Vent about my TA
Posted 02 April 2008 - 06:25 PM
Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:35 PM
However our difference might be that we are not doing the group rate - so maybe its a different situation.
We and our guests are waiting until June/July to book anything per our TAs recommendation. Apparently then more vendors are open and rates should be cheaper. Right now most hte rates are directly through the resort which are pretty high. I was nervous that my TA was putting us in the wrong direction - but one of the wonderful TAs on the site told me it was the way to go!
But as I said... no group rate... so probably not that helpful! Good luck! And if you aren't getting answers - I would defintely suggest the TAs on the site. They have been very helpful!
Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:40 PM
In terms of rates, do not panic as this is totally normal and we went through the same thing this year and last year with FI's best friend who got married in Mexico too. We bugged our TA for 6 months - she kept saying 6-8 months before while in reality we got our rates in mid-January for a November 27 wedding.
When I look on line I can book trips up to December 17 of this year - I would guess that by May there should be rates appearing - ours haven't fluctuated much from last year or since they were first released!
Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:59 PM
For group rates I use several suppliers and see who is offering the best rates and value for my brides- I have several quotes out for pricing for my January 2009 brides and I am getting the same answer from all of them- a couple of days, a couple of weeks..... I've never had it take this long!
Another thing that I am noticing is that the prices that are coming down the pike for group rates are higher than one would expect. Depending on resort/ time of travel and group policies it may be an overall better value to do individual reservations as opposed to a group. You may want to ask your TA to check into it so that you can compare.
I know how hard it can be to be patient when you have guests chomping at the bit and calling you but it sounds like your TA is really doing all that she can and is on top of it.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:06 PM
It also makes me feel better hearing it from a TA. I know our TA is embarassed that she has to keep telling me she doesn't have prices yet. Next time I talk to her, I'll let her know it's not just the company she uses.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:35 PM
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