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#1 jennabrooks

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    Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:06 AM

    Hi Ladies - We've decided to have a TA help us organize the travel and accommodations and I'm concerned about the price. Originally she quoted us $100 per person and then we said that's too high (she thought she would be doing some wedding coordinating also) so now it's a 10% commission. That sounds normal right off the bat, but the commission for the hotel alone is $75 per person and that's assuming no one upgrades. It ends up totaling just under $5000 commission for the hotel only, I haven't even asked if she's taking a commission on airline tickets yet. Is 10% commission fee the going rate?

    #2 Bianca

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      Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:10 AM

      From what I understand, most TAs do not charge the client a commission.
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      #3 dursula

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        Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:36 AM

        Yeah... I'd perhaps talk with a few other TAs. Typically they make their commission from the hotel/airline end and you don't see THAT (normally none) kind of commission demand from the traveller...

        #4 Banana11

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          Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:43 AM

          My TA is not charing us a commission. Her fees come directly from the places we are booking with. She is also helping us do a bit of wedding coordinating. I would continue to look for another TA.

          #5 Agape Gems

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            Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:05 AM

            I never heard of that. I thought they always got their commission from the airline, resort, hotel.... Our TA got a VERY nice commission off of all our bookings but we paid nothing out of pocket for her services. I would find someone else!! Quickly!
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            #6 TammyWright

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            Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:59 AM

            i am paid my commission from the hotel or supplier and do not charge the client the commission..

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            #7 Yari

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              Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:14 AM

              You should use of the BDW TAs.

              #8 rodent

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                Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:27 PM

                yep, i didnt pay commission either. she was paid from funjet. but even if i booked funjet myself on their website, id pay the same but funjet keeps the commission part.

                #9 jamaica2009bride

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                  Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:55 PM

                  You should consider another TA...As others have already mentioned, most TAs seem to get their commissions from the suppliers/wholesalers/resorts etc.




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