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#1 Lauren DC123

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    Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:39 AM

    Hi all,

    I am in the midst of planning a November site inspection to Puerto Morelos. I have done a ton of research (there is still so much more to do) and I have found out a great deal of information. But I'm stuck on one very important detail. I read that I should work with a travel agent who has experience with destination weddings, because she/he can help negotiate group rates on both the plane tickets and the room block at the hotel we choose. However, I just read that I should work with DestinationWeddings.com, because they do the same as the travel agent plus more.


    Does anyone have experience with either? I contacted a travel agent and have had several wonderful conversations. I was planning on working with her as soon as I had a better idea of the hotel we want and date, but after reading the DestinationWeddings.com site (http://www.destinati...hyChooseUs.aspx), I'm concerned.

     

    Thanks for any and all thoughts!

     

    Lauren



    #2 Speckles121

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      Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:13 AM

      There is a forum on here with nothing but bad reviews of destinationweddings.com

       

       

      http://www.bestdesti...ionweddings-com

       

      you might want to read that before hiring them..also I know that there is the wright travel agency through this website that specializes in destinations weddings!

       

      http://www.bestdesti...oon-specialists



      #3 TheWolferts

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        Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:04 AM

        We worked with DW.com and our first agent was terrible, but then I requested that we get switched to my TA my cousin used on her wedding, Christine Kennedy. She was GREAT! If you do go with DW.com, try to request her. It sucks that DW.com gets its reputation damaged by a few bad TAs, but I suspect that every agency has a couple of duds.

         

         

         

        Originally Posted by Lauren DC123 

        Hi all,

        I am in the midst of planning a November site inspection to Puerto Morelos. I have done a ton of research (there is still so much more to do) and I have found out a great deal of information. But I'm stuck on one very important detail. I read that I should work with a travel agent who has experience with destination weddings, because she/he can help negotiate group rates on both the plane tickets and the room block at the hotel we choose. However, I just read that I should work with DestinationWeddings.com, because they do the same as the travel agent plus more.


        Does anyone have experience with either? I contacted a travel agent and have had several wonderful conversations. I was planning on working with her as soon as I had a better idea of the hotel we want and date, but after reading the DestinationWeddings.com site (http://www.destinati...hyChooseUs.aspx), I'm concerned.

         

        Thanks for any and all thoughts!

         

        Lauren



        #4 Lauren DC123

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          Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:13 AM

          Update: I received a few PMs with responses - thanks so much! I appreciate the great advice.



          #5 Lauren DC123

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            Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:14 AM

            Thank you, that is SO helpful! I appreciate the advice!



            #6 TammyWright

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            Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:00 AM

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