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#21 veryvalentine

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:40 AM

$1590 (all in) per person. for the Grand Sunset Princes Platinum

 

We have an opportunity to take advantage with of a price drop if there is one...but only once.



 
 
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#22 Icis

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

We flew with AirCanada to Dominican Republic 2 years ago and we hated the layover. We had to fly from YVR to YYZ (~5 hour flight) and then YYZ to PUJ (~5 hour flight). We landed at YYZ at around 11pm. Everything was closed and we had to sleep in the airport because our flight is scheduled at 6am. Ugh.

On the return trip (PUJ to YYZ), the flight was delayed and we ended up missing our connecting flight back to YVR. 

Fortunately, there was another flight we can take 3 hours later, but still...had to wait another 3 hours.

 

I vowed to have direct flights for my wedding so I ended up specifically picking packages from Sunwing or AirTransat as they are the only ones with direct flights from YVR to CUN.

 

We picked RIU Palace Riviera Maya.

$1,608/guest from YVR

$1,628/guest from YYC

$1,455/guest from YYZ

These are 7 day packages. 11th guest stays free. Price includes flight and all taxes.


Edited by Icis, 11 August 2014 - 11:52 AM.


#23 veryvalentine

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

@Icis

 

Did you  have the price drop guarantee with Sunwing?



 
 
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#24 Icis

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

Hi @veryvalero, yes I do...but I keep checking the price and I didn't see the price dropping at all...  :unsure:

How about for your hotel? Did you see the price lowering at all?



#25 veryvalentine

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:36 PM

@Icis

 

We are getting married June 2015 so we just locked down our group rate.  Our travel agent said to check frequently but we most likely won't see it drop until November 2014 or maybe April 2015. 

 

I hope the rate drops for you and your guests!  My travel agent said that usually 90% of the weddings she handles have price drops.  *fingers crossed!



 
 
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#26 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:18 PM

We flew with AirCanada to Dominican Republic 2 years ago and we hated the layover. We had to fly from YVR to YYZ (~5 hour flight) and then YYZ to PUJ (~5 hour flight). We landed at YYZ at around 11pm. Everything was closed and we had to sleep in the airport because our flight is scheduled at 6am. Ugh.

On the return trip (PUJ to YYZ), the flight was delayed and we ended up missing our connecting flight back to YVR. 

Fortunately, there was another flight we can take 3 hours later, but still...had to wait another 3 hours.

 

I vowed to have direct flights for my wedding so I ended up specifically picking packages from Sunwing or AirTransat as they are the only ones with direct flights from YVR to CUN.

 

We picked RIU Palace Riviera Maya.

$1,608/guest from YVR

$1,628/guest from YYC

$1,455/guest from YYZ

These are 7 day packages. 11th guest stays free. Price includes flight and all taxes.

 

Is YVR Vancouver?  We wanted to price that one out for our Kelowna guests but were told that ACV didn't have a direct flight and it blew my mind. They are a MAJOR center. 

I agree, I didn't want a connector either, also gives more opportunities for baggage mishaps.


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#27 Icis

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:25 PM

@Icis
 
We are getting married June 2015 so we just locked down our group rate.  Our travel agent said to check frequently but we most likely won't see it drop until November 2014 or maybe April 2015. 
 
I hope the rate drops for you and your guests!  My travel agent said that usually 90% of the weddings she handles have price drops.  *fingers crossed!


Thanks @veryvalero! Did you book it with an independent TA or directly with Sunwing?

Is YVR Vancouver?  We wanted to price that one out for our Kelowna guests but were told that ACV didn't have a direct flight and it blew my mind. They are a MAJOR center. 
I agree, I didn't want a connector either, also gives more opportunities for baggage mishaps.


@calgarybride2015, yah YVR is Vancouver. I'm surprised as well that AirCan doesn't have direct flights from Vancouver. We have so many limited options in the West coast. :/

#28 TinkerSofi

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:53 AM

@Icis

 

We are getting married June 2015 so we just locked down our group rate.  Our travel agent said to check frequently but we most likely won't see it drop until November 2014 or maybe April 2015. 

 

I hope the rate drops for you and your guests!  My travel agent said that usually 90% of the weddings she handles have price drops.  *fingers crossed!

We get the same thing. Our TA said the prices won't probably drop until a few months before the wedding but to keep checking. The only danger with that is that by the time they drop the prices, the rooms left might only be sell-offs, in which case they don't honor the difference. Oh well, it's not like I can wait for the hotel to go on sell-off to book 50 guests. 



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#29 veryvalentine

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:40 AM

@TinkerSofi

 

Agreed!  Our agent said that we would probably find a price drop in November - and that would prob be the best time to take it  because a price drop any later than will prob be selloff vacations and we wouldn't qualify for that rate.

 

*fingers crossed. 



 
 
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#30 kmk2016

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:48 AM

The larger your wedding group- the harder it is to get a price drop as well, since there has to be enough seats/rooms available to cover all of your guests in order to be eligible for a price drop. So if there were only 20 rooms left with your tour operators inventory when they drop the price, and you have 21 rooms in your group- the price drop will not be honored! I will be stalking the pricing as soon as it drops! Haha




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