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#1 meghanmbm

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    Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:34 AM

    I am getting a litttle frustrated with our TA. A few guests have found cheaper packages through other TA or buy booking online. We want everyone to book through our TA because if we book so many rooms we get free stuff for the wedding ie: food, and some night free. I talked to my TA about this and i didnt get to far. How do i get her to get us all the best price?
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    #2 Bianca

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      Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:59 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by meghanmbm
      I am getting a litttle frustrated with our TA. A few guests have found cheaper packages through other TA or buy booking online. We want everyone to book through our TA because if we book so many rooms we get free stuff for the wedding ie: food, and some night free. I talked to my TA about this and i didnt get to far. How do i get her to get us all the best price?
      Does she do a price match? The person I am using does that and so does some BDW TAs I believe.
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      #3 soon2bePowers

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        Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:06 PM

        I dealt with this with my TA, but now I understand.

        Some of my guest were getting better deals on Expedia and some other online sites. While these folk are going to end up in the same place as us their journey will be different. The cheaper prices did not include a direct flight. Also the guest who booked on these sites had to pay for everything up front. Using the TA let them have flexibility in paying.

        When I talked with my TA about it he told me that they can't book on sites like that. (Or they can but it is the same as people doing it themselves).

        We also get perks like a persons travel free if we got enough people to book through our TA. We are 2 people away and had 11 people book else where. It really didn't bother me because we were planning on dividing the free travel up and giving a little bit to each guest that booked. It would have saved them around $70 on their trip.

        *If prices drop on our trip we do get the better price.

        #4 soon2bePowers

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          Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:06 PM

          I dealt with this with my TA, but now I understand.

          Some of my guest were getting better deals on Expedia and some other online sites. While these folk are going to end up in the same place as us their journey will be different. The cheaper prices did not include a direct flight. Also the guest who booked on these sites had to pay for everything up front. Using the TA let them have flexibility in paying.

          When I talked with my TA about it he told me that they can't book on sites like that. (Or they can but it is the same as people doing it themselves).

          We also get perks like a persons travel free if we got enough people to book through our TA. We are 2 people away and had 11 people book else where. It really didn't bother me because we were planning on dividing the free travel up and giving a little bit to each guest that booked. It would have saved them around $70 on their trip.

          *If prices drop on our trip we do get the better price.

          #5 Bianca

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            Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:10 PM

            I'm not using a group rate, so that explains why I get the price match option. I didn't think I would have enough people to get a group rate but I was wrong. A lot more people will be joining us than I ever thought.
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            #6 TammyWright

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            Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:53 PM

            alot of times we can price match or even beat the rate by a bit. i just price match 10 people and beat some of expedia's prices by $20 per reservation so it can happen. things do get tricky when you have more than 10 people because then group rates apply and they can be more expensive (because as airfare books up, rates go up).

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