Travel arrangement woes...
Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:16 PM
Ok, not a huge deal... except that a) our TA who is supposed to do the collecting is in Vegas for a wedding and the balance of the payment for the full cost of the trip is due by the end of August.
So I've set up an evite to let everyone know the situation and quite a few people are saying that it's too quick to have to put down a desposit and August is too early to pay the full trip cost.
Is this the normal procedure for booking groups? I feel like it's a pressure tactic, but really, if the supplier gave us a little bit more time, more people would be likely to book with us!
Am I just naive to the world of booking travel??
I am starting to super stress out and can't wait for this to all be settled!
Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:22 PM
Maybe you should ask another TA. There's a TA on here that does trips fron Canada I would talk to here.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:29 PM
My advise, if it's possible to switch who you're working then do so. Try to find a TA that specialises in destination weddings. I'm sure you could even find a vendor on this forum that would be able to help.
Most importantly, if you feel preasured then don't do it. It's not fair to you or your guests.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:06 PM
I agree with the other girls phone another agency and get another opinion. Especially for the final payment date
Posted 09 July 2009 - 06:35 PM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:09 PM
I'm really don't know how group bookings work, but I don't think your TA is being reasonable.
FH and I booked our wedding a year ago for this October. We put down deposits for 10 people in order to secure our group rate. We only had week to get deposits in, so I can see why there is such short notice, however, guests have up until August (2 months before departure) to pay their final balances.
While you're TA is a friend, is the deadlines that she is giving you are too hard to make, you should contact a few other TA's for quotes and see what they are offering.
Hopefully, everything will work out for you.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:13 PM
Good luck! I am sure it will all work out in the end.
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