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How to get 2013 rates for Jamaica resorts (Grand Palladium in particular)? Newbie needs help!

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#1 CourtandMatt

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    Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:50 AM

    My fiance and I are looking to get married in Jamaica in April 2013 at the Grand Palladium.  However, GP will not give us the 2013 rates for rooms and if it is too expensive for our guests to come we don't want our wedding there.  What do we do? Did anyone else have issues like this and how did you resolve it?   I am tempted to put the deposit down for the wedding, but then if the prices of the rooms double we are not doing it there and just lost our $300.   I would really like to give our guests a year advanced notice, but the hotel said the prices will not be available until June/July.  Does anyone know if the hotel rates for GP tend to go up each year?? 




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    #2 boscobel

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      Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:27 PM

      I remember having that issue too and I think it's just that they don't have the rates available that early.  Can you confirm with your contact there when they will become available?  I think I remember it being only 1 year ahead, so you might have to wait until April.

      #3 Lizk23

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        Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

        The rates don't tend to go up that much. They won't double, and if they do that's CRAZY! We had a similar problem and used the current rates to give guests an idea of what it would be. But yes the resorts wait to release their rates for the next year so they can see how well they're doing and if they can up the cost. Our wedding is in a week and our rates didn't come out until last June so it was less than a year.

        #4 msanaberry1

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          Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

          What my fiance and I are doing right now is talking to travel agents. They are able to give us "group rates" for July 2013. Even those those prices aren't "set" they give us a general idea of the price, and they also give us a general idea of how much the price can fluctuate. You could ask your TA about this. We haven't looked into the GP but we have looked into quite a few others and they have been able to give us group rates for our wedding in July 2013. Generally they won't have room availability or actual prices until 1 year prior, so you probably wont be able to get "set" prices until 1 year before, and you can make your decision then, and send your STD's as soon as you decide. That is our plan right now, hope this can help!

          #5 breathenagain22

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            Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:16 PM

            Trying to get pricing that far out was a pure HEADACHE for me!!  Now I know I took on too much trying to get everything right for everybody.  The hotel pricing didn't change much from when I first started looking (over a year in advance), but the airfare fluctuates as well.  We told our guests to plan for according to the current rates, (around $1000 for 3 nights and 4 days) and it was pretty much the same once we started booking.  I kept trying to work out the best deal, and finally gave up and gave my guests a few recommended vendors to book their travel.

            #6 Kristy28

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              Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

              I would speak with a travel agent. They should be able to get pricing for you. I was able to get pricing over a year in advance
              Wedding booked for December 12, 2012 at the RIU Ocho Rio....cannot wait.....it will be the best day of our lives

              #7 TammyWright


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              Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:43 PM


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