Now I am a little clearer, WestJet, the airline, is also a TA and is holding rooms on their end so you can not put a hold on rooms on your end, meaning that WestJet is already holding a group rate for you. Am I clear now?
I did not know WestJet was a travel agency too!
I am using a TA, we are having a room block and I am getting all the resort benefits. So I think that by going with WestJet you are missing out.
Now you mention, IF WESTJET has the 10 rooms available. What about if they don't?
Do you have a contract with WJ already? I hope not!
Why dont you request to talk to a TA through the info that Tammy provided in a previous post?
Originally Posted by TraceyT
Now you have me paranoid..... And confused.....
The way westjet vacations, my TA and the resort put it to me was that westjet works with 'live space', so we cannot block the rooms. If we went with air canada we could, but they were $500 more per trip so that wasn't going to happen..... We are doing a group booking with them, so as long as we have 10 rooms booked we qualify as a group, and as long as westjet has 10 rooms available when we book (which our quote is valid until May 27th) we are supposedly good. So I guess I will know in the next two weeks.....
The resort said that for the 'free rooms' that are part of the group benefit, westjet would be obligated to fulfill (credit us), based on their contract with them (which westjet gave us the option of using their group benefit or the palace resorts benefit, but not both). And then the private event benefit would be fulfilled by the resort so long as our bookings all came from one source (our TA, westjet groups, etc.) and had enough nights to qualify us. I've asked several times and this has been the same answer I've gotten each time, but I'm gonna have to ask again, just in case......
How would getting a room block hold the rooms for us if westjet has already 'claimed' the rooms, wouldn't we be booking/holding twice as many rooms? I was considering blocking a few rooms after our group is confirmed, just in case there are a few stragglers who decide later that they want to come.