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Has anyone heard of this??

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#1 Candice

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    Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:57 PM

    One of my clients told me she had a destination wedding, she said if you book through Sunquest for every 25 guests you book you get a free trip!! She had 50 book so she got TWO FREE trips!! Has anyone else heard of this before??
    50 Adults & 5 Kids Booked!

    #2 *Heather*


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      Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:00 PM

      Yep, I had the same thing, but mine was for every 15 people I believe, but they had to book by a certain date (it was about 2 months that we had to get people to book).

      #3 Amarillis

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        Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:25 PM


        Here is my experience though...

        In shopping out different TA's - I learned that if you opt not to have 'free trips' the price decreases for your guests.

        Our wedding $ with every 21st person booked one 'free' trip @$1400 per person
        Our wedding $ with without 'free' trip @$1100 per person

        SO... If we do some 'math-letics' - we had 84 guests total

        84 guests x $1400 = $117,600 and 4 'free' trips valued at $5,600

        84 guests x $1100 = $92,400 with no 'free' trips

        the 'free trips' would have cost our guests $25,200 extra, so that we could have $5,600 in 'free trip'

        Doesn't seem like such a deal....

        We opted to have no free stuff.. but to keep the cost as low as possible so that we would have a big wedding group and a big wedding in Cuba.

        #4 *Heather*


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          Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:28 PM

          Holy crap Amy, I didn't know that! I wish I knew about that before! Dangit.

          #5 LAURENANDBILL

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            Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:30 PM

            i wish i would have known that!!

            #6 beachbride08

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              Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:49 PM

              Our TA gave us this option as well (not sure if it was Sunquest), but we had to have 10 couples book in order for us to get one free trip, or we had the option of giving our guests a discounted rate in lieu of the free trip. However, we needed to sign a contract and put down a $100 per person deposit up front that was non-refundable and all the guests had to travel on the same dates. We couldn't get that many people to agree on the travel dates and we didn't want to ask people to put the deposit down, nor did we want to put it down if they were already so wishy washy on the dates. We decided not to do the contract and everyone just booked when and for how long they wanted and we paid the full price for our trip.

              #7 seaprincess

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                Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:09 PM

                This is dependent not only on the TA but also the Tour Operator. We booked through Air Transat/Nolitours and we got the deal. Our trip 1665/person CAD if we went through Air Transat. We ended up with 45 guests who booked with the group and another 8 guests who did not. Our deal was 21 people, 1 free trip (up to 1200) and 43 people (2 free trips (up to 2400). So we only had to pay 450 each for the first week and then the cost of the additional week. Our TA told us it was a bonus given by the tour operator to the TA for booking a large group and then she passed the savings on to the bride and groom.
                We choose our TA b/c she specialises in DW and the free trips were a bonus
                Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

                #8 MissyR

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                  Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:34 PM

                  We made the exact same caclulations as Amarillis and decided the free trip wasn't worth it - what we wanted was the lowest rate for our guests.

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