Invitation Wording - how do we get guests to book??
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:48 AM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:00 PM
| Originally Posted by crazykat |
I went through a travel agent, and we had to put down a deposit of approx $2000. This held and blocked off rooms at the resort it also held our prices for not going up or down for approx 3-4 weeks. We had to tell our travel agent how many rooms we wanted to block off. We sent out our boarding pass save-the-date with a letter from the travel agent that had a blurb about the resort, the approximate dates we we going, the prices of the different rooms people could chose from. By the time people recieved their save-the dates and letter they had approx two weeks to put down a $200 deposit to hold their rooms. There was a date on the letter that people had to put down their deposits by or the risked the prices they were quoted in the letter to go up/or not get placed with the group when travelling. We ended up getting 41 people booked. Once every one put their depisits down we got out $2000 back. Not sure if this helps anyone, but I though I would just mentioned how I did it.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:20 PM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:04 PM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:00 PM
He suggested putting a deadline on booking for two reasons - we can ensure they get a room (our resort doesn't require us to save the rooms or put up a deposit - more of a first come/first served basis). The second reason is it will help me with planning because I'll know the count a couple of months ahead of time.
We are also doing a website because of the logistics of the DW. All the info for the TA is on there and let everyone know on the STDs (which I will send in a couple of weeks). I love the idea of doing the insert with the invites.
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