2010 prices/ best deal?
Posted 25 April 2009 - 02:55 AM
Posted 25 April 2009 - 07:51 AM
Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:09 AM
HAVE THE RATES BEEN CONTRACTED
Otherwise, they are estimating price. Once the contracted rates were available I liked the #'s even better!
On the aside regarding rates:
Last year our group had the benefit of booking when the CAD$ was low. This year, although we are in "an economic downturn" many people will expect prices to drop. I have been told that this is not the case for two reasons,
a) the CAD$ is not as strong
the tour operators contract in US$ therefore we are seeing up to a 22-25% increase over last year in rates.
Good Luck! Happy Planning Cuban Brides!
Posted 06 June 2009 - 04:53 PM
We are getting married at the Tryp Peninsula in Jan 2010. We were able to get our rates from our TA in April/May...invites are out just waiting for replies now. If anyone needs an excellent TA specializing in destination wedding let me know, she is in guelph
Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:38 PM
Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:50 AM
Posted 07 June 2009 - 12:58 PM
Posted 07 June 2009 - 01:15 PM
I found booking the most confusing and stressful part of my wedding planning. I ended up going with Travel Masters. The reasons were:
A- Agent was really attentive to my needs and responded very quickly to my questions
B- They matched prices and when still undecided, they did some comparison shopping for me.
C- Best child rate
Overall, all agents seem to match prices. The part that I got stressed out on is that you have to put down a deposit for your group rate. You can either have the guest put down the deposit ($150/per person) or put down yourself and get back from attendees. We went with the latter as our invitations weren't even sent out. I estimated and did a deposit for 20 people. Any deposit over 14 you can do +- 25% in case people join or drop off. Ours came with a payment date of August 1, 2009.
As to the 2010 rates, they aren't out for our resort but since the rates don't generally change that much, I decided to book now. Besides, I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to secure my wedding date and location.
Here is the travel agents information if you have any questions. I'm sure she'd be happy to respond to questions:
Travel Masters Niagara
Call Us… We’ve Been There
4300 Drummond Road
Niagara Falls, ON
Telephone: (905) 374 2801
Fax: 905 374 8622
My agent's name is:Ronnie
Best of luck!
Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:53 PM
We were given an all-inclusive price of $1022.50 + taxes for a grand total of $1253.50 per person leaving from Toronto to Cuba on May 1st and returning on May 8, 2010. We are staying at the Iberostar Laguna Azul.
Once a person puts down their $200 deposit, their rate is secured. We put down the initial deposit of $2000 ($200 each for 10 people) to secure our group rate. Once a person puts down their deposit, the rate will not change. In our case, people who are not putting down deposits right now (some waiting a few months) will be subject to any price changes made.
We have our trip booked, wedding date secured with the resort and we have also just received tentative flight times.
We used Breakaway Travel in Oshawa, Ontario.
Married my Best Friend on May 5,2010Bride, Groom & 48 Guests Attended!
Posted 07 June 2009 - 07:51 PM
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