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#1 lscilley

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    Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:33 PM

    I was wondering how far in advance everyone was able to receive quotes for your trips?
    I have gotten a quote from one TA for my Nov 09 wedding but others are telling me that I still have to wait like another 8 months to get any kind of pricing? I do understand that it is far away and don't expect any for sure prices but just an idea of what my guests are looking at for prices.

    #2 MissyR

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      Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:17 PM

      We are using a TA from Alberta and she was able to get us packages almost one year out - that being said - airlines do not schedule their flights more than 330 days out so really you are looking at a quote for the hotel (which is estimated based on a certain % increase each year - I think what I would do is try and get a quote for November 2008 (which is when we are getting married!) and use that - we started pricing for November 2007 early in 2007 and the rates for Nov 2007 are similar to November 2008!

      SOrry that's a bit of a rant - Hope it makes sense!

      #3 lscilley

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        Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:01 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Melissa Radolli
        We are using a TA from Alberta and she was able to get us packages almost one year out - that being said - airlines do not schedule their flights more than 330 days out so really you are looking at a quote for the hotel (which is estimated based on a certain % increase each year - I think what I would do is try and get a quote for November 2008 (which is when we are getting married!) and use that - we started pricing for November 2007 early in 2007 and the rates for Nov 2007 are similar to November 2008!

        SOrry that's a bit of a rant - Hope it makes sense!
        Thanks I will try that. Who did you use for a TA? Just curious because I am in Alberta and trying to find a good one.

        #4 MissyR

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          Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:05 PM

          Well in all honesty I wouldn't recommend my TA. She isn't great - we used her because she was a friend of FI's mom - but to date I haven't been very happy with her.

          #5 BarefootBride

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            Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:08 PM

            I got quotes as soon as I knew I was getting married... Maybe 9 months HOWEVER I was smart and didnt go with the airfare. I just got my airfare because according to the TA's in Japan the "specials" come in "seasons" Back in January the price to go just to fiji was as much as 4k us dollars. But this week I bought my ticket for 1600 usd to fiji AND New Zealand! YEAH!!!!!

            #6 townie princess

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              Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:03 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by BarefootBride
              I got quotes as soon as I knew I was getting married... Maybe 9 months HOWEVER I was smart and didnt go with the airfare. I just got my airfare because according to the TA's in Japan the "specials" come in "seasons" Back in January the price to go just to fiji was as much as 4k us dollars. But this week I bought my ticket for 1600 usd to fiji AND New Zealand! YEAH!!!!!
              Wow, I've always wanted to go to NZ, I'm so jealous. [sigh] One of these days....

              Anyways, local travel agents here said they won't even get brochures in until July 2008 at the earliest, so they can't give us any prices until then.

              It might be best that you narrow down your search to a few resorts you like and then keep an eye on the prices & reviews of resorts until you can actually book.

              Hope that helps,

              Sorcha

              #7 JaimeLynne

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                Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:13 PM

                I've always heard a year out as well. Thank goodness we are almost at a year - people are already looking to book/set deposits!

                ~ Jaime & Martin ~
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                We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                #8 MissyR

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                  Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:43 AM

                  My TA told me the same thing about the brochures - but she was able to call the distributor (for a package) early and get estimates probably about a year or so out!

                  #9 JODEY

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                    Posted 20 March 2008 - 07:29 AM

                    I have already booked for November 2009, I booked in Jan this year but I did struggle with some TA's you just have to be a bit pushy, if they want your business then they will give you the quotes, out TA has also let us have the 2008 prices which is really good, so my advice is keep on at them, good luck !

                    #10 lscilley

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                      Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:25 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by JODEY
                      I have already booked for November 2009, I booked in Jan this year but I did struggle with some TA's you just have to be a bit pushy, if they want your business then they will give you the quotes, out TA has also let us have the 2008 prices which is really good, so my advice is keep on at them, good luck !

                      Thanks I'll keep trying. If you don't mind me asking who is your TA and where is she located?




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