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Originally Posted by pacificgirl View Post

 

We aren't using a TA, personally. We're going to Puerto Vallarta for our honeymoon and needed a flight from Portland and wanted to do a package, obviously. I had about 4 TAs tell me that it wasn't possible to do 6 days and 5 nights with RT airfare and hotel for under $1500 (our budget). 

 

I opened up Orbitz and found a 4 star resort for $632 per person with hotel and air included. So much for that. So I will be planning it on my own! :)

 

We can normally price match if not price beat internet rates.  If any guests send us a package that is less we can usually book it at that rate or even a bit lower.

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I love my TA! He has been the best part of the process so far. So informative and helpful. It has already taken the burdens and stress off of us. The travel for our 40 or so guests is in his hands now. lol Whew, what a relief!
 

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Hi Ceciile, There is no charge to use a travel agent! We are paid a commission by the resorts, tour operators and cruise lines we book for our clients at the completion of their travel. So service to you, assistance to your guests, and no fee for you to pay! Additionally, we can often find lower rates than you might get on your own or direct from the resort, and we are there to assist should anything go awry on the trip for you or your guests. We serve as your advocate, resource and can make the planning of your trip much easier on you!

Best regards and happy planning!

TA Wendy

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This is the perfect thread for me... I was wondering about using a travel agent or not using one... About to start from page 1 now.. Thanking you guys in advance....

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Hi everyone,

 

My name is Reggie, I recently got engaged to my beautiful fiancee a few weeks ago. We are looking to tie the know in Mexico in December 2014. We've started the planning stage and an issue has come up. We'll be having half of our guest flying from Canada and the other half from the States. We're not sure if we should get 2 travel agents (one from the US and one from Canada) or only one. I've read places that a US travel agent might not be able to set up the best accommodation for Canada guest and vice versa.

 

Any knowledge in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you,

Reggie
 

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This is the perfect thread for me... I was wondering about using a travel agent or not using one... About to start from page 1 now.. Thanking you guys in advance....
I would recommend using a travel agent. Makes booking for your guests easier and they can field all the questions and concerns. Saves you time and a headache. Also they can pay in payments throughout the year instead of all upfront which helps your guests out.

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I would recommend using a travel agent. Makes booking for your guests easier and they can field all the questions and concerns. Saves you time and a headache. Also they can pay in payments throughout the year instead of all upfront which helps your guests out.
Thanks... Going to get one ASAP

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I definitely want to use a TA but my FI doesn't see the value. The value to me is peace of mind with not having to deal with guest booking issues. We are inviting 150 plus people to our wedding. i would go crazy coordinating travel for them all!

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Originally Posted by babystace1985 View Post

I definitely want to use a TA but my FI doesn't see the value. The value to me is peace of mind with not having to deal with guest booking issues. We are inviting 150 plus people to our wedding. i would go crazy coordinating travel for them all!

You totally should! We are using one and we actually have been to 8 TA till we found one that works for us and they also came back with an amazing quote!!! I find it gets a lot of stress of me and makes me worry less. Our guest can email or call our TA for any questions they may have so my guest don't have to ask me a question and then I would need to track down the right answer and get back to them....this is where broken telephone would be played with me :-)

 

With us using a TA she also gave many other ideas and the right people to hook us up with and the ones to avoid! 

 

There is no fee with using a TA so why not! 

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