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#1 Tara

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    Posted 15 June 2008 - 01:07 AM

    In the two weeks that we have been dealing with our TA now, I am not feeling very confident in, well... anything.

    We placed a $125 deposit each for our rooms and our TA was supposed to be contacting Sandals to arrange group booking information. Should we have gotten travel insurance then? How does that work? He at no point offered it to us or discussed any pricing even though we mentioned it.

    We met with him on June 2nd and put our deposit down and he took my debit mastercard and was supposed to process our reservation that day. So a week later I contact the Sandals wedding hotline that I located on the website thinking that this would have been plenty of time for the booking to process. I select a date and time and receive a call from Darma the next day. Needless to say I spent 5 days trying to get things ironed out with our TA because he waited a week and a half to process our deposit and reservation through Apple Vacations with Sandals.

    Yada yada yada, went through a bunch of crap and now we have confirmation numbers for everything... finally. Our wedding date is March 23, 2009 at 3pm at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios and we have a direct flight from Pittsburgh to Montego Bay. But to me, this was not a good start.

    Now this evening I was reading everyone's posts about travel insurance and was wondering if this was something that we should have done at the time of the deposit.

    Help!

    #2 Hartyt509

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      Posted 15 June 2008 - 03:24 AM

      You really do need it - have a look online there are bound to be good deals to be had. I've had to get it because FI is in the army and if he is deployed i'm in trouble and it cost me £26!!! I think its only an english company tho - really doa search there are plenty at reasonable prices

      #3 Christine

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      Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:14 AM

      yes travel insurance is a must, we wound up changing our plans and thank god my parents had purchased travel insurance because they were able to adjust their plans.
      We have a sandals specialist TA she might be able to give you some Sandals specific advice, TA Jennifer.
      Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

      #4 Tara

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        Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:25 AM

        It is through Apple, I don't know how long they have been doing Sandals, but our TA works with them with almost all their Caribbean travelers. I'll have to get in touch with him and inquire about travel insurance.

        #5 Copita

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          Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:50 AM

          Tara,

          I didn't book travel insurance with my TA because his was more expensive than doing it independelty through an outside source and we got a GREAT deal.

          I def recommend you getting the travel insurance, because you never know what will happen.

          I got mine off here:

          Travel Insurance: Travel Guard - Trip, Medical/Health & Accident Coverage

          #6 Tara

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            Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:16 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by cmmdee
            Tara,

            I didn't book travel insurance with my TA because his was more expensive than doing it independelty through an outside source and we got a GREAT deal.

            I def recommend you getting the travel insurance, because you never know what will happen.

            I got mine off here:

            Travel Insurance: Travel Guard - Trip, Medical/Health & Accident Coverage
            Thanks so much! We're going to review this one together this evening. I really appreciate it!




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