After looking at a few different TA's: Flight Centre, UniGlobe, some online ones (Destinationwedding, thomascook etc), we decided to go with AMA travel. The lady at Flight Center was not very friendly, and almost seemed commission based driven. The lady we spoke with at Uniglobe was the manager, and was excited to work with us at first, but then became very wishy-washy with the offers we wanted to inquire about. We started looking for resorts in Jan 2012 for a wedding in May-Aug 2013. Most vendors have their prices come out 14 months prior to travel for their group bookings.
When we spoke with AMA... The service is sensational. We went to a destination wedding seminar that AMA hosted (for free!) and they gave us such amazing advice. I had an appointment booked with an AMA TA consultant for the day after the seminar and she helped us narrow down resorts. She was able to call directly to her vendors and get a quote, and got back to us in just over a week. We booked our wedding for June 2013 at the Barcelo Maya Tropical, Riviera Maya. Pricing was also an important booking factor for us and our guests. We have guests travelling from all over Canada, the US, and even abroad, and having a TA from AMA gives us such a relief to know that everything is taken care of.
Hope that helps, and happy planning
Originally Posted by KristieT
I am planning my wedding at Beach Palace for April or May 2013- Right now I am trying to confirm pricing. A reasonable price for my guests is most important to me. Any recomendations in regards to Travel Agents, AMA, Flight Centre?