Originally Posted by abbie32
I had the craziest day yesterday!! Everything just happened so fast and I was so excited! As I mentioned earlier, I felt bad because I was "cheating" on my travel agent and looking for another one to give me some quotes.hehe I was feeling bad about it until yesterday. I found the best travel agent literally 10 min from my house. She was able to get me and my guests a direct flight from Halifax and Toronto to Cancun for a full week for $1100 plus taxes so it works out to be $1342!!!!! That was an AMAZING price,.so my FI and I booked right away! I can't believe we're finally booked to go it's very exciting! I feel like I've been researching and planning forever but nothing was actually happening. haha I finally feel like it' s real and I am getting married. haha
We have 15 more people booking today! I'm trying to get as many people as I can to book by September 3rd, 2010 as they locked in the rates for me. SO EXCITING!!!
Barbiegirl ......check with your travel agent today!! There was a drop in prices yesterday. The TA said they could be up again today.
I told my guests that obviously not everyone has to book by September 3rd, 2010. It's just a deposit of $250 so I think they would be crazy not to, however, they still have the choice to wait. Some people aren't sure if they can go yet. I just wanted to make sure I got the message out to as many people as I could and encouraged them to book because I could definitely not guarantee we would get that price again. I can't see them getting it any lower than $1100 plus tax. I almost died when she told me the rate. I was so excited!! It has been very stressful trying to get quotes, especially when they are not what you were hoping.
Good rates are starting to appear so we can breath a sigh of relief! :-)
That's fantasitic Abbie! I am glad all your running around paid off! We had a hard time too, and finally got a great price. Hopefully most of your guests who are going will take this great offer, and not wait for the last minute.
Originally Posted by missy&eric2011
Wow...how are you getting them to lock rooms for you!? Our TA said that the our resort won't do that so people need to book as soon as possible to guarantee a room?!!!
Plus...she is getting us the same price as what I can get going through the funjet website...are the prices that your TA's are giving you way different from any prices that you can find yourself??
We did a group booking, so we had to put a deposit down to hold seats/rooms. But for the price we got we were happy to do it. I think this is the only way to hold rooms for you, mind you, if people don't book by the specific date, you will likley lose your deposit.
As for pricing. We just kept trying....our TA would get an updated price every week, and finally we got a great price. I know it's frustrating, but keep trying. (We starting price shopping in Feb, got our price locked in late May, and the wedding is in January) Good luck! And if you're using Funjet, try Apple vacations....