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#1 lilyofthevalley

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    Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:15 AM

    Hi ladies,

       We are getting married at the RIU Palace in Cabo in April 2014.  I am looking for some recommendations or advice about travel agents to use to make booking the trip easier for the guests.  I am hoping for discounts and upgrades and would like to have a flight included in the price.  Anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks so much!



    #2 shannonmarie

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    Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:27 AM

    I would definitely contact Wright Travel Agency. Tammy is the owner and also runs this website. I am using Wendy Hicks with Wright Travel and she's been awesome helping my guest. I have had a few guest who insist on booking on their own, but for the guest who have used her, they all say such great things! She is VERY knowledgeable about Cancun and Destination Weddings! I recommend contacting them! Here's Wendy's email address if you'd like to contact her:

     

    wendy@wrighttravelagency.com


    62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


    #3 lilyofthevalley

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      Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:51 AM

      Thank you for the info shannon,  can you give me a little more info about what they offered? Was there a discount compared to booking it on your own on a site like expedia or bookit?



      #4 shannonmarie

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      Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

      I just used a travel agent for the convenience of directing my guest to one place to book. Some booked on their own through expedia, etc but for me it was nice to be able to direct everyone that had questions or who don't travel often to book through Wendy. As for prices, a travel agent can get you discounts or perks offered through the resort if you do a room block. We did not do a room block so I am not sure what discounts they are. We had to block a minimum of 10 rooms and we had to pay out of pocket then and we just didn't have it and at the time I had NO clue how many guest we would have and I was worried we wouldn't meet the minimum room requirement. 


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      #5 shannonmarie

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      Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

      Do a search on the forum, you'll find tons of brides who can give you information on the benefits of using a TA


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      #6 TammyWright

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      Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:48 AM

      thanks @shannonmarie 

       

      Destination wedding travel is much more complicated then booking your vacation on an internet site.  For one thing, there are group amenities that may be available that you would not get via orbitz/expedia booking.

       

      It is also important to use a travel agent that is experienced in destination weddings.

       

       

      You might want to try one of the BDW Travel Agents.  We Specialize in Destination weddings.  You can contact us HERE!

       

      You can read some of our reviews here: Wright Travel Agency ~ Destination Wedding Specialist Reviews HERE


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      #7 lilyofthevalley

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        Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:14 AM

        Cool, thanks for the info!!



        #8 mlw02

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          Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:51 AM

          I went through Apple Vacations, for us it was cheaper than going through Wright TA. I had another couple that flew out of Pheonix and Teresa was cheaper for them. However in the midwest Apple books charter flights and that was by far cheaper.



          #9 TammyWright

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          Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:00 AM

          Originally Posted by mlw02 

          I went through Apple Vacations, for us it was cheaper than going through Wright TA. I had another couple that flew out of Pheonix and Teresa was cheaper for them. However in the midwest Apple books charter flights and that was by far cheaper.

          You do know that Wright Travel also books Apple?  We are an award winning agency with them.


          Founder and Owner of BestDestinationWedding.com  /  Bride & Groom Fly FREE Promotion

           
          Looking for a travel agency that specializes in Destination Weddings-CLICK HERE?  We are an award winning travel agency and you can read our reviews here.
           
          Awards and recognition: 
          Palace Resorts Winner "Top Travel Agent", "Top Homebased Travel Agency" PRO Platinum Agency (Top Award)     |    AMResorts Master Agent & Top Agency  
          Karisma Hotels Diamond Level 5 (highest production), Top 10 Azul Weddings, Top Wedding Coordinator | Wright Travel & Karisma GIVC Benefits
          Travel Impressions Best of the Best Globe Winner    |     Apple Vacations Golden Apple Winner  
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          #10 lilyofthevalley

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            Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:34 AM

            If my guests book with expeida, priceline etc. they can't not be considered part of my "group"? Could they still stay in one of my rooms in the "room block?"






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