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#1 mirelle_anne

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    Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:59 PM

    Hello to all the beautiful past, present and future brides!

    I am really wanting to have my Wedding at the ROR as I love the culture in Jamaica and want nothing more than to return for my wedding. I have worked with quite a few TA's who cannot get me pricing for March 2011 for flight.

    We would really like to be able to tell people the cost of the trip with EVERYTHING included...taxes, air and accomodations.

    I have read that some people can do this for a good price and we are looking to not spend more than $1600 -$1700 per person in order to meet the needs of our guest. Is this possible? I would just like to get a consensus of quotes from people who have been and what they paid. Mind you, we are planning for March which is a busy time and slightly more expensive. This reosrt has the best of everything for everyone that would be coming.

    Do I let it go or keep trying until someone gives me a quote we are happy with? Help!

    p.s I have also contacted the TA's on here and I am awaiting a response

    Thanks in Advance!

    p.p.s. I uploaded a profile pic and it dosent show up?

    #2 dayna_123

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      Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:21 PM

      What time in March are you going? We are leaving Feb 25- March 4, married on the 1st!

      These are the prices we have gotten from our TA, as they aren't available online yet. When they do get released online if they come in lower, ours will be lowered as well.

      Edmonton $1995
      Toronto $1827.25
      Halifax $1938.95

      These were pretty close to the price we were expecting to pay going into it....
      Hope this helps!

      #3 sweetluna

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        Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:45 PM

        Hi Mirelle Anne, my wedding is in November so I think my rates will be much different than yours for March. However, what I did want to mention is that if you or your guests are near the US border, close to a US airport, I highly recommend looking at that option. I'm in New Brunswick and looked at the cost of flying out of Bangor vs. Fredericton/Moncton and the price difference was $400! (even with exchange when it was .10 on the dollar) So for a couple it worked out to be $800.00 savings to fly out of a US airport.
        It will be difficult for anyone to give you actual costs for flights/resort yet because it's too far in advance. Like I said my wedding is in November and I couldn't get definate numbers until January of this year.

        However, back in Aug 2009 I asked my TA to give me the prices for Nov 2009 and used those numbers to budget for Nov 2010 - I knew that prices might change depending on econamics but my TA was fairly certain that it wouldn't change by much so those were the numbers we gave to our guests as a "rough estimate". Then, in Jan 2010 when the prices came out for Nov 2010 we found there was only a couple dollars difference so my guests were happy with that.

        I wish you all the best, the year is going to go by so fast! (and some days, not fast enough! LOL)

        #4 btn1091

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          Posted 04 May 2010 - 08:09 PM

          Hi Mirelle Anne...
          I just had my wedding at ROR...it was wonderful!! The price range for each of my guests (group rate) was a little over $1700. It was cheaper (under $1700 to leave on the friday or the Monday). If you have any questions about anything, packages, extra's, decor... let me know!!

          #5 ames

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            Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:26 AM

            Hi Mirelle Anne,

            We had the same problem when we started contacting TAs...a bunch of them kept on telling us to contact them 10 months before the wedding and then they could help us.... So we kept on trying other TAs and finally we found one that was willing to contact the RIU and get pre-published prices. I don't see why all TAs can't do this. The two TAs who seemed a little more willing to help were Travel Counselors and Flight Center. We went with TC b/c they were quicker to respond.

            As for pricing, we were quoted $1584 + $176 (taxes) for a double room with a garden view for our Toronto guests. I hope this helps :) Good luck with everything!

            #6 mirelle_anne

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              Posted 05 May 2010 - 08:28 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by ames
              Hi Mirelle Anne,

              We had the same problem when we started contacting TAs...a bunch of them kept on telling us to contact them 10 months before the wedding and then they could help us.... So we kept on trying other TAs and finally we found one that was willing to contact the RIU and get pre-published prices. I don't see why all TAs can't do this. The two TAs who seemed a little more willing to help were Travel Counselors and Flight Center. We went with TC b/c they were quicker to respond.

              As for pricing, we were quoted $1584 + $176 (taxes) for a double room with a garden view for our Toronto guests. I hope this helps :) Good luck with everything!
              Thank you so much for your reply! I have just contacted Flight Centre so we will see what happens. That is a great price, the only difference is that it will be a little more expensive leaving from Winnipeg rather than Toronto and most of our guests will be leaving from Winnipeg. I know we can do it for around $1700 per person it's just a matter of finding the right travel agency. Thanks again for your help and info!

              #7 ames

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                Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:01 PM

                Good luck!! I hope they are able to help you out quickly :)

                #8 JJS2011

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                  Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:23 PM

                  Hi Mirelle Anne...

                  Our wedding date is May 2011 and we are using the Sunquest Tour Operator. Our price is 1410 + 178 Tax(for travel out of Toronto). We recieved this quote over a month ago and put our deposits down in the beginning of April. A few of our guests live in BC and after doing some research we discovered it was cheaper for them to just fly into Toronto and then fly out with the remainder of the group! Hope this helps:)

                  #9 mirelle_anne

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                    Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:00 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by JJS2011
                    Hi Mirelle Anne...

                    Our wedding date is May 2011 and we are using the Sunquest Tour Operator. Our price is 1410 + 178 Tax(for travel out of Toronto). We recieved this quote over a month ago and put our deposits down in the beginning of April. A few of our guests live in BC and after doing some research we discovered it was cheaper for them to just fly into Toronto and then fly out with the remainder of the group! Hope this helps:)
                    Thank you so much for your reply. I wish we lived closer to Toronto because that is where the cost is really getting us because we have to fly out of Winnipeg. But today I figured everything out and I think we are pretty much ready to book! Thanks again for your reply and I wish you all the best with your planning!

                    Mirelle

                    #10 mirelle_anne

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                      Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:06 PM

                      Hi everyone who has suscribed or responded to this thread! I think I have finally found the answer to our problem. And I found the answer somewhere on this forum....

                      So..Sunquest has a lot of great deals and one of them is that if you book by August 30th of this year (2010) every 11th person travels FREE! I knew this awhile ago but because the cost was $1912.00 per person, James still did not like the price tag. So I found on here some people who were talking about the Sunquest deals and said that instead of them (bride and groom) or anyone else getting their trip free, they applied the cost of the two trips to everyone's account and they all got $130.00 off or it would have been more with more people.

                      We know we have at least 22 people booking meaning 2 free trips bringing everyone's total cost to just over $1700.00 which is the number James gave me to work with! YYAAAYYY so now we can book. I am so relieved. Although I am writing this from work and have yet to talk to him but I am sure he will be fine with it...I will posta final message confirming it but I think we are ready to get moving...

                      I could not have felt as encouraged and supported if it were not for the people on here so THANK YOU!!!

                      Mirelle




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