended and specializes in DW's.

Good Luck!
Alyssa

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Saraece,

If anyone is looking for a TA, there are 3 well-respected and trusted TA's that are part of this forum, Tammy Host, TA Dina & TA Dina.

As for advance rates, it is impossible for ANY TA to get rates for airline prices more than 10 months in advance - they simply are not released by the airlines. A TA can however, quote you estimates based on 2008 prices. Just be careful -we have heard so many unfortunate horror stories of shady TA's. Try to go with someone you trust, are recommended and specializes in DW's.

Good Luck!
Alyssa
Could it be different in Canada? I watched the TA call their Riu contact who said rates are out and was able to give us their AI rate (including air fare) the only exception was that they were not able to say exactly the flight info (time of departure) yet.

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Could it be different in Canada? I watched the TA call their Riu contact who said rates are out and was able to give us their AI rate (including air fare) the only exception was that they were not able to say exactly the flight info (time of departure) yet.
I am not a TA but I am pretty sure that it doesn't matter if they are Canada - i remember another member from Canada had similar issues and didn't know who to believe but her TA was lying to her telling her that she could get rates before they were released.

Also, if they can't get the EXACT flight info, then they don't have the actual flight info and it is an estimate.

Hopefully, one of our TA's will see this post and answer or you could PM one of them but I am 99% sure on this!

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I have recently got some special quotes from tour groups through my TA here in Canada for April 2009 and with each she prefaced the quote with flight times are not available at this time and therefore times and dates subject to change. We are waiting until late May / early June to get a re-quote so that we can be more sure of dates and times (about 10 months prior).

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