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#21 Angelina

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    Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:59 PM

    Hi,

    So far what I found is the big chain TA companies seem to charge the most... I did quite a bit of shopping around and where I found the cheapest deal to be is iTravel2000 groups and a small local agency in Edmonton called 'Travel With Us Inc.' which I went with because they are very attentive.

    The most expensive I found was destinationweddings.com which charged on average $300 over a local agent (lost my $50 deposit on that one, oh well) and Uniglobe.

    Our price from Edmonton to the Barcelo Maya Tropical in RM Mexico is $1458/pp including taxes/AI.

    Hope this helps!

    #22 amandagee

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      Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:29 AM

      Did you find the rates changed enough to make it worth waiting much past the initial 8 months? Did those guests that waited say 6 months out get a much better price?

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      Originally Posted by echo2_62
      We've got our wedding booked at Dreams Puerto Aventuras just south of Playa del Carmen. Initially I'd thought it was out of my price range, but after looking at the prices on westjet vacations (especially with seat sales!) we worked it out that we could get most people booked for around $1500pp. Some of our other guests booked through Air Canada or expedia and they paid a bit more overall but no one has gone above $1700 for sure. The prices were up and down a few times but our guests booked starting about eight months ahead up to about two months ahead.

      I definitely recommend checking through WestJet Vacations (or find out about group rates at a specific resort then book flights on west jet) to see if they have any of the resorts you like in their packages. Oh yah and we had guests flying from Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver - just to mix it up a little bit :)


      #23 barbiegirl_27

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        Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:46 AM

        I just got our first set of pricing from Maritime Travel....she's saying $2100 from the various spots in Canada that we have people travelling from, and she's also said she doesn't expect the pricing to come down at all. I think this is ridiculous considering i just checked itravel2000 for as late in the year as I can (they haven't released their prices for 2011 yet) and just 2 weeks before Christmas is still just over $1500 with taxes included. I've sent a request to itravel2000 to see what their group rate might be, but I honestly think it'll be better for people to book their trips individually.

        #24 Le Reve Hotel & Spa

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          Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:27 AM

          Welcome to the forum.
          Keep looking, Riviera Maya offers all kind of hotels.
          Happy planning.

          #25 barbiegirl_27

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            Posted 11 April 2010 - 09:26 AM

            well got the group rate from itravel2000.....and it's just $100 less than what Maritime was telling me....I've told our guests that we are NOT going to go to the group rate way and that everyone will have to book individually.....I'll start researching all the different sites once the prices are actually out....and I'm sure come fall they will drop in price. These high quotes are for packages that aren't even out yet and flight schedules that haven't been finalized! Just remember that before you decide to scrap your resort choice!

            #26 Jackie22

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              Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:14 PM

              Welcome to the forum and congratulations! The forum will help you plan, plan, plan! There is tons of information on here so happy searching! :)

              #27 HereFishie

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                Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:20 PM

                If you're guests are all using the same travel agent, its a better thing to do than have them go off and do it all themselves. THis way sending your request to the WC is easier for your TA of room requests and stuff. Also if something, like last years hurricane, happens your TA can rebook and shuffle people much easier than them all calling YOU in a panic asking what to do!

                #28 Lola99

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                  Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:05 PM

                  Hi, we booked at the Grand Princess Riviera and got really good prices well under $2,000. Our guests are from Ottawa and Toronto. Good luck with finding the resort.

                  #29 Jennybell1

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                    Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:57 AM

                    We were booked at Sandos Playacar Beach Resot and Spa and our guests were to pay $1800 per person......A little better then the $2000 everyone has been quoted on here - but we have people coming from all over Canada and some from the Detroit area

                    Welcome!!!

                    #30 abbie32

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                      Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:47 AM

                      Anyone on this website could probably be a travel agent for Mexico trying to pick the right location for your wedding. After countless of hours of researching and looking at what every resort had to offer for our wedding and for our guests, we narrowed it down to 3 places than finally picked Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya. It has everything we are looking for and more and it's reasonably priced at any time of the year which takes a lot of stress and pressure off me.
                      So excited to have a resort picked (again)! All I can say is thank god I started planning early so I had room for mistakes and rebookings.

                      Thanks for all your help and suggestions!




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