Question about a TA?
Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:46 PM
1st Which do yall think is better using a local TA or using a DW TA that is on the internet?
2nd What are the Pros and Cons to using a TA?
3rd How do the TA prices pan out compared to doing it yourself? (I travel alot and make all the arrangments myself)
Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:53 PM
Usually TA has more knowledge about particular areas and hopefully, some personal experience with the location/property.
If you decide to book as a group, you can get better pricing/group rates.
I would say the biggest benefit is that she takes a lot of the burden off of you when communicating with your guests. This is especially nice if your guests will be coming from different parts of the country/world.
Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:09 PM
Sorry for all the question. I just want to make sure that I give them enough time to save and be able to book the trip the easiest for them.
Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:16 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:52 PM
As for announcing everything to your guests, what I did was I secured my location and travel with my TA. Then I printed up save the date cards. I did boarding pass invites. On the back of the ticket folder I placed our travel agents name and her contact information. I also put it on our "tickets." That way people could really start to save since they'd know about pricing and the hotel before the actual invites go out.
I also used my wedding website to communicate the travel information and how to contact the TA.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:52 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:54 PM
Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:15 PM
Initially, I was not going to use a TA and just have everyone book on their own using one of the on-line travel sites. However, the more I thought about and issues that started coming up, like activities for guests, group ground transportation, etc, made me decide to go with a TA.
I put the TA contact information on my website and also on my STDs to get the word out. I also gave the TA a copy of my guest list with contact information so she can send me updates on my spreadsheet when people contact her to make travel arrangements.
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