My TA is totally awesome but we also have used her for years during our travel. Here's the deal with us, is that number 1 our TA is in direct contact with my Miami Coordinator via telephone and email! We will receive all the benefits that a person would do in booking directly with moon palace, in addition we will receive perks from the travel agent itself (based on numbers actually booked). The only thing that our TA has to do, upon receiving a deposit from anyone is use our group link (that moon supplied to her) to book. This way we get the best of both worlds. Yes, our guest will have to put a deposit down (we are not footing anything upfront for anyone besides ourselves).
With that said, our guest have known for months that we were going to have a destination wedding, that we were going to use a local travel agent (to make it easy on those without a computer-our older family members), and that they would have to secure there room with a minimual deposit fo $125. From there they could make payments as long as the final payment is paid by the due date. Our guest knew what to expect and the process whether they choose to do it online, or in person is very easy. In addition, we can get a head count of who is actually going versus those that RSVP and know that they aren't. So I will know up-front if we qualify for a free event etc..
Originally Posted by MoonPalace2012
Do we have to block rooms? I was not going to. I am just telling my guests to go talk to my travel agent if they want, and if they don't want to, and they just want to book on their own thats fine. I just dont feel like going through the process of booking the rooms and having people pay deposits yet, I feel its just too stressful.