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#1 pina13

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    Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:54 PM

    Hello all:

    My fiance and I are planning a DW in Punta Cana.
    I have contacted a few Travel Agents in Calgary...however none of them are very responsive.
    Seems like the prices aren't confirmed for January 2011 yet, but I have been reading on this forum that most people have their dates and locations set.
    Am I doing something wrong?

    Are travel agents the best way to go? Or should I tell my guests to book on a website which seem to have great deals?

    #2 L&C In Love

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      Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:56 PM

      Welcome to the forum, I have heard that the TA's on this site are just amazing! I would have used one but my Aunt is a travel agent.
      Click on the top part of the website where it says BDW travel agents to get in contact with one.
      Happy planning!!

      #3 Ravywedding

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        Posted 06 May 2010 - 01:53 AM

        I read of a bride that was able to get her TA to match the deals she found on Orbitz...might be a venue to try!

        #4 Mere

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          Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:55 AM

          Congratulations & Welcome! I used a TA myself. Good Luck & Happy Planning!

          #5 SonyaR

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            Posted 06 May 2010 - 01:54 PM

            Welcome to the forum. I would use a TA and just keep an eye on prices online until it gets close to what you want and then have your TA get pricing for you.

            #6 JanineA

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              Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:08 PM

              Hello and welcome to the forum. I know that there are several TAs on the forum so look around the threads and ask questions. Happy planning and good luck!

              #7 SomersSK

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                Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:14 PM

                Hi There,

                I am getting married in Jan 2011 and my travel agent has already got us a quote

                Step 1 - Pick a few resorts you are interested in, and email the wedding co-ordinators there and have them tentively reserve the date and time of your choice for your ceremony.

                Step 2 - Your travel agent should be able to get your quotes for your group rate at that time of year...mine did. Talk to your travel agent, and ask them to get you quotes for prices surrounding your wedding date. If they say they cant bc prices arent out yet - get another travel agent!

                Step 3 - It can take a few days to get the quotes. Once you get a good quote and pick a resort...people can start putting deposits down to save your group rate.

                What I did was called around to local travel agencies and asked for someone who specializes in group travel, and its seemed like most agencies had one.

                FYI - We got Dreams Punta Cana departing Toronto Jan 8-15 2011, for $1504.00 taxes in including flight, hotel etc...

                Good luck! If you have any questions feel free to msg me

                Sarah and Paul
                Dreams Punta Cana
                Jan 12, 2011 - 4pm


                #8 SomersSK

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                  Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:16 PM

                  Sorry forgot to mention, that I think its best to go with a TA...they can arrange to have your entire group in the same area of the hotel etc...Mine is fantastic and actually talks to my wedding co-ordinator for me! I had the same problem with a first few...but you can ask multiple TA's to get quotes for you all at once, then go with the one who is the most dedicate or gets you the best price!

                  Sarah and Paul
                  Dreams Punta Cana
                  Jan 12, 2011 - 4pm


                  #9 Nicyx

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                    Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:27 PM

                    Hello, congratulations and welcome, EVERYONE here are so helpful and friendly, Im sure any questions you have or advice you need will be fully answered before you know it!!!!

                    Happy Planning x

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