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#1 Jessica&Adam

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    Posted 02 June 2008 - 06:11 PM

    Do I need a travel agent?

    Here's my situation:

    Wedding is 1 year away (Memorial Day Weekend 2009) at the Hilton Cancun Resort
    Plan on booking a room block through my hotel, I believe the rates will be about $170 per night for single occupancy
    Guests (roughly 40, but we'll see how many actually book...) will be coming from all over the US (Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Washington, etc)

    I'm just trying to think of ways to save myself and my guests $$, with rising gas prices and everything. Any suggestions - I'm not sure if it would be worth it for me to us a TA or not, and I'm not even sure how a TA can really help!?

    #2 TA Lindsay

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      Posted 02 June 2008 - 06:23 PM

      Often times TA's can negotiate a better group rate/room block with your resort. In addition, we have access to different airfares and booking engines that you don't have access to - and can often get very competitive airfares.

      In addition, we are your stress reliever! Instead of you having to deal with questions from your guests, tracking your guest's bookings, general travel questions, etc. in addition to all of your wedding plans, you can direct your guests to contact your TA with any questions, etc. they may have.

      There are several TA's on here - I am the Canadian TA - but I would recommend contacting Tammy(host) and she'll be able to help point you in the right direction!

      Lindsay

      #3 Alyssa

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        Posted 02 June 2008 - 06:25 PM

        TA's usually can negotiate cheaper room blocks.

        TA's can get your guests air/hotel packages which can make the airfare less $$$

        TA's are your advocate (good TA's)

        Do you really want 40 people calling you bothering YOU about all the details?

        #4 LCBride2007

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          Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:55 AM

          check these threads out ...

          http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t13308
          http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t20148




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