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#1 PrecisePlans

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    Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:27 PM

    Is it common to give a gift to your TA for handling your group? If so, what are some good ideas for gifts.

    Thanks!

    #2 ochoriobride

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      Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:32 PM

      Good question md ocr...I was wandering the same thing....She did so much for us.
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      #3 TA Lindsay

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        Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:29 PM

        This is going to sound funny coming from a TA - but our wedding was before I became a TA - and I had a bouquet of flowers delivered to my TA's office the day we left for our wedding trip - she loved them, but said it was totally unnecessary. She did so much for us though - we wanted to express our gratitude.

        Now, as a TA I wouldn't expect anything from my clients. The best thing you could give me is a review of your wedding/resort - and show me a few photos when you get home!!!

        Lindsay

        #4 jfwolfe72

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          Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:39 PM

          Great post! My TA has been a lifesaver so far and I would like to know how to show my appreciation.

          #5 happygilmore

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            Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:42 PM

            I think if your TA has gone above and beyond and you are really happy with their service, I say give them a gift. As one TA mentioned in some thread, they often don't get paid until some timer after your actual trip. So a gift is a nice "thank you and I appreciate what you did"

            We are from Vermont and so we are thinking real maple syrup for gifts.

            Hope that helps

            #6 Spazz

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              Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:45 PM

              I am planning on getting my TA a gift card to her favorite restaurant and a nice card thanking her for all she has done.

              #7 TammyWright

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              Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:54 PM

              i say no...honestly as a TA referrals and your continued business is more than enough!

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              #8 rodent

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                Posted 03 April 2008 - 02:20 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by TA Lindsay
                This is going to sound funny coming from a TA - but our wedding was before I became a TA - and I had a bouquet of flowers delivered to my TA's office the day we left for our wedding trip - she loved them, but said it was totally unnecessary. She did so much for us though - we wanted to express our gratitude.

                Now, as a TA I wouldn't expect anything from my clients. The best thing you could give me is a review of your wedding/resort - and show me a few photos when you get home!!!

                Lindsay
                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Tammy Host
                i say no...honestly as a TA referrals and your continued business is more than enough!
                I've been thinking about this lately too. Now that I have heard from the TAs, I'll probably stick with something like this then. I'll write up a great referral & give her some pictures that could help her plan future trips to the resort. And a nice thank you card. I have also collected a lot of info about the area. Maybe I can include that too.

                Does that sound good? A referal, thank you card and a word document about my hotel/ the area?

                Oh, and a wedding picture. I've become friends with my TA while planning so I feel like she is part of the wedding. She might even come. Then she gets an OOT bag.

                #9 TA Lindsay

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                  Posted 03 April 2008 - 02:28 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Morgan
                  I've been thinking about this lately too. Now that I have heard from the TAs, I'll probably stick with something like this then. I'll write up a great referral & give her some pictures that could help her plan future trips to the resort. And a nice thank you card. I have also collected a lot of info about the area. Maybe I can include that too.

                  Does that sound good? A referal, thank you card and a word document about my hotel/ the area?

                  Oh, and a wedding picture. I've become friends with my TA while planning so I feel like she is part of the wedding. She might even come. Then she gets an OOT bag.

                  That sounds PERFECT!!!

                  Lindsay

                  #10 rodent

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                    Posted 03 April 2008 - 02:36 PM

                    great, this is what I'll do then. I already sent her an invitation & she seemed to really enjoy that. TAs become a big part of a DW. One of my friends had told her about my brochures and said she was curious about them. So I sent her the whole invite with a "getting ready for mexico" brochure & the postcard that had her contact info for my guests.

                    I always try to think of ways to show people who are doing a great job it's appreciated so i really wanted to get the thank you gift right. I might throw in a little trinket from mexico, too. But, does a TA get way too many trinkets?




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