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Our rates from Canada have gone up! What should we do?

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you still have a lot of time before you go away. just tell your guests that if they want to come and they don't book by a certain date (say 1-2 months before) there may not be any space available on the flights.

 

i just went to a destination wedding in punta cana and they wanted everyone to book 10 months in advance. majority of the people did so they could get free trips for people. the thing is most people ended paying a lot more money for their trip. i don't think that is fair for the guests. i ended up booking a month before the trip because my FI was in the middle of applying for a new job. he ended up getting it and had to start 4 days before the trip and couldn't go. we didn't buy cancellation insurance luckily i have a friend at the travel company. anyways, i'm rambling...but just remind your guests to get cancellation insurance no matter when they book. between companies going out of business, H1N1 virus who knows what will come up.

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Thanks everyone, for your words of wisdom!!!

 

So everything has turned out well; amazing what one day can do! My TA spoke back and forth with Sunwing, and got our price back down to the original price which we're very happy with. They have also apparently changed their policy as of yesterday that once you book the minimum 10 people for your group, that the rate will stay the same no matter when you book, unless it goes down, then guests will get the cheaper rate.

 

I know that maybe it would be better for us to wait it out a bit to get an even cheaper rate, but I think just for the peice of mind and planning wise, it's worth it for us to lock it in now.

 

So we are doing what some of you are doing. Our family will put their own deposits in, and we are putting in depsoits for 12 more people who were sure are coming, but might need some time to round up their cash (There are a lot of weddings in the next while!). So that money will get re-routed to pay for our trip and whatever is left will paid directly to us.

 

So everything has worked out so far...a lot can sure change from one day to the next!

 

 

Dianne

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Hey Dianne!

I am sooooo glad that everything worked out well. And I definitely agree the piece of mind is priceless. All the best during your planning. I'm sure it'll be an amazing time. Congrats on getting it all worked out. smile03.gif

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