I ended up changing TA because the deposit amount was lower. With my other TA i needed $1000.00 deposit. Each TA is different, some require $150.00 deposit per person. Thank God, my guest only has to pay $50.00 per person.
I like working with him better because his son was married there so he know's all about Iberostar. He's very efficient and responds immediately.
You can tell which agents have connections with the hotel. I have spokent to at least 5 TAs and emailed at least 10.
The $500 deposit locks in the room rates for all 10 rooms but is applied to my room.
***And make sure you guys know that if you get 20 rooms booked your room is free. (At least to at a certain point, it depends on the average length that the guest stay.
I just got my rates for next year but Mark didn't mention anything about the room being free if we book at least 20 rooms